This is embarrassing to admit, but I have major anxiety issues.
Especially when I travel by airplane.
I had one of my worst anxiety attacks a few years ago when Chris (my fiancé) and I were flying down to South Carolina for my cousin’s wedding.
Here’s what happened…
Since we were only going away for a few days, we packed all of our belongings in carry-on suitcases.
I figured this would save us the headache of having to deal with going to the baggage claim.
But by the time we boarded the plane all of the overhead bins were full.
So the stewardess took our suitcases and told us they had to be stored under the plane with the checked luggage.
And that’s when I went into meltdown mode.
Before I even got to my seat, my mind was flooded with all the things that could possibly go wrong.
I thought about how instead of being able to just get right off the plane and exit the airport, we’d now have to wait a long time to get our luggage.
Then I thought about how my suitcase could get lost—like the time I flew back from spring break with a group of college friends.
(Even though the airport did find my luggage a week later, my friend’s luggage was never found and she lost something very sentimental to her.)
Then I remembered how I had packed the diamond tennis bracelet my parents bought me for Christmas several years ago…
I should’ve taken my bracelet out of my suitcase! Ugh… If they lose my luggage, then I’ll lose my bracelet!
I just kept dwelling on all the things that could possibly go wrong.
And boy did I work myself into a tizzy. I even started crying at one point because I got so upset.
All the while, Chris was totally chill about the whole thing. He’s really good about just going with the flow (I LOVE that about him!)
In the end, everything was fine—my suitcase made it to the baggage claim and we didn’t even have to wait long for our luggage.
I had worked myself up over situations that weren’t even real.
And I have the tendency to get anxious about a lot of things!
If you’re someone who can relate then you’re going to find today’s podcast episode really helpful.
I invited food mood expert, Trudy Scott, to the Better Beyond 50 Podcast to share natural solutions to overcome anxiety.
After overcoming her own struggle with anxiety and panic attacks, Trudy teaches people how to completely eliminate their anxiety with real whole foods, supplements and healthy lifestyle changes.
Here’s what you’ll discover in this interview:
* How real whole foods and nutritional supplements can reduce even the most severe anxiety.
* The dangerous health risks associated with anxiety medications. (Most doctors don’t know about them!)
* The 2 foods you must AVOID to eliminate anxiety.
* The link between vegetarianism/veganism and anxiety.
* The best foods to eat that keep your blood sugar levels stable and why this is KEY to eliminating anxiety.
* Why it’s not a good idea to stop taking antianxiety drugs cold turkey. (Plus a helpful guide to safely taper off of them.)
You’ll leave this interview knowing which foods to eat and which supplements to take to completely eliminate anxiety and panic attacks.
Click the PLAY button at the top of this post to listen to the full interview.
If you know someone who suffers from anxiety, please share this information with her.
I really hope you enjoy this episode.
Please leave me a comment below to let me know what you think!
Trudy Scott’s Professional Bio
Food Mood Expert Trudy Scott is a certified nutritionist on a mission to educate and empower anxious individuals worldwide about natural solutions for anxiety, stress and emotional eating. Trudy serves as a catalyst in bringing about life enhancing transformations that start with the healing powers of eating real whole food, using individually targeted supplementation and making simple lifestyle changes. She works primarily with women but the information she offers works equally well for men and children.
Trudy also presents nationally to nutrition and mental health professionals on food and mood, sharing all the recent research and how-to steps so they too can educate and empower their clients and patients. Trudy is past president of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals. She was recipient of the 2012 Impact Award and currently serves as a Special Advisor to the Board of Directors. Trudy is a member of Alliance for Addiction Solutions and Anxiety and Depression Association of America. She was a nominee for the 2015 Scattergood Innovation Award and is a faculty advisor at Hawthorn University.
Trudy is the author of The Antianxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood and End Cravings (New Harbinger 2011) and host of The Anxiety Summit.
Trudy is passionate about sharing the powerful food mood connection because she experienced the results first-hand, finding complete resolution of her anxiety and panic attacks.