How to Manage your Anxiety Now
- Green Tea Instead of Coffee
L-theanine is an amino acid that promotes a sense of calm and happens to be high in green tea. If you feel more anxious with coffee or between meals, rather stop the coffee and opt for some green tea instead.
L-theanine is typically taken at 200 mg twice daily in supplement form.
Taurine is a precursor to GABA, an inhibitory neurotransmitter that most people with anxiety are low in. The general starting dose is about 500 mg daily.
Passiflora encourages healthy levels of GABA and can help ease anxiety. It is very useful to carry with you, and when you feel the anxiety bubbling up, take a recommended dosage.
- Practice your deep breathing
Whenever you feel overwhelmed, take 5 deep breaths. This will reset your active stressed nervous system into a more peaceful state. Try and do this several times a day to prevent you from getting to a full on panicked state
Healing anxiety and depression through functional medicine removes the need for pharmaceutical management of your mood.
Finding and treating the root cause can take time, but hopefully your practitioner can investigate and find the cause and put you on the path to healing.
If you need any help with your anxiety or depression, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Dr. M de Klerk
Dr. Marike de Klerk