Foods for Anxiety

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Re: Foods for Anxiety

Postby Ben » Sat Sep 28, 2013 1:38 am

Jhana4 wrote:
dagon wrote:jhana$ said

I'm sorry. I have no intention of being a contrarian, but that is out of date information. I've had an interest in these issues for decades.

OK, no problems - so you say that this is out of date and you have better information - please give us that information with references. I am open to learn from proven sources and many people are interested in this subject.

We are all entitled to our own opinions - but we are not entitled to our own "facts'. This is more so the case when what we write can affect the lives of other people.


No disrespect Paul, but I have little faith in an exchange of citations on the internet. People just dispute the validity of the sources of the citations they do not like. More honestly, I am too tired and do not care enough to look up where I read them. That isn't disrespect, just an honest answer.

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Re: Foods for Anxiety

Postby Virgo » Sat Sep 28, 2013 2:25 pm

greggorious wrote:I take a couple of supplements for more anxiety, Chamomile and magnesium, both are quite mild but I can't take valerian are anything stronger cos it just makes me depressed.
What foods are good for the nervous system? I'm putting together a mild exercise regime and not to mention meditation too.

Any thoughts would be most welcome.

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Re: Foods for Anxiety

Postby Still Searching » Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:04 pm

Well, I know my answers offend you or aren't very helpful but suffer from anxiety.

I stay away from caffeine and take Kalm tablets.
I also drink chamomile tea.
Another mothed I used was the paper bag thing.

Unfortunately, panic attacks can last a long while :cry: but they do disappear eventually! :smile:
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Re: Foods for Anxiety

Postby Jones » Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:10 pm

A happy shopping list could contain
Flaxseed capsule supplements from the healthstore (Linseed) :candle:
Figs and dried figs
Grapefruits most days
Red Grape Juice
Spices, onions, garlic, curry.
Oatmeal and ground Cashews
You can see where this is going?
And plenty of the Good Dhamma, sharing, good will, compassion, altruistic joy, equanimity, and more metta and kindness. :candle:
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Re: Foods for Anxiety

Postby Jones » Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:37 pm

Food is in dire need here-
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Re: Foods for Anxiety

Postby ihrjordan » Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:52 pm

The best food to reduce anxiety is to not eat after 12, take it easy on the base entertainments, drastically reduce all sexual activity and sleep on the floor so as to prevent over sleeping.

In my case this has certainly been true, the extra precepts for "the meditator" allow your mind to remain in a state of calm. You'll come to find that it doesn't have to do so much with food as it does with driving your mind crazy. On the other hand, I assume it wouldn't hurt to stick with "natural foods" like fruits, vegatables, meat, fish, nuts etc. Stay away from alcohol and other drugs (These are probably the leading cause of crazyness) stay away from refined foods as well as deep fried and poof anxiety gone.

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Re: Foods for Anxiety

Postby samseva » Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:13 am

In the human body, sodium acts as a contractor and potassium as a relaxer. Sadly for most eating a regular North American diet, we get high amounts of sodium and very little potassium.

Foods to reduce anxiety would be of two kinds, foods high in potassium and foods high in magnesium—which is also a mineral that relaxes. For potassium, all vegetables are abundant in this mineral, especially leafy greens. As for magnesium, which is much harder to come by, it is found in decent amounts in buckwheat, leafy greens, oats, avocados, black molasses, dairy, as well as other sources.

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