Case Study Anxiety Attacks - Anxiety attacks unpredictable?
Emotional health in this Case Study Anxiety Attacks can be influenced by the amount of sugar in the blood. In my own life, I can feel a difference when I have not eaten in just a few hours after breakfast. I find that my thinking ability is hindered. I saw the same fluctuation in my children’s personality when they were young and now the same symptoms in my grandson. They were normally very easy-going children, but without a snack, they became upset and more teary faster. When I would offer them some food, in a few minutes the crying would disappear.
Blood-sugar balance is an important factor for everyone’s personality and overall emotional health. Let’s look at this case study anxiety attacks: Alberta was 45 years old and suffered with occasional anxiety attacks once or twice a week. Her energy was a five out of ten. Most of her friends considered her a “health nut” who ate great. Her typical day’s menu:
Breakfast: raisin bran cereal, skimmed milk, white toast with a tiny bit of margarine and frozen orange juice with the pulp.
Mid-morning snack: whole-wheat crackers and cheese.
Lunch was a salad with tuna from home and ranch dressing. She was too busy to take a break in the afternoon.
Dinner was at seven with her family. She made canned spaghetti sauce without any meat and enriched noodles. She had a salad on the side with ranch dressing. Not bad? Most Americans would congratulate her on a low-fat diet. Most Americans would be wrong. Let’s look closer.
Breakfast for many Americans is boxed cereal. The only problem is that boxed cereal is NOT food. It is processed food. The hint is the box. All processed cereals are not balanced food. White toast can cause this woman’s brain waves to become abnormal. The enriched, white flour causes an imbalance in her blood-sugar level to drop abnormally. A blood sugar drop may cause her brain waves to become abnormal as she becomes hypoglycemic. Once our case study becomes hypoglycemic, she has an anxiety attack.
“Sweetened snack foods and drinks and white-flour products (refined carbohydrates) are the most deadly for the hypoglycemic. A normal pancreas, through its insulin production, is able to keep the body’s blood-sugar levels under control and in balance. But when it is habitually assaulted by these offending foods, it panics and produces too much insulin, causing blood-sugar levels to plunge downward.” Emmanuel Cheraskin, M.D., D.M.D.
Whole-wheat crackers use “enriched” flour and not whole wheat. The FDA allows the label to say “whole wheat,” but in reality, the crackers are probably 10% whole wheat. These crackers are like eating white bread—deadly for the hypoglycemic.
Her dinner salad was good, but the store-bought ranch dressing is also loaded with too many chemicals to list. Tuna could be good. If the tuna is packed with spring water that includes vegetable broth in the ingredients, it most likely has the chemical MSG in it. Monosodium glutamate (MSG) can change her brain chemistry. The canned spaghetti sauce has more chemicals. The enriched noodles will upset the chemistry of her blood sugar levels to become out of balance.
This case study brings to light another example of Healthy Hearsay. What she thought was good, and most Americans would agree, turned out to be a big part to contribute to her emotional problems. Healthy Hearsay dictates eating salads with low-fat, store-bought dressings and no red meat. It is all wrong.
Unbalanced food contributes to unbalanced emotions. Eat a diet of fresh fruits and vegetable, nuts, whole grains and seeds. Your emotions will be much more stable and your anxiety attacks will be fewer and further between.
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