Dr. Doni was recently featured as a guest on the People’s RX radio show, a talk show committed to interviewing leading physicians, authors, and researchers from around the globe on the hottest topics in health and medicine. Co-hosts are always outstanding local practitioners, including doctors of pharmacy and naturopathic doctors. Dr. Doni discussed her book […]
I was interviewed by award winning talk radio host, Dr. Pat Baccilli, on the Dr. Pat Show. The discussion focused on the effects of chronic stress on the body, and natural approaches that can be taken to reduce stress. The interview ran on September 10, 2013. Please click here to listen to the interview.
As published at Fiterns.com. There are always reasons not to get in that workout session. Some of those reasons are weak—“My dog ate my workout glove” or “I can’t find matching socks” or (my personal go-to) “It’s too cold outside.” Others, though, are pretty legitimate. Take allergies or achy joints or any of those common […]
A patient asked a great question: “How can my digestion have anything to do with my metabolism? I don’t even have digestive symptoms!” A perfect example of how our bodies are intricately connected – is Leaky Gut. The walls of the intestines should only allow nutrients and water to cross – we definitely wouldn’t want […]
I find that children and pets help me the most to take a break. They are inherently in the moment and wanting to connect, so it is easy. I just let them guide me. I leave my phone at home (or bring it for taking pictures), we walk out the door (often holding hands) and […]
For more than one reason taking a break from your usual schedule, as well as from technology, can be beneficial to your health. Taking a break makes it possible to connect with others, which has been shown to reduce stress and add years to your life. Research indicates that women are more likely to connect with friends, […]
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?
Are you feeling stressed? It seems everywhere I look, there is another article about how so many people feel stressed. A survey in the Huffington Post, for example, showed that 91% of people felt stressed in March, and 77% felt stressed weekly or even more often. The survey showed that most people were stressed about […]
One part of the body that is most affected by stress is the brain. Research shows that nerve cells in the brain shrink (or grow) under stress, and then return to normal when the stress resolves. Under major stress (and potentially ongoing stress), however, sometimes the nerve cells don’t return to normal, which can lead […]
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.