How zinc and vitamin B6 prevent pyroluria and social anxiety
– an interview with Trudy Scott, host of the Anxiety Summit (interviewer is Corey Schuler, who presents on Tuesday)
This interview was done on day 7 of The Anxiety Summit: Nutritional approaches for eliminating anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks and OCD.
You can read/learn more about the summit in my opening talk/blog “Why the Anxiety Summit? Stats, trends and gems.”
Low levels of the mineral zinc and vitamin B6 are frequently associated with a type of anxiety characterized by social anxiety, avoidance of crowds, a feeling of inner tension, and bouts of depression. People with this problem experience varying degrees of anxiety or fear, often starting in childhood, but they usually manage to cover it up. They tend to build their life around one person, become more of a loner over time, have difficulty handling stress or change, and have heightened anxiety symptoms when under more stress.
This constellation of symptoms is often the result of a genetic condition called pyroluria, also known as high mauve, pyrrole disorder, pyrroluria, pyrolleuria, malvaria, and elevated kryptopyrroles.
Here is the online version of the Pyroluria Questionnaire from The Antianixety Food Solution.
Be sure to read the comments for a wealth of information. You’ll see the dystonia question here.
If you need more information I have a whole chapter on pyroluria in my book:
- The pyroluria chapter includes very detailed sections on the background, the questionnaire, testing and pyroluria supplement protocol.
- It does not mention introversion, miscarriage and dystonia as these are new areas that I’m looking into
Here are other great books that also address pyroluria:
Joan Mathews Larson Depression Free Naturally
Carl Pfeiffer Nutrition and Mental Illness
Eva Edelman Natural Healing for Schizophrenia and Other Common Mental Disorders. As Corey said, this one is more for the practitioner.
The pyroluria-introversion connection
This is the blog post I wrote in response to the Huffington Post article, written by Carolyn Gregoire and called “23 Signs You’re Secretly An Introvert”
Be sure to check out the 23 signs and the responses from my wonderful followers.
I’d like to invite you to do both questionnaires and comment on the blog. Tell us that yes you are an introvert and yes you score over 15 on the pyroluria question or whatever the outcome is.
Pyroluria and fear of public speaking
Sontine is a client of mine who made diet changes, lifestyle changes like walking and added the key nutrients like zinc and vitamin B6 (and a few others) and found she too had no more fear of public speaking – and she actually started to really enjoy it! She also started to sleep well and had good energy. She was skeptical that this was possible for her but curiosity got the better of her and she’s so pleased with the results. Read more and watch her video testimonial here.
Do you have a fear of public speaking ? Did it improve when you addressed pyroluria? Please comment and let us know.
And here is the info about the zinc taste test and Kelly’s funny video! Enjoy
My interview on pyroluria airs on The Anxiety Summit on Sunday June 15th from 9am PDT (USA time) until 8:59am the next day. You can get access to this interview and all the interviews here www.theAnxietySummit.com – Enjoy! UPDATE: the summit concluded on Tues 6/24 – season 2 of The Anxiety Summit will be in November 2014. If you’d like to be on the notification list just sign up here www.theAnxietySummit.com
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