Panic Attacks And Anxiety Disorder: A More Natural Approach
Many people ask me how I cured my panic attacks and anxiety disorder naturally. I am going on one year now of being completely panic free. I am always willing to share my information freely. My only hope is to reach others in need of help and information on panic attacks, GAD, and similar disorders. In order to understand panic attacks and anxiety, one must first understand the definitions and sypmtoms associated with panic and anxiety. Definitions and Symptoms: Panic Attacks Panic Disorder Anxiety GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder) Agoraphobia My personal story may be similar to yours or your loved ones.
It is for this reason that I started researching a more natural approach to curing my panic disorder and GAD. I simply had to have a more natural approach for my disorder because of my allergies to many medications. LIFESTYLE CHANGE In order to cure my panic attacks, I had to undergo a "lifestyle change". This was "key" in my management of my disorder. These are really simple factors that I changed in my life to help cure my panic attacks and GAD.
I cut out caffeine from my diet. Caffeine was used in studies to help induce panic attacks. I cut out all table sugar from my diet. Table sugar doesn't have a lot of benefits anyways, and I was gaining excess weight from the amount I was using. I added Honey to my diet. The benefits of honey far outweigh those of table sugar. Honey has a calming and soothing effect.
I added vitamins to my diet. Certain vitamins and combinations of vitamins help to ease and reduce stress levels. Water is essential. I try to get at least 8 glasses of water per day. I found it helpful to buy bottled water. My family has all really taken to it as well. They even have child size bottled waters. Get Plenty of sleep. Your body naturally heals itself during sleep. I read a study that suggests sleeping between the hours of at least 10:00 p. to 2:00 a. is beneficial to your health. Read a good book. Try reading a good book for about 15 minutes prior to falling asleep.
Preferably a non anxiety filled book with lots of action or intense subject matters. Do not think about your problems. This can be a very good reason your not sleeping and a good reason why you might have more panic attacks at night. This may sound funny, but sometimes I sing the Hokey Pokey in my head over and over again until I fall asleep. Get more sunlight. Not just fresh air, but actual sunlight. I try to get at least 30 minutes of sunlight per day.