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Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Turning around our “Anxiety” to “Feel Good”








Modern lifestyle is accompanied by its fair share of anxiety. The reason or reasons for our anxiety may be within ourselves, or in the external economic or social environment. There is surely no magic formula to "Turn around our 'Anxiety' to 'Feel Good' ”. A comprehensive or wholistic (holistic) approach would as in most life issues, require our efforts at the body, mind and spirit levels.

Role of Food in "Stress and Anxiety": 

We may take note that Food also has a role as regards our “Anxiety” and “Feel Good” or “Be happy” conditions and dispositions. Studies indicate that too much refined and processed foods, a very acidic diet and food with unhealthy added sugars & chemical additives play a negative role, as regards our well-being. However, Pure Water, alkaline forming foods & drinks and certain food nutrients play a positive role to bring about the “feel good” states of our body and mind.

In our current times, Stress factors and conditions have “come to stay”. So, we might as well “come to terms” with them. However when we allow them to remain for a long term without being checked or managed well (Coping with Stress), this may lead to Anxiety and related disorders.

Vitamin B complex comprise the eight B vitamins — B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12. It refers to all of the known essential water-soluble vitamins except for vitamin C: thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid(B5), pyridoxine (B6), biotin, folic acid, and the cobalamins (B12). B vitamins are all important for cell metabolism and energy.

A deficiency in certain nutrients such as the B vitamins and minerals such as Magnesium, may also contribute to stress and anxiety. Also stress in turn, depletes these stress relieving vitamins and minerals. Therefore, as regards nutritional support for stress and anxiety, we can include foods rich in specific nutrients such as - B Group vitamins, vitamins A and C, and minerals such as Calcium, Magnesium and Zinc in our diet. Nutrition supplements as per medical advice may also be needed to restore our health and "feel good".

More Food & Health Info in my post "FOODNOTES" Available At TPT

Role of Good "Give and Take" Relationships: 

People in their homes, workplace and social units function within physical and natural environments. When we GIVE what we TAKE in value terms, while interacting with other individuals or organizations or elements of our environment  -  that is a healthy relationship. When we nurture good and comparable Give & Take relationships, all of us stand to gain.  Or else we lose one way or the other ………at some point of time. Thus when we give knowledge we also gain knowledge. When we sell good produce we gain good reputation, which shall pay us back in future. When we are eco-friendly we enjoy a better quality of life. When we spread hygiene & health we are more likely to keep healthy ourselves. Nurturing good relationships eliminate many physical and psychological "stressors" that cause anxiety.

Post updated 08 May 2017

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