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.
Inflammation is an immune response, and it can happen anywhere on our bodies – not just on our skin or joints. Inflammation can also impair the methylation process, which affects energy levels, mood, and focus – especially if you have an MTHFR mutation.
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 […]
Dr. Doni reviews the facts about Alzheimer’s Disease, including some of the current research connecting it to oxidative stress. Part 3 of Dr. Doni’s Series on Oxidative Stress Most of us have a friend, parent, or grandparent who has, or who had, Alzheimer’s disease—that’s how prevalent it is. In fact, it is the currently the […]
Dr. Doni discusses how oxidative stress can lead to diabetes types 1 & 2, with 6 simple steps to prevent the onset of diabetes. Part 2 of Dr. Doni’s Series on Oxidative Stress In the first article in this series, I introduced how oxidative stress can affect your health. In it, I mentioned that elevated […]
In Part 6 of her Leaky Gut series, Dr. Doni explains how leaky gut affects more than just your digestion. It can also affect the Gut-Brain Axis, which can lead to neurological symptoms including depression, anxiety, and migraines. Part 6 of Dr. Doni’s Series on Leaky Gut In the first three parts of this series […]
Dr. Doni, author of The Stress Remedy, explains how inflammation and pain are common reasons for waking during the night and offers solutions to break the cycle. Part 7 of Dr. Doni’s Series on Sleep Disruptors and Insomnia We are mid-way through this 12-part series discussing causes of disrupted sleep. Research indicates that lack of […]
Dr. Doni Wilson, naturopathic doctor, shares her own approach to understanding and treating stress based on over 14 years of research and practice. There is not one single answer, nor one magic pill, when it comes to our health. That is because our bodies are intricate systems, with many interrelated processes. Even looking at unwellness […]
Even if you don’t have digestive symptoms, health issues anywhere in your body may be stemming from your belly. This is due to a careful synergy within our bodies that connects our digestion to everything else. I’d like to share this story from my book, The Stress Remedy, to illustrate how a fire in one’s […]