Why Do I Always Get Sick On Vacation?

Have you ever wondered why, when you were studying for exams, that you always managed to get sick exactly 24-48 hours after your last exam finished? Or why, a few years later now, you manage to get sick after Christmas, Hanukkah, Vacation, March Break, Easter or any holiday/vacation you might choose to take?

Our cortisol response and immune levels have a lot to do with it.

On today’s episode, I’m going to explain to you how our stress response impacts our immune system, and how chronic stress versus acute stress are at play in this balance.

On today’s episode we cover:  The anti-inflammatory effect of cortisol and stress How cortisol and stress affect our immune system How a pathogen gets into our system How to reduce our adrenaline output without crashing our system

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Todays episode is sponsored by the Nova Scotia Government. Today I’m asking you, as part of our team of 971,000, to work to slow the spread of COVID-19. Online self-assessments are available HERE (and are SO easy to fill out and book a time for testing!) and anyone living in HRM between the ages of 18-35 can volunteer to have a COVID test completed to help slow the spread in our province. As my 6 year old says, teamwork makes the dream work. Let’s do this.

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