Vitamin D is my favorite vitamin.
I know, who has a favorite vitamin? Well, I do, and it isn’t even for a scientific reason.
When I was a kid I learned an amazing fact. Our main source of Vitamin D is sunlight. When I heard that I froze, and my mind immediately raced to the obvious logical conclusion: “If Superman gets his powers from absorbing the light of Earth’s yellow sun, and we get essential vitamins from the sun, then... Oh my god we’re all Superman.”
An exaggeration to be sure, but not as far from the truth as you may think. Let’s take a minute to appreciate Vitamin D and how it makes us a little bit more like the Man of Steel.
Once upon a time, our Autonomic Nervous System saved our skin on a daily basis.
The fight or flight response was much more useful back when most stressors were giant bloodthirsty predators. Nowadays, our stressors are bills, traffic, ringing phones, and prolonged periods of work stress.
The problem is, our fight or flight response reacts to all these new triggers the same way. Our nervous system can't assess where your stress comes from and give a metered response depending on the kind of stressor. It's all or nothing. Even worse, prolonged stress responses create a web of negative effects.
Learn to manage your stress responses or instead of saving your life, they may accidentally destroy it.
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