Does Nothing Help Your Anxiety? by Leonid Altshuler M.D.
Published: October 1, 2018
Publisher: Books Go Social
Genres: non fiction, medical, mental health, self help
Rating: 1 star
Recommend to fans of: no one
Foodie Vibes: 2 meals per day, focused on meat based protein only
Dr. Leonid Altshuler M.D., a board-certified psychiatrist, went through years of misdiagnosis and suffering, from high blood pressure, digestion problems, anxiety and insomnia, before he discovered an innate connection between stress, diet and physical and mental illnesses.
He sees thousands of patients in his practice complaining about anxiety as a major symptom, either a new onset of anxiety or an anxiety getting worse over time, with medication treatment being only partially successful or not successful at all.
Frequently their anxiety has an identifiable and naturally correctable cause, frequently missed or not discussed at all with the treatment providers.
Dr. Altshuier will point out the cause of many of these symptoms and provide practical recommendations as to how to correct these problems in this book. He has had a high success rate treating anxiety by implementing the strategies described and is happy to share his knowledge with readers.
This book does not replace the advice of your medical practitioner, it is intended to support the work of your medical practitioner and to help you or a loved one to achieve good health.
Thank you to NetGalley, Books Go Social, and the author for an ebook copy to review. As always, an honest review from me.
Unfortunately I cannot recommend this book. While it discusses ways to help with anxiety, most of the ways are not psychologically based or considered safe by most physicians. The author recommends extreme dietary changes to deal with anxiety, that are considered unhealthy by many people.
The book is mostly his personal story, which is valid and may work for him. The author also recommends to do daily relaxation and psychological work to help with anxiety. This would be very helpful for those with anxiety or anyone in general.
Overall, the book tells the author’s journey with anxiety, what’s worked and what didn’t. However, I can’t in good conscience recommend that most people make the dietary changes in the book. Of course always consult with your doctor first regarding your own health.
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