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Remedies for Panick Attacks and High Anxiety – Part 1

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Author is Joette Calabrese April 29, 2014

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If you have never experienced a panic attack, then count your blessings. If you or someone you care about suffers from this overwhelming condition, do read on, for I have a point of view toward the eradication of panic attacks and intense anxiety that may interest you.

Even though you may not actually be dying during a panic attack, it surely feels like it. I know; I used to suffer them, and I’ve witnessed many others in this ghastly state of mind. When they’re over, you wonder what all the fuss was about, but no amount of mind control can bring the relief of sanity when the tsunami crashes down upon you.

I teach my students and clients that the first place to look for the source of the disorder is with inadequate nutrition and/or the use of conventional drugs. If there are not enough calming saturated fats in the diet, for example, or if statin drugs are being taken, I’ve noted time and again that this can put the mind into a state of either chronic background anxiety (as relentless as Muzak in an elevator) or throw the sufferer into all-embracing panic attacks. Coconut oil, cod liver oil and butter added to the diet have helped many of my clients as has the decision to do away with superfluous drugs. Yet some conditions are not addressed by these measures. Although psychiatric counseling might seem to be called for in the case of chronic anxiety, I contend that often panic attacks are not truly psychiatric in nature, they merely present as such.