Anxiety

Anxiety can be mild or when severe can cause panic attacks and other symptoms. It can be caused by psychological and/or biochemical factors and is usually a symptom of severe stress.

A nutritional programme involves assessing and supporting the following:

  • Blood sugar balance
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Stimulants – caffeine, nicotine, sugar and alcohol
  • Food allergies or intolerances

A personalised nutritional plan with changes to the diet and specific supplements can be very effective especially with stress management and relaxation support.

Depression

Depression has psychological, nutritional and environmental factors that are responsible for causing imbalances in neurotransmitters ( chemical messengers)

Including serotonin, dopamine and GABA. Anti-depressants are used to increase their effects but do not address the cause. A nutritional approach focuses on finding the cause and using a healthy diet with specific foods and supplements. Because neurotransmitters are made from protein with vitamin and mineral co-factors this is very effective at allowing the body to correct levels naturally. Diagnostic testing can be very effective in measuring levels of the neurotransmitters and the cause including:

  • Adrenal function
  • Heavy metals
  • Food allergies
  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Gut function
  • Hypothyroidism

The main dietary areas may involve:

  • High sugar intake
  • Protein intake
  • Excess alcohol
  • Blood sugar levels
  • Nutrient deficiencies