Anxiety has hit an all time high for adults and particularly children. It may present in different ways for everyone. In children and particularly my child I often hear of bellyaches, tiredness and often bad behavior. Instead of just accepting this at a way of life I always try to dive deeper and see if something is going on in the body to be causing these types of symptoms. What we do know is that anxiety and depression can be caused by the following but not limited to:

Chronic inflammation High oxidative stress

Medical illnesses Undiagnosed or chronic illness

Thyroid conditions Diabetes

Chronic pain IBS

Undiagnosed food allergies/Intolerances

Certain medications Lyme Disease

Pans/Pandas

Nutritional deficiencies are often over-looked but do have a large impact on our mental health.

Low levels of B Vitamins, iron, iodine, Vitamin D, Selenium, Magnesium, Omega 3 fatty acids are associated with depression, anxiety, fatigue and irritability.

Gut health also plays a role in how our body responds to stress and anxiety. If our intestinal walls are preamble food particles and bacteria can enter the body via the blood stream. This can cause things like IBS, eczema, anxiety, depression and a host of other symptoms. Many neurotransmitters, such as serotonin aka the “happy hormone” are also created in the gut. If our gut is not healthy how can our brains be healthy?

Finding out what is not in balance in the body can be somewhat of an investigation but once determined creating a plan is extremely important. Fixing the imbalances either by the foods you eat or the proper supplementation you may start to see symptoms subside.

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