Food and NutritionFoods 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.
- Eliminate potential food allergens, including dairy, wheat (gluten), corn, soy, preservatives, and food additives
- Avoid coffee and other stimulants, alcohol, and tobacco
Yoga and ExerciseExercise 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 MeditationPractice 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.
- 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