Worried Sick: Break Free from Chronic Worry to Achieve Mental & Physical Health : Worry can take a toll on the body as well as the mind - from weight gain and hair loss to irritable bowel syndrome and nausea, excessive worrying can upset the natural balance of a person's body, leaving them with a weakened immune system and susceptible to illness. Worried Sick examines the patterns of worry - and offers practical strategies on how to kick the habit and restore well-being, covering topics such as: The latest proven techniques for staying unworried and centered. Exercises that relax tense muscles and unwind the mind. How to identify and avoid toxic people and information that encourages anxiety. Mantras and "thought blockers" to use to prevent negativity from taking over. Which serotonin-boosting foods to reach for and which stress-inducing foods to resist. Worried Sick takes a holistic approach to coping with the circumstances and situations that give rise to worry and the symptoms that often result, so that readers can start experiencing a better quality of life.