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Anxiety, Benzodiazepines and Your Genetics
By Trudy Scott, Host of The Anxiety Summit, author of The Antianxiety Food Solution
- World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day and the dangers of using benzodiazepines as prescribed
- How common is it to see physical dependence, adverse effects, and withdrawal
- Problems with tapering and how some of the very same symptoms that are trying to be addressed by these medications are now amplified or seen for the first time
- Some guidance with slow tapering protocols from W-BAD
- Benzodiazepines and genetic polymorphisms: CYP2C19 (diazepam) and CYP3A5 (Xanax)
- Other factors related to CYP liver enzymes may also be important to consider when on benzodiazepines (short-term high-fat diet, fasting and eating kale)
- Nutrition solutions via dietary changes, targeted individual amino acids and other key nutrients such as niacinamide and melatonin for supporting benzodiazepine tapers
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Trudy Scott, Food Mood Expert and Certified Nutritionist
Author, The Antianxiety Food Solution
Food Mood Expert Trudy Scott is a certified nutritionist on a mission to educate and empower anxious individuals worldwide about natural solutions for anxiety, stress and emotional eating. Trudy serves as a catalyst in bringing about life enhancing transformations that start with the healing powers of eating real whole food, using individually targeted supplementation and making simple lifestyle changes.
She is known for her expertise in the use of targeted individual amino acids, the nutritional solutions for the social anxiety condition pyroluria, and the harmful effects of benzodiazepines. She works primarily with women but the information she offers works equally well for men and children.
Trudy also presents nationally to nutrition and mental health professionals on food and mood, sharing all the recent research and how-to steps so they too can educate and empower their clients and patients.
Trudy is past president of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals. She was recipient of the 2012 Impact Award and served as a Special Advisor to the Board of Directors for many years. Trudy is a member of Alliance for Addiction Solutions and Anxiety and Depression Association of America. She was a nominee for the 2015 Scattergood Innovation Award and winner of the Go-Giver Mindshare award in 2018.
Trudy is the author of The Antianxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood and End Cravings (New Harbinger 2011) and host of The Anxiety Summit which has been dubbed “a bouquet of hope.”
Trudy is passionate about sharing the powerful food mood connection because she experienced the results first-hand, finding complete resolution of her anxiety and panic attacks.
For 40 years I have thought of food in only two ways: Food that makes you fat…and food that doesn’t make you fat. I have finally begun to see the profound effect that food has on my emotions and over all happiness. This shouldn’t shock me…but it does. And for the first time I am realizing that is what’s most important! I am finally starting to think about how food “makes me feel” rather than how food ‘makes me look’.
Trudy Scott is awesome! After years of dealing with my challenging health issues, and many other bright health care providers, Trudy was the one to give me relief and solutions. She gave me the hope of having a normal, healthy life again. I was ready to give up and Trudy changed my life. The breadth of her knowledge, resourcefulness, compassion and caring sets her apart. Trudy is a treasure.
“when GABA was introduced, the panic attacks disappeared”
“I also found that I have pyroluria so once I had introduced the nutrients I could stand up and speak in front of a crowd without having that terrible gut feeling and panic”
“I still am amazed at how quickly the panic attacks, binge eating, and mood swings disappeared.”
(she did the Amazing Aminos for Emotional Eating group program and saw anxiety, mood and emotional eating benefits)
At the end of the program: “It’s hard now to remember how anxious I really was but I do know it was bad as I have my (food mood) logs to prove it!”
(she also did the Amazing Aminos for Emotional Eating group program and saw anxiety and emotional eating benefits)