Calming Anxiety Without Drugs: Pyroluria

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/28/16 12:33 PM / by Mark Mathews, MA, LADC posted in Treatment, Anxiety

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A recent blog titled “Anxiety, Benzodiazepines and Addictions” suggests anxiety may result from a variety of molecular imbalances affecting the brain.

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How to Calm Anxiety Without Drugs: Hypoglycemia

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/24/16 7:56 PM / by Mark Mathews, MA, LADC posted in Anxiety

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As I alluded to in earlier writings, anxiety is a biochemical problem, resulting from various molecular imbalances affecting the brain; furthermore, the underlying problem is never based on a shortage of pharmaceutical drugs. Identifying molecular imbalances takes careful investigation and/or testing.

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Hypoglycemia And Anxiety

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/25/16 2:38 PM / by Mark Mathews, MA, LADC posted in Anxiety

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If ever there was a recipe for anxious, unstable moods, the American Junk food diet is it! Do we seriously believe we can scavenge enough from fast food, and foods in boxes and cans to function optimally? Most Americans keep their cars loaded with gas, but their brains are limping along, devoid of steady supply of nutrients and glucose fuel.

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Why You Should Just Say “No” to Caffeine?

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/8/16 11:12 AM / by Mark Mathews, MA, LADC posted in Substances, Anxiety

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For Starters - Fatigue, Irritability, and Anxiety

Do you cherish a pot of coffee? Do you punctuate your day with a soda, which combines a sugar blast with a caffeine fix? You are not alone, and you may have discovered that caffeine shoots your blood sugar up like a rocket, giving you a temporary blast of energy. It is not unusual to find clients recovering from chemical addictions caught in this cycle.

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Dealing With Anxiety And Addiction

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/16/15 11:47 AM / by Mark Mathews, MA, LADC posted in Substances, Perscription Drugs, Anxiety, Addiction

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The Problem With Benzodiazepines

In the treatment of alcoholism and addictions, anxiety is often a coexisting problem. Left untreated, chances for relapse are high. Awareness of this problem has led many dual diagnosis treatment centers to prescribe anti-anxiety pills (i.e., the benzodiazepines) to help ease the tension of anxious clients.

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