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Theanine during fast OK?

Commented on June 27, 2014
Created June 18, 2014 at 1:12 AM

I have a bad anxiety condition and sometimes it flares up while fasting. Is it OK to use the amino acid Theanine during a fast (IF)?

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on June 27, 2014
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Do you like having anxiety?

One should avoid things, situations & people that give you anxiety... seems like a reasonable thing to do, no?

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on June 26, 2014
at 11:26 AM

Could you please elaborate? Due to my anxiety condition my cortisol levels are probably elevated. But why should one not fast with high cortisol levels?

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on June 27, 2014
at 03:26 AM

Do you like having anxiety?

One should avoid things, situations & people that give you anxiety... seems like a reasonable thing to do, no?

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on June 26, 2014
at 10:20 AM

Anxiety during fasting is usually caused by higher cortisol levels. This means that perhaps you'd do better without fasting.

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on June 26, 2014
at 06:56 AM

Please help.

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on June 18, 2014
at 02:57 PM

Its not a psychoactive plant extract, it is a naturally ocurring amino acid.

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on June 18, 2014
at 03:46 AM

If anxiety flares up while fasting, that might indicate a deeper nutritional issue that could better solved with food than not eating and taking a psychoactive plant extract.

L-Theanine is good stuff. If it makes you feel better taking that than not, I don't see any reason to restrict that too. But maybe you just need to get blood sugar / hormones under control with proper nutrition.

Perhaps something like this with a cup of tea: (unless caffeine exacerbates the issue.)

http://perfecthealthdiet.com/2012/03/food-for-a-fa...

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