Pregnancy, childbirth, and caring for small children put enormous stresses on a mother’s body over a long period of time, which can lead to adrenal distress. In most cases, the good news is that with the right support, moms can recover from adrenal distress.
Thanksgiving is not the only time to give thanks. Practicing gratitude and gratefulness all year round is shown to improve our overall health and reduce our stress levels. Here’s how to get started.
Naturopathic medicine is uniquely suited to issues of women’s health. In the first segment in a series on women’s health issues, Dr. Doni talks about hormonal fluctuations, the neurotransmitter shifts that accompany them, and the simple actions you can apply to keep them in balance.
Stress, in all its various forms, is the most common root cause of ill health. So how can we – and how do we – address stress? It starts with optimizing your adrenal wellness.
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 […]