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Chronic Stress part 2 for first responders, I bet you haven’t heard of this yet..

If you could pick a word/ phrase to describe the past two years as a first responder, what would it be? Mine, Burnout I did my fair share of beating myself up about it too That I didn’t handle the stress like I “should” have .. I knew betterBut I didn’t I do betterI rode …

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As First Responders, just because we cant change some things does not mean we are Powerless

“First Responders, we often hear“Change what we can” 📌Improve our diet📌Exercise📌Improve sleep hygiene for when we are off shift📌Incorporate mindfulness practices📌Prioritize rest and relaxation activities off shift This matters BUT What about the things we can’t change? Like… 📌Sleep deprivation on shift📌Repeated exposure to toxins and stressful scenes📌 Unpredictable meal times📌 Being away from family …

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The Endocrine Systems role in Chronic Stress : 2nd Due

So now that we know Epi and Nor-Epi are the Nuero- hormones that play the main role in our Short term stress response Who joins the party when stress continues? CORTISOL 😀 🎉 ( gets no ❤️ but we couldn’t survive without it!) 🔹Fashionably late🔹The 2nd medic🔹2nd Due engine / water supply🔹Back up However you …

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The Chronic Stress Response for First Responders

We are brilliantly designed to handle short term stress A threat is perceived, the body chemically communicates to adapt to it, once the threat is over we return to baseline But what happens when one perceived threats end is met by a new one? What happens when we don’t get that break to return to …

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Real Butter vs. Non-Butter Spreads, whats healthier?

Lets dig in. See below for How each is made 👀 Disclaimer : I am not into food shaming, absolutes or extremes🙅🏻‍♀️ which only create food fears and more stress! I’m sure I consume some margarine and processed seed oils when I opt for a donut or other sweet treat here and there and I’m …

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Meal Ideas that support the Stress response : Breakfast Edition

See below for 5 Days worth of Breakfast meal ideas Each meal is packed with nutrients that support our Acute Stress ResponseBy including Antioxidants ✅Anti-inflammatories ✅Vitamin B6 ✅Tyrosine ✅And more The choices we make at the start of our day truly set the tone for the rest of the day! Starting off with a nutrient …

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Antioxidant…Anti-inflammatory whats the difference?

Following up on yesterday’s post addressing the ACUTE Stress response I wanted to dive a little deeper into how to support our natural adaptations to stress During a stress response our vascular system can experience 📌Rapid changes to diameter ofthe effected vessels -which in turn causes…📌Rapid changes to internalPressure within the vessels This calls on …

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