Dr. Robyn Benson


“Most people experience anxiety in their daily lives. Some are disabled by it while others can ignore it. It is incredibly important to learn there are differences in severity and understand everyone handles it differently.”

Guest Bio: 

Dr. Robyn Benson is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DOM) who brings an innovative and game-changing approach to today’s health care. Robyn offers the most advanced and cutting-edge therapies, procedures, and products designed to renew, restore, and revive health called A.R.T.: Amplified Regenerative Therapies.

Dr. Benson, author, speaker, and self-care and Regenerative Medicine* expert, is known by many to be THE health detective with life-changing solutions! She has been the owner and founder of the Santa Fe Soul Center for Optimal Health (now Regenerative Medicine) for close to two decades.

For almost 30 yearsDr. Benson has applied her considerable knowledge of acupuncture, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, herbs, IV therapies, and her love for healthy travel to help patients resolve acute and chronic health challenges and to achieve optimal and sustainable health without the use of pharmaceuticals or surgery.

Episode Summary:

Anxietyaccording to Oxford Dictionaries, is defined as, “a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.”

Everyone experiences this at some point. In fact, anxiety is a somewhat normal reaction to stress as it can initiate our flight or fight response and keep us alert to our surroundings. However, it is important to learn the difference between feelings of anxiety and a true anxiety disorder.

There are several different anxiety disorders, and they all have defining characteristics that make their diagnoses possible. On my next YOUNGER podcast episode, I will help you distinguish key factors that relate to anxiety, such as:

  • Intensity and length of time
  • Impairment
  • Physical manifestations

I will discuss a variety of anxiety disorders and define what makes each different from one another. You might be learning more about anxiety for the first time for personal self-awareness, or maybe to help your child, a family member or a friend.

I explain the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5) categories of anxiety disorders and how they are listed in three groupings:

  1. Anxiety Disorders
  2. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  3. Trauma and Stressor-Related Disorders

There are many different recognized anxiety disorders that all vary in severity. Just remember, these are very serious conditions for those who suffer from them.

“Anxiety is a complicated topic due to its complexity. This information is important for all of us to feel supported, safe, and aware of the many aspects of this subject.” 

Title: Understanding Anxiety

Key Takeaways:

  • Top 7 Anxiety Disorders 
  • Top 5 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders 
  • Top 5 Trauma and Stressor-Related Disorders 
  • Anxiety’s Magnifications and an Overload of Emotions 
  • Behavioral Shifts 
  • Physical Anxiety 
  • Risk Factors 
  • When, Where and Who to Seek Treatment With 
  • A Spotlight on Therapy 
  • Doctors’ Orders 
  • The Power of Meditation and Resources 
  • The Best Foods to Eat 
  • Get Moving, including Yoga 
  • Know You Are Not Alone

Resources for a Younger Lifestyle:

Sedona Sacred Sounds (free meditations) – https://www.laurapenngallerstein.com/meditations-by-laura 

Other valuable YOUNGER podcast recordings (view episodes below): https://robynbenson.com/podcasts/  

  • Episode #6: The 90-Second Rule to Managing Your Emotional State & Living a Happier Life, with Dr. Joan Rosenberg 
  • Episode #17: Ways to Build Connection with Your Partner During Stressful Times, with Sarah Rattray, PhD 
  • Episode #34:  It Is in Our DNA to Live Out Our Full Potential, with Samuel Lee, MD 
  • Episode #37:  Live for Love, Not for Fear, with Dr. Kim D’Eramo 
  • Episode #75: What is S.A.D.? With Dr. Robyn Benson 


“Anxiety manifests in a number of ways depending on both the disorder and the person experiencing it.”

“A chronic state of worry can affect a person’s ability to maintain a healthy social life, employment, and fulfilling life.”

“If you, or someone you know, is struggling with anxiety, it is important to know you or they are not alone. There is a whole army of people learning how to deal with this challenge and understand how to put their anxiety in proper perspective.”