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Anxiety 101: Step-By-Step Instructions For Eliminating Anxiety And Taking Your Life Back.

Published on April 12, 2014

I didn't used to be a very anxious guy.

But it seems the more tasks I take on, the more pressure there is to maintain a fit body or healthy nutrition protocol, the older and more active my twin boys become, and the more responsibilities it seems like I have…the less “laid back” I get. Sleep quality diminishes. I sometimes laugh less. There are more days where I need to remember to simply stop and smell the roses.

During the summer last year, a WellnessFX blood cortisol reading that was extremely high convinced me I needed to do some serious stress management before I started to take years off my life. So I delved into the type of protocols I outline in the article “7 Of The Best Ways To Stop Stress“.

Since then, I've been very interested in the anti-aging, life-enhancing, health-bestowing benefits of properly managing stress and anxiety.

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As a a holistic medical physician practicing in Florida, today's podcast guest Dr. Eudene Harry noticed a similar thread running through many of her patients’ lives.

They were all extremely stressed out. 

And that stress was drastically affecting their physical health in a variety of negative ways. So, Dr. Harry decided to make stress and anxiety management and elimination a primary focus of her work.

Several years later, the ultimate result was her new book: Anxiety 101: The Holistic Approach to Managing Your Anxiety & Taking Back Your Life.

Now I have to admit that when I first got this book, I figured it would be the typical ho-hum advice, like “quit worrying”, “get a massage”, “sleep more” or “learn to meditate”.

But in this book, Dr. Harry goes way above and beyond, not only giving one of the most thorough biological and biochemical explanations of anxiety I've ever seen, but providing a comprehensive list of the wide variety of integrative holistic treatment options available – and many, many techniques, tips, foods, supplements and strategies I didn't know about.

anxiety 101 bookIn addition to a refreshingly unbiased review of the pharmaceuticals commonly used to treat anxiety (serotonin boosters, GABA boosters, and beta blockers), a long list of alternative therapies are included in this book, including many of the strategies we talk about on this show, such as:

Natural anxiety remedies, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), neurofeedback, exercise, herbs, nutrients and vitamins, nutrition, meditation, visualization, essential oils, massage, probiotics, laughter, sleep, and weight loss. You're going to learn about all that and much more in today's interview, which includes:

-How the concept of a “brighter tomorrow” can actually make you more anxious, and exactly what you can do about it…

-The surprising role that genetics plays in anxiety…

-Why you need to pull a specific part of your brain – the locus coeruleus- out of a tonic state…

One rogue molecule that can make you more anxious no matter how good your stress management techniques are…

-The link between probiotics, progesterone hormone and anxiety…

-How something called a “functional deficiency” can wreak havoc on your stress and anxiety levels…

-How L-Theanine, Valerian, Kava and Apigenin can also help with anxiety…

-A simple “hand-warming” technique that can instantly eliminate anxiety…

-And much more!

Do you have questions, comments or feedback about how to eliminate anxiety and take your life back? Leave your thoughts below, and be sure to check out Dr. Harry excellent book “Anxiety 101: The Holistic Approach to Managing Your Anxiety & Taking Back Your Life“.

8 thoughts on “Anxiety 101: Step-By-Step Instructions For Eliminating Anxiety And Taking Your Life Back.

  1. Hi,

    good quality show. I hear you on RadioIO Be Well but there doesnt appear to be any way to find out which podcast theyre playing so if i miss some info, like say you were talking about l-methionine and licorice i think, to heal gut lining, i dont know which podcast to download to find the info :(

    would be good if they could list.

    also, i would listen to a 24/7 stream of your latest shows if it were available. not sure what the costs of that would be though. its much easier to tune into a stream than mess with downloading podcasts and moving them here and there.

    thanks.

  2. I'm going to listen to this but I had serious anxiety, and found out I had a taurine deficiency. my anxiety has lessened since taking 3 grams per day. Also low b6 and magnesium have helped (although simply supplementing magnesium citrate never aided my RBC magnesium when taken alone). For whatever reason psyllium husk really helps anxiety and sleep as well. Not quite sure why but it works. Perhaps it just has to do with gut flora.

      1. Is there a transcript of this episode? Would be great to look up she was saying for the parts I couldn’t hear or understand her.

  3. Ben,

    Thank you SO much for this podcast!! I’m going right out to get the book. I’m a 44 mom of 4 and noticed increasing anxiety beginning when I was 41. I used to consider myself a fairly laid back person as well. Today I’m having an anxious day so this couldn’t have come at a better time! You made my day! Also, anxiously awaiting your new book from Amazon. In Gratitude, Christie

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