Episode 194

Could This Simple Hack Reduce Anxiety and Panic Attacks?

With Dr. Kristen Allott

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.

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I hope you enjoyed this conversation as much as I did.
Wishing you health and happiness.
Dhru Purohit

In this Episode, you will learn

  1. What exactly is anxiety?
  2. How what and when we eat impacts the brain and can cause issues like anxiety
  3. The evolutionary drivers of anxiety
  4. Modern day factors that are hacking our brains and making it difficult to function in our day-to-day lives
  5. Why the food we eat is such an important factor when it comes to how we experience anxiety
  6. Anxiety and sleep
  7. How eating protein before bed may help with anxiety and PTSD nightmares
  8. How intermittent fasting affects our decision making
  9. How much protein we should we be eating
  10. What you can do if you sense a panic attack coming on


Dhru Purohit

Dhru is the host of the Dhru Purohit Podcast, a top 30 health podcast with over 30 million downloads. His interviews focus on the inner workings of the brain and the body and feature the brightest minds in wellness, medicine, and mindset.

Dhru Purohit is also a serial entrepreneur and investor in the health and wellness industry.

Dr. Kristen Allott

Dr. Kristen Allott is a naturopathic physician, national speaker, and pioneering advocate for the use of whole foods nutrition in the treatment of mental health disorders. With more than a decade of clinical experience, she has refined her expertise on how to promote increased mental functioning by treating the physical causes of mental health, fatigue, and sugar cravings. She is also the co-author of the book Fuel Your Brain, Not Your Anxiety: Stop the Cycle of Worry, Fatigue, and Sugar Cravings with Simple Protein-Rich Foods.

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