Thursday, April 6, 2023

Sugar, starch, and anxiety

 For years, at dinner parties, I had to get up from the table and find a quiet corner to deal with my social anxiety.  That was not my experience at a passover seder last night, a few months into a low sugar, low starch diet.  

Maybe it's just getting older, but the experience of this dinner -- the first since going on the nutritional change -- was very different from how I had experienced social gatherings in the past.  I just felt more level and less reactive. More able to just enjoy the gathering of friends and family.

I recommend this podcast by Stanford professor Andrew Huberman on the subject as a start.