The Antianxiety Food Solution: Table of Contents

Introduction

My Story
Anxiety Statistics and Facts
Causes of Anxiety
What Is a Natural Approach and Why Use It?
Overview of the Book

Chapter 1: Figure Out Your Optimum Antianxiety Diet

The Antianxiety Food Solution Diets

Antianxiety Food Solution Diet 1: Gluten Free
Antianxiety Food Solution Diet 2: Gluten Free and Dairy Free
Antianxiety Food Solution Diet 3: Grain Free and Dairy Free
Antianxiety Food Solution Diet 4: Traditional Foods

Foods to Include

Eat Real, Whole, Good-Quality Foods
Eat Frequently Enough
Eat Quality Animal Protein

Red Meat
Poultry and Eggs
Fish and Other Seafood

Eat Nonstarchy Fresh Vegetables
Eat Fresh Fruit
Eat Good Fats
Keep Hydrated
Eat Legumes
Eat Starchy Fresh Vegetables
Eat Gluten-Free Whole Grains
Consume Dairy
Eat Whole Grains That Contain Gluten

Foods to Avoid

Avoid Empty Foods
Other Foods You May Need to Avoid

Eat Bonus Foods
Recipe and Food Resources
Wrapping Up

Chapter 2: Avoid Sugar and Control Blood Sugar Swings

The Harmful Effects of Sugar and Sweeteners
Sugars and Sweeteners Defined
Where Sugar Is Found
Artificial Sweeteners
What to Use Instead of Unhealthy Sugars and Artificial Sweeteners
Control Blood Sugar Swings

Benefits of Controlling Blood Sugar Swings
Simple Dietary Changes to Help Control Blood Sugar Swings
Supplements

How Quickly You Can Expect Improvements
If You Have a Sugar or Carb Addiction and Can’t Quit

Chapter 3. Avoid Caffeine, Alcohol, and Nicotine

Coffee and Caffeine

Caffeine and Anxiety
Other Reasons to Consider Giving Up Caffeine
How to Quit Caffeine and What to Drink Instead
If You Do Want to Drink Coffee

Alcohol

Nutritional Deficiencies Due to Alcohol Consumption
Alcohol and Low Blood Sugar
Alcohol Sensitivity
How to Quit Alcohol

Nicotine

Nicotine and Anxiety
How to Quit Smoking

How Quickly You Can Expect Improvements

Chapter 4. Address Problems with Gluten and Other Foods

Why Food May Be Affecting Your Mood
True Food Allergies
Food Sensitivities or Delayed Food Reactions
Problems with Gluten

Gluten, Anxiety, and Other Mood Problems
Gluten and the Digestive System

Testing for Gluten Sensitivities

Two-Week Gluten Elimination-Challenge Trial
Lab Tests for Gluten Sensitivity

Salivary Antigliadin Antibodies
IgG Antibodies for Gluten-Containing Grains
Elevated Thyroid Antibodies

Testing for Celiac Disease

Alternatives to Grains That Contain Gluten
If Gluten Isn’t a Problem
Problems with Dairy Consumption
Problems with Other Foods
Problems with All Grains and Starchy Vegetables
Using Amino Acids to Reduce Cravings
Allergies and Anxiety Due to Low Blood Histamine
How Quickly You Can Expect Improvements

Chapter 5. Improve Your Digestion

The Digestive Process

Why Good Digestion and Absorption Are Important
Using Your Stool as a Clue to Your Digestive Function

Eating Guidelines for Good Digestion

Eat Foods That Promote Good Digestion and Skip Poor-Quality Food
Change Your Eating Habits

Causes of Poor Digestion and How to Improve Your Digestion

Low Levels of Stomach Acid or Pancreatic Enzymes

Testing for Low Stomach Acid and Pancreatic Enzymes
How to Correct Low Stomach Acid or Low Pancreatic Enzymes

Large Intestine Issues
Bacterial Imbalance or Parasites
Candida Overgrowth

Testing for Bacterial Imbalance, Parasites, and Candida
Controlling Candida and Increasing Beneficial Bacteria

Foods and Nutrients for Healing a Damaged Digestive System
Liver or Gallbladder Problems
How Quickly You Can Expect Improvements

Chapter 6. Balance Brain Chemistry with Amino Acids

GABA

Steps to Raise GABA Levels

Serotonin

Steps to Raise Serotonin Levels

Catecholamines

Steps to Raise Catecholamine Levels

Endorphins

Steps to Raise Endorphin Levels

Testing for Levels of Amino Acids
Drug of Choice
Guidelines for Supplementing with Amino Acids
Amino Acid Precautions
How Quickly You Can Expect Improvements

Chapter 7. Address Pyroluria or Low Levels of Zinc and Vitamin B6

Prevalence of Pyroluria and Co-occurring Disorders
Testing for Pyroluria

Pyroluria Urine Test
Zinc Taste Test
Vitamin B6 Testing
Fatty Acid Testing
Comprehensive Metabolic Profile

Zinc, Vitamin B6, and Fatty Acids for Pyroluria

Zinc Supplementation
Food Sources of Zinc
Vitamin B6 Supplementation
Food Sources of Vitamin B6
Fatty Acids for Pyroluria
Other Nutrients for Pyroluria

How Quickly You Can Expect Improvements

Chapter 8. Other Nutrients, Hormone Imbalances, Toxins, Medications, and Lifestyle Changes

Basic Supplements

Multivitamin and Multimineral with B Vitamins
Iron
Vitamin C

Individual Nutrients for Anxiety

Extra B Vitamins
Magnesium and Calcium
Vitamin D
Omega-3s and Omega-6s
Theanine and Lactium

Hormone Imbalances

Adrenal Dysfunction
Thyroid Dysfunction
Sex Hormone Imbalances in Women

Reduce Your Exposure to Toxins

Toxins in the Home
Heavy Metals

Understand the Effects of Medications

Make Important Lifestyle Changes

Do Some Exercise, Preferably Outdoors
Get Enough Sleep
Consider Therapy and Support Groups
Set Aside Time for Relaxation

Take Up Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, or Meditation
Take a Real Vacation Every Year
Try Guided Imagery
Other Techniques That May Help

Parting Words

Appendices

1. Sue’s Story
2. Food, Mood, Energy, Cravings, and Sleep Log

Resources

Internet Resources for Healthy Eating and Living
Lab Tests
Recommended Reading

Nutritional Healing
Food, Cooking, and Cookbooks

References

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