Healing Anxiety: Addressing The Root Cause

Healing Anxiety: Addressing The Root Cause

The conventional approach to dealing with anxiety is to medicate. If you’ve dealt with anxiety that is disruptive to your quality of life, there’s a good chance you’ve been told there’s a neurotransmitter imbalance in your brain that can be corrected through medications like Valium, Xanax, or Klonopin (benzodiazepines).

In a previous post, we discussed how depression is not merely a chemical imbalance, but rather has a root cause that could be related to inflammation in the body due to food intolerances, nutritional deficiencies, stress, trauma, and environmental toxins.

The same is true for anxiety.

Abandoning Antidepressants As An Effective Treatment For Depression

Abandoning Antidepressants As An Effective Treatment For Depression

It is estimated that today, nearly 50 percent of Americans will struggle with mood symptoms, and 11 percent will be medicated for them. Psychiatric medications are now the second leading class of drugs sold, after cholesterol-lowering drugs. With side effects ranging from nausea to blurred vision, sexual dysfunction to suicidality, they must be effective enough to warrant such risks, right?

Wrong.

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Seeking Health Products Now Available at Flourish!

Flourish! now carries supplements by Seeking Health, a company that is committed to quality, growth and the evolution of products. They strive to give you supplements that have unparalleled potency, purity, biological availability, and effectiveness.

Flourish! and Seeking Health are aligned in the perspective that if you support your body’s built-in systems, especially digestion and mental health, with pure, highly absorbable, well-formulated nutrients your ability to remain healthy and happy significantly increases.

What if everything you knew about depression was wrong?

Writer and journalist Johann Hari speaks eloquently about depression and anxiety — these feelings do not mean you are crazy; instead, they are symptoms of unmet human needs.

His new book, Lost Connections, Hari explores how some social scientists are uncovering evidence that depression and anxiety are largely caused by key problems with the way we live today. Hari´s journey took him from a mind-blowing series of experiments in Baltimore, to an Amish community in Indiana, to an uprising in Berlin. Once he had uncovered nine real causes of depression and anxiety, they led him to scientists who are discovering seven very different solutions – ones that work.

In this short video, Hari summarizes his findings and encourages people to talk about their pain and experiences with those who do not judge. Flourish! is all about creating a judgement-free zone as well as non-pharmaceutical approaches to healing depression and anxiety and Johann’s words wring true for us.