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What Is Adrenal Burn Out?

What Is Adrenal Burn Out?

Naturopathic doctor and stress expert Dr. Doni Wilson explains “adrenal burnout” and its causes and gives handy advice on how to find out if you’re suffering from it. Maybe you’ve heard the term “adrenal burn out,” or perhaps “adrenal exhaustion.” I refer to it as “adrenal distress.” No matter what you call it, the important question is—could it be happening to you? That’s what I’m going to cover this week because adrenal health is imperative to wellness, which is why I’ve named it one of the three problem networks. One… Read the rest

3 Problem Networks of Stress: Looking beyond the obvious to find good health

3 Problem Networks of Stress: looking beyond the obvious to find health

Dr. Doni Wilson, naturopathic doctor, shares her own approach to understanding and treating stress based on over 14 years of research and practice. There is not one single answer, nor one magic pill, when it comes to our health. That is because our bodies are intricate systems, with many interrelated processes. Even looking at unwellness from one perspective – stress, for example – is more complex then it may seem at first. And health is not achieved with a simple stress-reduction technique. To achieve optimal health and wellness, we need… Read the rest

7 Garden Herbs That Reduce Stress and Benefit Your Health

7 Garden Herbs That Reduce Stress and Benefit Your Health

Naturopathic Doctor & author Dr. Doni Wilson explains the health benefits of ordinary garden herbs and suggests how you can use them in meals and drinks. Did you know that you can use the gorgeous herbs in your garden to improve your memory, fight off infections, soothe your digestion, and boost your resiliency to stress? In this week’s post, I will share my favorites with you, explain what their health benefits are, and suggest ways you can use them. Lavender It’s well known that lavender is a great calming herb…. Read the rest

Top 5 Foods to Boost Your Energy this Summer

Top 5 Foods to Boost Your Energy this Summer

Keep yourself feeling energized all day long with these food tips from Dr. Doni Wilson, author of The Stress Remedy, naturopathic doctor and nutrition expert. As you prepare for summer barbecues, camping, water-activities, and all the other fun things you can do in the warm weather, you may want to think about choosing foods that maximize your energy so that you can really make the most of the summer.  You can start by thinking of what our bodies need to make energy—protein, carbohydrates, and fats, as well as vitamins and… Read the rest

Achieve Your Health Goals: My Top 5 Reasons for Doing a Cleanse

Achieve Your Health Goals: My Top 5 Reasons for doing a Cleanse

A cleanse, Dr. Doni explains, is an opportunity to achieve your health goals by eliminating sugar cravings, inflammation, and toxins. If you’ve not been feeling 100% and you’re not sure why or what to do about it, then it may be time to consider a cleanse. A cleanse is like hitting the reset button. It gives your body a chance to regroup, and get back to functioning optimally. Instead of being bogged down with sugar, inflammation, and toxins, what if your body could run clean? There are many cleanses on… Read the rest

10 Tips To Make Sure You Really Get A Stress-Free Summer (Infographic)

Stress Free Summer

Would you prefer to listen to this article?  If so, please click here to listen. Summertime is often associated with fun and relaxation, but stress is an ever-present force this time of the year that sneaks up on us derails all the joys of the season (and our personal well-being). From the foods we eat, to the amount of sleep we get, to disrupters such as travel and overstimulation, stress can wreck havoc on our routine and our health. Here is how I recommend dealing with the top ten summer… Read the rest

10 Easy Ways to Start Restoring Your Adrenal Health

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Dr. Doni, author of The Stress Remedy, has broken down how you can optimize your stress response so you are ready for whatever comes along. As a stress expert, my first priority is to prevent stress whenever it is possible and then help your body recover from stress. If we can do that, then we also prevent the effects of stress—and this is our best chance when we’re up against life’s many challenges. The key to keeping your body ready to respond to and recover from stress is optimizing the… Read the rest

What are Probiotics and How Do They Affect Your Health?

What are Probiotics and How Do They Affect Your Health?

  Dr. Doni demystifies probiotics: what causes their levels to be altered in the body, what happens when they are disrupted, and how can we get them back on track? “Probiotics” refers to supplements containing bacteria that are good for your gut. The most common bacteria found in probiotic supplements are Lactobacillus acidophilus and bifidobacteria. These are the two most abundant bacteria found in the human intestines, and research indicates that having low levels of these two bacteria increases health risks. There are actually trillions of micro-organisms living in your… Read the rest

How Well Is My Thyroid Working? Pt 2: 8 Steps to a Healthy Thyroid

Thyroid Health Pt 2: Eight steps to a healthier thyroid

Dr. Doni Wilson follows up last week’s article on thyroid health with an eight-step approach to improving thyroid function and optimizing the way you feel. In my last post, I talked about how an under-active thyroid, even if it is within ‘normal lab ranges,’ can affect your health. I also described some of the key signs that may suggest your thyroid is not performing as well as it should. This week I will suggest some things you can do to improve thyroid function. The first thing you should do is review… Read the rest

How Well Is My Thyroid Working? Pt 1: Reasons and Symptoms

How Well Is My Thyroid Working? Pt 1: Reasons and Symptoms

Dr. Doni Wilson explains why low thyroid function is one of the most commonly undiagnosed causes of tiredness, weight gain, dry skin, hair loss and constipation. Many people, both men and women (and even children!), never feel their best—and yet their blood work appears to be completely normal. They are often dismissed by their doctor as having nothing wrong with them. In this 2-part series I ask, “What if it could all be due to a thyroid issue that could be resolved by addressing food, stress, and nutrients?” Today, in… Read the rest

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