Let's talk about yeast, part 2 - Recovery

Let’s talk about yeast, part 2 – Recovery

With an understanding of yeast and how to identify it (click here to read part 1), now let’s discuss treatment and recovery. If you catch the situation early, some basic probiotics from the health food store can be enough to get things back on track. However, if you find yourself in the vicious cycle with…

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Let’s talk about yeast! Otherwise known as candida

Let’s talk about yeast! Otherwise known as candida

Dr. Doni, naturopathic doctor, explains yeast, the trouble it causes, how to know if you have yeast, and how to resolve it with natural approaches.  Yeast is a fungus. Even in a healthy body, some yeast lives on our skin and in our digestive tract.  The issue is when our bodies are not healthy enough…

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Is your cortisol optimal?

Our adrenal glands are two small organs that sit on top of our kidneys.  When our bodies perceive a stress, the adrenal glands are cued to set off a stress response, a complicated chemical cascade in which many stress hormones are triggered.  The first step in the process, though, is always cortisol, which is part…

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What you need to know to be healthy in 2012 - Part II

What you need to know to be healthy in 2012 – Part II

So how do we turn off the cytokine response and subsequent inflammation?!! To read Part 1, click here  Step 1. Stop stimulating them!  While you can do your best to avoid a broken bone or tick – the best way to take away the cytokine signal is by removing the foods in your diet that…

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The Result of Inflammation: tired, achy, bloated, fat, anxious and depressed

The Result of Inflammation: tired, achy, bloated, fat, anxious and depressed

How have you been feeling? The most common answer is: tired, achy, bloated, fat, anxious and/or depressed. That is unless you’ve already been avoiding your food allergens and supporting your adrenals! I’m going to explain how feeling that way (tired, achy, bloated, fat, anxious and depressed) is a direct result of inflammation. Cytokines are messengers for…

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Looking to "Get Healthy" in the New Year? Dr. Doni has a program just for you!

Looking to “Get Healthy” in the New Year? Dr. Doni has a program just for you!

Dr. Doni understands that for many of us the New Year is a time for “starting fresh” and “getting healthy” so she asked that we make space in her schedule and created the New Years Wellness Packages as a way to help you get a jump start on your health! Dr. Doni would love to…

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What is your "Optimal Stress" during the Holidays?

What is your “Optimal Stress” during the Holidays?

We all have stress, of one form or another, and especially during the holidays.  In fact, to some degree, being alive is being in relationship with stress.  Even positive experiences can trigger stress responses without our bodies.  And it is the ripple effects of stress that lead to health issues of all types. I’m working…

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Stress: The Essential Condition

Stress: The Essential Condition

Adapted from The Stress Remedy book, by Dr. Doni Wilson. Imagine for a moment that you’re an air-traffic controller at a busy international airport.  On a good day, skies are sunny and bright, visibility is great, and it’s pretty much business as usual.  On a more challenging day, a thick fog rolls in, and suddenly,…

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What the heck is leaky gut?

Leaky gut (also known as intestinal permeability) is a major underlying cause of illnesses of all sorts, in every system of the body. Dr. Doni Wilson explains why.

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What to do to reduce overwhelm

What to do to reduce overwhelm

Do you ever feel that there is “just too much to do and not enough time?” I felt that way last week, leading up to the 7th Annual Naturopathic Conference in NYC (continuing education for NDs held on October 9th, 2011) that I plan and direct as President and Executive Director of the New York Association…

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How are Neurotransmitters, Mood and Food Intolerances related?

How are Neurotransmitters, Mood and Food Intolerances related?

As if it is not enough to find out that we can measure and adjust the level of neurotransmitters in your nervous system using nutrients and herbs (see my prior blog here)…who knew that balancing neurotransmitters could also benefit other areas of your body that are out of balance (hormones and immunity).  On the other…

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Could imbalanced neurotransmitters be disrupting your life?

Could imbalanced neurotransmitters be disrupting your life?

In this article, Dr. Doni demystifies neurotransmitters and explains how neurotransmitters can be balanced using nutrients and herbs. Most people think of the nervous system as a mysterious, far-off, known only to few, part of the body. We are not all neurosurgeons after all! Meanwhile, whenever there is a symptom in the body that medicine can not…

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It All Starts With Stress! We all have it, so what can we do about it?

It All Starts With Stress! We all have it, so what can we do about it?

While there are stresses in life that we have little opportunity to decrease, there are a few stresses that we can choose to avoid. Stresses we can avoid: 1. FOOD INTOLERANCES: Stress in the form of foods that trigger an immune response and cause inflammation.  Dairy and gluten are the two most common food intolerances.  A…

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Could a little gluten really be all that bad?

Could a little gluten really be all that bad?

Gluten sensitivity can lead to mysterious, frustrating, or even painful symptoms. A simple change to your diet can change the entire internal body environment, including immune function and hormone balance, and allow the body to heal itself.

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