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Dr. Gaila Mackenzie-Strawn

MS, DC, CTN

Feeling Anxious, Overwhelmed, Distracted?

On : 30 August, 2015

In : ADHD , Anxiety , Focus , Neurofeedback

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Want to Increase Focus & Feel Less Anxious?

We all live in an era of distraction heightened by stress, time, pressures, lack of sleep, and balancing multiple, simultaneous incoming messages (TV, computer, cell phone). Even mild symptoms of distractedness can increase feelings of stress and anxiety.  Likewise, anxious thoughts can keep us from focusing on tasks.  “Go to” focus-enhancing beverages like colas, energy drinks, and coffees may also contain sugars and/or synthetic caffeine.  Sugar causes a temporary energy spike followed by a crash.  Likewise, synthetic caffeine is digested more rapidly and produces a similar spike and crash. A higher caffeine intake can actually increase anxiety and tension, along with a physical “jitteriness”.   Stimulant medications for diagnosed attention disorders carry a higher risk of dependency and potential abuse and can fail to address potential underlying issues without appropriate measure (e.g., Neurofeedback, behavioral counseling).

Natural Ways To Increase Focus and Cognitive Performance

  • Green coffee bean and green tea provide natural sources of caffeine for a more balance “lift”, as well as
  • Caffeine from green tea enhances alertness, memory, and mood
  • L-theanine promotes a sense of “awake calm” by influencing both stimulating and calming neurotransmitters (brain chemicals)
  • Caffeine and l-theanine used in combination enhance attention, alertness, focus and cognitive performance
  • Neurofeedback can help reduce anxiety and improve focus and cognitive performance
  • Maintaining a proper balance of Omega-3 & omega-6 essential fatty acids is important for maintaining the brain’s ability to adapt and maintain important nerve connections
  • Zinc is an essential “calming mineral and maintaining proper levels can help focus deficit and anxiety because it influences the production of several neurotransmitters that affect learning ability and mood
  • Vitamin B complex is essential for proper nervous system function and neurotransmitter balance
  • Magnesium nourishes the nervous system and helps prevent anxiety, fear, nervousness, restlessness and irritability

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Naturopath & Holistic Doctor San Diego Dr. Gaila Mackenzie-Strawn MS,DC, CTN In 1979, I made a life changing decision. Having suffering with painful abdominal pain since the age of two,Read more

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