digestion, gut-brain axis, gut bacteria, dysbiosis, microbiota, microbiome, probiotics, fecal transplants, blood-brain-barrier, butyrate, serotonin, LPS, lipopolysaccharide

Gut-Brain Axis: Why Optimal Health Starts With Digestion

The bacteria that live in our gut have a huge impact on our overall health. So, when it comes to identifying the root cause of any illness, we have to start by looking at the health of your microbiome. Let’s take a closer look at the gut-brain axis, and how to get your gut bacteria functioning optimally.

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genetics, genetic testing, genetic mutations

Your Health Is Not Set In Stone: Your Genetics and You

Genetics isn’t everything when it comes to our health. New research is showing that diet, exercise, stress, toxins, and sleep have a much bigger impact on our health. Looking at the whole picture – genes and all the other factors – Dr. Doni outlines the steps to take control of your health.

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stress, dealing with stress, how to deal with stress, how to de-stress, stress relief, vitamins, exercise, meditation

How to Deal with Stress – without Stressing Yourself Out

There are three common reasons that people put off addressing the stress in their lives. Here’s how to overcome these challenges and start making small changes that, over time, will have a big positive impact on your health.

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food sensitivities, food choices, diet, dieting, gluten-free, dairy-free, natural health, wellness

How to Live Fully with Food Sensitivities

Having food sensitivities doesn’t have to be limiting to your lifestyle. Here’s how to focus on ways to “create space” between you and your food so you can change your mindset and actually start to love the process of choosing new foods. With time and practice, it will become so much a part of your life that you won’t even think about it anymore.

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stress, stressors, stressed out, under stress, stress remedies, stress reducers, stress and anxiety, stress and health, natural health

How to Increase Your Stress Radar

If you can identify what is stressful to you, then you can seek activities and environments that help you decrease your stress. Here’s how to take the first step in honing your “stress radar” – the ability to notice and anticipate stress.

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stress, stress response, redefining stress, sleep, diet, exercise, stress reduction, natural health

Viewing Your Health from the Perspective of Stress

Anything that challenges our bodies or requires a response or adaptation from our bodies is considered a stress. And stress affects each of us in highly individualized ways. We can’t avoid stress, but we can take control by identifying stress and finding opportunities to reduce it.

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self-acceptance, oxidative stress, self-love, mindfulness, meditation, stress

Can Self-Acceptance Actually Influence Our Physical Health?

Does how we feel about ourselves affect our physical health? In the 15th and final segment of Dr. Doni’s Series on Oxidative Stress, she reviews new research on how self-acceptance can influence oxidative stress levels in our bodies.

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Fibromyalgia Summit: Healing from Within

The Fibromyalgia Summit is an online event full of resources and interviews to assist you in regaining health from the many symptoms of fibromyalgia. My interview on stress and fibromyalgia is on Friday May 13—hope you can join me!

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mitochondria, oxidative stress, antioxidants, carbohydrates, fats, sugar, glucose, fructose, fatty acids, amino acids, Krebs cycle, organic acids panel, choline

Are Your Mitochondria Overwhelmed by Oxidative Stress?

Mitochondria are the little “power packs” that produce energy in our bodies. The trouble is, they also produce oxidative stress. In Part 14 of Dr. Doni’s Series on Oxidative Stress, she looks at how you can give your mitochondria the support they need to function properly.

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sleep, stress remedies, inflammation, oxidative stress, dysbiosis, adrenal fatigue, burnout

SOS! Stress, Oxidative Stress, and Sleep

Dr Doni explains the relationship between stress, oxidative stress, and sleep, and offers three tips for staying on top of all three. Part 13 of Dr. Doni’s Series on Oxidative Stress “Stress is essential to life.” That is what I wrote in my first book, The Stress Remedy. So, as much as it is about…

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aging, aging process, getting old, feeling old, anti-aging, sleep, diet, exercise, stress, oxidative stress, antioxidants

Aging – How to Slow It Down

Everyone wants to feel younger. The anti-aging “prescription” comes down four factors: Get more sleep, eat foods rich in antioxidants, move every chance you get, and optimize your stress levels. Give your body what it needs and you’ll feel better—and slow the aging process!

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epigenetics, genetics, genetic code, DNA, genes, oxidative stress, nutrition, food is medicine, antioxidants, telomeres, natural health

Epigenetics, Telomeres, and Oxidative Stress

Dr. Doni explains the link between oxidative stress and DNA, and why it means that our health is in our own hands. Part 10 of Dr. Doni’s Series on Oxidative Stress It used to be thought that our health is completely determined by our genes. That once we were conceived, our genes would directly determine…

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