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Cheaper Than Therapy


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Setback.

Turns out my therapist Ė the one who helped me identify my carb addiction ( wheatontrial.wordpress.c
om/about/
) and shared with me some helpful insights on coping with anxiety ( wp.me/p1N36Q-23 ) Ė isnít in-network with my insurance plan. We were both told something different when I began seeing her late January, and were caught off guard when the bills started coming at the end of March. I stopped making appointments with her at the end of April so that I could get things squared away with the insurance company and avoid being billed further.

The good news is that my insurance company recognized their error and are handling the outstanding bills, but the bad news is that Ė now that everybody is aware sheís out of network Ė I canít see her anymore. Well, letís be clear, I can always see her and pay out of pocket Ė but my issues arenít so severe that I am willing to go broke over them.

But having to start over with someone new who IS in-network and tell all of these horribly embarrassing stories sounds so unappealing to me. Iíd like to be able to say ďHey New Doc, hereís my blog address, take a week to catch up and Iíll see you when I get back from vacation.Ē

Unlikely.

So I donít really know what Iím going to do. Perhaps Iíll go the Exotic Healing Foods route. There are three medicinal herbs and plants identified that can help with anxiety ( www.shape.com/lifestyle/
mind-and-body/12-exotic-he
aling-foods?page=3
):

- Kava
- Passion Flower
- Ashwagandha (a phonetic spelling would be appreciated so I donít sound silly when I start looking for it)

It turns out that these are all looked on favorably in the primal community as well:

- 6 tea ingredients that can help you unwind, relax, and chill out ( www.marksdailyapple.com/
6-tea-ingredients-that-can
-help-you-unwind-relax-and
-chill-out/#axzz2VwRL9wGB
)
- And 6 more tea ingredients that can help you unwind, relax, and chill out ( www.marksdailyapple.com/
6-more-tea-ingredients-tha
t-can-help-you-unwind-rela
x-and-chill-out/#axzz2VwV2A5FJ
)

I already searched the Wheat Belly Blog Ė no mention of any of these natural remedies.

Thereís another one Iíd like to check out for itís anti-stress/anti-inflammatory properties Ė camu camu. But where does one find these magic healing potions? I already checked Teavana ( wp.me/p1N36Q-5x ) - they donít have it Ė although I was reminded that I still need to try their Chocolate Bananas Foster tea. Doubtful thereís any healing properties in that one, except for maybe its ability to stop me from going out in search of the real deal.

Fortunately, thereís not much you CANíT find on Amazon. Not cheap, but less than paying a professional!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
WHEAT_ON_TRIAL 6/13/2013 7:43AM

    Thanks all! Woubbie, I will definitely check out that book, my library doesn't have it sadly. Still waiting on Wheat Belly at the library (four months now!)

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OOLALA53 6/13/2013 2:29AM

    I once went to a therapist (not about food) who actually did suggest that I write a bio of a few pages that I sent by mail (before computers) for him to read before we started some sessions. I can't remember how he got me to streamline it so I wasn't telling the details of my , but it was useful for both of us. I think I was paying out of pocket AND it was toward the end of his career, so maybe he didn't really need the money.

Good luck with this.

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WOUBBIE 6/12/2013 10:45PM

    Oh hey, I see you're a runner - have you looked at this book yet:

http://www.amazon.com/d
p/0983490716

These are the researchers that trained this guy:

http://www.meandmydiabe
tes.com/2012/08/11/western-stat
es-100-low-carber-wins-ultramar
athon-steve-phinney-and-jeff-volek-study/

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WOUBBIE 6/12/2013 10:37PM

    I've found that B Complex vitamins make a noticeable difference. I usually get the ones listed as "Stress Complex" - they have C and some other stuff too.

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NDTEACHER1 6/12/2013 9:34PM

    Have you read Wheat Belly? I'm thinking about buying it.

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