Monday, October 24, 2011

Finding Your Anxiety Cures by Michael Logan

Why would you want to find anxiety cures? Because they are good for your neurogenesis. Not sure what that is? Please read on.

You don't have to suffer from anxiety - cures are easier and faster than you might think. There are at several ways that anxiety can be successfully cured. One type of treatment will work for one person while a different kind will work for the next person.

There is no right way over the next treatment plan, it's simply whatever works to bring you the relief that you're searching for in your own life. But if you are aware that you're struggling with anxiety, don't waist another precious second of your life. Get started today on a journey toward healing.

The first way is through the self help method. This type looks at the overall body. The mental, emotional and physical as three in one and all three are treated at the same time. Start by getting the right kinds of food in your system. Avoid foods that make you feel sluggish - like junk food or heavy foods.

Limit the amount of caffeine you put into your body. Caffeine can cause jitters and increase anxiety. Take a dog for a walk even if you have to borrow a dog to do so. Walking a dog helps to clear your head, gives you good exercise and reduces tension.

In self help anxiety cures, share what you're feeling with a group of like minded people. If you cannot find a support group you can attend as a live event, then look for an anxiety support group online.

Sharing burdens makes them lighter for you to carry. Keep a notebook or journal and write down daily what you're feeling. Use the writing as a journey to healing. Fill the notebook with positive quotes and affirmations about yourself as a wonderful person.

The second way of dealing with anxiety involves the use of natural herbs. Natural herbs benefit the body by offering calming effects. Nights can be the most difficult time for people who battle anxiety and natural herbs can soothe the nervousness and help to give a good night's sleep away from the stress of constant fear or nervousness.

For some people, self help and natural herbs is not an option. For those, the third way to help with anxiety is through counseling. Professional counseling can offer tremendous relief as you talk through how you feel.

If you aren't sure which counselor would the best, ask some of your friends for a recommendation or if you're a member or a church ask your clergy for the name of someone you can speak with.

Another way that you can find anxiety cures is through the use of medication designed to work with your brain function to give you freedom from the emotions weighing you down.

All of those methods can be combined in a lifestyle, call it the brain fitness lifestyle.

Did you know that your brain can grow new cells daily? Neither did I until a couple of years ago, and neither did anyone until a fortuitous discovery about 15 years ago which helped us to understand that the brain grows new cells every day, and when it comes to brains, I think bigger is better throughout the life span.

What inhibits the growth of new brain cells, which is called neurogenesis?

Many things, but ranking right up there is the unnecessary presence of stress hormones like adrenalin and cortisol.

So what can I do to live a brain fit lifestyle? First, give up the anxiety about whether or not you can do it, because a brain fit 'cure-your-anxiety-lifestyle is well within the talent and grasp of anyone who can set up a bit of a routine in their life based on attending to the pillars of brain fitness.

Want proof? Read Brainfit for Life by Simon Evans,Ph.D. and Paul Burghardt,Ph.D. who are neuroscientists at the University of Michigan.

So what are the pillars of brain fitness? Physical exercise, nutrition including lots of omega 3 fatty acid and antioxidants, sleep, stress management, and putting yourself in the way of novel learning experiences.

And if you are interested in an industrial strength anxiety cure, that is learned and which you can induce on any given heart beat, then I recommend that you take a good hard look at the heart rate variability biofeedback tool.

I have been using it with my clients and personally for about 11 years, and I recommend it highly. There are tutorial videos at the link below which explain the tool.

Can you imagine your anxiety cures building your brain?