Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health issue in the US, with approximately 42 million people affected. Next to depression, anxiety is one of the leading sources of unhappiness, life dissatisfaction, and human suffering.
On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, I talk to Dr. Kristen Allott about the spectrum of anxiety, how diet can cause anxiety and panic attacks, and how managing blood glucose and nutrition are powerful tools for feeling better. Dr. Allott shares what she’s seen in her clinical practice helping those with anxiety and panic attacks. Her nutritional advice may sound counterintuitive, but we discuss why it’s important to stay open to different options, especially if trying all the “right” things hasn’t been working for you. Sometimes forgetting the rules is the best thing we can do for ourselves.
For more on Dr. Kristen Allott you can follow her on Instagram @ProteinForAll, on Facebook @ProteinForAll, on Twitter @ProteinForAll, on YouTube @ProteinForAll, and through her website https://www.kristenallott.com/. Get her book, Fuel Your Brain, Not Your Anxiety: Stop the Cycle of Worry, Fatigue, and Sugar Cravings with Simple Protein-Rich Foods at https://www.kristenallott.com/fuelyourbrain.
Also mentioned in this episode:
Dr. Kristen Allot’s Newsletter – https://www.kristenallott.com/subscribe
How to work with Dr. Allot if you are in the State of Washington – https://www.kristenallott.com/clinical-2020
Levels Health – https://www.levelshealth.com/
Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future, by Peter Thiel – https://www.amazon.com/Zero-One-Notes-Startups-Future/dp/0804139296
Lunchtime Leniency: Judges’ Rulings Are Harsher When They Are Hungrier – https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/lunchtime-leniency/
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