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A Naturopathic Approach to Anxiety

Anxiety can cause intense, excessive and persistent worry and fear or dread, out of proportion to an actual danger, often in response to situations of everyday living.

The symptoms of anxiety can include:

These anxiety symptoms can interfere with daily living and at Make Care Health, we work with you to better understand your physiologic response causing your anxiety, whether its too many stimulating hormones being produced, or stimulating hormones not being broken down and eliminated daily, or your nerves needing nutrient repletion, in addition to your cognitive processes requiring reframing. Often times insomnia is a symptom experienced alongside anxiety, and treating your body’s hormones and nerves to support deeper quality sleep, can be the best path forward to restoring mental health and stress support. Work with your naturopathic doctor at Make Care Health, to address the root cause of your anxiety and support for long-term reframing of your neural pathways.


Natural remedies can include herbs that support your relaxation or inhibitory neurotransmitters or brain hormones, as well as nutrients that help with metabolism and elimination of stimulating hormones each day.

How to treat low-mood, mild to moderate Depression

Low-mood, dysthymia and moderate depression are all well-treated and managed by naturopathic care as the root cause is usually hormone imbalance, neurotransmitter imbalance, and nutrient depletion. Your hormones regulate how serotonin receptors work, which when your hormones are in flux at puberty, just before your period, at ovulation or in peri-menopause, they may be impacting your neurotransmitter receptors, influencing your mood or causing mood changes.
Neurotransmitters, such as GABA, dopamine, serotonin, acetylcholine, are the chemicals in your brain that influence how your brain works, and are classified as uppers or downers, or excitatory or inhibitory. They are also influenced by your HPA-axis, where the brain function of the hypothalamus, pituitary and adrenal gland, creates and releases hormones that aid with energy, mental focus and elimination of these hormones daily, to support a balanced daily rhythm. Dysfunction in production, use or elimination of these hormones, can contribute to fluctuating moods.

Stress is a state of mental, emotional or physical overwhelm, as a result of high-demand output or situations. It is usually around problem solving financial, relational, personal growth, health, or work situations. It can also be physical in what you put your body through, from running a marathon to living in extreme weather conditions. There are good and bad amounts or levels of stress. The physiologic response to stress, is a cascade of hormones, from adrenaline to cortisol that rise in response to help the body pump blood to our heart, brain and muscle, to function in response, either to help us move or focus to problem solve. This rise in hormones is good to a degree, however, higher than normal demands for these hormones and especially over a long period of time, will leave the body in a state of depletion, brain fog, hunger, blood sugar dysregulation, and slow metabolism and often leads to chronic fatigue.

One of the best ways to manage stress is practicing activities that activate your relaxation nervous system, so that it can be easier to activate when you are feeling stressed

Physical effects of long-term stress are:

At Make Care Health, your naturopathic doctor will work with you to improve your energy levels, your quality of sleep and identify and treat various vitamin and mineral deficiencies, to strengthen you’re body’s resources for managing stress.

Cardiometabolic Health and Hypertension or High Blood Pressure and Low Blood Pressure

Cardiometabolic health considers the health of your heart and arteries as well as your metabolic system, that manages your hormone production, glucose control, weight and digestion. Most diseases of the heart and metabolism are preventable, so addressing them in a full-body work-up with your naturopathic doctor at Make Care Health, can ensure you are getting ahead of any future diagnoses by supporting a whole body approach to your health. 

To address this, your naturopathic doctor will do a full health interview of your different systems of your body and how they are functioning, as well as how you are doing in the world, your habits, your mindset and lifestyle choices and factors. Then, through clinical nutrition and lifestyle coaching, with supplements of herbs and vitamins, based on lab tests for support, we’ll work with you reduce any risk factors identified and treat any signs of hypertension or possible artery disease, atherosclerosis.

What causes hypertension or high blood pressure? 

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, can be caused from atherosclerosis, or a deposit of fat in the lining of your arteries, decreasing the physical space in the artery, contributing to higher pressure when the same volume of fluid is trying to pass through. Other causes of hypertension are damage to the lining of the artery, typically through inflammation, from high sugar intake, alcohol, or a combination of inflammation and atherosclerosis. And lastly, another common cause of high blood pressure is when kidney function declines, or doesn’t filter out fluid effectively, allowing more volume or fluid in the blood to linger. While excessive salt intake can play a part in creating a more dense fluid in your blood, more common ways to reduce blood pressure include addressing any causes of inflammation, such as smoking or excessive caffeine or alcohol intake, excessive stress, lack of physical activity, obesity or excess abdominal weight on the arteries, and sleep apnea.

Naturopathic doctors at Make Care Health, can help you lower your blood pressure naturally, often times without medications, when making lifestyle and food changes, as well as supplements support.

Treatment for low-blood pressure or POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) 

Low blood pressure can also be an issue for some patients, where going from sitting to standing causes light-headedness or feeling dizzy, and in come cases can throw off your autonomic nervous system contributing to a quick feeling of being flushed in your head and face, nausea, heart racing,  feeling unwell, which is a sign you should get checked out for POTS or postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. The causes of POTS and low blood pressure, can typically be traced back to a depleted hormonal system and an imbalance in your sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. Working with your naturopathic doctor at Make Care Health, can help identify potential causes, and support repleting your body’s nutrients for optimal hormone production and getting to reduced low blood pressure episodes.

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