Are You Addicted To Stress

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While hello hello hello. Welcome to another edition of the breakable podcast. Where he's quieting with noise in the health food infants world today and superstock. How dr heidi hannah in hosni is chief. Energy officer of synergy s accompanied writing brain-based hell if performance for instance individuals and organization. She's also a senior researcher with the brain health initiative and fellow an advisory board member of the american institute of stress and today is the episode of stress. We're talking all about obsolete concept Addiction which i never really heard of thought about intel deduct. Heidi hearing a little bit about your take on that. A doctor dr gary. Thanks for coming in and play. Just give us a little bit about crown about who you are. And what got you into doing. Worker in the world around stress neighboring. Yeah well first of all. Thanks for having me. I love that used the word stoked because it's one of my favorite words. We were just talking a little bit before we went on about our backgrounds and where we come from and i actually grew up in portland oregon which i love. I love the pacific northwest. Still feels like home. But i always full actually it with affective disorder pat a lot of anxiety and depression growing up and felt like i needed to live in a sunny. Climate ironically ended up getting rights. Our shift to play softball penn state which was not much better than i moved to orlando for ten years thinking that would give me some sunshine and it really just gives me a lot of like under storms and eventually made my way to san diego and one of the things that i have been doing for the past few years with reef which is a global beach brand looking the benefits of the beach on our brain health and performance. So anytime i hear someone say you can see me. I know people are just listening to this. But i've got my relief hat and it's at palm trees and i just i really feel like we can benefit from taking our brain to the beach even when our bodies stuck at home are second office and there's some strategies you can talk about a little bit later about how Do that so. I'm background my history really. I got into this. Because i had to to survive. I was i was misdiagnosed. Has a child A lot so around the age of ten started having debilitating headaches and stomach aches and panic attacks and panic. Attacks were so extreme. I would actually faint and lose consciousness so my parents you know not knowing what to do about it to say misdiagnosed me with things like kimia food allergies kind of like throwing darts on a dartboard and ultimately they said you know probably just stress so hard. Remember like okay. I'm ten eleven. Twelve how How bad could stress be. Why is it literally like hijacking my brain and the most inconvenient circumstances like on flights on first dates on job interview so i am a life journey. Like trying to figure out how to help myself. Just get through the day and became fascinated with these different topics. So it started. I got a master's degree in psychology. And i wanted to become a therapist. So it's working with a lot of people struggling with different things and just saw. How much nutrition was playing a role in their mental health. So then i got my first in holistic nutrition looking at the different ways that behavior mood and things and then always do not. I got certified and different fitness strategies exercise physiology and then i ended up working for this really awesome company called the human performance institute and it worked for them for ten years where we worked with professional athletes and executives really helping them understand energy management like their physical emotional mental spiritual energy and that was amazing. Except i do. I feared the most every day which was public speaking and flying so i was traveling all around the world kind of teaching people what to do but the not coping well with my own stress and wallo. That was happening. I had my third emperor diagnosed with alzheimer's disease. And i started looking the research about the brain and the nervous system and realized that the number one risk factor for cognitive decline in dementia was actually chronic stress. Live off of wait a second. I'm living with chronic stress. And i know this. Why am i acting us way. And that's actually one of the reasons. I wrote the book stress a holic and started looking at stress addiction was. I know this is good for me by yet. I kinda don't wanna stop. And then the more started talking about that book to my clients. They would all say. Oh my. gosh that's me. i'm addicted distress. But the funny up part and we can. Then they'd say well. But i don't want you to take it away from

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