When stress becomes chronic and sustained, your brain adapts. Your neurotransmitter levels get out of balance, and the same hormones that are so important to your survival actually become detrimental to your overall health and longevity. The warning signs manifest in four main areas: Focus, energy, mood, and sleep.
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation and that is an act of political warfare” —Audre Lorde, A Burst of Light CULTURE COUNTS We’ve all experienced it, those feelings of undeserving. Where instead of thinking of what I need to do to make myself better, I start thinking of all the things I’ve […]
Low thyroid function is extremely common, and causes a whole host of health issues. Even though it’s often downplayed or even ignored by traditional practitioners, you can take a proactive role in improving your thyroid function.
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.