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Modern Day Stress: Are You Wired, Tired or Both?

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: The warning signs of chronic stress can be hard to pick up on when you're constantly surrounded by it.
Air Date: 8/27/14
Duration: 10
Host: Holly Lucille, ND, RN
Guest Bio: Sarah Corey, AADP
Sarah CoreySarah Corey, Healthy Lifestyle Coach, empowers men and women to take control of their bodies, careers, and relationships to lead a life of passion.

Sarah believes that healthy lifestyle change is not just about changing your diet, but also about investigating patterns, beliefs and behaviors sabotaging your efforts. Working together, she will help you develop obtainable goals fostering positive change to achieve long-term success.

Sarah is an AADP certified health coach, who received her nutritional training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NYC.

Here she studied under well know health leaders such as Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Mark Hyman and Dr. Barry Sears, amongst others.

She also holds a B.S in Management, Marketing and Electronic Media Arts from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Prior to become a Healthy Lifestyle Coach, Sarah worked as a management and technology consultant at Deloitte Consulting LLP.

Sarah is currently a forth year medical student, pursuing her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ.
Modern Day Stress: Are You Wired, Tired or Both?
Are you tired but too wired to sleep? Do simple tasks feel overwhelming? Is it impossible for you to get through your day without coffee, cola or other stimulants?

Stress can be a permanent presence in your daily life and can remain a source of contention.

It is true that not all stress is bad and can actually be good for your health.

However, when you remain in a state of chronic stress, your body will begin to suffer.

Too often you might overlook symptoms, like being unable to sleep or to get through your day without an energy drink. However, these can be critical warning signs to which your body is trying to alert you.

When you can learn to identify stress and manage it appropriately while nourishing your body, stress no longer needs to be the enemy.

What are some ways to help identify and manage stress?

When you're stressed, your brain is signaling your adrenal glands (which are located above your kidneys) that you are feeling under pressure. This spurs adrenaline and your main stress hormone, cortisol, to pump through your body, causing your blood pressure to rise, your heart to race and an inability to calm down.

If you're already running late on a busy day and begin to notice your adrenaline is increasing, take a few deep breaths. Remind yourself that you have everything in control and that you will get through it.

Sarah Corey joins Dr. Holly to discuss why modern day stress is so prevalent in your life, why you might not even know the signs of being stressed, and simple ways you can recognize and take control of your stress.