In Anxiety 101: The Holistic Approach to Managing Your Anxiety and Taking Back your Life, author and board certified physician Dr. Eudene Harry explores anxiety disorders, the root cause of increased stress, and ways to treat and manage symptoms while maintaining balance and productivity.
“Building a healthy lifestyle is like building a house: starting with a solid foundation is critical,” says Dr. Harry. “True wellness balances body, mind, and spirit. Doctors must take all of these into account or we are failing our patients as health providers.”
Dr. Harry pulls from her background in both traditional and holistic medicine to offer insight into how everything from diet to exercise (or a lack thereof) to chemical and hormonal imbalances can influence symptoms of anxiety and how the brain communicates with the rest of the body to increase or reduce anxiety.
“The stress response was designed as a protective mechanism to remove us from danger, to get things done that we need to accomplish, and to keep us alert,” Dr. Harry continues. “The problem is many of us find ourselves stuck in overdrive, and this can program our minds to have heightened responses to even the most benign situations.”
Anxiety 101 is a must read for anyone battling anxiety or increased stress as well as anyone interested in taking a holistic approach to healthcare. Sections include:
• Anxiety – What it is and Why it exists
• Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous Systems
• The Link Between Anxiety and Hormones
• The Mystery of “Functional Deficiencies”
• Pharmaceuticals and the brain
“Anxiety is not a ‘Xanax deficiency’,” Dr. Harry says. “Xanax is frequently used as first line treatment for anxiety, but healthcare providers are starting to rethink this strategy in light of recent concerns on addiction, impairment, and the increased risk of dementia. Patients need to know that other options exist.”
Dr. Eudene Harry has practiced medicine for more than 20 years and is currently the medical director of Oasis Wellness & Rejuvenation Center, an integrative holistic lifestyle clinic in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Harry is board certified in both emergency and holistic medicine, and completed her medical degree and residency at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. She is the author of two books: Live Younger in 8 Simple Steps (July 2012) and Anxiety 101 (June 2013).
In Anxiety 101: The Holistic Approach to Managing Your Anxiety and Taking Back Your Life, Dr. Harry provides a comprehensive overview of the many faces of anxiety as well as its causes and ways to treat and manage symptoms while maintaining balance and productivity.