I remember it very clearly. It was shortly after I started College and suddenly I felt a huge wave of anxiety and panic wash over me.
I had no idea what was happening, so I went to the emergency room.
While waiting for the physician to see me, the anxiety started to release its grip, but I was still scared.
“You had a panic attack,” the doctor told me.
This is when my healing journey began to discovering how to help myself heal naturally from anxiety, panic and depression.
My Natural Living Roots
Before continuing with my story, I need to mention that I had a unique upbringing in that I was literally born into a natural healing atmosphere.
My mom turned to alternative health after battling Rheumatic Fever and finding natural therapies vital in her recovery.
I should also mention that my parents are very skeptical and are not the kind of people who just believe something works because they want it to work.
When the natural remedies dramatically helped my mom, it turned her on to wanting to learn more.
Also, it just so happens that my family lives near Boulder, Colorado. Boulder has always been an epicenter for natural living.
Growing up, my second home was one of the first health food stores in the country. At this health food store, I attended healing seminars featuring talented experts from all over the world.
Thus, when I had my first panic attack, I already knew a lot about natural living. I have dedicated my life to learning how to use herbs, energy healing, homeopathy, crystals, bodywork, sound, aromatherapy and food to heal.
It was my background that pushed me forward to pursue a career in natural living and
ultimately to create the Natural Products Network.
Doing What I Know
Although I primarily count on natural products, I keep an open mind when it comes to healing.
But, I decided to first try what I know to heal my anxiety.
In my case, since I literally grew up learning natural healing techniques, I thought, “I bet something in the natural realm help me beat this!”
Little did I know at first, but a lot of the information I would encounter was confusing and just plain wrong. Still, I persisted because I wanted to figure out ways to help myself.
My Breakthrough Moment
After my initial panic attack, I was MORE terrified of having another panic attack than anything else.
I remember constantly checking in on myself throughout the day wondering IF and WHEN that huge wave of anxiety would hit me.
Anyone who has had panic attacks knows this feeling. Suddenly, your whole day is hoping and praying that you don’t feel that sudden rush of anxiety.
Then, some days you might feel a constant stream of anxiety that is also hard to deal with.
I began trying various natural remedies, then WHAM, I started to find helpful natural tools and suddenly I felt better.
When I say suddenly, I mean that I felt a noticeable healing shift out of the panic.
This game changing moment made me realize I can help myself.
It was from this point forward that I really plowed forward to learn everything I can about using natural tools to beat anxiety, panic and depression.
I’ve even shared wellness tips on more than 100 TV segments throughout the country. And believe me, overcoming my anxiety was key to helping me be comfortable on live TV!
The Mind Body Connection
The key discovery I made that helped me fight my anxiety is when I realized that it’s not just in my mind.
By that I mean that I approached my anxiety holistically and I did not just focus only on my mental state.
This is when I started to see the biggest results.
One important breakthrough I made is the gut/anxiety connection. Our gut and brain are connected via neurotransmitters, which is a key component to our emotional state.
By working on my gut health, I made progress with my anxiety.
To do so, I turned to the simple, yet powerful, Apple Cider Vinegar. Apple Cider Vinegar helps to break down proteins into amino acids, which in turn fuels our Serotonin levels. Serotonin is vital to help us relax and to fight anxiety, depression and other mood disorders.
By mixing two tablespoons of regular Apple Cider Vinegar in a large glass of water, and drinking this slowly each morning, I was able to dramatically improve my gut health and boost my mood.
Make sure to opt for high-quality and raw organic Apple Cider Vinegar, which still has all the nutrients intact.
This is a simple natural tool I used in my healing journey that added up to real results. However, this is just the tip of the iceberg of what I learned!
Sharing My Success
As I hear more about people struggling with anxiety, I realize it’s time to share what I know.
I am NOT a doctor, nor do I claim to be one. However, I have spent my life studying natural healing. I know what it feels like to deal with anxiety, and more importantly, how to use natural approaches to overcome it.
We are talking about 20+ years worth of information, notes, various learnings and techniques delivered in a targeted and helpful blueprint. I will include everything from food, energy healing and bodywork to teas and vibropathics that helped me.
My goal is to provide the most clear and concise information I can.
Also, the great news is that the natural tools I use are ones that are readily available and inexpensive.
So NO, thankfully I will NOT be telling you that what helps me the most is a rare ancient root found only in India or some fancy gadget that costs thousands of dollars.
What I am sharing is my HONEST and SUCCESSFUL experience using everyday natural wellness tools to overcome anxiety, panic and depression.