genetic health conditions, genetic mutation, chronic health issues, methylation, methylation cycle, genetic testing, genetic treatments, MTHFR, MTHFR mutations, SNP, single-nucleotide polymorphism

Understanding the Methylation Cycle and Its Effect on Health

Naturopathic Doctor Doni Wilson explains how our genetic makeup defines which enzymes need extra support in your body and the role the methylation cycle plays. Part 3 of Dr. Doni’s Series on How Genetic Mutations Affect Your Health In the first two parts of this blog series, we explored how genetic mutations (or SNPs) can…

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Uncovering Genetic Mutations: How to Test for Them

Dr. Doni explains why she recommends genetic testing, the different kinds of tests available for genetic mutations, and what they can tell you about your overall health and well-being. Part 2 of Dr. Doni’s Series on How Genetic Mutations Affect Your Health In this blog series, I will be talking all about genetic mutations, how…

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genetic health conditions, genetic mutation, chronic health issues, genetic testing, genetic treatments, MTHFR, MTHFR mutations, MAO, COMT, folic acid, active folate, SNP, single-nucleotide polymorphism

Genetics and Your Health – An Introduction to Genetic Mutations

Dr. Doni explains how genetic mutations are often at the root of poor health and explains how the effects can be minimized, often with very simple treatment. Part 1 of Dr. Doni’s Series on How Genetic Mutations Affect Your Health Many people suffer with chronic health conditions such as fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, depression, and pain.…

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sleep, Sleep Awareness Week, sleep environment, melatonin, restful sleep, trouble sleeping, insomnia, insomniac, Daylight Saving Time, clocks changing, change your clocks, disrupted sleep, sleep disruption

Top 10 Sleep Tips for Sleep Awareness Week 2015

Dr. Doni, author of The Stress Remedy, offers 10 simple tips for you to get a good night’s sleep. Did you know about Sleep Awareness Week? Organizations like the National Sleep Foundation and others participate in a public education and awareness campaign to promote the importance of sleep. Each year, Sleep Awareness Week ends with the…

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sleep, stress, insomnia, trouble sleeping, neurotransmitters, cortisol, stress response, restful sleep, tossing and turning, insomniac, disrupted sleep, sleep disruption, natural health

Stress and Sleep Problems

Dr. Doni, author of The Stress Remedy, explains how stress wreaks havoc on sleep. She suggests things you can do to get a good night’s sleep even while stressed. Part 12 of Dr. Doni’s Series on Sleep Disruptors and Insomnia Here we are—at the end of this blog series on the things that disrupt your…

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melatonin, sleep, insomnia, trouble sleeping, hormones, can't sleep, sleep disruption, sleep cycle, circadian rhythm, sleep-wake cycle

How Low Melatonin Can Affect Your Sleep

Dr. Doni, author of The Stress Remedy, explains how melatonin works to control our sleep/wake cycle and gives advice on what to do if things go wrong. Part 11 of Dr. Doni’s Series on Sleep Disruptors and Insomnia Sleep. One of the most important things we can do for our health and yet research indicates…

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menopause, peri-menopause, hormones, sleep, trouble sleeping, insomnia, sleep disruption

Hormones and Sleep Disruption in Menopause and Peri-menopause

Dr. Doni, author of The Stress Remedy, explains how changes in estrogen and progesterone levels can affect your sleep, and what you can do about it. Part 10 of Dr. Doni’s Series on Sleep Disruptors and Insomnia We spend, on average, one third of our lives sleeping and during that time, hormones in our bodies…

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How Imbalanced Neurotransmitters Affect Your Sleep

Dr. Doni, author of The Stress Remedy, explains how, when your nervous system is imbalanced, you won’t sleep well. She explains how to return to balance and sleep. Part 9 of Dr. Doni’s Series on Sleep Disruptors and Insomnia We started off this series by discussing 12 possible causes of insomnia. So far, over the…

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How Food Sensitivities Can Interfere with a Good Night’s Sleep

Dr. Doni, author of The Stress Remedy explains how food sensitivities can prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep. She offers advice for breaking the cycle. Part 8 of Dr. Doni’s Series on Sleep Disruptors and Insomnia Can food sensitivities really disrupt your sleep? It can be hard at first to imagine that what…

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How Stress and Weight Gain are Related

Dr. Doni was quoted in an article this week in the Health News section of NorthJersey.com. The piece, “How stress can affect your waistline” was written by Danielle Rose, a friend and patient of Dr. Doni’s. As I often say, stress is a natural condition of life. While we can’t eliminate stress, we can seek…

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How are insomnia and inflammation related?

How Inflammation and Pain Affect Your Sleep

Dr. Doni, author of The Stress Remedy, explains how inflammation and pain are common reasons for waking during the night and offers solutions to break the cycle. Part 7 of Dr. Doni’s Series on Sleep Disruptors and Insomnia We are mid-way through this 12-part series discussing causes of disrupted sleep. Research indicates that lack of…

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When you are balanced, you feel good—even under stress.

5 Tips to Get Your New Year Off to a Balanced Start

As holiday stress fades into the past, Dr. Doni shares health tips for creating stress balance in the New Year. After the busy and stressful preparation for the holidays, having a few days off—and time to connect with family and friends—allows us a chance to come back to balance. It is a state that I…

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Dr. Doni Quoted in “Health Bistro”

The holidays can add extra stress to your already busy life, so Dr. Doni Wilson offers some helpful tips in an interview with Diane Wedner of Lifescript.com. Dr. Doni was quoted in an article called, “Tips to Tackle Holiday Stress,” by Diane Wedner on Health Bistro, “a blog from the editors of Lifescript.com.” Here’s an…

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How Sleep Apnea and Weight Gain Are Related (Updated)

Dr. Doni, author of The Stress Remedy, discusses how weight gain and sleep apnea can disrupt your sleep and offers advice on how to address both issues. Part 6 of Dr. Doni’s Series on Sleep Disruptors and Insomnia In the introduction to this series, I gave an overview of 12 things that can disrupt our…

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How Cortisol Affects Your Sleep

How Cortisol Affects Your Sleep

Dr. Doni, author of The Stress Remedy, discusses how stress and our cortisol levels can disrupt our sleep and offers advice on how to keep things balanced. Part 5 of Dr. Doni’s Series on Sleep Disruptors and Insomnia In the introduction to this series of articles I gave an overview of 12 things that can…

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