The Slow Simmer of Stress
October 22, 2014
Hosted by Laurie Hibbard
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The stress response is a biological marvel and a thing of beauty. The complex interplay of the sympathetic nervous system, various brain structures and hormonal secretions, all within a matter of milli-seconds, which literally prepares us for “fight or flight”, is fundamental to our ability to survive as a species. We need it to help us deal with transient adverse conditions, then when the stressor is gone the body returns to a state of balance. What happens though when we feel we are under a constant state of stress and we ask this finely-tuned system to work overtime? How is it able to cope with the increased, unceasing demand, and what are the ramifications for our health? My guest this week is Matthew Hill, Ph.D, a researcher, assistant professor and expert in the field of stress response. Join us for a fascinating look at what stress is, how it affects the body, and the differences between the acute stress response and the slow simmer of chronic stress.
Nutritional Wellness - Beyond Food
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You know blueberries are good for you, but you don’t know why. You’re considering going gluten-free, but not sure what gluten is. You’re eating well but on thyroid medication, not sleeping well, and gaining more weight than ever. What’s going on?
Despite the plethora of information about food and nutrition, we are getting sicker and fatter every year. Nutritional wellness starts with the right food, but there’s so much more that’s affecting your health.
Nutritional Wellness Beyond Food looks at why we're not being nourished by what we eat. For example, what are the causes of digestive and hormonal imbalances that could be at the root of declining health? How do skipping breakfast, rewarding yourself with a glass of wine after work, and engaging in mindless habits thwart your efforts? Have you considered how the food industry and government directly impact your health? Join us to discover the many healing solutions to help you attain health, wellness and longevity.
Laurie Hibbard, BA, LLB, RHN, is a holistic nutritionist certified by the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, where she is currently one of the lead instructors in Calgary, Alberta. She has her own nutrition practice, Lighten Up With Laurie, and specializes in women’s issues and weight loss. She is a self-confessed recovering lawyer who left a thriving practice to raise two sons, who are now grown, and is now following her heart to her true passion of health and nutrition. Laurie aspires to be a physically and mentally fit centenarian and works with her clients to achieve the same goal.