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Can fasting cure panick attacks ?

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06 Sep 2014 12:53 #23201 by shrinkingviolet
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I have been suffering from panic attacks for a long time and my doctor is less than sympathetic. I have tried many things : acupuncture, hypnosis, therapy, bach remedies..the whole gammut. I am now at the end of the rope.

Has anybody got positive stories about panic attacks and fasting ? thank you very much in advance.

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06 Sep 2014 18:20 #23204 by TheFastDoctor
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Fasting, dear ShriningViolet, helps for all medical conditions. But you should never see any single modality as "the" answer. It needs to be part of a bigger whole. Each person is unique and thus each panic attack sufferer and indeed practically each panic attack is unique. Fasting can indeed create a good backdrop against which therapy and medication can work better but the best "medicine" remains exercise (Endorphins and Irisin is released during exercise).. Still as part of a bigger whole.

Bear in mind animals panic when they are about to be killed. Thus all dead animals intended to be eaten by people contain panic hormones. The first step is thus to become vegetarian.. and a fast is an ideal "switch" to a vegetarian lifestyle.

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06 Sep 2014 18:27 #23206 by david
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Hello Shrinkingviolet and welcome to our board. I used to suffer from anxiety until I started supplementing with Lugols iodine. That really helped. Worth investigating if you are lacking in minerals as a mineral imbalance may also play a role in triggering irrational emotions. When living on fat for fuel also known as ketones most people experience a calmer state of mind. At least that has been my experience. Please let us know how you get on.

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06 Sep 2014 19:04 #23207 by rothery
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I feel normally VERY relaxed while in ketosis, this is especially the case if I have been feeling depression or anxiety (as a result of my post-concussion symptoms), have had an illness or some sort of emotional trauma. So in short, if I need to fast to resolve something, the fast is easy, pleasant, and all negativity falls away during the 20-24 hour period as I enter ketosis. My one short eposide of anxiety attacks (again related to the concussion) was resolved with a 24 hour fast never to return.
I always feel during fasting that both body and mind are getting a rest, so if your panic attacks may be connected somehow to mental exhaustion (I know this is the case for my anxiety) then it might help?
Although bearing in mind a fast can also create a stress reaction too; on my first few fasts I definitely felt some mild panic just thinking about the fact I hadn't eaten so long and wondered if I was going to drop dead!! :laugh: Maybe like the doctor said, the reaction to fasting is individual and possibly even varies from fast to fast.

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06 Sep 2014 19:32 - 06 Sep 2014 19:32 #23208 by TheFastDoctor
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Bear in mind, dear David, that Lugol's iodine SUPPRESS thyroid function by making the brain think there's more thyroid hormone than what there really is.. I have seen some serious under active thyroids in people who take Iodine.. Ketones, dear Rothery, indeed, has a calming effect, one of the gr8 effects of fasting.

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06 Sep 2014 20:37 #23209 by david
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Thank you Doctor, this link would suggest otherwise or is it just Lugol's which causes this problem? Would kelp have the same effect?

www.doctoroz.com/blog/lisa-lynn/3-ways-boost-thyroid-function

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06 Sep 2014 21:10 #23210 by david
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There is an interesting debate on Dr Mercola's site and it appears that the problem of iodine supplementation is quite complex and that dietary sources of iodine are superior to Lugols.

articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/arch...hyroid-function.aspx

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06 Sep 2014 22:22 #23211 by TheFastDoctor
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We sometimes prescribe Lugol's to suppress the thyroid activity... Well, we used to, in the good old days when doctors were still allowed to think, and not just expected to toe the line of big pharma.

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06 Sep 2014 23:27 #23212 by Elizabeth C
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Hello Shrinking, I'm not an expert but would like to add something. If your current diet is not ideal (healthy), then I'm sure fasting help you purge of the unhealthy food, toxins and chemicals. Like the doctor said, it will give you a clean slate to adopt an new and healthy diet and will surely get you feeling better. I do believe a diet with flour, sugar, caffeine and excess carbohydrates makes me feel unwell and quite anxious. Fasting takes it away. Wish you well!

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07 Sep 2014 00:03 #23213 by david
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We sometimes prescribe Lugol's to suppress the thyroid activity... Well, we used to, in the good old days when doctors were still allowed to think, and not just expected to toe the line of big pharma.

André


Interesting point Doctor. No doubt the devil is in the detail (dosage) apparently the body also absorbs up to 10% iodine topically perhaps this is the favourable way to administer iodine if there is a deficiency.

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