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BIOptimizers - Awesome Health Podcast

Oct 20, 2022

Stress is a part of life, but it doesn't have to control you. There are ways to turn stress into a superpower. 

Trudy Stone, a stress management expert, has developed a system to help her clients rise above stress. 

This podcast will talk about the different ways that stress affects our bodies, and how we can use Trudy's system to turn stress into our own personal superpower.

Effects of Stress

One of the ways that stress affects our bodies is by affecting our memory. When we are under stress, the part of the brain responsible for memory and learning (the hippocampus) is affected. This is why it is important to take care of our brains during times of stress.

Another way that stress affects our bodies is by causing cravings for sugar and fat. This is because our hormones get out of balance when we are stressed, and this can lead to weight gain. 

Additionally, stress can also cause digestive problems, as it slows down or shuts down digestion.

How can diet help reduce stress levels?

When it comes to stress, we often think of it as an emotional response. And while it is true that stress can be caused by psychological factors, there is also a very real physical component to it. 

When we are stressed, our bodies release hormones like adrenaline and cortisol. These hormones cause our blood sugar levels to rise and can lead to health problems like diabetes.

Diet can play a role in reducing stress levels. Eating foods that are high in protein and complex carbohydrates can help stabilize blood sugar levels. In addition, consuming plenty of fruits and vegetables provides the body with the vitamins and minerals needed to cope with stress.

Turning stress to your advantage

Though stress is a normal part of life, it can actually be a tool for growth.

Trudy Stone, an author of "The Stress Management Habit", believes that stress can be used to our advantage by learning to lean into it and frame it in a positive light.

For example, when she was working in the corporate world, she had a boss who was never satisfied with her work. Rather than getting stressed out and anxious, she took a walk and asked herself what she could learn from the situation. 

This led her to realize that her boss was giving her yet another reason to leave the job - which ultimately led her to start her own business helping others live healthier lives.

In this podcast, you will learn about

  • How can diet help reduce stress levels?
  • What is the "Rise Method"
  • The most important aspect of healthy eating?
  • The psychological and emotional connections that food has for us?
  • Ways to turn stress into a superpower?
  • How to manage stress.

And much more.

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