The Burnout Recovery Code
How Burnout Brews Disease
Written by Sarah Reilly, CNC, June 30, 2020
You know burnout when you are burned out.  It isn’t just about exhaustion and stress, however, that is a huge part of it. 

In the World Health Organization International Classification of Diseases, Burnout is defined as a syndrome conceptualized as three dimensions: feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion; increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one's job; and reduced professional efficacy.  In other words if you are burntout, you are exhausted, hate your job, and have poor performance.  

They go on to say….”Burn-out refers specifically to phenomena in the occupational context and should not be applied to describe experiences in other areas of life.”

In a clinical setting, I look at burnout through a very different lens; from a birds’ eye view of you ‘system-wide’.  The toll I see that burnout takes on people eventually is dramatic.  It brews disease and accelerated aging, AND, not just in the workplace.  Burnout bleeds into you entire life.  You know exactly what I mean if you are burnout out and reading this.

Stress is a killer.  It’s well documented.  High Stress suppresses the immune system and triggers inflammatory pathways that generate the leading diseases we see today:  Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Autoimmunity, Cancer, etc, etc.  This is all due to ongoing stress and inflammation brewing behind the scenes in your body over a period of time.  It is sneaky and can be brewing for years as you push through, exceeding your bandwidth day in and day out. 

Then, add stress to a weak link in your body (that you likely don’t even know is there) or a genetic susceptibility, and it’s bound to break.  Then add, PRESSURE, EXPECTATIONS, EMOTIONAL DISSONANCE, and you have a grand recipe for an accelerated DIS-EASE PROGRESSION PATH.  When people come to me, we get them back on the DIS-EASE PREVENTION PATH.  We can literally see on paper, the layers of dis-ease brewing behind the scenes in their body.  It's a major wakeup call for them. 

From CEO’s, Doctors, World Class Athletes, Business Leaders, to college students…they reach their breaking point…and know, if the burnout wins, they LOSE big time.  They take the leap to join me in a transformational path to get their vitality and quality of life back.  It SAVES their life.  Literally.  The quality and longevity.

If you are burntout and reading this, stop this madness NOW.  It IS costing you in bigger ways than you can see staring back at you in the mirror. 

Watch my free training.  See if it resonates.  And if it does, book your call, so we can get you on the DIS-EASE PREVENTION PATH ASAP.  Come on, life is too short and precious.  

I'm here for you,


Sarah Reilly, CNC

Sarah Reilly, Clinical Nutritionist and Burnout Recovery Specialist helps Burntout Leaders get to the root cause of their symptoms so they can fully embrace life feeling energetic, pain-free, lean and clear, without fad diet, drugs, deprivation and daily struggle.  Want to get turned back on in your body and life again?  Reach out for a Free Vitality Strategy Session.