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What Do Anxiety and Alcoholism Have in Common?





What Do Anxiety and Alcoholism Have in Common?

by Jen Springer


There’s one person who’s book kept me going when I was crippled with anxiety and panic attacks.  When I read Depression Free Naturally by Joan Mathews Larson, I had hope that one day I’d feel normal again.  She boldly states in her book that alcoholics and people with mental un-wellness are hypoglycemics and also have specific nutrient deficiencies that are creating havoc on their brain. This is mind blowing and refreshing information. This may have you scratching your head in disbelief, but how can you argue with her 75% recovery rate for alcoholics at her Health Recovery Clinic in MN. That is astounding and exciting.

Joan states that different mental un-wellness categories (bi-polar, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive, etc) are dependent on which set of nutrients are out of balance in the body.  When I received my blood test results, I was completely out of whack on many of the levels Joan talks about.   After  the first day of starting the protocol from my doc (Ann Stanger MD), I started to feel human again. The intense anxiety was … gone, without drugs.

Are you wondering, “That’s great Jen, but how do I go about figuring out which nutrients are out of balance in my body?”

Take a deep breath and relax, there’s a Note in Facebook to help you with locating a doc who isn’t going to label you as crazy asking for the types of tests Joan refers to in her book.  Start with going to the note HERE. Print it out. Make sure you “LIKE” that page while you’re visiting so you can easily go back and refer to the note.  It’s the official Natural Anxiety Therapy home on Facebook, or I often refer to it as  Face Crack.  I wonder if Joan Mathews Larson has a protocol for Facebook addiction? Sign me up!

Go to Facebook Note, like the Page, pronto. This isn’t for the later, “To Do” list. Your health can’t wait another day.

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Jen Springer is a Holistic Nutrition Expert who currently serves 10,000 clients.  Her approach to health is refreshing and out of the box, yet makes so much sense.  She has a track record of  helping people have the “A-HA” moment they need in order to start rebuilding vibrant health which is their birth right. With her guidance, people quickly get results even though  they’ve spent years of chasing for answers. Jen has been a health educator and practitioner for the last 10 years.

Sinfully Savory Gluten Free Pizza Crust Recipe





Sinfully Savory Gluten Free Pizza Crust Recipe

by Jen Springer



Face it, if you’re eating gluten free you’ve tried things that were so gross you wouldn’t even feed it to your arch enemy. Soggy, bitter, rock hard, and tasteless are all terms often used when describing commercially available gluten free pizza crusts. Oh, did I mention over-priced?

Do you have 6 minutes to make the most savory and satisfying crust from scratch?

The above video will show you the simple steps how.

The real pet peeve of mine aren’t the above issues. What?  Commercial gluten free pizza crusts are full of refined sugar and flours.  Tapioca, potato, rice, and corn flours may taste yummy but your blood sugars sky rocket and yeast (candida) blooms as if Miracle Grow has been sprinkled on it.  Who likes an itchy butt and wet ears anyways? Not I!

This recipe has been mildly adapted from Elana Amsterdam’s Almond Flour Cookbook Pizza Crust Recipe.  She has simple and outrageously delicious recipes.  Everything I’ve ever made of hers is FABULOUS!  Yeah, don’t be worried about the calories and fat in the almond flour. This is what anchors your blood sugar and keeps you satisfied for hours.



The Recipe


1 1/2 cup of blanched almond flour

1/4 teaspoon of Sea Salt (I like Redmond Real Salt)

1/4 teaspoon of baking soda

1 tablespoon of grapeseed oil

1 large egg

1 teaspoon of your favorite savory herbs (Italian Seasoning, rosemary, basil & sun dried tomato)

Preheat oven to 350.

Mix in a large bowl all of the ingredients.  Press into a greased non-stick pan, or roll between parchment paper.  Bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes, until lightly golden brown.

Take out of oven and dress with your favorite yummy toppings.  We did tomato sauce, chicken, garlic, colby jack cheese, and cilantro on the pizza shown below.  You can get fancy and make a chili or even an alfredo pizza too!





After you put on your favorite toppings, put back in the oven for 10 minutes or so. You’ll know when it’s done when all the cheese is melted and sauce is bubbling.

If you come up with an outta sight topping combo, please post here so others can benefit from your creativity.

Bon appetit!





Jen Springer is a Holistic Nutrition Expert who currently serves 10,000 clients.  Her approach to health is refreshing and out of the box, yet makes so much sense.  She has a track record of  helping people have the “A-HA” moment they need in order to start rebuilding vibrant health which is their birth right. With her guidance, people quickly get results even though  they’ve spent years of chasing for answers. Jen has been a health educator and practitioner for the last 10 years.

Is Anxiety Relief Just a Waiting Game?

Is Anxiety Relief Just a Waiting Game?

by Jen Springer

You’ve tried drugs, relaxation techniques, and St. Johns Wort with zilcho anxiety relief.  You’ve succumbed to just … waiting for it to go away. Hopefully one day you’ll wake up and it will be gone, right? NOT!  That’s not the way it goes with anxiety. Even if it does seem to spontaneously go away, one day it will creep back in like an unannounced and unwelcome house guest.

Is it possible to get long term relief without having your head shrunk for countless months or pill popping?

Yes, but you must do the right things to get better.  I have anxiety come and go since I was a teen.  When I had my first panic attack at 15, I thought I was going to die but it was an isolated incident. In my early 20’s I had a few little bouts with anxiety, no big deal. Why would I pay attention, it was gone as fast as it had shown up?  Then, mid 20’s anxiety got my attention. I had my first full blown anxiety attack. WHAMMO!  I thought I lost my mind. I was under severe stress and pushed my body a little too far. This time I took the medication my doctor gave me. He knew what he was doing, right?

During my late 20’s  my mind was opened to using natural remedies like essential oils, herbs, and nutrition.  I was able to come off the medication my doctor gave me for anxiety. “Yeah, I was home free and all better!” Or, so I thought.

I spent the next 8 years building a large health and wellness business. My clients were all over the U.S., even abroad.  I was making big bucks, had a house in the country, and even a cool S.U.V.  I was invincible!  Then, WHAMMO!  Once again anxiety and panic attacks arrived in my life.  This time, I was in trouble.  They afflicted me 24/7 for months. I couldn’t work, leave the house, or drive my cool S.U.V. I thought I cracked and life was over.  I didn’t want to use drugs but all the natural voodoo I was so savvy with wasn’t working.

When we are in great fear and confusion, we freeze like a deer in head lights and WAIT for something to happen.

I was hoping one day I’d wake up and the mass insanity I was feeling would be gone.  This false illusion went on for months. How could the invincible “Jen” be sick? Did she loose it? Was she washed up?  These are questions an alpha personality asks him/herself.  Reality is, anxiety, depression, panic, and other fun stuff like that doesn’t discriminate.

You can be rich, poor, white, black, male, female, young, or old and be brought to you to your knees with paralyzing illness.

The question is, “are you going to lay there for dead or do something about it?”

That was it, after a few months the waiting game was over. This time the anxiety/panic wasn’t going to slip away like it did before. I feverishly searched for reasons as to why I became ill.  It was unacceptable for me to believe that I cracked one day and my life was now over as a sane person.  After much digging, answers were found.  Doctors do not mention the real causes of illness, especially those affecting the way we feel. Illnesses that have many of the root causes but show up in each individual differently. Some people may “lose their marbles”, others may have rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, or anger management issues.

The most amazing finding I had was that most of our collective un-wellness causes boil down to a few common threads.  For long term recovery it is critical to find the core imbalances in the body and correct them.

Finding a doctor that thinks out of the box is critical.  Having the will power and the commitment to yourself to get better is also critical.  Getting better is not a cake walk, but boy ‘o boy is it rewarding when you start to feel human again. Actually, better than human. Can you imagine feeling alive, awake, and being a full participant of life? It’s awesome!

Learn about the possible core imbalances in your body and determine if you are being affected by them.

So, how do you learn? There is so much info out there sprawled throughout the web and books, where’s the best place to start? RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW!  My blog is full of information. I guarantee you won’t find as much information all in one place like on this site. I apologize, my ego popped in. But I know it’s true. When I was sick, I didn’t have anywhere to turn. I couldn’t find anyone to relate to who had gone through what I had that came through the other side “all better”.

With all the info out there, where’s the best place to start learning?

Once I figured out the core reasons why people lose their health, I wrote an ebook called “Let’s Get Physical: Anxiety is NOT All in Your Head” to address why you really aren’t crazy, your body just has some imbalances. (Learn if the ebook is for you, CLICK HERE NOW)

You aren’t weak minded because you can’s shake the anxiety, panic, depression, fibromyalgia, diabetes, or whatever.  You just haven’t addressed the core issues because you didn’t know what to look for or do about it.   It’s time to wake up out of your nightmare and get better in 2011!!! Figure out and tell your body what direction you want it to go in … and your sanity will change dramatically!

Jen Springer is a Holistic Nutrition Expert who currently serves 10,000 clients.  Her approach to health is refreshing and out of the box, yet makes so much sense.  She has a track record of  helping people have the “A-HA” moment they need in order to start rebuilding vibrant health which is their birth right. With her guidance, people quickly get results even though  they’ve spent years of chasing for answers. Jen has been a health educator and practitioner for the last 10 years.

Yes, Anxiety Can be Caused By the Flu Virus

This week’s post got thrown off a few days because the flu fairies decided to pay me a visit and I couldn’t even think straight enough to type a logical paragraph. Gee, thanks flu fairies! Not sure the cause, but feeling anxious when your body goes into battle with immune guns a blazin’ is not uncommon. How does one fight off the virus and help anxiety?

I always know when I’m fighting off a bug because I feel restless and anxious. The day before it hits me, I feel lightheaded too. If I can catch these subtle cues, I can often pull out the voodoo and kick it before it kicks me! I have my favorite arsenal of goodies that support my body with it’s effort to annihilate the virus.

First, Ningxia Red (of course) gave me the ammo to put my immune system in overdrive. This time, I did 3 ounces twice a day. Second, Essentialzyme metabolic enzymes (3 caps, three times a day). Enzymes go after that virus like a homing device programmed to find it’s target. KA POW, break it down! Third, my oil diffuser was full of Breathe Again because I got congested and I needed something to keep away the possibility of a bronchial infection. Fourth, Emergen C Immune Defense fizzy drink to fuel my body with more strength to fight the nasty flu bug. I love the 1000 mg of vitamin C I get in the Emergen C’s! Fifth, Longevity Capsules contain essential oils known to kill virus and support the immune system. I did one capsule in the morning and one in the evening.

And last, but most important of all was my Life 5. On the day I could feel my body fighting, I took 4 Life 5’s. On day two and three I took 3, and day four I took 2. I will continue to take one or two an evening before bed until all signs of the flu are gone. Life 5 have 8 billion live cultures of super strain, anti-biotic resistant good bacteria your intestines need to fight off any nasty cooties such as the flu. Most people don’t realize, but the gut is where viruses tend to start out first. If you are carefully attentive to how you feel, you’ll notice subtle cues your body is fighting a virus even before you see any full blown symptoms. These cues are gas, minor constipation, or slightly loose bowel movements. When I sense any of these signs I take copious amounts of pro-biotics and amp up my game with the  immune support I mentioned in the previous paragraph.

I can only speculate why I get anxious when I’m fighting a virus. My guess is that because the adrenals are in overdrive when the immune system is under attack, they can’t perform their duty of keeping everything calm, cool, and parasympathetic. My body was in “fight or flight” with a virus attacking it, so my calm brain chemicals went out the window temporarily and I felt anxious and restless. My solution: pop 200 mg of GABA.  Poof, anxiety gone. GABA is available at most health food stores. It calmed down my body and mind because GABA is the neurotransmitter that make us feel everything is A-OK.

Luckily, the worst thing this flu gave me was a fever for 4 days. To handle that discomfort I took epsom salt / baking soda baths with Joy oil added. Occasionally, I popped only one Advil because for reasons I cannot understand, the fever inflamed my left hip bursae as if someone lit a blow torch in there. It hurt so badly I couldn’t sleep, weird huh?

I warded off any secondary bronchial infections by doing “my thing” as I mentioned above. Every time I get a virus that affects my respiratory system I go into full combat mode to protect my lungs. They are one of my weakest organs and if bronchitis develops, I will cough for at least 3 months. GRRRR, but not this time around!

It’s now day 5 and I have a little lingering cough and fatigue, but that’s it.  Most people aren’t doing this well after being hit like this.  I am grateful for GABA and Joy oil helping with the anxiety this virus stirred up. I’m also grateful for the oils, herbs, and other healing tools I have access to that keep me going healthy and strong. Just remember, anxiety is usually caused by a physical imbalance in the body. It’s our body’s way of trying to communicate something is not right and out of balance. The tricky part is playing detective and figuring out what exactly is going on!

My Favorite Essential Oils for Anxiety Make the News

You’ve read my articles on the use of essential oils and why I love them for panic and anxiety help. As I’m finishing my schoolwork for my Master’s that is due next week, I was wondering what to post this week.  Unfortunately I don’t have a bunch of time due to my deadline to type a super long post, but I ran across a fabulous video that might be more fun regardless!

Here’s a brief little video of a news clip that gives you and introduction to my favorite essential oils from Young Living.  I have been using them for myself for 10 years and in practice for 9 years. They work so fast to relieve everything from muscle pain to overwhelming stress.  I personally use them everyday and cannot imagine life without them. What kept me “hanging in there” when I was experiencing panic 24/7 were these oils. That is why I’m sharing them with you, because I know they work and give hope when it’s needed most.