Stress takes many forms, and is often the hidden culprit behind migraines. To get at the root cause of chronic migraines, you may be surprised to learn that we need to look at how stress might be disrupting our digestion, neurotransmitters, hormones, and immune system.
Stress is often overlooked as the underlying root cause of many chronic health issues. It can put a strain on our digestive system, leading to leaky gut and and array of debilitating symptoms. Left undetected and untreated, leaky gut can build until it becomes a major health issue. Let’s look at the connection between stress and leaky gut – so that we can start to reverse the cycle.
Coritsol is our body’s safety mechanism. But when cortisol is too high or too low it sends signals to the body’s four main systems that something is wrong, creating symptoms that indicate an unhealthy amount of stress exposure. Learn about the connection between cortisol and stress so that you can reduce or even eliminate these harmful symptoms.
Watch a recorded presentation by Dr. Doni for the AANMC about the naturopathic approaches to anxiety and depression.
This holiday season, give the give of healthy habits to your loved ones – while introducing some selfCARE into your daily practice. Here are Dr. Doni’s Holiday Gift Ideas focused on selfCARE: Clean eating, Adequate sleep, Reducing stress, and Exercising.
There are natural ways to help your body and mind heal, and eliminate or reduce your episodes of depression. Dr. Doni looks at common causes of depression and offers her three-step process of treating depression.
It’s no secret that everyone could benefit from removing most of the refined sugar from their diets – from processed foods, drinks, and high-carbohydrate packaged foods. But often it’s not so easy to do so. Dr. Doni lays out her sugar-free strategy.
Dr. Doni helps you find out for yourself whether or not gluten is contributing to your health issues – and if so, how to make the necessary diet changes to eliminate it from your diet.
The brain doesn’t just tell the rest of the body what to do – it also receives information from other systems. Understanding how the gut-brain axis works can help us assess and make adjustment to our digestive system and make better overall health decisions.
Many female patients do not realize that their symptoms – anxiety, fatigue, sleep issues, and weight gain – are a direct result of an imbalance in stress hormones: Cortisol and adrenaline. In turn, this can cause irregular periods, bleeding that is too heavy or too light, and fertility complications.