Anxiety Disorders/nutrition

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I have read that anxiety can be caused by toxins in the body got from the environment.  What kind of specialist can I go to in order to be evaluated for this but I don't want to throw away my money on randomly going from one practitioner to another.

I don't feel confident that a either a standard blood test done by my GP or standard advice from a standard psychotherapist will give me the nutrition/toxicology expertise I need.

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Hello Steve,

The first step in treating anxiety is to go on a hypoglycemic diet (http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/the-hypoglycemic-diet/). Hypoglycemia (http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/what-is-hypoglycemia/,) causes the over-production of stress hormones. These form the symptoms of mood disorders over which you would not have conscious control. And this can be treated by going on a hypoglycemic diet.
Other factors to be considered are allergies, food sensitivities and any of the digestive disorder.

Please read:

Beating Anxiety and Phobias    
         http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/beating-anxiety-and-phobias/


It is true that heavy metal intoxication (http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/silent-diseases-and-mood-disorders/#Heavy) can also cause mood disorders.

This is best assessed and diagnose by nutritional doctors. See:
Looking for Complementary Health Practitioners at
  http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/looking-for-complementary-health-practitione

I hope I have been of some help to you.

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Jurriaan Plesman, Nutritional Psychotherapist.
Hon. Editor of
The Hypoglycemic Health Association of Australia.
http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/
Author of "Getting off the Hook"
Freely available at Google Book Search
Skype: jurplesman

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I have a degree in Psychology from the Sydney University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Nutrition. I am also the author of “GETTING OFF THE HOOK” which deals with the nutritional and psychological treatment of personality disorders. It is freely available on the internet at Google Book Search. I am interested in the relationship between nutrition and behaviour, and as a Probation ans Parole Officer facilitated groups for offenders, many of whom were alcoholics and drug addicts, sex offenders or compulsive gamblers, as well as the whole gamut of “personality disorders”. I am also the ex-editor of the Hypoglycemic Health Association of Australia Newsletter, a quarterly publication dealing with hypoglycemia and related health problems. Its web site, together with a shortened course of PSYCHOTHERAPY can be visited at: http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au

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Nutritional Psychotherapist

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The Hypoglycemic Health Association of Australia

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My articles can be found at: https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1M3x0ciu21Q8-KJO3tcIuxE-Mn97OIxCKzuhHDY8umrU#id.m9k24s-yjf9sc

Education/Credentials
BA(Psych) Sydney University, Post Grad Dip Clin Nutr (International Academy of Nutrition)

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