PTSD: Treatment, Diet and Home Remedies

Food and Nutrition

Foods to be taken
  • One of the most prominent post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms is a high level of cortisol the hormone responsible for several stress-related changes in the body. Including foods that reduce the cortisol levels will help to improve the condition.
  • Foods high in fiber. These include whole grain breads and cereals, oat bran, oatmeal, beans, citrus fruits, strawberries, beets and carrots.
  • Include vitamin C found in healthy foods such as green peppers, citrus fruits, tomatoes, strawberries, broccoli, sweet potatoes and cantaloupe.
Foods to be avoided
  • Eliminate potential food allergens, including dairy, wheat (gluten), corn, soy, preservatives, and food additives
  • Avoid coffee and other stimulants, alcohol, and tobacco

Yoga and Exercise

Exercise is a powerful weapon against increased cortisol and other post traumatic stress disorder symptoms. Follow a regular exercise program consisting of any activities like walking, running, swimming, cycling etc.

Yoga Postures to Beat Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
  • Kapal Bhati Pranayama (Skull Shining Breathing Technique)
  • Tadasana (Mountain pose)
  • Marjariasana (Cat pose)
  • Setu Bandhasana (Bridge pose)
  • Shavasana (Corpse pose)

Music and Meditation

Practice mindfulness meditation- focus on a single thing happening in the moment, such as breathing, for a set period of time, generally at least 15 or 20 minutes.

Home Remedies

  • Keep life as normal as possible
  • Get back to your usual routine
  • Talk about what happened to someone you trust
  • Try relaxation exercises
  • Go back to work
  • Eat and exercise regularly
  • Go back to where the traumatic event happened
  • Take time to be with family and friends
  • Be careful when driving your concentration may be poor
  • Speak to a doctor
  • Expect to get better

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