When we’re talking about common mood disorders like anxiety… panic attacks… and depression… there often are no silver bullets.
But Mother Nature has given us a number of natural weapons against mood disorders like these – ones that are safer and far more affordable than prescription drugs.
For instance, British researchers have proven that a simple Arctic flower may be all you need to finally get your anxiety under control for good.
In one study, patients taking Rhodiola rosea reported significant reductions in anxiety, stress, anger, confusion, and depression compared to placebo – after just two weeks!
Compare that to the months you might spend on dangerous prescription antidepressants before they start working.
Rhodiola rosea has been used in traditional medicine in places like Russia and Scandinavia for centuries. In fact, the native people of Siberia regularly used Rhodiola rosea to manage stress and anxiety.
The best part is that you don’t need to break the bank to see if Rhodiola rosea works for you. You can usually get a month’s supply online or at a local health store for less than £20.
I’ve also found through my own experience that many patients suffering from anxiety or panic attacks are deficient in magnesium.
Magnesium is known as the “calming mineral,” and it can be helpful in any condition of overstimulated muscles or nerves. And that’s what’s happening when you’re feeling anxious or having a panic attack.
Regular magnesium supplementation can work wonders. You can buy magnesium supplements just about anywhere, and you’ll often see magnesium as a key component in natural anti-stress formulas.
You can also try to bulk up on more magnesium-rich foods like nuts, beans, fish, and dark, leafy vegetables.
Curcumin may also be worth a shot. It’s been shown to be consistently effective at reducing even the worst depression symptoms, probably thanks to its powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
There can be both physical and psychological components to the symptoms, so see your doctor for a thorough examination and testing. You’ll also want to work with him before adding any new supplements to your regimen just to be sure they are safe to use.
Wishing you the best of health,
Dr. Glenn S. Rothfeld
Nutrition & Healing