Dr Oz: Manage Your Mood Swings + Control Anxiety & Anger

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Dr Oz: Distract Yourself To Keep From Crying

Dr Oz welcomed Julie Holland, who says that women are naturally moody and it’s not something to be medicated away. She said it’s necessary for proper relationships, but right now a growing percentage of women in America are taking anti-depressants. She claims that there is a right way to manage each mood, starting with the sad mood.

Dr Oz: Manage Your Mood Swings + Control Anxiety & Anger

Dr Oz explained how you can manage your mood swings whether you struggle with crying, anger, or anxiety. (Nelosa / Shutterstock.com)

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Carla shared that she will break down and cry often, even in front of clients. Julie explained that crying is actually a good thing and it’s probably one of the quickest ways to make yourself feel better. She said women apologize for their tears a lot, but when you try not to cry, you definitely will. She explained that if you’re in a situation where you can’t cry, you need to shunt your brain away from the emotions by doing something like counting backward from 100 by 7s. She likes to think of rhyming words.

Dr Oz: Control You Anger + Say No

Karen is a woman who suffers from angry mood swings. She shared that she tends to lash out at people. Julie said women accommodate a lot when sometimes they just need to say no. She said one trick is to learn to say no and explain to other people how you’re feeling. She said men aren’t exactly the best at recognizing your moods.

Dr Oz also said the opposite of anger is empathy, so the worst thing you can say to someone when they’re mad is “calm down.” He said instead, there needs to be more understanding around the anger.

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Dr Oz: Healthier Foods To Manage Anxiety

Sherry then shared that she uses food three or four times a week to deal with her stress and anxiety. Julie we tend to soothe ourselves orally, and the most important thing when it comes to anxiety is remembering to focus on the now. She said carbohydrates increase serotonin levels, which do calm you down. But you want complex carbs, not simple carbs. She also suggests that people eat foods that have tryptophan, like turkey.

Basically, using foods to calm down is okay sometimes, as long as they’re foods that are good for you. You can also eat eggs and avoid sugar and flour. Fish oils are also great for decreasing anxiety, as is chocolate with high cacao.

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