We live in a fast pace, chaotic world. We are over stimulated and sleep deprived. We aren’t eating whole, nutritious foods, or taking time for rest and relaxation. Eventually, the brain just starts into over drive, with an increase in fast brain waves (beta waves) that make you feel fearful and panicked.
Your adrenal gland secretes cortisol which is called the stress hormone. Anxiety can be the result of an over stimulated adrenal gland. Over time, cortisol has a negative impact on your brain, causing inflammation and deregulation of your neural connections. It’s like your brain is on fire.
No one wants to experience anxiety so what can you do? It’s time to slow down, take careful inventory of your life and see where you can make significant changes in your daily habits.
- What you eat is certainly important.
- A diet rich in colorful fruits and vegetables can calm the brain.
- Getting adequate sleep can help your brain rest and repair.
- Learning to meditate can clear out the mental clutter
There is also another way you can help your anxiety. Have a look at your brain function by doing a Quantitative Electroencephalogram (QEEG). We do that right here at Healing Unleashed. It is a safe, effective way to assess your brain’s activity. After doing a complete functional medicine evaluation with Dr. Bedinghaus, we will do the QEEG here in our clinic and design a protocol to train your brain and calm down the anxiety and panic. It’s one of the most important steps you can take for greater peace and health.