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 & Adrenal Fatigue
While our bodies are naturally equipped to handle stress, constant and sustained exposure to stressors can cause imbalances in your stress hormones: Cortisol and adrenaline. In turn, many people experience high anxiety levels, allergies, chronic illnesses, heart palpitations, fatigue, sleep problems, and digestive issues.
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 is Dr. Doni’s Holiday Gift Guide 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.
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.
Here are some simple ways to improve your health and wellness, integrated into your daily life. Dr. Doni offers her recommendations for health-related apps that can make a positive impact by creating and reinforcing healthy habits.
Catching a cold or flu can require days or weeks of recovery. In working with thousand of patients over the years, I’ve developed a set of cold remedies to help you recover faster, boost your immune function, and prevent viral infections so you can avoid antibiotics and recover naturally.
It’s the intentional moments of self-care that lead to the biggest changes. Here is a set of simple, everyday stress recovery tips to help you take control of the stress in your life.
If you can identify the things that trigger your anxiety, you can reduce the incidents of overwhelm and panic. Let’s examine your stress exposure and other underlying causes – such as lifestyle or diet – so you can manage your anxiety and start to recover from its effects.