It’s now been over two years since I had my last anxiety attack.
Does this mean that I’m cured? I’m really not sure.
I don’t know if anxiety ever completely goes away, but I do know that I’ve armed myself with the right tools in order to work through these old feelings whenever they try to creep back in.
Every day I free myself just a little bit more.
Being a Holistic Nutritionist I know that getting the right kind of nutrients is an essential part of the healing process. Though the goal is always food first, the truth is that sometimes we need a little bit of extra help.
One of the best aids I’ve found comes from a company whose mission is to help people cultivate happiness. Veeva has created two major game changers: Veeva Stress and Veeva Anxiety. Their Anxiety formula is also the first in Canada to truly earn and receive licensing as a natural health product that can treat anxiety. This is a HUGE deal and you can read the details about that here.
Though I’m fortunately past the point of needing daily support, I’ll pick up either of these two formulas whenever life gets a little too stressful or even for travel.
While there are many reasons why I trust, love, and recommend the Veeva line – here are my top five:
1. There are REAL people who really care behind the products…
I’ve had the chance to chat with the President of the company. He has had his own journey that brought him to founding Veeva. It’s not some bogus corporation after your money – it’s a real person who has been touched by mental health and who fights every day to help others get through the attached difficulties.
2. Cultivating happiness is their motto…
The number one complaint I hear from clients and people alike is plain and simple: they’re stressed, fatigued, unhappy, and they’re not even sure why. This is EXACTLY how I used to feel. Shifting my own focus to cultivating more happiness helped me to change my perspective and to create more happy moments in my life.
Happiness and health are not two separate concepts; they fully go hand-in-hand. We need companies who not only understand this but lead the way through education and example. Veeva goes as far as having their own Happiness Blog which you can read here.
3. The formulas rock!
Ingredients have been clinically studied and put together in a synergistic way that makes sense. In other words, you have a POWERHOUSE team behind you!
Two of my favorites are Ashwagandha and Theanine. Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb that helps your body and mind to better cope with stress. Theanine is a component found in green tea that helps to increase alpha brain waves – aka a zen-like focus. Each of these can be found in both the Stress and the Anxiety formulas
4. They’re non-GMO…
I know, I know. GMO is a big buzzword these days. But it’s a big word because it matters! To me the GMO debate isn’t up for debate – it’s simply common sense. Whether or not you agree, I think it’s more than reasonable to recommend you avoid GMO products whenever you can. Your health is in your hands and it’s in good, natural hands when you use Veeva.
5. A Holistic approach…
Sometimes we forget that a pill for a pain can still work as a band-aid solution. Veeva knows this and ensures that the formulations work on both the body AND mind – staying true to the Holistic approach. While they might be treating the problem, the chosen ingredients are simultaneously helping bring the body back into a natural state of balance.
Like I said – I don’t know if anxiety ever goes away BUT…
You have the power to make choices that help your mind get back to a place where the anxiety is more of a distant memory, and your body to be stronger for those moments when it comes knocking on the door.