with help from Liz Navaretta, LCSW Plan activities that you enjoy before and/or after Thanksgiving dinner. Examples would be going for a run or walk (there are many local Turkey Trot runs on Thanksgiving), read a book or article you enjoy, and/or call friends and family that you won’t get to see. During Thanksgiving dinner, […]
Anxiety & Depression
Though often difficult to discuss, anxiety and depression affect more than 18 million Americans each year. With a wide range of causes – including childhood trauma, environmental toxins, food sensitivities, and stress – identifying your specific underlying trigger can help to improve your mental health and wellness.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The past month has no doubt been a clear reminder to many of us that “we are what we eat.” For me it was. While enjoying time with family in beautiful central Oregon, I drifted off my gluten-free, dairy-free diet a couple times and was quickly reminded of the impact of gluten and dairy on […]
Read “Anxiety and Depression: It All Starts With Stress” by Dr. Doni Wilson in the June-July 2009 issue of Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal Click here and visit page 42 of the June-July issue now to read the article It’s just a click away!