Overcoming Anxiety & Insomnia by Avoiding Food Additives

I just LOVE getting messages like this from folks who read my blog!!!

anxiety and insomnia“Hi Christy. I was very interested to read your story (“From Fibromyalgia to Food“) having had different symptoms but came to the same conclusion myself about what the problem was.

I had horrible anxiety problems and really bad insomnia for about a year before I read up on excitotoxins and the like and to be honest was getting to the point where I was beginning to think I was losing my mind.

Whilst I have not quite restricted my diet as much as yourself, my own personal rules are no sweeteners, no fizzy juice (i.e., soda), nothing with “extract”, “flavouring(s)” or “modified” on the label, no MSG or anything that resembles it, and generally if the ingredients are too long then don’t eat it.

This has completely transformed my life and like yourself I’ve been trying to influence as many people as I can to eat in a healthy fashion. I made the YouTube video below about my experience in the hope that it would help others.  ~Alan”


Alan’s video is below, but first I’d like to share a few thoughts…

It is SO great to hear of other folks who have done their own research and come to the same conclusions about all of the garbage that is in our food supply. Just take a peek around the web, and you’ll find people resolving all sorts of ailments by ridding their diets of processed foods.

It worked for my Fibromyalgia and for Alan’s anxiety and insomnia…but the list goes on and on!

All of these additives are making us sick…tired…and overweight!

People are really starting to catch on to all of the food industry’s tactics, and it’s inspiring to see so many folks taking their health into their own hands!

Like Alan says in the video below, it’s incredibly important that we eat real food and stop ingesting all of this chemical garbage! It can be overwhelming, but if regular folks like Alan and I can do it…anyone can!

If you need a bit more inspiration or information, please browse around my CompletelyNourished.com website at all of the videos, resources and recipes I’ve posted. (And if you’d like even more assistance with getting started, be sure to check out my book “Eating Additive-Free: A Natural Cookbook and Grocery Shopping Guide.”)


2 thoughts on “Overcoming Anxiety & Insomnia by Avoiding Food Additives

  1. I’m curious as to how much time passed before you felt a change from your fibromyalgia, and Alan in his sleeping and anxiety problems, after addressing it through diet. I have a friend who has a tremendously hard time getting any sleep, sometimes as little as an hour within a couple of days time. She has begun eating a more plant based diet but has yet to see a change in her sleeping patterns.

    • Within 3 months of eliminating MSG and other food additives from my diet, all of my symptoms resolved 🙂 It’s tricky to know for sure with me b/c the Fibro symptoms waxed and waned even before I changed my diet….so I may have been feeling better and better sooner than I realized…but it was 3 months later when I realized that it had been quite some time since I’d had any symptoms at all…and I went back to working full-time hours, etc. I’m so sorry to hear about your friend, and I hope she finds a resolution very soon! We eat animal products, but we avoid ALL chemical additives as described in the many blog posts I’ve published here and detailed in my “Eating Addtive-Free” cookbook and grocery guide. If she is not aware of such additives, she may find the info of use. Also, here’s a guest post recently submitted by one of our readers about how she resolved her lifetime of insomnia by avoiding these food additives – http://grocerygeek.com/2012/10/20/additive-free-diet-ends-lifelong-battle-with-insomnia-fatigue-migraines-cris-potters-story/ Hope this helps? 🙂

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