May 18, 2012
How to treat anxiety without drugs
On Wednesday, I showed you how the American Psychiatric Association has classified grief as a disease. They, obviously, want you to take their antidepressants. Well, they already consider another normal human emotion, anxiety, as a disease.
Of course, the APA wants you to take drugs to calm you down. But a new study shows you don’t need drugs. There are some tested nutritional remedies that can work wonders. And another new study confirms it.
A review report found that extracts of passion flower, kava, and combinations of the amino acids L-lysine, and L-arginine had positive results. The researchers also found that magnesium, a mineral well-known for its power to balance out your sympathetic (fight or flight) nervous system, showed promise. The authors called for more studies on nutritional/herbal remedies as there are minimal side effects.
I’d sure rather see my patients, if they really need to take something, try one or more of these than a petrochemical brain suppressor. There are many products containing these singly and in combination on the market.
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If they don’t help you as much as you would like, please talk to your integrative physician about it. They might be able to tailor a formulation for your specific needs. I’ve found this often works better for my patients.
Ref: Nutr J, 2010 Oct 7; 9(1): 42.
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