According to the National Institute of Mental Health,
approximately 40 million Americans over the age of 18 have
some type of anxiety disorder.
The typical treatment for them is, of course, dangerous
Here's a quick lowdown on the drug options.
Tranquilizers and benzodiazepines
One of the drug options is tranquilizers and
benzodiazepines (like Xanax, Valium, Klonopin and Ativan).
Sure, they curb some feelings of anxiety, but at what
price? Here are some of the common side effects:
* Drowsiness, lack of energy
* Clumsiness, slow reflexes
* Confusion and disorientation
* Impaired thinking and judgment
* Memory loss, forgetfulness
* Nausea, stomach upset
* Blurred or double vision
That would make me even more anxious...
Plus long-term benzodiazepine users are often depressed,
and higher doses of the drugs can increase the risk of both
depression and suicidal thoughts and feelings.
In addition, benzodiazepines cause emotional blunting or
numbness and block the feelings of pleasure or pain.
"Walking zombie" would describe it well. Not a pretty
The other option for anxiety treatment is even worse--
antidepressants or SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake
Examples are Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Lexapro, and Celexa.
These are the "published" side effects of these legalized
- Nervousness (yes--they worsen a condition they're
supposed to "help")
- Sexual dysfunction
- Stomach upset
- Weight gain
And here's the kicker--What the drug ads don't tell you is
that anxiety and depression are NOT even the result of low
serotonin levels to begin with!
The elevated levels of serotonin caused by these drugs can
cause changes in your cell neurons that can be classified
as brain damage.
How bout that?
Plus ALL antidepressants are required by the FDA to carry
a warning about the risk of suicidal thoughts, hostility,
Tell you what--I feel anxiety just THINKING about these
There's got to be a better way
Luckily, there is a better way to combat anxiety and
By using a "natural" drug.
You see, anxiety and depression are very often caused by
or associated with excess acidity in the body and/or
nutritional deficiencies, and both of these are a result of
the food you eat.
Many people who suffer from anxiety disorders are
deficient in certain vitamins and minerals, especially B-
complex vitamins and magnesium.
The typical diet most people have which is loaded with
processed foods and refined carbohydrates is not only
inherently nutrient deficient, but it makes your body's pH
more acidic. So your body uses up its alkaline minerals
(including magnesium and calcium) to neutralize the acid.
Mental AND physical
The typical acid-forming diet is also a BIG reason why
digestive problems and anxiety or depression go hand in
hand for many people.
Not only does the anxiety aggravate GI disorders because
the of brain-gut connection, but the acid-creating foods
they're eating hamper their digestion and nutrient
absorption affect them physically as well.
Conditions like IBS, diverticulitis, colitis and acid
reflux are all a direct result of poor digestion. And all
the antacids, PPIs, benzodiazepines and SSRIs in the world
won't change that.
The great news is that increasing numbers of people are
seeing a dramatic improvement in their anxiety symptoms AND
their digestive problems once they eat more real foods and
increase the alkalinity in their body.
Sheri is an excellent example of this.
She suffered from colitis, IBS and anxiety...but has seen
drastic improvements since she changed her diet.
And she's been able to cut her SSRIs in half so far!
Here's her story:
I have been on your Great Taste No Pain program for 1
I cannot believe how well I feel!
I have high anxiety and it affects my digestive system
immensely. Just eating properly like you teach has been a
Godsend for me.
My colitis is under control, as well as my IBS. I LOVE
the cookbook and really enjoy trying the recipes--I have
loved everyone that I've eaten.
Thank you for giving me good health and hope to go out and
not suffer from pain or embarrassment.
I have even been able to reduce my prescription of Paxil
in HALF, plus I have not needed any liquid antacid or even
heavy relaxers under stress-filled circumstances.
I just can't thank you enough!
SB: Sheri, you are living proof of the dramatic
difference your diet can make with both your physical and
mental health. I know you'll continue to feel better and
better every day, and am confident the SSRIs will become a
thing of the past for you. All my best to you.
If you or someone you know is plagued with anxiety or
depression and related digestive problems (or other
physical symptoms), know this:
When you make food your drug, make your pH more alkaline
and nourish your body like it needs to be, both your body
AND mind will say thank you in countless ways.
**The FDA has not evaluated all of these statements. The
contents of this email are not to be considered medical
advice and are for educational purposes only. If you are
experiencing health challenges, always consult your doctor
for medical advice and follow it even if it contradicts the
contents of this email.**