Cortisol, the “stress hormone,” has a profound effect on the brain chemicals that determine mood, sleep, energy, and focus. When we are stressed continually, our adrenal glands either adapt in a healthy way, or they mal-adapt, leading to cortisol levels that are too high or too low. Imbalanced cortisol levels play a huge role in weight gain, mental clarity, anxiety and depression, motivation, and overall feelings of vitality or fatigue.
Dr Doni explains the relationship between stress, oxidative stress, and sleep, and offers three tips for staying on top of all three. Part 13 of Dr. Doni’s Series on Oxidative Stress “Stress is essential to life.” That is what I wrote in my first book, The Stress Remedy. So, as much as it is about […]
Everyone wants to feel younger. The anti-aging “prescription” comes down four factors: Get more sleep, eat foods rich in antioxidants, move every chance you get, and optimize your stress levels. Give your body what it needs and you’ll feel better—and slow the aging process!
In an interview with Spartan Magazine, Dr. Doni talks about the how stress affects libido, fertility, and sexual health in general. Dr. Doni was interviewed by David DeLuca for the February 2016 issues of Spartan Magazine. The feature article was called, “Sex, Stress & Superhero Fantasies,” and you can find it online here (it starts […]
Dr. Doni explains the interrelationship between the mind and the body and explores how oxidative stress and inflammation can contribute to depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues. Part 8 of Dr. Doni’s Series on Oxidative Stress After everything I’ve described about oxidative stress over the course of this series—how it is increased by exposure […]
Dr. Doni explains the connections between the nervous system, hormones, digestion, and the immune system, and how they can cause chronic fatigue and oxidative stress. Part 6 of Dr. Doni’s Series on Oxidative Stress Twenty years ago when I was a naturopathic medical student at Bastyr University, I had a particular interest in patients who […]
Cheryl had chronic weight problems that stemmed from Leaky Gut and Insulin Resistance. Dr. Doni explains how she helped her get healthy and lose weight. Part 7 of Dr. Doni’s Series on Leaky Gut In the first three parts of this series we have taken a broad look at Leaky Gut: what it is, how […]
Dr. Doni, author of The Stress Remedy, explains how MTHFR mutations are related to adrenal burnout and chronic fatigue, as well as how to get your groove back. Part 7 of Dr. Doni’s Series on How Genetic Mutations Affect Your Health Today I am going to talk about the relationship between fatigue and the MTHFR […]
Dr. Doni, author of The Stress Remedy, explains how stress wreaks havoc on sleep. She suggests things you can do to get a good night’s sleep even while stressed. Part 12 of Dr. Doni’s Series on Sleep Disruptors and Insomnia Here we are—at the end of this blog series on the things that disrupt your […]
Dr. Doni, author of The Stress Remedy, explains how melatonin works to control our sleep/wake cycle and gives advice on what to do if things go wrong. Part 11 of Dr. Doni’s Series on Sleep Disruptors and Insomnia Sleep. One of the most important things we can do for our health and yet research indicates […]