Is Anxiety a Metabolic Disorder?

Is Anxiety a Metabolic Disorder?

October 4, 2019 0 By Ewald Bahringer


Hi, in this video I am going to cover
about the origins of the anxiety attacks. Step-by-step, easy-to-follow diagrams
explaining what is anxiety, why am i anxious? What happens to my body
when I am anxious? Information used in this video is composed from the Kaplan
prep courses, medical physiology by Guyton, biochemistry by Harvey. Panic
attacks are attacks of intense anxiety. I have compiled a comparison table on
panicogens or factors causing anxiety. 1950th textbooks states that the majority
of individuals with panic attacks have anxiety symptoms in response to panicogens, such as: CO2, lactate, pH, coffee, norepinephrine. 2003 textbooks state that
lactate was the one of the biggest contributors to anxiety attacks. Textbook
from 2019 added one more panicogen: hyperventilation. I want to point out
that most medical doctors do advise breathing technique to alleviate anxiety
attacks. Later on I will explain in detail the relationship of
hyperventilation in anxiety and breathing technique. At the end of the
video I will justify my personal opinion that in 2020 we will have tenfold
increase in anxiety disorders and depression. Very interesting that CO2 and
lactate are normal byproduct of our metabolism. First I will explain how CO2
in lot eight levels produced in our body affect your brain centers, then I will
cover in detail how coffee affects norepinephrine, epinephrine levels and
causes anxiety attacks in some people. CO2 and lactate are
normal byproduct of our metabolism. Metabolism is the sum of all chemical
reactions in ourselves. If you consume carb based food glucose metabolized via
many chemical steps in ATP or energy production cycle. Fats are metabolized in
a slightly different fashion, shown in brown. Every step of the glucose, fat and
protein metabolism uses a complex of vitamins that ignite an enzyme
responsible for that particular step of the chemical reaction. Let’s look at this
section of lactate production. We all know that oxygen deficit during
prolonged exercise leads to high lactate levels. After the workout lactate is
converted back to a pyruvate and used up in energy production cycle. Under certain
conditions, such as vitamin excess or deficiencies our body tend to produce
very high levels of lactate. Normally pyruvate is converted to Acetyl CO A
with the help of B1, Lipoic Acid, Pantothenic Acid, B2 and B3. Vitamin
deficit of one or more above vitamins inhibit the conversion. Pyruvate will be
converted to lactate. High levels of lactate releases high levels of hydrogen
ions. High levels of hydrogen ions are damaging for our brain. This is a normal
glucose metabolism in the brain. Glucose converts to pyruvate then to
Acetyl CO A, ATP or energy is produced to support all brain functions. In vitamin
deficiencies more lactate is produced, more hydrogen ions are released, excess
of hydrogen ions in CNS or brain irritates cardio and lung
centers leading to hyperventilation, rapid heart rate, worry and anxiety that
difficult to control. CO2 is also a normal byproduct of the metabolism. CO2
is produced here and here in the cycle. Normal protein metabolism also produces
CO2. Under certain conditions, even in a relatively healthy personCO2 production
is too high. Vitamin access or deficiencies, incorrect dieting lead to
high levels of CO2. High levels of CO2 produced in all tissues taken up by the
blood. CO2 easily diffuses through the blood-brain barrier into brain. CO2
combines with water, produces acid which dissociates into hydrogen ions. High
levels of hydrogen ions irritate centers of the brain, causing symptoms of the
anxiety. Let’s see how coffee and norepinephrine can cause anxiety attacks in some people. Normally epinephrine and norepinephrine are produced in small
amount. One neuron makes and releases epinephrine and norepinephrine,
attachment of the neurotransmitters to the second neuron creates action
potential: we feel alert and happy. Epinephrine and norepinephrine will be
degraded and broken down within a minute and deactivated. Caffeine in coffee and
tea degrade certain enzymes that degrade neurotransmitters, increasing the
lifespan and the amount of the circulating neurotransmitters in the
system. High amounts of the circulating neurotransmitters will hyperactivated
brain centers in some people which may lead to anxiety attacks. High levels of
epinephrine and norepinephrine will speed up metabolism
which increases production of CO2. Then CO2 dissociates into hydrogen ions which
irritates brain centers and leads to anxiety. Coffee, keto diet, low calorie
diet, intermittent fasting, chronic financial stress, chronic stress in
students all have one thing in common they are panicogens. Questions: if panicogens CO2, lactate, changes in pH are product of the metabolism
then can we state that anxiety is a metabolic disorder? Did you know that a
simple blood test covered by most insurance companies can help to correct
your unique metabolism and normalize CO2, lactate and pH of your individual body
type. How breathing may alleviate anxiety
attacks. MDs do advise breathing yoga and meditation for anxiety, but they do
not specify what kind of breathing techniques to use. There are two main
breathing techniques, I have learned during my studies in Qi Gong and Tai Chi.
I will be creating a separate video on breathing for anxiety. Hyperventilation
and anxiety. First brief preview of normal anatomy: this is lung alveoli
where oxygen is inhaled into blood vessels that uptake oxygen from the
lungs to the brain. Neuron in the brain with a pump protected with calcium ions
to prevent too much sodium influx into the neuron. For normal brain functions
sodium ions should be high outside of the cell. In the blood we have negatively
charged proteins that attract positively charged ions:
hydrogen ions. calcium ions. Hyperventilation and anxiety is
explained in green. When we hyperventilate more oxygen is inhaled,
high oxygen mixes with low CO2. Diffused low CO2 combines with water, less acid is
made, less hydrogen ions dissociated which changes blood pH to alkalinity. To
normalize blood pH protein detaches positively charged ions to donate. Free
blood calcium ions takes up available spots, which leads to low free calcium
ions in blood, leading to hypocalcemia: low calcium in blood. To compensate
low blood calcium levels, neuronal pump donates calcium into blood which makes
for sodium to enter the cell. High sodium levels in the cell increases leading to
high action potential which can lead to anxiety attacks or loss of consciousness
in some people. If we give a bag to this person: exhaled CO2 will be inhaled back
which increases blood CO2 levels, more acid is made, more hydrogen ions are
produced which normalizes blood pH. Some available hydrogen ions get attached
back to negatively charged proteins which pushes some calcium ions into
blood. Free calcium ion blood normalizes. Free blood calcium goes back to protect
brain cell from sodium invasion. Sodium ions stay outside of the cells: no action
potential is created, brain is functioning normally. no anxiety. I have studied how green barrettes are
trained to overcome the negative effects of the stress. Extreme high levels of
stress will increase epinephrine and norepinephrine which increases
metabolism. CO2 increases, hydrogen ion increases, all these changes in blood
gases could negatively affect the decision-making abilities in soldiers by
irritating brain centers. Green berets are trained to use the breathing
technique to positively affect the blood gases. They use prolong exhalation it
sounds like this Prolong exhalation expels most of the
CO2 out blood, CO2 decreases, hydrogen ion production decreases, there are no
irritation of the breathing and heart centers of the brain.
Breathing normalizes, heart rate normalizes, soldiers are able to make
life-saving decisions within seconds. Please make a note that Green Berets are
young, physiologically healthy, well trained individuals. Breathing exercise
will efficiently work for them. But if you are very deficient, you have
metabolism which is chronically deficient or overexpressed then deep
breathing technique is not the main type of correction of your metabolism. We have
looked how panic against: CO2, lactate, pH, coffee and norepinephrine can lead to
anxiety. Now I want to present a case how right nutrition can help you with
anxiety. 35 years old young stay-at-home mom. We started Gulnaras Protocol on
January 25th. She had lack of energy: 4 out of 10 where
10 represents high level of energy, 0 means no energy at all. Digestive
problems, she had anxiety one, two or four out of ten: one meaning anxious all the
times, 10 meaning zero anxiety attacks. It is my handwriting in purple. During
the interview I have learned that my client had difficulties falling and
staying asleep, cravings for coffee and pastries. Please
this is just my not taking paper I had to write very quickly as we spoke. Since
she had no energy she was relying on coughing as a
stimulant to be able to go through the day but not living and enjoying the day.
From January 25th to February 20th no vitamins were given, she took Chinese
herbs. Nn her second visit on February 20th her energy levels were seven out of
ten. Digestion 8 out of 10. Anxiety 7 out of 10 where 10 is no anxiety at all. She
had only two or three anxiety attacks a week. Cravings for coffee were 80%
alleviated. On February 20th she was given a complex of nutrients and
vitamins. After six days on vitamins, on February 26, I saw her the third time.
Lack of energy 9 out of 10 ,digestion 9 out of 10. NO anxiety attacks. Last time I
saw her on March 18th, 28 days on vitamins. Her energy level was 10 the
highest. She no longer needed to take naps. Digestion zero. For the past 28 days
she had no anxiety attacks. She still wanted some coffee.
Based on the textbooks, anxiety consists of psychological and behavioral theories.
Psychological and behavioral therapies are the main treatment principles.
Textbooks also claim that anxiety consists of physiological and biological
components. Do you think therapy should be the most sensitive treatment protocol
to alleviate anxiety attacks? Do you think talk therapy will change your
biochemistry and physiology? I have studied the work of DR. William
James. Originally he was trained as a medical doctor he studied medicine, later
he taught physiology and biology. But he was fascinated by psychology. Later he
founded the Harvard psychology department. In his work he claimed that
changes in physiology can lead to anxiety. He also stated that anxiety can
change your physiology. My opinion only I believe that many popular diets work by
increasing levels of epinephrine, norepinephrine and cortisol. Chronic high
levels of neurotransmitters and cortisol will eventually increase the levels of
panicogens in most of the people. By 2020 we will have tenfold increase in
mental health disorders. I have many data to support my findings. Please stay tuned
to my channel to learn about nutrition for your mind.