Rarely will the whole world have similar emotions at the same time. COVID has brought about a global feeling of anxiety. Please try to remember that this emotion is appropriate but may not actually be how you are truly feeling. If you are exposed to a tremendous outpouring of an emotion on a huge scale, you can’t help but be affected.
Your effect to the feeling of fear and anxiety may be anger, sadness, increased or decreased appetite or even more anxiety and fear. These feeling aren’t wrong but you can do something about balancing your emotions
Remember emotions are real but also chemical messengers made in the body. Adrenaline gives you anxiety. Symptoms of anxiety include:
- Feeling scared or afraid
- Difficulty sleeping
- Unable to relax
- Feeling irritable or enraged
Serotonin makes you happy, is needed in memory, learning, controlling appetite and staying positive. Low serotonin can lead to anxiety, depression and aggression. Serotonin makes melatonin which initiates and maintains sleep. Effected by exercise and light exposure. There are also vitamins and minerals that are helpful to make and balance serotonin.
Cofactors needed to make serotonin include:
- B1, B5, B6, folate and B12
- Minerals such as Magnesium, zinc and selenium
- Vitamin A
- Beta carotene
- Vitamin C
What can you do to combat this tsunami amount of emotion?
- Ask for help. A lot is happening right now and taking control of your life can help when we have less choices. Naturopathic Doctors are trained to naturally balance mood when the individual is assessed and a specific plan suited for that person is created. We take into account health status, current medication and current mental triggers.
Contact the Natural Care Clinic to get individualized natural support for anxiety
905-631-0880 / [email protected]