Episode 48: Our Personal Stories Of Stress And Ways We Combat It

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Summary: Thanks for joining us for episode 48 of The Ancestral RDs podcast. If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! Remember, please send us your question if you'd like us to answer it on the show! Today we are sharing our personal stories of our struggles with the stress in our lives as well as ways we combat it. Stress! It comes in many forms. There’s the pressure to fit in, to be financially stable, or to be successful. There’s the effects of events, of dealing with an illness, or simply trying to keep up with a daily jam-packed schedule. Then there’s the feelings of fear, loneliness, or inadequacy associated with the stress. It may seem like an impossible feat to even begin to conquer it. But there’s hope! Everyone has their own methods to combat stress, some healthy and some not so healthy. Today we are sharing methods we have found to be effective in combating stress and its effects on health. While we all experience varying types of stress and effects from it, the strategies we discuss can be of tremendous benefit regardless of those differences.  Today is the day you can begin to step out from the cloud of stress over your life! Relax and enjoy the show. Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: Stressors and their effects in Laura and Kelsey's lives Laura’s struggle with the pressure of physical appearance being the value and proof of knowledge of a person both socially and professionally Kelsey’s struggle with the onset of a chronic health condition that changed the appearance and function of her body How Laura and Kelsey changed the thoughts about their bodies to one of acceptance for they way they are Learning to approach health and fitness decisions to benefit health, not aesthetics The importance of eating in a way that supports the individual How prioritizing sleep can greatly affect health and performance The power of creating and maintaining supportive social relationships Expressing gratitude for the supportive people in life gives big benefit to lowering stress levels Changing the focus from the negative to the positive in life The importance of remembering to not take the good in life for granted Links Discussed: Kelsey's blog post: When Chronic Illness Comes Knocking... Laura's blog post: How Adrenal Fatigue Was Ruining My Health, And What I Did About It The Ancestral RDs Community on Facebook WildFoods.co - Use the code WILDRD for a free gift! TRANSCRIPT Kelsey: Hi Everyone. Welcome to episode 48 of the Ancestral RDs podcast. I’m Kelsey Marksteiner and with me as always is Laura Schoenfeld. Laura: Hey, guys. Kelsey: Hey, Laura. Kelsey: How’s it going? Laura: Oh, just recovering from a pretty intense week, I’d say, that we had. Kelsey: Yes. Laura: It’s earlier in the week that we’re recording this and I was hoping to have a fairly relaxed weekend and it ended up being pretty intense as well. Kelsey: Yeah. Laura: I’m really excited for this upcoming weekend. I’m going to be going to Florida to visit my grandmother. Kelsey: Oh, nice. Laura: I’m like, I think I’m going to try to sleep eighty percent of the time that I’m there. Kelsey: Perfect. Yeah, just go out in the sun and fall asleep. Laura: Yeah, essentially. Kelsey: Awesome. Laura: I was going to tell our audience about something really cool that I did this weekend with my mom who is also a nutritionist. We did an interview with her, it was probably a year ago at this point. I don’t actually remember how long ago it was. But I was contacted by another RD named Steven Smith, who actually I feel like we should see if he would want to be a guest on the podcast to talk about his documentary at some point. But he is creating a documentary about omega 6 fats and how that’s a really big issue in the American diet and causing all these health problems.