As an abuse survivor, I know firsthand what it’s like to suffer from PTSD. And as an advocate for traditional real foods and natural medicine, I know firsthand what it’s like to look for safe but effective natural remedies. I’ll be frank: in the middle of a panic attack, I cannot afford to rely on nothing. It’s just plain common sense for me to have a prescription that can help me immediately, whether I know it’s “natural” or not. At least, until I can find a replacement that works as well as a prescription.
I still have lingering effects from the abuse that I grew up surrounded by: panic attacks, hypervigilance, a tendency to dislike loud noises, chronic stress, sleep problems, etc. But the good news is that I find relief in real food and in real homemade natural remedies. I am only learning to use essential oils well this year, and I wish I had started earlier. Because I have found that essential oils work, in some cases, just as well as their over the counter counterparts. For example, Deep Relief works just as well as acetaminophen for me. [Read more…]