About 18% of the US population has anxiety, it’s increasing, women are affected more than men, women make less serotonin than men, men tend to not talk about being anxious, and anxiety puts a big strain on the heart. Listen and read to get the details in this 5 minute clip from my recent interview by the wonderful Regina Meredith on The Healing Matrix show on Gaiam TV.
- I worked in the clinic of nutritional psychologist and amino acid pioneer Julie Ross, MA, author of The Mood Cure and The Diet Cure. I learned so much from her and the clients who came to the clinic. Julia’s expertise is in the area of amino acids
- The amazing amino acids! which ARE miracles for ending anxiety and stopping sugar cravings
- When I wrote my book The Antianxiety Food Solution, I wanted to pull from the expertise of Julia Ross and all the other wonderful people doing this type of work
- About 18% of the US population has some kind of anxiety disorder, be it generalized anxiety, panic disorder or social anxiety (and others). The numbers are likely even higher than this because if you haven’t been diagnosed you haven’t been included in this number
- The incidence of anxiety is increasing and there are higher numbers in Western countries because of the junk food we’re eating
- Women are also affected at twice the rate that men are. This may be due to the fact that woman are caretakers, taking care of those around them but not of themselves. Women also make less serotonin and have the effects of hormonal changes
- Serotonin is often associated with depression but low serotonin can also cause anxiety – the anxiety in the head, with ruminating thoughts and worry.
- Anxiety may be more of an issue with men than we realize. Men often don’t seek help, often don’t talk about the fact that they are anxious, and tend to under-report their symptoms
- A gentleman I’m working with at the moment, wants to help other men who have anxiety! [how inspiring is that!?] Now that he is talking about his anxiety, his friends are opening up about their anxiety.
- Persistent anxiety has physical effects on the body and we need to take it seriously. It puts a huge strain on the heart and increases our risk of heart disease and stroke.
- Anxiety raises cortisol, increases blood clotting and messes with hormonal balance
- Don’t tolerate your anxiety and stress! Don’t wait until you have a panic attack!
Enjoy this GAIAMTV “Healing Matrix” preview where Trudy Scott is interviewed by Regina Meredith.
You can watch the hour long interview on the Gaiam TV site: Trudy Scott on the connection between anxiety and nutritional deficiencies. (You can either join Gaiam TV for a monthly fee or you can get a 10 day free trial subscription if you’re not already a member. Just click on “Start Your Free Trial Today” on the Gaiam TV page.)
You can also view another sample from the interview here where I talk about the “80% of my clients” gluten-mood connection and sugar and more
And here is the blog with an overview of the whole interview: red meat, liver, sugar, coffee, chocolate, leaky gut, GABA, tryptophan and much more.
It’s all powerful stuff and backed by plenty of science-based research and clinical results!
I wish you a calm, relaxed, stress-free, no-overwhelm, no-panic, anxiety-free and fear-free life! You deserve to feel great and making these food and nutrient changes can make this happen!
If you need more resources to help you on your journey you can find this special Gaiam TV offer here.
PS. Enjoy a good chuckle at my expense….did you notice my funny face right at the start and then again at the end of the video? I hadn’t just eaten a lemon and I wasn’t even whistling! Funny isn’t it!? Laughter is good for us so I didn’t have Gaiam TV edit it out.
PPS. Thanks to my darling sister Wendy who went shopping with me when I was visiting South Africa in December. She helped me pick out the jacket!
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Trudy Scott (CN), Certified Nutritionist is the founder of www.everywomanover29.com, a thriving nutrition practice with a focus on food, mood and women’s health. Trudy educates women about the amazing healing powers of food and nutrients and helps them find natural solutions for anxiety and other mood problems. Trudy’s goal for all her clients (and all women): “You can be your healthiest, look your best and feel on-top-of-the-world emotionally!”