Dr. Doni Wilson explains how continued stress to the adrenal glands leads to cortisol levels that are either too high or too low, which leads to all kinds of health issues.
Last week I wrote about super foods for helping the brain recover from stress. Now I’m going to show you how those same super foods, and more, help your whole body rebound from stress. Nuts: walnuts, almonds, pecans, and hazelnuts – help maintain healthy cortisol levels Fatty fish: wild salmon, mackerel and sardines – prevent […]
We know stress leads to health issues, from anxiety, fatigue and headaches, to cancer, heart disease and autoimmunity, so what can we do to stay healthy under stress?
Our human bodies are built with a stress response system, managed by a hormone called cortisol. When cortisol levels are out of balance, stress can trigger a variety of health issues. Nutrients and herbs can help, but one of the best things you can do to get your body back to optimal cortisol levels is to get good sleep every night.
Sleep. As simple as it sounds, I find that it helps a lot to calculate my bedtime based on when I need to wake up, to ensure that I’m allowing enough sleep time. Otherwise, I’ll stay up finding more to do! Spending time caring for and cuddling my pets each day is one of my […]
Our adrenal glands are two small organs that sit on top of our kidneys. When our bodies perceive a stress, the adrenal glands are cued to set off a stress response, a complicated chemical cascade in which many stress hormones are triggered. The first step in the process, though, is always cortisol, which is part […]
Leaky gut (also known as intestinal permeability) is a major underlying cause of illnesses of all sorts, in every system of the body. Dr. Doni Wilson explains why.
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!