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, […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Sure it makes sense that not getting enough sleep can lead to fatigue, irritability, and even lower immune function, but what does sleep have to do with your heart? A recent study published in the European Heart Journal showed that getting less then 6 hours of sleep per night (or disrupted sleep) can increase your […]
Your body is, after all, key to all other productivity and creation in your life, financially and otherwise. It is easy to get distracted with lists of things to do, errands to run, paperwork to complete, bills to pay…and lose track of what your body needs to keep you up and running. In fact, most […]
Our brains respond to stress of any severity and form (click here to read about examples of stress), from skipping a meal to a death in the family. A healthy stress response involves a message from the brain to the adrenal glands (located above your kidneys), followed by a release of cortisol and adrenaline throughout […]
Ever feel anxious and overwhelmed while racing to appointments or rushing to finish one more thing? Of course you do, you’re human! Even I sometimes find myself stressed out, thinking negative thoughts or not feeling so good (overwhelmed, headache, nausea, or tired). The trick is to be aware enough to catch myself! I find that […]
Lately, when people ask what it is that I do, I describe myself as a medical detective. I look for the root cause; the common denominator amongst a conglomeration of symptoms. That is what we are seeking after all, isn’t it? An understanding of the original instigator or instigators, the removal of which can allow […]
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!
Healing, and living a healthy life, involve more then addressing symptoms on a physical level. Mental, emotional and spiritual well-being are paramount to achieving your wellness goals. As many of you know, my passion is in understanding how each of our bodies respond to stress, the health conditions that result, and how to provide the […]