Intense, ongoing stress exposure can trigger what’s called a “cytokine storm,” where an overproduction of immune cells starts to attack healthy cells in the body. This severe response is not only affecting COVID-19 patients, but can happen in response to other viruses, autoimmunity, and cancer. Here’s how to “reset” our immune system to protect our health and well-being.
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.
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.
It’s not enough to kill the HPV virus. To truly address it and prevent it from coming back, we need to find out what makes each individual specifically susceptible to HPV. It’s about getting to the root of your health issues, finding exactly which health assessments are essential for your body and what it needs, and then building a step-by-step individualized protocol to help your body heal.
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.
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.
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.