Question by  Seventy1 (28)

I have anxiety disorder. Is there anyone out there who has a success story that overcomes this condition through nutrition?


Answer by  billfrist (99)

I highly doubt it. If anyone does, it's most likely due to the placebo effect- either that, or they didn't have an anxiety disorder in the first place. The closest thing to "overcoming an anxiety disorder through nutrition" is self-medicating with food, something I would not recommend.


Answer by  zombieguy (986)

Anxiety disorders are extremely complex and can't be overcome through diet alone. However, some dietary changes can help you cope with your disorder. Avoiding alcohol and caffeine is recommended, as is eating foods high in carbohydrates. Also, try to eat several small meals during the day rather than two or three large ones to maintain your blood sugar levels.


Answer by  Vllad45 (1886)

There are a few success stories, and diets often have a massive impact on disorders. Try going on a strict organic, meat-free (preferably vegan) diet and you will get rid of the toxins that may be causing your problems, then you can gradually add foods back in and see their effects.


Answer by  Lisa6938 (485)

When one has an anxiety disorder, caffeine should be avoided entirely in both food and drink. Some examples of food and drink to avoid entirely include coffee, tea, chocolate and sodas. Since caffeine works to raise blood pressure, it has a severely adverse effect on those with anxiety disorders. Drinking of any alcoholic beverage also heightens anxiety disorders.


Answer by  Dreamlight (856)

The number one vitamin for helping to reduce stress and in some cases even cure nervous disorders is panothenic acid. A diet without B vitamins, of which panothenic acid is a part, can cause a person to be angry, moody, emotional, and stressed.

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