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Naturopath

SallySmith

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I just wanted to share that I have reconnected with my naturopath after spending several months in what I call "my health anxiety formally known as hypochondria" loop. I am fascinated by the connection between the body and mind. We're trying a new amino acid blend to help with the muscle fasciculations, and a fatty acid blend has afforded me *true* sleep, the best I've had in months. She also recommended EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing). Has anyone here tried this?
 
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We're trying a new amino acid blend to help with the muscle fasciculations, and a fatty acid blend has afforded me *true* sleep, the best I've had in months..
Sally, if u have time.. please elaborate on the fatty acid cocktail. I'm interested in learning more about nutritional healing, etc. Thanks.
 

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I take Seriphos, which a proprietary blend of amino acids to help balance cortisol levels at night. MSM supplements is for the muscle twitches (and I'm taking magnesium for this as well). And Liposomal Zen for immediate balance with the anxiety (has GABA, an neurotransmitter. Low levels of GBA may be linked to anxiety). I also take other tinctures and supplements, as I'm avoiding prescription medication if I can help it. I highly recommend finding a naturopath if that is a route you'd like to take- some of these supplements say that can interact with other drugs and supplements. Food intolerances can also create anxiety and symptoms that we relate to anxiety. I'm intolerant to fruit and soy, I just found out this week, , so we're going to do an elimination diet to see if that helps.
 

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Hi Sally - I have also gotten some help from a nutritionist in the past to help with balancing out hormones, gut health, and other things that affect anxiety. I saw a HUGE improvement by doing an elimination diet - just helping my gut heal and get back to producing that good seratonin that my brain needs. I also started taking magnesium and adrenal support, so it sounds similar. I'll be curious to hear how this goes for you!

You asked about EMDR - I haven't done EMDR, but I've done brainspotting, which is very similar. Basically, talk therapy accesses the conscious parts of your brain, while EMDR and brainspotting work on the unconscious parts, where your trauma and "fight or flight" responses live. It's pretty weird stuff, and I am still learning about how and why it works...but basically, you work on re-programming the parts of your brain that are storing unhealthy responses to outside stimuli. They are particularly recommended for post-traumatic stress or anxiety that comes from trauma or childhood experiences, etc. That's me, so it's been really effective for me. The main difference I've sensed is in just the intensity of how my body reacts to anxiety triggers. For example, panic attacks used to shut me DOWN. I frequently dissociated from reality and kind of "blacked out" in a way - felt like I was having a heart attack, but also loud ringing in my ears, stomach symptoms, etc. Now, when the anxiety comes on, it doesn't reach that point - I'm able to identify it more and deal with it earlier. And some of the "triggers" are starting to lose their power over me and just feel less scary in general. It's hard to explain it - I just feel safer. I did sessions for a few months last year.

Thanks for sharing, and keep us posted!
 
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