Remedies for Anxiety: St. John's Wort and Passionflower

On the Ask Dr. Michael Show, Krista Norton (Meridian, ID) asks for suggestions on nutritional support when dealing with depression or anxiety.




Your mood goes along with your blood sugar. If your blood sugar is level, your emotions tend to be level. 

By cutting out things like sugarsweet things, eating every two hours - make certain to consume some protein every two hours - which will balance the blood sugar and mood. This will help avoid blood sugar dips, and the mood dip that comes with it. The brain only functions on glucose, it's the only fuel the brain has. 




To support naturally, a common herbal supplement I use that is effective is St. John's Wort. It supports the release of seratonin into the brain, a hormone produced by the body which enables your mood to level out nicely. 




For depression and anxiety, there is an important neurotransmitter called GABA. And that one is very beneficial in supporting you when you are dealing with anxiety.


An herb that I love and have given to many of my patients is passionflower. And for some it works better than the prescription medication Xanax.

Photo by M.T. ElGassier on Unsplash.


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