Helping children with anxiety

Physiological perspective

Often anxiety can be triggered by dysbiosis in our bodies which are tied to microbiome imbalance in the gut, other times it is related to malnutrition, disturbed sleep or increase amounts of sugar.  When there is a microbiome imbalance, it is highly link to high cortisol and elevated mast cells, these cells are responsible for immune responses of bacteria’s, parasite, allergens, and toxins in the body.  If there are high mast cells that are not being controlled, it can proliferate into the blood stream.  Furthermore,  elevated mast cells are interlinked with high amounts of histamine, and can be related to symptoms such as; allergies hives, itchy or flushed skin, red eyes, facial swelling, runny nose and congestion, headaches, or asthma attacks and even depression.  In high stress, the body will produce more inflammation and the liver will store glucose and release the excess in the blood stream.  Hence, creating a domino effect that compromise our adrenal system, responsible for cortisol levels, which directly influences our digestive, thyroid, and nervous systems.  So, give all the physiological support needed to help our stress chemistry along with coping anxiety by giving our bodies the proper nutrients defense mechanism.

Here are some tips and supplements for first line defense for healthy immune response.

  • Healthy blood sugar’s: 25 gram of sugar per day not more. Unless required.
  • Healthy gut- probiotic HMF – EPA-DHA fish oil (high concentration EPA)
  • Vit D3

Other tips to help reduce inflammation, damage tissue and unwanted pathogen.

  • Low histamine diet
  • Increase amounts of oxygen
  • Detoxing with fluvic acid supplement- Perilla plus/Nac – Neuro HMF probiotic- other cofactors such as B2 B3 Iron.
  • Pantethine- B5

Good Health is Good Living

Anna R.Dias ND

 

Emotional perspective

Teaching our children to feel the fear but to do it anyways.  For a child to learn that they can handle something scary, they need to have handled scary things in the past. So instead of rescuing your child when they’re uncomfortable, support them through it. Be their backup. Reassure them. Help them brainstorm.

Learning that they can tolerate the discomfort of feeling a bit anxious and that things work out helps children become less anxious, because they begin to gain the confidence that they can handle whatever happens.

So, if your child is afraid of riding a bike, you don’t get impatient or angry, and you don’t belittle them. You run alongside, holding up the bike. You go very slowly at first. Gradually you make it possible for them to be brave enough to put their feet on the pedals, and eventually to ask you to let go. They learn one step at a time, little bit by little bit, “I did something scary, and I feel brave now.” Every time you support them gradually to do something anxiety-producing, your child learns that they’re a person who can be courageous in the face of fear and who can handle what life throws at them and manage somehow to get through it. And maybe even to grow from it.

So, give your child all the support in the world, but also believe in their ability to handle it. This approach builds your child’s tolerance for the uncomfortable physical sensations that come with fear. They learn to tolerate those sensations without getting more anxious. And that retrains the nervous system.

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