Anxiety Disorders: Common Mental Illnesses

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The term “mental illness” covers a range of disorders that make themselves known by causing unwelcome changes in emotions, behavior, and thoughts. They can affect relationships with other people, and reactions to one’s surroundings. The level of severity can go from barely noticeable to disabling. Sufferers often find it difficult or impossible to deal with ordinary tasks and responsibilities.

Anxiety disorders

It’s normal to be anxious or uneasy when we encounter a challenge – anything from an exam to deciding to get married or look for a new job. But anxiety disorders are a different matter – serious illnesses that can bring normal life to a standstill.

Anxiety disorder patients react inappropriately to particular situations with a powerful fear response, including racing heartbeat, sweating, etc., that incapacitates them. It’s the inappropriateness and severity of the reaction  – which can be set off by something as simple as going out the front door, or hearing a particular noise – and the lack of control over the fear that leads to a diagnosis of anxiety disorder. There are effective therapies which should be begun as soon as possible, since this type of illness often worsens over time.

The different recognized types of anxiety disorder include:

  • –          Panic disorder. The patient repeatedly experiences abrupt bouts of fear or panic that come on without any warning. The physical symptoms can be palpitating heartbeat, chest pains, sudden sweating, and choking sensations, and the person may feel as if they’re losing their mind, or having a heart attack.
  • –          Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). This illness causes the sufferer to be repeatedly plagued by fears or unpleasant thoughts that compel them to ritualized actions. The classic example is the person obsessed with a horror of contamination by germs, who responds with constant hand-washing.
  • –          Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) This illness occurs after the person has undergone a traumatic or horrifying experience, for example the sudden death of a loved one, a sexual or physical attack, an auto crash, a natural disaster. Patients will often suffer from vivid and terrifying memories and thoughts, reliving the event. They tend otherwise to show emotional numbness.

The definition of an anxiety attack

The experience of a true anxiety attack is different from the normal “keyed-upness” and tense alertness in unusual circumstances which is part of our basic survival equipment.

Anxiety attacks seem to come out of nowhere, with no relation to anything actually happening in the person’s environment. They are usually of a few minutes’ duration, and show at least four of these symptoms:

  • –          panting or shortness of breath
  • –          racing pulsae
  • –          dizziness
  • –          sweating
  • –          sensation of choking
  • –          nausea or abdominal distress
  • –          chest discomfort
  • –          numbness/tingling sensations
  • –          fear of going insane, dying, or loss of control

Who may suffer an anxiety disorder?

National Institute of Mental Health figures show that about 3.5% of Americans will experience an anxiety disorder at some point in their lives. The commonest age group affected is the late teens and early twenties, and the problem may recur in episodes over periods of years. This type of illness is twice as common in women as in men. The difference between the sexes may be partially due to such factors as:

  • –          genetic predisposition
  • –          effects of the menstrual cycle
  • –          diet and nutrition
  • –          insufficient sleep
  • –          allergens
  • –          postpartum difficulties
  • –          gender differences in patterns of medical and psychiatric conditions
  • –          psychosocial factors
  • –          other lifestyle factors

Natural treatments for anxiety

Anxiety disorder patients are often prescribed anti-anxiety medications. The downside to these drugs is their tendency to cause dependency, as patients develop tolerance to them in a fairly short time.

The medication will treat the disturbing symptoms of the disorder, but has no effect on the underlying problem. If you are a patient on a prescription for an anxiety disorder you may want to seriously consider natural remedies. Even though the drug companies and some medical doctors may leave you with the impression that your options are limited to either enduring the illness or using anti-anxiety drugs, this is not the case. Many alternatives are available for those who doesn’t want to be medication dependent, or are seeking a natural, long-lasting solution.

The first thing to do is look at some everyday factors that are known to make things worse for anxiety patients. Caffeine, for instance, should be either cut out or sigificantly reduced, as it’s a stimulant that can, in sufficient amounts, cause anxiousness even in non-sufferers. Other commonplace anxiety producers include stress, sugar intake, some food allergies, and nutritional deficiencies.

After taking such factors into account, your next step may be to learn more about the natural, non-drug therapies that are available. More, improved methods for helping anxiety sufferers are being developed by researchers. To discuss natural therapy for anxiety, call Dr. Robert 201.618.3534 … Dr. Robert’s Natural Health Services For Anxiety .. Click Here.

What Is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?

Irritable bowel syndrome, also known as spastic colon, is a condition in which the intestinal muscles go into spasm. It can be caused by food sensitivities, caffeine,  and other drugs. It can also be caused by malabsorption of sugars – lactose in milk, fructose content in fruit juices, and dried fruit, and sorbitol and xylitol used in dietetic products; or as the result of a bacterial imbalance in the colon.

Symptoms include alternating diarrhea and constipation, distended colon, pain, gas, loss of appetite and nausea. Stress can exacerbate the condition. The most common food offenders are wheat and corn cereals, dairy, coffee, and chocolate. Eating a high fiber diet is recommended to help alleviate symptoms.

What Exactly Is Cancer?

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The term cancer is used for diseases were abnormal cells divide without control and are able to attack other tissues. Cancer cells spread throughout the body by the blood and lymph systems.

Cancer is not just a single disease but many diseases. It is documented that there are more than 100 different kinds of cancer. Cancers are usually named after the organ or type of cell in which they start. Example, cancer that begins in basal cells of the skin is called basal cell carcinoma and cancer that begins in the colon is called colon cancer.

The main categories of cancer include:

  • Carcinoma is a type of cancer that starts in the skin or in tissues that cover internal organs.
  • Myeloma or Lymphoma are cancers that begin in the cells of the immune system.
  • Leukemia is a cancer that begins in blood-forming tissue such as the bone marrow and causes large numbers of abnormal blood cells to be produced and enter the blood.
  • Sarcoma is a type of cancer that begins in bone, cartilage, fat, muscle, blood vessels, or other connective or supportive tissue.
  • Central nervous system cancers are cancers that begin in the tissues of the spinal cord or brain.

The body’s basic unit of life is a cell and this is where all cancers begin. The human body is made up of many different types of cells. Cells grow and multiply in a controlled manner to produce more cells as they are needed to keep the body strong and healthy. When cells become damaged or old they die and are replaced with new cells.

However, sometimes this controlled process goes haywire. The genetic material called DNA of a cell can become changed or damaged. This produces mutations that change normal cell growth and division. When this occurs, cells do not die when they’re supposed to and new cells form when the body does not require them. These extra cells can form a mass of tissue called a tumor.

Not every tumor becomes cancerous; tumors can be benign or malignant. Tumors that are benign aren’t cancerous. Often they are removed and in the majority of cases, they do not come back and do not spread to other parts of the body.

In contrast malignant tumors are cancerous. The cells in these tumors can attack nearby tissues and spread to other parts of the body. When cancer spreads from one part of the body to another it is called metastasis. Some types of cancers do not form tumors. For example, leukemia is a cancer of the bone marrow and blood.

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An Aspirin A Day May Lower Cancer Death Risk

People who consumed aspirin regularly may cut their risk of dying from certain cancers by as much as 21%. This is the first study that showed daily aspirin use can cut the risks of dying from other cancers, not just colon cancer which previous studies have shown.

Eric Jacobs, PhD, American Cancer Society strategic director of pharmacoepidemiology stated, “This study provides important new evidence that long-term daily aspirin use may lower deaths from certain cancers in addition to colon cancer.”


The study which followed 25,570 patients for 9 years was led by researchers from John Radcliffe Hospital and the University of Oxford and was based on data from 8 clinical trials.

After 5 years, the researchers discovered that patients who were taking aspirin regularly had a 21% lower risk of dying from cancer compared to those not taking it. At 20 year follow-ups, the aspirin group had 20% fewer deaths from solid tumor cancers than non users.

The decrease in deaths for specific cancers was:

  • 30% for lung cancer
  • 40% for colorectal cancer
  • 60% for esophageal cancer.

Based on the research, it wasn’t clear whether breast, prostate, brain and pancreatic cancers gained the same protective effect.

The study showed this benefit regardless of age, sex, smoking status or aspirin dose. The positive effect appeared to increase the longer patients were taking the aspirin. The study did have a few limitations. Only one-third of the study participants were women, so it’s not clear whether aspirin has any effect on gynecological or breast cancers.

Source: “Effect of daily aspirin on long-term risk of death due to cancer: analysis of individual patient data from randomized trials.” Published December 7, 2010 in The Lancet. First author: Peter M. Rothwell, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.

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Control Your Type 2 Diabetes And Cholesterol By Eating Nuts…

New research from St. Michael’s Hospital and the University of Toronto demonstrate that eating nuts every day will help control Type 2 diabetes and complications.

The research was published in the journal, Diabetes Care and showed that consuming two ounces of nuts daily as a replacement for carbohydrates (pasta, bread, rice, cereals, etc) proved effective at blood sugar control and serum lipid (cholesterol) control for people suffering Type 2 diabetes.

In the study the researchers used mixed, unsalted, raw, or dry-roasted nuts which all had benefits for controlling blood sugar and lipids and can be part of a strategy to improve diabetes without weight gain.

The researchers gave three different dietary interventions to subjects with Type 2 diabetes. One group was given a mixture of nuts, including raw almonds, pistachios, walnuts, pecans, peanuts, cashews, hazelnuts and macadamias, and one group was given a mixture of muffins and nuts, while one group was just given muffins.

The participants given only the nuts reported the greatest improvement in blood glucose control using the glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) test. The nut only participants also experienced a decrease in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (known as LDL, or “bad cholesterol”). Participants given the muffin supplement or mixed muffin-and-nut supplement experienced no significant improvement in gylcemic control. However, those receiving the muffin-nut mixture also drastically lowered their LDL cholesterol levels.

The study shows that nuts are a good option for people with Type 2 diabetes wishing to gain better control.

Source: ScienceDaily July 2011

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Kava Kava – Safe And Works Well In Reducing Anxiety…

Researchers in Australia at the University of Queensland have discovered a traditional extract of Kava, an herb from South East Asia, to be effective and safe in reducing anxiety.

The results which are published in the Springer journal of Psychopharmacology show a clinical trial which found that a water-soluble extract of Kava was effective in treating anxiety and boosting mood.

Jerome Sarris, a PhD student from University of Queensland’s School of Medicine, said the placebo-controlled study found the herb Kava to be an effective and safe treatment option for people dealing with chronic anxiety and  varying levels of depression.

Jerome Sarris stated “We’ve been able to show that Kava offers a natural alternative treatment for anxiety, and unlike some prescription drugs, has less risk of addiction and less potential side effects,”

Participants in the study were given a clinical assessment as well as a self-rating questionnaire every week to determine their anxiety and depression levels. The research showed that anxiety levels decreased drastically for participants taking five pills of Kava per day as opposed to the placebo group which took sugar pills.

The study also found that Kava had a positive impact on reducing depression levels Jerome Sarris said. During 2002 Kava was banned in Europe, UK and Canada due to concerns over liver toxicity.

Jerome Sarris states, “When extracted in the appropriate way, Kava may pose less or no potential liver problems. I hope the results will encourage government agencies to reconsider the ban.”

An issue with liver toxicity can be that ethanol and acetone extracts, which sometimes use the incorrect parts of the Kava, were being sold in Europe. That is not the Pacific Islands way of prescribing Kava. The study used a water-soluble extract from the peeled rootstock of a medicinal cultivar of the plant, which is approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration of Australia and is currently legal in Australia for medical use.

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Journal Source:

Sarris et al. The Kava Anxiety Depression Spectrum Study (KADSS): a randomized, placebo-controlled crossover trial using an aqueous extract;. Psychopharmacology, May 2009.

Dr. Robert Galarowicz
New Jersey Anxiety Relief Expert

An Apple A Day Keeps Your Doctor Away And Lowers Your Cholesterol

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An apple a day can keep the doctor away but it can also lower levels of bad cholesterol and improve levels of good cholesterol while also causing weight gain, according to a recent study.

According to study researcher Bahram H. Arjmandi, professor and chair of the department of nutrition at the Florida State University, found that Women who ate 75 grams (about one-third of a cup) of dried apples every day for six months had a 23 percent decrease in bad LDL cholesterol. The study participants also had their good HDL cholesterol increased by about 4 percent.

The study randomly assigned 160 women ages 45 to 65 to one of two groups. One group ate 75 grams (roughly 2.64 ounces) of dried apples every day for a full year. The second group ate another dried fruit for a year. Their blood samples were taken after three months, six months and at the end of the study period.

At the end of the one year study the women who ate the apples had lower levels of bad (HDL) cholesterol, lipid hydroperoxide (a cell damaging substance) and C-reactive protein, an indicator of inflammation in the body.

Researchers also found that the women lost an average of 3.3 pounds over the year.

Even though the study participants ate dried apples, the effect would likely be the same if they ate fresh apples, too. Though it’s hard to make an exact comparison, one cup of fresh apples would be about equivalent to a quarter cup of dried apples.

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Are Alternative Holistic Natural Medicine Practitioners Using Science Based Treatments?

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Over the past few decades holistic alternative health professionals, including doctors, have seen increasing needs to shift from a natural science that was once based on tradition or also known as anecdotal evidence to a situation where decisions are based on the best available scientific treatments. In May 2011 a study was published in Australia that showed most holistic natural health professionals were not using scientific evidence and treatments in their practices.

There were 351 questionnaires sent out to alternative medicine doctors and practitioners. 126 were returned, which accounted to 36%.  The majority of alternative holistic natural medicine practitioners and doctors believed scientific evidence and treatments are useful and necessary.  This accounted for 93% which was 74% in natural holistic medicine practices.

Most of the practitioners (including doctors, nutritionist, and naturopaths) of alternative medicine reported participation in scientific treatments, infrequently, only a small amount of natural holistic treatments were based on scientific evidence. Majority of doctors and natural alternative medicine practitioners made serious decisions on traditions and unscientific books. Most alternative natural medicine therapist said readily available evidence, time, and lack of skills was what stopped them from using more scientific treatments.

What this study shows is that holistic natural practitioners (including nutritionist, naturopaths, and alternative medicine doctors) may be supportive of scientific treatments but proper education and training is needed of many practitioners.

When speaking of holistic professionals this term can consume many areas, including naturopaths, nutritionist, natural health professionals and alternative medicine doctors.

Naturopaths or naturopathic doctors implement many different natural medicine treatments, including nutrition. Depending on a naturopaths education they may also be considered nutritionist which is one of the most powerful alternative medicine treatments available.

A naturopath can be considered a true holistic alternative medicine doctor. Their training includes nutrition and natural therapies.

When choosing a naturopath, alternative medicine doctor or nutritionist you should make sure they are trained to use scientific treatments.

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Control Your Anxiety with 100% Natural Biofeedback Treatments/Therapies

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Super Anxiety Control with Biofeedback Treatments.

I love biofeedback and seen many clients turn around and beat down their anxiety in a few sessions. Absolutely amazing! Real powerful stuff, anyway I wrote an article about biofeedback, what it is and how it can help you naturally control your anxiety.

What are Biofeedback Treatments?

Biofeedback is a scientifically-proven therapy/treatment that uses biofeedback equipment to monitor and show your physiological activity within your body. This expands your awareness and teaches you how to control your body.

Biofeedback training with a holistic natural professional is an effective treatment for anxiety disorders, especially anxiety attacks, that produces results similar to those achieved by relaxation procedures like meditation, progressive relaxation and prescription medication with no side-effects.

Which are the Major Anxiety Disorders?

Anxiety disorders share the symptoms of persistent irrational fear and uncertainty. The American Psychiatric Association lists the following anxiety disorders:

  • Panic Disorder
  • Phobias
  • Adjustment Disorder with Anxious Features
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Adjustment Disorder with Anxious Features

The most common form of an anxiety problem is generalized anxiety disorder. People suffering from this usually experience:

  • Anxiety
  • Muscle Tension
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty Concentrating
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Worry
  • Restlessness

How do Biofeedback Practitioners Assess Anxiety Disorders?

A biofeedback practitioner may conduct a psychophysiological assessment that monitors your breathing, EEG, finger temperature, heart rhythm, thought patterns, skeletal muscle activity, and skin conductance during resting, mild stress, and recovery conditions using safe biofeedback equipment. This assessment will enable your biofeedback practitioner to develop an individualized natural treatment program to correct abnormal physical changes associated with anxiety attacks.

What is Biofeedback Therapy/Treatment?

Biofeedback therapy or treatments uses biofeedback equipment to increase your control and awareness of your physiological performance. A practitioner’s biofeedback recommendations are guided by the information given by the biofeedback devices suggested by the psychophysiological assessment.

How Does Biofeedback Treat Anxiety Disorders?

Biofeedback training methods may combine many techniques such as cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), which is a form of psychotherapy, with one or more kinds of biofeedback training, including:

  • EEG Biofeedback (brain electrical activity)
  • Skin Conductance Biofeedback (sweat gland activity)
  • Temperature Biofeedback (blood flow through small arteries)
  • EMG Biofeedback (skeletal muscle activity)
  • Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback (timing between heartbeats)
  • Respiratory Biofeedback (breathing patterns)

What is Your Role in Biofeedback Treatments?

Biofeedback practitioners assign “homework” during each training session. You are expected to chart symptoms and practice self-regulation skills and lifestyle modifications in between treatment sessions.

Why is “Homework” Important to Your Success with Biofeedback?

These take home assignments help you to be more aware of your body and control it in the diverse environments and activities of your daily life. Practice allows you to develop your new skills from the treatment sessions to your everyday life. Studies confirm that your success is greatly influenced by practicing what you have learned in your biofeedback treatment sessions.

How Effective is Biofeedback for Anxiety?

Studies have shown that biofeedback reduces anxiety as much as many conventional treatments. It is because root problems in attention, cognitive functions, and physiological arousal are dealt with. Stress management biofeedback may help you control the circumstances that trigger anxiety attacks.

If you would like information about Doctor Robert’s natural treatments and therapies for anxiety including biofeedback click here

Doctor Robert sees clients from the following counties in New Jersey and New York for anxiety relief.

Passaic, Hudson, Bergen, Essex, Monmouth, Ocean, Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset, Hunterdon, Morris, Queens, Richmond, Kings, Nassau, Suffolk, Bronx, Rockland, West Chester, Putnam, Orange and Dutchess.

Diet, Nutrition and Natural Treatments for Anxiety…

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Diet and Natural Treatments for Anxiety

Anxiety is not just one symptom; it includes a collection of different symptoms that interfere with the life of the sufferer.  Anxiety results in the same problem: emotional upset that disturbs your life.

Nutrition, diet and natural treatments are surefire ways to control your anxiety. A healthy diet will allow for better nutrition to help produce proper amounts of brain chemicals. Anxiety when combined with natural treatments, mind/body techniques along with a good diet and a few supplements can help do away with the need for medications.

How Changing Your Diet and Nutrition Help Prevent and Treat Anxiety ?

The nutrients delivered by a healthy diet in preventing and treating anxiety cannot be overlooked. Everyone of your body’s system relies on the nutrients from different foods in order to function properly. Your nervous system that plays a role in managing and treating your anxiety with natural therapies needs proper nutrients like B-vitamins.

Vegetables and fruit have been shown to add benefits such as helping balance your anxiety. Spinach, for example, has a lot of magnesium, which has been shown to help  people suffering from anxiety.

Proper diet and nutrition can be a part of a natural treatment plan to help with anxiety. A good diet rich in nutrition/nutrients can also prevent anxiety by helping to keep a strong nervous system.

How Can Nutrition and Diet, Which Are The Base Of Natural Therapies Help Anxiety?

Good nutrition that comes from a health diet can improve many bodily functions and improve your anxiety. The result is the need for less or no prescription medications which are a part of orthodox medical treatments.

Those with anxiety who don’t maintain a good diet are at risk for panic attacks. These suffers don’t acquire the nutrients provided by a good diet and their nervous system don’t have what they need to function properly.

What is Good Healthy Nutrition?

A nutrition dense diet that includes proteins, carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins and health fats and water constitutes what experts determine to be good nutrition.

The below guidelines will help people from suffering from anxiety:

  • Eat more fruits, vegetables and whole grains
  • No caffeine consumption
  • Eliminate sugar and junk food.
  • Small amounts if any of alcoholic drinks

Problems, such as anxiety,  are controlled and can be part of a treatment plan by the food we eat.

Nutritional Dietary Supplements are Another Aspect Of Nutrition and Natural Health That Can Help Anxiety.

Nutritional Supplements Can Include:

  • Chromium
  • Magnesium

Another natural treatment for anxiety are herbs. Valerian root is an herb with a history of use for anxiety that is backed with medical research and studies.

Before taking any nutritional supplement in addition to a good diet, you should check with your health care professionals, such as a nutritionist or naturopaths to determine what is best for your health.

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is a very common experience that people may feel in different ways. It is usually experienced by most people at some point in their lives. The feelings most associated with it are apprehensive, nervous, or fear.

Anxiety can help us be very adaptive and help us learn to cope with the world. For example, if we have a test coming up and we feel anxious, or a big project at work, that anxiety may spur us to study harder or to prepare more for our test.

However, at times anxiety can become a serious illness that can interfere with your daily life, and that’s when those feelings of anxiety are unreasonable.

How is ‘Normal‘ Anxiety Different From an ‘Anxiety Disorder’?

There is a big difference between normal anxiety and an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders affect one in four adults in the United States. Most likely, you know someone with an anxiety disorder.  Normal anxiety usually occurs in reaction to some stressor.

However, an anxiety disorder is totally different. Whereas normal anxiety is short lived, doesn’t usually interfere with your life dramatically, an anxiety disorder tends to be a chronic illness that has a significant impact on your daily function.

Using Diet, Nutrition, and other natural treatments can control and reverse anxiety.

If you would like more information about Dr. Robert’s holistic natural approach for anxiety click here.

Dr. Robert’s holistic natural treatments for anxiety are located in Bergen County New Jersey and clients often come from New York and different parts of New Jersey to use his service. He also offers skype and phone consultations.