In this profoundly moving episode of our podcast, we sit down with Eric Reynolds, a retired law enforcement officer, to delve into a journey of healing and transformation. 🌟 Eric opens up about the harrowing experience of an officer-involved shooting – a staggering 38 rounds fired. We explore the depths of “moral injury” and the emotional toll of putting on a gun belt after taking a life. 🛡️ We then pivot to the healing side of Eric’s story, discussing the surprising role of a ketogenic diet in balancing stress hormones and fostering physical and mental well-being. 🥑 Eric shares his insights on hanging up his gun belt for the last time, transitioning from a life of high stakes to one of peace and introspection. Camping emerges as a cornerstone in Eric’s recovery, offering a sanctuary for officers grappling with deportation, anxiety, and PTSD. 🏕️ We dive into what PTSD really looks like and critically examine the role of microdosing and plant medicine in managing it. 🌱 Our conversation takes a deeply personal turn as we both find ourselves moved to tears, reflecting on the journey from trauma to healing. Eric then outlines three vital steps for law enforcement officers to regain their physical and mental health after serving. 🛣️ This episode isn’t just a story; it’s a call to action. Listen to discover how healing can unfold in the most unexpected ways. If you’re struggling, know that you’re not alone. Don’t become a statistic; reach out for help.