From a diet perspective, there are a wide range of foods that can be supportive to anxiety and other mood disorders. Foods that we want to include in your diet:
- Magnesium rich foods as magnesium is beneficial for nervous system support and stress support - pumpkin seeds, dark chocolate, quinoa, tofu, brown rice, spinach, dark leafy green veggies such as kale and silverbeet, cashews, almonds, chickpeas, chia seeds.
- Omega 3 fatty acids - salmon, sardines, mackerel, fis
With R U OK week last week I thought now would be the perfect time to discuss anxiety and what naturopaths can offer to assist in reducing symptoms. Anxiety or generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) is described as people with an unpleasant feeling of excessive worry, nervousness, apprehension and fear that something bad is happening or about to happen. Majority of the clients I see experience or have experienced in the past some form or level of anxiety and for some this can be
I love probiotics!
As a naturopath, I use probiotics with a lot of my clients and not only for gut related conditions (although they do work great for supporting the gut!).
In addition to the gut, I use probiotics in immune cases, skin conditions and mood related conditions.
No, I am not going crazy!
Probiotics and the gut can have massive impacts on other parts of the body (more on this in coming posts!)
So what am I talking about when I talk about probiotics? Probi