How can you support yourself through anxious periods?
Some of Dr Bianca’s top natural tips to help reduce Anxiety
Anxiety is a perfectly normal response to stress but when it starts to interfere with your daily life it’s important to do something about it.
Here are my top natural tips for helping to reduce anxiety:
1.Pick Passionflower – A herb known as a mind calmer and mood booster and has ‘strong evidence ‘ of being an effective modern-day treatment for anxiety symptoms and disorders. It’s recommended to take 45 drops of a liquid extract daily.
2.Chamomile – a calming herb with a long history of reducing symptoms in patients with anxiety. You can either drink the tea I recommend the brand tea pigs which use whole chamomile flowers. Or a supplement 220-1500mg/day of chamomile extract.
3.Opt for amino acids – research suggests that supplementing the amino acids L-lysine and L-arginine together appears to reduce both state anxiety (temporary anxious feels arising from a situation) and trait anxiety (a general tendency to be anxious) in healthy men and women subject to stressful situations.
4.Cut caffeine – even small amounts of caffeine can exacerbate symptoms in anxiety sufferers.
Note: Alcohol and smoking are also well known for contributing towards anxiety and best avoided.