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Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. It can be so severe that it causes physical symptoms. Mild- anxiety can be vague and unsettling. According to beyond blue over 45 percent of Australians will experience a mental health illness in their life, around 1 million Australians will have depression and over 2 million with anxiety. It is important to make sure with any mental health illness that you do seek professional help from your practitioner, however as a Naturopath and Nutritionist here are some foods, herbs and lifestyle tips that you can incorporate as well as seeing your General Practitioner. There are certain Foods to avoid if you are feeling anxious or if you have anxiety and certain foods and vitamins that can help your anxiety. The reason being because deficiencies in important vitamins appear to cause anxiety symptoms Those who suffer from anxiety should avoid caffeine at all costs, caffeine is a stimulant and psychoactive drug. It can make you feel jittery and heart racing that can have negative affect on sleep, and also cortisol levels, avoiding caffeine including energy drinks is a good idea for those suffering. Limiting Alcohol Foods to add to your regime:- – Protein is full of amino acids, these amino acids are needed for a lot of processes in our bodies one being building nuerotransmitters. – Foods high In Folate and B Vitamins – Foods high in Tryptophan – Foods high in Omega 3 fatty acids – Foods high in Magnesoum – –