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Support your anxiety

Anxiety is a big issue and constantly keeps coming up. Support yourself with the below:

Food and nutrition: pay attention to the food you are consuming. Anxiety is tied to the gut in TICM, to the Stomach and Spleen organ systems. The weaker those organ systems are, the easier it is to feel worried and anxious. It is vital to nourish yourself with whole foods. Understand that eating the food pyramids according to the government guidelines does not set you up for success. It sets you up to fail. Make sure you are receiving adequate amounts of magnesium, zinc, vitamin B, C, D and a good dose of probiotics through foods.

Sweating: make exercise, stretching, and sweating priority. If you feel stagnant make sure your lymphatic system is supported by dry brushing, gua sha, bamboo tapper or jump rope. If you are lucky enough to have a sauna or infrared blanket use them. A hot detox bath can also create a good sweat. Get creative and get flowing. Do not overexert yourself however, practice more regularly at a moderate level rather than going too hard. Too much exertion taxes your vital energy (Qi).

Relax: take some time away from screens and read, write, practice Salaah, Qigong and play. Meditate and do not give up on it. The more trouble you may have meditating is only more evidence that you need it.

Let go: decluttering, organising and cleaning can be your greatest friend during this time of quarantine and weather changing. If you do these things in a mindful manner, you will feel in control and calm. Fall is all about letting go, shifting beliefs, allowing new perspective. The more harmonious you are with nature, the more supported and grounded you will feel.

Herbs: use herbal formulas passed down from the sages to support you. Spleen formula’s helps anxiety, depression, fear and Stomach imbalances by boosting your Shen which is like your Spirit. Astragalus helps overall immunity, pathogens, and our vital Qi by nourishing, supplementing, and strengthening the body.

Connect: reach out to loved ones and take part in positive and uplifting conversations. There is enough negativity going around, no need to also talk more about it. You want to raise your vibration, not bring it down. Talk to people that make you feel supported and loved.

And always have at least 1 cup of ginger powder tea a day. Better still, replace all herbal teas with ginger tea. Add few cloves if you have dental issues, cinnamon stick if you have poor circulation, cardamom if you have breast/testicle/Lung issues, star anise if you have a virus, fenugreek if you lack breast milk and the list is endless.

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