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Oxidative Stress: Looking at the Underlying Causes of Fibromyalgia

Dr. Doni explains how treating the causes of fibromyalgia can also help us understand how to reduce inflammation and free radicals. Part 7 of Dr. Doni’s Series on Oxidative Stress In the last segment, I wrote about how inflammation and oxidative stress affect the four core systems of the body (hormones, digestion, immunity and neurology), and how that leads to the symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. You can catch up here if you missed it. Fibromyalgia is another chronic syndrome that has close ties to oxidative stress. It causes pain… Read the rest

Chronic Fatigue and Oxidative Stress: Getting Back on Track

Dr. Doni explains the connections between the nervous system, hormones, digestion, and the immune system, and how they can cause chronic fatigue and oxidative stress. Part 6 of Dr. Doni’s Series on Oxidative Stress Twenty years ago when I was a naturopathic medical student at Bastyr University, I had a particular interest in patients who had been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I found it very interesting that, often at a young age, these patients were so fatigued and unwell that they were not able to work and could barely… Read the rest

Holiday Burnout Recovery Tips

Feeling stressed or run-down after the holidays? Dr. Doni Wilson gives some simple tips to recover from holiday burnout—and start the year off right. As we ring in the New Year, many of us are worn out and sleep-deprived after rushing around to get ready for the holidays, and may even feel a few pounds heavier from enjoying holiday treats and parties. Subsequently, you might be experiencing signs of “burnout” (like fatigue, aches and pains, headaches, bloating, easily catching colds, and generally feeling irritable) that impact your ability to get… Read the rest

Supplements and Natural Remedies to Prevent and Alleviate Alzheimer’s Disease

Continuing her exploration of oxidative stress and Alzheimer’s Disease, Dr. Doni explains the importance of antioxidants and recommends the 10 top supplements that can help alleviate symptoms—or prevent its onset. Part 5 of Dr. Doni’s Series on Oxidative Stress Oxidative Stress Leads To Inflammation As we have discussed in previous articles in this series, one of the most important things to recognize about oxidative stress (that is, too much oxidation happening and not enough antioxidants to deal with it) is that it leads to inflammation in the nervous system. It’s… Read the rest

Dietary, Lifestyle, and Environmental Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s Disease

Dr. Doni explains how lifestyle and environment can cause oxidative stress and lead to Alzheimer’s, and gives practical tips to minimize your risk of getting it. Part 4 of Dr. Doni’s Series on Oxidative Stress Last week, I started out by getting you up to speed on Alzheimer’s disease—what is and isn’t known about the disease and how to stop it. I pointed to research showing that Alzheimer’s develops over years of exposure to stress, inflammation, toxins, high blood sugar levels, and the oxidative stress they produce. So that means… Read the rest

Alzheimer’s Disease and Oxidative Stress: Looking at the Facts

Dr. Doni reviews the facts about Alzheimer’s Disease, including some of the current research connecting it to oxidative stress. Part 3 of Dr. Doni’s Series on Oxidative Stress Most of us have us have a friend, parent, or grandparent who has, or who had, Alzheimer’s disease—that’s how prevalent it is. In fact, it is the currently the 6th leading cause of death in America. In my life, my grandfather died of Alzheimer’s disease in 1983 when he was 87 years old after 7 years of at-home care. I remember visiting… Read the rest

Diabetes: The Link to Oxidative Stress

Dr. Doni discusses how oxidative stress can lead to diabetes types 1 & 2, with 6 simple steps to prevent the onset of diabetes. Part 2 of Dr. Doni’s Series on Oxidative Stress In the first article in this series, I introduced how oxidative stress can affect your health. In it, I mentioned that elevated blood sugar levels are one of the key causes of oxidative stress and that is what I want to focus on today. There is more and more research linking diabetes to oxidative stress so, in… Read the rest

Oxidative Stress: What Is It and How Can It Affect Your Health?

Dr. Doni introduces the subject of her new series of articles – oxidative stress – an increasingly discussed condition that has a massive impact on our health. Part 1 of Dr. Doni’s Series on Oxidative Stress Last year, I wrote an article on oxidative stress called “5 Signs of Oxidative Stress and 7 Ways You Can Stop it.” At the time, it wasn’t something that was being discussed much outside of research papers but since then, oxidative stress seems to be moving ‘into the spotlight’ and I’ve been getting more… Read the rest

Dr. Doni in The Huffington Post on “Fall Stress Busters”

Dr. Doni contributed an article to The Huffington Post this week, offering 5 tips for managing seasonal stress. Fall Stress Busters: A Seasonal Guide to Managing Stress, Naturally This article was originally published on The Huffington Post. As autumn sets in and temperatures drop, many of us are facing challenges, including work and school schedules, and soon holiday-related tasks. In reaction, we often experience “stress triggers” (like work pressure, commuting in traffic, balancing family and professional demands, etc.) that impact our health.[1-5] In light of this, it is especially important… Read the rest

16 Supplements, Nutrients and Herbs to Heal Leaky Gut

Dr. Doni lists the best nutrients, herbs, and natural supplements that can help heal Leaky Gut, and explains what they do and who should take them. Part 14 of Dr. Doni’s Series on Leaky Gut Over the past few months we have been looking at everything to do with Leaky Gut and how to manage, heal, and prevent it. We’ve covered everything from IBS to depression, weight gain, Hashimoto’s, and many other health issues. If you’ve missed any of the series, you can read all the articles here. In this… Read the rest

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