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What is the cause of Anxiety?

May 31, 2024 07:38PM ● By Leah Quirk, Soul Natural Alchemy

We classify anxiety as a mental health disorder, yet anxiety is a gut health issue. You know how you get that ‘gut feeling’.  This is because the intestinal tract and colon are lined with a sheath of neurons that connects directly to the brain’s Vagus nerve. ADHD is also known as ‘allergy syndrome’, linked to food sensitivities. Taking a supplement or pharmaceutical is not going to treat the root cause.  Ayurveda understands the root cause of all dis-ease is ‘ama’, which is undigested food rotting in the digestive tract.  Anxiety is a symptom of a deeper issue going on, not the condition itself.

Wheat is the most common trigger for people with mental health issues. I tell my clients to go gluten-free for two weeks and then reintroduce it, you will most likely find it related.  A white coating on the tongue reveals ama in the gut.  In Ayurveda, anxiety is a Vata condition. When energy is blocked such as through constipation, air and ether elements move upwards to the brain creating anxiety.  Eating all your food cooked, warm, and moist is a great way to counteract Vata.

For people with more serious mental health issues such as schizophrenia and bipolar, parasites may be the cause. Some parasites like Toxoplasma Gondii can encyst in the brain increasing dopamine causing reckless behavior and making a person more prone to addiction. Schizophrenia is related to parasites encysting in the brain. Pinworms and hookworms will also create anxiety.  These are symptoms you do not want to ignore. Parasites lay thousands of eggs per day times how many you have, how long you had them. Nobody is limited by a ‘chemical imbalance,’ everything has a cause and is a manifestation of some sort. And everyone can heal.

 Leah Quirk, Soul Natural Alchemy   Tel: 610-438-0689. 

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