What to do when anxiety gets the best of you

Anxiety triggers are different for every person, yet, regardless of your walk or life, we all feel anxiety; that heavy sense of worry towards current or imminent events and towards outcomes you can’t know or control.

Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed and just want to hit the pause button on life or are facing a full-blown anxiety attack, stop. Take a deep breath and a moment for yourself. Here’s what you can do when anxiety gets the best of you.

1.Acknowledge your anxiety

Feeling anxious is a normal part of living. Anybody can feel nervous in the face of unwanted outcomes or the unknown. When it gets overwhelming, it’s important to acknowledge that you feel anxious and not deny it.

Accepting that you feel anxious empowers you to understand what’s causing it. This mindfulness towards your feelings gives valuable insight into what you can change, let go off, and seek help with. Even a 5 minute break to breathe and check in with yourself is enough to retake the reigns when life seems overwhelming.

2.Prioritize your basic needs

Anxiety can be mild or severe, depending on your physical wellbeing. Think of anxiety like a big party. All the music, people, food and high energy are inevitable, but how you react towards what’s around you dictates how you feel on the inside. A fed and well rested individual is likely to enjoy everything going on in a party as opposed to a tired and hungry individual who may find the party taxing to an already fatigued body.

Anxiety works in the same way. When you feel like there is too much going on and it’s making you anxious, take a moment to see if your most basic needs are met. Are you rested, are you fed, are you hydrated? This makes all the difference in your mental and emotional resilience. A healthy body supports a healthy mind, so go ahead and prioritize your basic needs in order to stay centered. You’ll face what makes you anxious in much better stride or you may not even feel anxious at all.

3.Care for your gut

There is a clear relationship between anxiety and your gut health. This is why when you feel nervous you experience ‘butterflies’ in your stomach or you feel nauseous when you’re emotionally distressed. Your gut is known to be a ‘second brain’ where chemicals that regulate your mood are secreted.

Care for your gut health with a high fiber and whole foods diet paired with digestive aids such as apple cider vinegar and probiotics and experience a positive change in your mindset.

4.Improve your nutrition

While a positive attitude and healthy gut can help you navigate through emotional stress, there are specific herbs and amino acids that promote feelings of calm. Try incorporating the following into your diet to inhibit anxiety.

  • Ashwagandha: An antioxidant that boosts the immune system.
  • Lemon Balm: Increases your sense of calm and alertness.
  • Passion Flower: A powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
  • L-Theanine: Calms the mind while promoting focus.
  • 5-HTP: Promotes the production of serotonin.

Do you have any healthy tips on how to manage anxiety? Let us know in the comments below.

If the thought of finding these herbs and amino acids individually give you anxiety, consider our CALM Anti-Anxiety capsules, which contains all of these compounds and work synergistically for supporting a peaceful state of mind.

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Our 6 Favorite Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Did you know that an all-natural, immune-boosting and weight loss ingredient could just be sitting at the back of your kitchen cupboard?

Apple cider vinegar, created from, you guessed it, crushed apples fermented in wooden barrels, has become one of our most favorite and accessible home remedies that can easily be found in most kitchens.

Read up on our favorite benefits (although there are plenty!) of apple cider vinegar where weight loss is concerned.

1.Curbs cravings

When you’re starving, hungry, or craving a less than nutritious snack, try taking a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. The acidity helps to quell a ravenous appetite, helping you make healthier meal choices.

2.Stabilizes blood sugar

Vinegar is known to improve insulin sensitivity and reduce blood sugar so when you eat a sugary or a meal with refined carbohydrates, the negative effects are more neutralized with apple cider vinegar. This means a less or no severe sugar crash and less fat storage in your body from excess sugars.

3.Beats bloat

Ironically, bloating occurs when our bodies have too little water and retain what’s currently available. To beat bloat, you need to drink more water. To amplify debloating, reach for some apple cider vinegar seeing as it acts as an all-natural and mild diuretic. If you’re feeling on the poufy side, try down a glass of water with apple cider vinegar to help flush out your system and reduce bloat.

4.Boosts your immune system

Apple cider vinegar has the wonderful health trifecta of being antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral all at once. Taking a daily dose of it can be an effective aid in preventing disease thanks to Vitamin C, pectin, and the acidic nature of the vinegar, all which help to prevent disease.

When you’re feeling under the weather, try mixing this simple apple cider vinegar tonic to give your immunity a boost.
– Juice of 1/2 lemon
– 1 cup apple juice
– 2 tablespoons raw honey
– 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar

Simply drink the tonic and pair with another immune-boosting nutrient like turmeric to keep pesky infections at bay! 

5.Promotes weight loss

Apple cider vinegar is a popular and accessible ingredient to promote weight loss. Thanks to its fat-burning and metabolism boosting properties, apple cider vinegar is an easy way to shed off a bit of excess weight and fat.

6.Promotes nutrient absorption

As a fermented food, apple cider vinegar is an all-natural probiotic. While we know probiotics keep our bowels regular, a lesser known fact about probiotics is that they help our bodies absorb more nutrients from the food we eat. A major bonus seeing as we get more proteins, vitamins and minerals without having to eat more food.

A friendly reminder for your teeth

While apple cider vinegar is a wonderful and versatile health aid, keep in mind that it is an acid. You may read articles that will advise you to take a daily shot of apple cider vinegar, we would strongly advise you to drink it diluted and through a straw to save your tooth enamel from wearing down.

Want the benefits of apple cider vinegar but don’t like the tart taste or the idea of wearing down your teeth with each dose? Consider taking apple cider vinegar tablets instead. Get all the benefits of apple cider vinegar with easy to take capsules and without having to worry about the taste or your teeth.

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