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#99 Using Amino Acid Therapy to Balance Neurotransmitters with Dr. Doni

How Humans Heal

Release Date: 03/07/2022

#114 How I Choose High Quality Supplements with Dr. Doni! show art #114 How I Choose High Quality Supplements with Dr. Doni!

How Humans Heal

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 support from nature to help you recover from depletions and disruptions caused by stress.     We are stressed as humans. Stress decreases our ability to digest food, causes leaky gut and imbalanced gut bacteria. It...

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#113 Address The Underlying Causes of Fatigue with Dr. Evan Hirsch! show art #113 Address The Underlying Causes of Fatigue with Dr. Evan Hirsch!

How Humans Heal

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.     He pushed aside the shame and guilt of not feeling well enough to keep up with his life and practice to identify 33 causes of fatigue. His mission became addressing those 33 causes of fatigue for himself and now...

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#112 Get Your Cortisol To Optimal with Dr. Doni! show art #112 Get Your Cortisol To Optimal with Dr. Doni!

How Humans Heal

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, levels means…     - You’re sending healthy signals throughout your body, instead of stress signals    - You’re decreasing your risk...

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#111 Acceptance and Support with Dr. Sue McCreadie! show art #111 Acceptance and Support with Dr. Sue McCreadie!

How Humans Heal

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 episode of How Humans Heal.     -    Originally trained as a medical doctor, Dr. Sue started learning about alternative, or what is now known as functional, medicine when she was in medical school....

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#110 Brain Regeneration with Dr. Greg Eckel! show art #110 Brain Regeneration with Dr. Greg Eckel!

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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, Utah.     -   All neurodegeneration is on the rise, and at younger ages. It is estimated that by 2030, 50% of all adults over the age of 65 will have some form of mild cognitive impairment.    ...

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#109 Stroke and Burnout Recovery with Dr. Doni! show art #109 Stroke and Burnout Recovery with Dr. Doni!

How Humans Heal

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 in the U.S., but a stroke doesn’t always cause death.     For those who survive a stroke, they are likely to experience decreased mobility and long-term disability, especially when over the...

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#108 Trauma Recovery with Dr. Susan Cucchiara! show art #108 Trauma Recovery with Dr. Susan Cucchiara!

How Humans Heal

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 way she is” and how to support herself to heal.     If you don’t remember before the age of 7, that is a sign of an early childhood trauma. Working with a shaman, she felt supported to discover the wounds that...

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#107 Know Your Stress Type with Dr. Doni! show art #107 Know Your Stress Type with Dr. Doni!

How Humans Heal

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 done in a standard doctor’s appointment. And they are not covered by insurance. Currently, these tests are available through my office for patients and program participants.    ...

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#106 Heal Your Skin from Within – with Dr. Trevor Cates show art #106 Heal Your Skin from Within – with Dr. Trevor Cates

How Humans Heal

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 a magic mirror!     That is to say, our skin is an outer reflection of our overall health. And the way to help our skin is not just by what we put on it, but by balancing from within.    Common skin...

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#105 Taming the Vagus Nerve with Dr. Doni show art #105 Taming the Vagus Nerve with Dr. Doni

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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. That is our “anti-stress” system.    The opposite of the parasympathetic response is the sympathetic response, which is what we think of as the fight or flight system.    When we are stressed, or exposed...

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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 calming or stimulating to the nervous system. Optimally we would have a balance of calming and stimulating.  

 

When we are exposed to stress of various types, which we are as humans, then our nervous system and neurotransmitters respond to help us deal with the stress. And, depending on our genetics and stress exposure, our body metabolizes neurotransmitters uniquely. So one person may run out of serotonin faster than another person.  

 

 

Our neurotransmitters are made from amino acids, which come from protein in our diet. If we run low on a certain neurotransmitter, we can take more of the precursor amino acid for that neurotransmitter to support the body to make more. 

 

It is important, however, not to just guess what your neurotransmitter levels are. It is better to do a urine test, which is a specialty test I offer to my patients and in my programs, to measure your neurotransmitter levels. With that information, I can guide you on exactly which amino acids, and other nutrients, in what order and dose, to rebalance your neurotransmitter levels.  

 

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I explain all about neurotransmitters, how they get thrown off balance, and how to reoptimize them in my new book – Master Your Stress, Reset Your Heath – which you can order here: https://doctordoni.com/msrh/   

 

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And I offer supplements containing amino acids to rebalance your neurotransmitters in my supplements – Nature Empowered Nutritionals – available at DrDoni.com.  

 

 

If you have been taking medications to address your mood, energy, sleep or focus, it is important to work with a practitioner like me to help you address your neurotransmitters effectively and successfully. I’ve been helping patients with this for over 20 years.  

 

 

To meet with me so I can help you, you can set up an initial comprehensive appointment here: https://doctordoni.com/health-breakthrough-session/  

 

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Connect with Dr. Doni: 

 

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Books and Resources: 

 

Pre-Order my new book: https://www.amazon.com/Master-Your-Stress-Reset-Health/dp/1953295576

 

Stress Warrior Book (FREE) 

HTTPS://DOCTORDONI.COM/STRESSWARRIOR   

 

Stress Warrior Stress Resiliency Facebook Group (FREE) 

HTTPS://FACEBOOK.COM/GROUPS/STRESSWARRIOR  

 

7-day Stress Reset (FREE) 

HTTPS://DOCTORDONI.COM/STRESS-RESET  

 

HPV & Cervical Dysplasia Guide (FREE) 

HTTPS://DOCTORDONI.COM/HPV-AND-CERVICAL-DYSPLASIA-GUIDE/  

 

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Personalized Solutions: 

 

If you’d like to meet with Dr. Doni one-on-one for your health, request a Health Breakthrough Session: HTTPS://DOCTORDONI.COM/BREAKTHROUGH  

 

To get an idea of more comprehensive options, read about Dr. Doni’s Signature Consultation Programs: HTTPS://DOCTORDONI.COM/SERVICES

 

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