The coronavirus is affecting us all, some more severely than others. Fear and anxiety take a toll on our bodies, weakening our immune system when we need it most. Here’s how to take the necessary steps to reset our stress response with a set of daily activities and some natural remedies.
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.
Peptides have been known to be good for your skin, with many “anti-aging” benefits. But there are two peptides in particular that have a broad-reaching ability to help you do a “stress reset” and support your body’s immune system and the same time. Dr. Doni covers the basics of peptide therapy and what it can do for you.
Spending time in nature is one of best forms of self care. Simply spending time in green spaces has been shown to lower stress levels and have an immediate balancing effect. Here’s how to use cortisol as a clue to whether or not we’re getting enough nature in our lives.
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.
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.