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The Hidden Root Causes of Anxiety and What You Can Do to Beat it Today with Dr. Ellen Vora

Season 2, Ep. 157

This episode is brought to you by Birch Living and InsideTracker.


Blood sugar is starting to get more of the attention it deserves in terms of optimizing metabolic health, but there’s one issue that often gets left out of the equation—anxiety. 


The way our blood sugar, insulin, and other hormones respond to sugar and starch wreaks havoc on our mental and emotional wellness. Yet most people struggling with anxiety and depression are given medications without any consideration of their diet and lifestyle choices.


On today’s mini-episode, Dhru sits down with Dr. Ellen Vora to talk about the hidden root causes of anxiety and what you can do to beat it today.


Dr. Vora is a board-certified psychiatrist, acupuncturist, yoga teacher, and author of The Anatomy of Anxiety. She takes a Functional Medicine approach to mental health—considering the whole person and addressing imbalance at the root. Dr. Vora received her BA from Yale University and her MD from Columbia University. 

 

In this episode we dive into:


-The hidden root causes of anxiety 

-The connection between blood sugar dysregulation and anxiety 

-Women, intermittent fasting, and anxiety 

-Caffeine consumption and anxiety 

-Understanding psychiatric medication in treating anxiety 

-Tools to help mitigate anxiety 


Also mentioned in this episode:

-4-7-8 Breathing Technique


-Amma (Extended Mix) by James Asher 


Listen to the full episode here.

 

For more on Dr. Ellen Vora, follow her on Instagram @ellenvoramd, Facebook @ellenvoramd, TikTok @ellenvoramd, YouTube @ellenvoramd, and through her website, ellenvora.com. Get her book, The Anatomy of Anxiety: Understanding and Overcoming the Body’s Fear Response, here.


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