Chronic illness and anxiety seem to go hand-in-hand. I had no idea what was happening to me when I first got sick with Lyme disease. My heart pounded as if it were coming out of my chest, I began to get sweaty, my hands clammy, I felt like my head was spinning and that everything around me was closing in on me. The worst part about it is that it would come on suddenly, with no warning. I had no idea what was happening or what to do about the anxiety that gripped me.
My History With Anxiety
I had experienced performance anxiety when I would sing or speak in front of a group but never anxiety that didn’t seem to have a reason.
I always found that reading God’s Word helped to calm down my anxieties but it didn’t get to the root cause of my anxiety. Later my girls would also deal with anxiety as a result of the tick-borne infections they had. As I researched ways to help them, me and particularly my daughter who was undiagnosed at the time with PANS, I found Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt and Trudy Scott who was hosting the Anxiety Summit 3. I listened and took copious notes and began to try many of the things that were recommended.
A few years ago, I met Trudy Scott online and had the great privilege of being a guest on her Anxiety Summit 4.
Trudy is the Food Mood expert and nutritionist and I adore her and appreciate her compassionate heart to help others. Her work helped me learn how to help my family with Lyme anxiety as well as my daughter who struggled terribly with PANS. Trudy helped me understand how nutrition can completely change symptoms and how amino acids work to reduce anxiety and fears.
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The Anxiety Summit 5
The good news is Trudy Scott is hosting her 5th Anxiety Summit and you can sign-up to listen for free during the even. After the event, you will still have the option to purchase the Summit and listen to it whenever you want.
If you have anxiety, you MUST explore and address gut issues. Any of the following gut issues (often more than one) can contribute to anxiety:
- food sensitivities
- low stomach acid
- leaky gut
- low pancreatic enzymes
- SIBO (small intestinal bacterial infection)
- IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)
- problems with the vagus nerve
- low B12, poor bile quality
- liver toxicity
And, while you are exploring those issues, using amino acids to address the anxiety can be incredibly helpful!
Grab this eGuide to help you understand how to use amino acids for anxiety, fears, and phobias!
You should also address a compromised endocannabinoid system, mitochondrial dysfunction, environmental toxins, life stresses, and many other factors.
Root Cause and Amino Acids
Figuring out and addressing the above root causes can take time and, while all the above is being investigated and addressed, amino acids can offer quick relief from anxiety (and give you hope)!
They (amino acids) make everything so much easier to handle and much less overwhelming. They can help eliminate fear goes away and help you handle whatever comes your way.
Labs tests, protocols, and diagnosis can feel less challenging. Of course, a healthy diet, sleep, and exercise are fundamental when you have anxiety, and the amino acids play a role here too:
Dietary changes: quit gluten, sugar, caffeine (and sometimes grains) — amino acids help break the addiction aspect so no willpower is required and you don’t feel deprived.
GABA, tryptophan, and glutamine may help with sleep when low GABA, low serotonin and low blood sugar are factors. DPA can help sleep when pain is an issue, as can GABA and tryptophan.
Tyrosine improves motivation and energy so you want to get outside and look forward to exercising.
Free eGuide and Sign-up to the Anxiety Summit
Grab this eGuide, Amino Acids 101 for Anxiety & Gut Health, includes a questionnaire and a summary of the products nutritionist Trudy Scott uses with her clients. She also shares case studies/success stories to illustrate just how effective they can be!
When you grab this free gift, you’ll also save a seat for the free, online The Anxiety Summit: Gut-Brain Axis taking place on November 11-17, 2019 — over 35 experts teaching you more about the ways poor gut health could trigger anxiety. You can truly get started on better health today!