How do I get over “Oxidative Stress”?

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I have been out of a job for 6 months now. But I am happy. I decided to “be”.

Who laid the rule that I have to work Monday-Friday, 9am to 5pm, 300 days a year?

I did.

We do.

I thoroughly enjoyed my work last 3 years, and 15 before, traveling the world, working with differentiated mindsets and being a Super Mom, running parallel tracks at work and home. Life like most, was a marathon at times, a 100 m sprint or a triathlon. I realized money didn’t buy time or sleep. I had nothing to prove to anyone, except myself. I also gathered, growth cannot always be a steep or a linear curve. I needed to take care of myself and deal with my “depression”. That’s when the term “oxidative stress” was voiced by my PCP.

Like an apple turns brown when exposed to air, our cells can “rust” when we breathe due to oxidative stress, a process caused by free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that damage or “oxidize” cells throughout the body in a process called oxidative stress. When you don’t have enough antioxidants present to counteract the free radicals in your body, you begin to suffer from oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is a sign of mitochondrial problems, and scientists believe it is a cause of many diseases including cancer, ADHD (attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder), autism, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, chronic fatigue syndrome, and depression.

I practice “mindfulness” now. I am aware of myself, my actions, reactions and my attitude in a more deeper way. I choose my energies based on my priorities and hope to live a more enriching life. On a lighter note, I do eat butter daily, in small doses, dance to my favorite song in the car and sing to myself. I am grateful for the life I lead, the health I enjoy and the ability I have to impact positively.

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Sarmi Parida

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