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Dr. Doni Wilson struggled for decades to solve her numerous health issues and heal her body. With focused determination, she healed herself and in doing so, discovered the Dr. Doni Stress Recovery Protocol ™. On this show, you’re going to hear from Doctors, nutritionists, and experts along with Dr. Doni who will give practical advice and wisdom to help you heal your body. This is How Humans Heal!
 
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In today’s podcast we talk about the topic of narcissism. Narcissism as an overall concept and term can be used in many ways, including to describe personality traits of being excessively admiring of oneself, someone who might be self-centered or selfish or only thinking of themselves, so much so that they feel a sense of entitlement. As we talk ab…
 
Hi and welcome back to How Humans Heal! In today’s episode I interview Dani Williamson about her new book Wild & Well: Dani’s Six Commonsense Steps to Radical Healing. I enjoyed talking with Dani about her healing process and her book because she and I have the same interest in helping people recover from stress and prevent health issues caused by …
 
In this episode we talk about stress and how to recover from it. First, we must acknowledge that being human involves exposure to stress! Research shows that over 60% of us had an adverse childhood event and at least 70% of us have experienced a major stress loss or trauma in adulthood. When we exist as humans in these stressful environments it sta…
 
In this episode we talk about: * How stress affects thyroid function. * What is the Cell Danger Response. * How most thyroid issues are missed and mistreated. * How to address thyroid function comprehensively. - Dr. Eric Balcavage is a functional medicine practitioner who looks to assess physiology looking for ways to really help people that want t…
 
In this episode of How Humans Heal, I share about 6 recent cases from my practice and how they relate to leaky gut, even though it wasn’t obvious that they had leaky gut! Case 1 Woman with autoimmunity and joint pain who was under extreme stress now knows which foods to avoid, and which to choose, as well as the supplements to heal leaky gut, recov…
 
Fatigue is such a common issue, but often we find ourselves reaching for sugar and caffeine to keep us going, especially as busy moms and entrepreneurs. Energy is the ultimate currency. Who doesn’t want more?!! Dr. Mariza describes hitting energy rock bottom with chronic fatigue, when she fought her way to the bathroom each day to get ready, and re…
 
I consider myself to be a highly sensitive person – both in terms of my nervous system and in terms of how I respond to changes and substances. I didn’t learn about being a highly sensitive person in medical school, however in the 1990s two psychologists – Elaine Aron and Arthur Aron – wrote a book called “The Highly Sensitive Person” in which they…
 
Pilates – a method of conditioning the body, mind and spirit – has made such a difference for me so I wanted to share with all of you, and what better way to do that than to talk with my favorite Pilates instructor, Vivian Piccone Jung [@authenticmethodpilates]. In this episode, Vivian and I cover Pilates in depth including: -What attracted Vivian …
 
I’ve been talking about leaky gut since about 2002. At the time, I was experiencing severe migraines, and my daughter (whom I was breastfeeding) had severe colic. That’s when I figured out that I had leaky gut, and I had to find a way to help us both. I tried every kind of food panel and diet change, and experienced minimal benefits, until I found …
 
I had the chance to interview my friend, Allison Schaaf [@prepdish], dietitian, chef and founder of PrepDish. PrepDish plans healthy gluten-free meals and provides the recipes and instructions to prepare the meals. PrepDish started when Allison herself was learning to eat gluten-free herself. Now PrepDish offers gluten-free, paleo, low carb, and fa…
 
In this episode of How Humans Heal I introduce myself and how I became interested in nutrition, naturopathic medicine, women’s health, and stress. Ultimately, more than 90% of health issues are caused by stress. If we want to be living longer and maintaining the highest quality of life, we need to be doing everything we can to counteract the effect…
 
In this inspiring interview, I had the opportunity to talk to Julie Michelson [@Julie.Michelson], functional medicine health coach, who reversed rheumatoid arthritis herself. She talks about how difficult it was to have severe joint pain and on 10 prescription medications for 11 years, while taking care of her children. I know there are thousands o…
 
It just so happens that I’ve helped thousands of women to address HPV over the past 22+ years, and I’m here to share what I’ve learned with you. Your doctor may have told you… -HPV (especially the high risk types) can cause cancer -HPV can go away (negative on a test) on its own within 2 years (90% do) -Come back in 6-12 months to do another pap an…
 
As a rehab specialist, an injury skiing that wouldn’t heal, forced Irene Lyon [@IreneLyon] to consider mind-body work. That led her to become a Feldenkrais practitioner herself. Years later she found herself searching for more answers, which led her to study somatic experiences with Peter Levine. The premise of somatic work is - what we experience …
 
In this episode, Dr. Doni Wilson, host of How Humans Heal, describes what it takes to find the highest quality and most efficacious supplements. Dr. Doni breaks through the sales and marketing to show you behind the scenes of DoctorDoni.com and Nature Empowered Nutritionals. Ultimately, it’s about giving your body the nutrients, herbs and other sup…
 
Fatigue is not the same for everyone who experiences it. It can be a complex web of causes which requires a systematic approach in order to avoid aggravations. In this episode of How Humans Heal, I discuss helping patients recover from fatigue with Dr. Evan Hirsch, [@EvanHirschMD] a functional medical doctor who experienced Chronic Fatigue himself.…
 
Is it really that important to have optimal cortisol? Even if your blood work says your cortisol is in the “normal” range? And even though you don’t have Addison’s disease or Cushing Syndrome? Yes! I would say a resounding yes based on all the research I’ve read and thousands of patients I’ve helped. Having optimal cortisol, as well as adrenaline, …
 
Dr. Sue McCreadie [@drsuemccreadie], a pediatric physician who has shifted into helping women breakthrough their health challenges, is hosting a summit called “Mama, Own Your Health” starting June 13, 2022. I’m honored to be a part of the Mama, Own Your Health Summit, and to share insights from the summit and from Dr. Sue’s life and career in this …
 
After losing his wife suddenly to a rare neuro-degenerative disorder (CJD), Dr. Greg Eckel completely changed his specialty (after 20+ years in practice) to brain regeneration. He wrote a book – Shake it off - about an integrative approach to Parkinson’s Disease and created a program he now offers in his clinics in Portland, Oregon and Park City, U…
 
Both of my parents have experienced a stroke in the past 1.5 years. And I was not prepared. That’s why I recorded this episode of How Humans Heal – to help you be prepared in case your loved one experiences a stroke. A stroke is when either blood clot or a bleeding blood vessel decreases blood flow to the brain. It is the 6th leading cause of death…
 
Dr. Sue went from working for an advertising firm in Manhattan, to completely changing her life by becoming a naturopathic doctor. At the same time, she faced her own chronic health challenges, including Lyme disease and severe migraines. It was by addressing a past trauma that completely changed her health. She finally understood why “she is the w…
 
I believe it is essential for each of you to know your stress type. That is one of the five stress types I have identified in my clinical experience and research. These stress types are based on cortisol levels – measured at four different times of day in urine or saliva – and adrenaline (norepinephrine and epinephrine) levels. These tests are not …
 
After growing up with chronic skin issues, my friend Dr. Trevor Cates [@thespadr] healed her skin by taking a holistic approach. And she found herself wondering – “Why wasn’t holistic medicine presented from the beginning?” This inspired her to become a naturopathic doctor and to specialize in helping people to understand that our skin is actually …
 
The vagus nerve is the longest nerve in our bodies, connecting our brain to our digestion and vice versa. It manages signaling for bodily functions, so we don’t have to think about them! It handles digesting food, breathing, heart rate, and more. Here’s the key, the vagus nerve does all of this as part of (75%) our parasympathetic nervous system. T…
 
When do you ever get to hear an OB/GYN say that there’s a way to reverse the effects of menopause? Well you’re going to hear that, and so much more that is going to surprise and inspire you, in this episode of How Humans Heal where I interview Dr. Anna Cabeca, [@thegirlfrienddoctor]. She shares how she went from being in pain, overweight, and miser…
 
In this episode of How Humans Heal, I share about my theory of health and healing, and my newest book, Master Your Stress, Reset Your Health, which is due to release on May 3, 2022. - There are many misconceptions about stress and what to do about. So much so that I am even hesitant to say the word. Sometimes simply the word stress causes us to str…
 
Have you noticed mold in your home, basement or attic? Have you noticed mold where you work? Mold exposure is more common that we realize, and it doesn’t just cause allergic reactions. Mold releases mold toxins that penetrate into human bodies and cause significant disruptions and damage. Everyone is affected differently by mold toxins, and some no…
 
When it comes to intermittent fasting, it can be incredibly beneficial for both men and women, however, it can backfire if you are burned out. - I’ve witnessed it, over and over. I want you to know how to get the benefits without the setbacks. That’s what I cover in this episode of HHH: -How to know if your stress is negatively affecting your fasti…
 
“Women are not “mini men” and cannot fast the same way men do. But women can benefit from intermittent fasting when we make modifications based on our hormones.” Cynthia Thurlow [@cynthia_thurlow] nurse practitioner and CEO of Everyday Wellness Project shares from her experience as a practitioner and woman going through perimenopause how mastering …
 
Neurotransmitters are messengers in the nervous system. They affect our mood, energy, focus and sleep. So if you are feeling tired, anxious, brain fog, distracted, and/or having trouble with sleep…it could your neurotransmitters! Examples of neurotransmitters are serotonin, dopamine, GABA, norepinephrine and epinephrine. They can be categorized as …
 
Starting from the name of it – MTHFR – there is so much confusion out there about what it is and how to address it, that I decided to cover it in this episode of How Humans Heal. For those who know me, you know that when I find out something can be affecting our health, the I research it and figure out how to address it fully. That is the case with…
 
Trying to conceive (TTC) a pregnancy can be confusing and overwhelming. Dr. Aumatma @Holistic_Fertility_Expert, my friend and colleague, and I talk about all things involved, including mindset and relationship with one’s self and body. Naturopathic medicine has so much to offer women and families that is not offered in standard fertility care. With…
 
Love yourself more by giving yourself support to recover from stress. How does stress show up in your body/mind? Do you feel anxious, depressed, in pain, have food cravings, or digestive issues? In this video I explain the reason behind anxious thoughts, how to get ahead of them, break the pattern, and put down new neural pathways. It’s possible. I…
 
Expert in dermatology, oncology, and naturopathic medicine, Dr. Michael Traub [IG @mtraubnd] shares about his career and his recent recovery from invasive skin cancer. Michael explains how being a nonconformist led him to find the kind of medicine he always wanted to practice, which has allowed him to provide more time and support to his patients. …
 
I just spent 10 days in a single-room cabin with mesh walls in the Peruvian Amazon. That means I was immersed in nature. Listening to the sounds of the insects, frogs, birds, animals and raindrops. Looking at the amazing diversity of green leaves of all shapes and sizes. Swimming in the creek and climbing the waterfalls. Drinking tea of plants inte…
 
Stress is all around us. According to psychotherapist Shelley Riutta, people are finding themselves less comfortable in their lives and more in pain. When we get to that point, it’s a sign that what is needed is a transformation. Transformation happens when instead of being distracted by the busy world, long to-do lists, and blaming others, we real…
 
HPV is a very common virus. Most all of us have been exposed to it in our lifetime. And yet it can be shocking to receive results that show that HPV is positive. It’s shocking because there are no symptoms – so you wouldn’t have a heads up – and it can cause cancer. It’s also shocking because your doctor may either tell you to come back in 6 months…
 
Women often struggle with weight gain and difficulty with blood sugar levels, especially during perimenopause. When Dr. Bonnie Nedrow [@drbonnienedrow] experienced this herself, she thought – “there has got to be a better way.” And that is when she decided to keto-adapt. Now she has freedom from blood sugar dips. She put her knowledge and protocol …
 
Feeling like you’re in need of a reset from stress? Stress is all around us. It’s not possible to eliminate stress, but what we can do is support ourselves to recover from stress along the way. In this episode I talk about: -How stress affects our digestion, hormones, immune system and mood -Addressing stress allows us to get at the underlying caus…
 
When it comes to our immune system, there is so much we can do to help our body’s out. First, we need to think about how stresses negatively affect immune function and learn what we can do to help our bodies recover from stress. Next, we can use nutrients, herbs, homeopathy, and peptides to support our immune system to work better. We can also use …
 
When it comes to healing by addressing the root cause, making diet changes is an important place to begin. So then the question becomes – where do I begin? Which foods should I stop eating? And what am I going to eat instead? In this episode, Alison Marras [@foodbymars], Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, talks about how following a paleo diet helpe…
 
One of the latest trends in nutrition and health is intermittent fasting, and for good reason. And yet, it is not new. Intermittent fasting has been around as long as humans have existed. So, what is it that has brought our attention back to the concept of “time-restricted eating”? As Dr. Sally LaMont [IG @drsallyskitchen], a naturopathic doctor fo…
 
It is becoming more common to hear the phrase – “Address the Root Causes.” That is a phrase that is ingrained in my training as a naturopathic doctor (I graduated from Bastyr University in the year 2000). Professors and mentors challenged us to think about what could be underlying a patient’s health issue, whether that be a past trauma or stress, a…
 
The quality of health and life women put up with is much less than what is possible. We accept it as the norm – to feel terrible – but the opposite is possible – to feel amazing. Hearing this from an OBGYN is eye-opening. Dr. Kyrin [@kyrindunstonmd] is saying what women have been noticing – that conventional care is good at emergency care, but not …
 
Mother of four sons, Dr. Madiha [IG @holisticmommd], family physician, has taken what she learned in functional medicine and applied it at home with her family. While it’s not what she learned in medical school, she quickly figured out that to heal herself from autoimmunity, she needed to change her diet and start seeing food as medicine. She’s bee…
 
Cortisol is our main stress hormone made by the adrenal glands. It is a normal hormone we need every day, and when we are stressed, cortisol output changes to signal throughout our body to respond to that stress. When we are exposed to ongoing stresses – from trauma, to toxins, to lack of sleep – which is going to happen to us as humans, our cortis…
 
Finding your purpose in life can be a matter of seeing what is right under your nose. But we often miss it because we are so caught up in being who we think we are supposed to be. Learning to know yourself and listen to yourself is essential for healing and transformation. Visionary, Britta Aragon [IG @brittaaragon], shares how listening to her int…
 
You’ve probably heard of hypnotherapy as a way to help a person stop smoking, start sleeping, or deal with a fear of flying. It does do that, and more! In today’s episode I had the chance to talk with my friend Alexandra (Sasha) Tarakanov, clinical hypnotherapist all about the benefits of hypnotherapy and the life-changing results her clients exper…
 
Statistics show that 30 million Americans have struggled with an eating disorder at some point in their lives. The most common eating disorders are anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and orthorexia. Over exercising, overeating, and using food to avoid intolerable situations are also forms of disordered eating. Many people with eating disorders go thr…
 
In this episode, we’ll be discussing metabolism. One of the most common questions I am asked is “what is metabolism?” I’m glad you asked! Metabolism is the essential process our bodies do to turn our food into energy. That’s the energy we use to wake up in the morning, get through our day, create art, play music, dance, and enjoy our loved ones. In…
 
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