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You who are following diets that exclude no no foods for anxiety already know about the pretty immediate nasty effects of caffeine, sugar, all sodas, weed, fried food, fast food cold cuts (the last two full of preservatives and no no oils), and the plus effects of lots of whole real foods of all kinds.
I thought I knew them all until recently. I was doing amazingly well, improving steadily every day (also on the right med) until a few days ago. I started to regress really badly. Scared me silly! My body got so lethrgic it was a struggle to even get off the sofa, and my mind went back to the awful what if thoughts.
After searching the previous week and everything I had done, and finally everything I had eaten. One thing was different. I had started eating a lot of tomato products, sometimes 2 or 3 times a day, so I went on a search and tripped over the answer when I got on an arthritis site by accident. (I do not have arthritis). Since I landed thereand the site was about negative foods, I read the food list. I found what I what I was looking for...the nightshade family, which includes , tomatoes, potatoes, (except sweet potatoes), eggplant, sweet peppers, and tobacco. At the end it said these were also foods that had a triggering effect on anxiety!! Aha!
For a week or so before the regression, I had eaten a LOT of tomato products every day, eggplant a few times and potatoes every day. Cutting them out, I saw a difference in a very short time and am almost back to every day being a good day.
I hope this adds helpfully to your well being, and that non believers in food making a difference, at least take a week or so to try the different way of eating. My fridge is now full of real food, veggies, fruit and whole grain wheat products. (some people react badly to gluten, I don't think it bothers me.)
All the very best to all of you. Take care of yourselves and be well.
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