Anxiety and panic attacks are disorders that were virtually unknown not many years ago, and today are of epidemic proportions.
Anxiety is the experience of intense worry or uneasiness, an inability to feel any calmness, a low-level panic. Panic attacks are a heightened version of the same, an emotional roller coaster ride causing the body and mind to react as if there were a true emergency. In both anxiety and panic, the surrounding
circumstances may contribute but are not the driving cause of the symptoms. In other words, the anxiety and panic are not caused by a previous experience nor by what is happening around you (although your surroundings may serve as a trigger). They are caused by an inner disorder. Sleep troubles are also very common with those who suffer from anxiety.
The diagnosis of generalized anxiety disorder is the most common conventional label that is given. Benzodiazepine drugs (which include Valium, Xanax, Ativan, Klonopin, Restoril and the closely related Ambien) or antidepressants are generally prescribed. These do nothing to address the underlying disorder, but are only given in hopes of suppressing the problem. Unfortunately, the benzodiazepine class of drugs leads to a subtle but dangerous addiction state in most cases after several months of usage. This is evidenced by the need to increase the dose from the original dose, and also by the difficulty getting off the drugs. Psychological counseling has little effect. Mind or thought control techniques help some people.
What, then, is the underlying inner disorder causing anxiety and panic?
Clinical experience has shown that people with anxiety and panic also have a history of exposure to those risk factors that foster Candida in the body (things like repeated courses of antibiotics, frequent swimming pool use, regular alcohol use, etc.). When people with anxiety and panic do effective treatment for Candida, these disorders rapidly improve, and in most cases disappear completely in just a few days. Candida is the cause of almost all cases of panic attacks and anxiety.
The presence of excess Candida in the body results in certain toxic chemicals in the blood which the liver fails to remove adequately. These chemical toxins entering the nervous system are what produce anxiety and panic. In many patients, this phenomenon can be observed anywhere from several minutes to several hours after eating certain fungal foods, such as alcohol or B vitamins.
With effective Candida treatment, anxiety and panic patients usually notice the following:
Anxiety and panic are things of the past once effective Candida treatment is begun.
A note regarding benzodiazepine use for anxiety disorder:
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Updated: May 16, 2011
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