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How Humans Heal

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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Apr 25, 2022

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 issues include:  

-Eczema 

-Acne 

-Dry skin 

-Aging skin prematurely 

 

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While so many people and practitioners look at skin as something to cover up, or to use a topical (such as a steroid) to suppress, for Dr. Cates, these symptoms indicate that something is out of balance.  

 

In fact, hormone imbalance is one of the most common causes of skin issues. There are many hormones potentially involved. Not just sex hormones, but also cortisol, thyroid, melatonin, and insulin. Our hormones rule our health in a lot of ways, says Dr. Cates. 

 

 

In this episode, we discuss things you can do to start balancing hormones and healing your skin, including: 

 

-Avoid toxins and fragrance in your personal care products 

 

-Choose organic food 

 

-Get plenty of fiber and nutrients 

 

-Sleep and stress management 

 

 

Dr. Cates reminds us that most of what we put on our skin actually disrupts the pH and microbiome on the skin and contain endocrine disrupting chemicals. On average we use 9 personal care products per day, which can expose us to 126 ingredients that are not well regulated in the U.S.  

 

It is up to us to look for clean products and to make choices to support our health and our skin. 

 

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This led her to write her first book, Clean Skin from Within, and to create TheSpaDr skincare line. I have used her skincare line since it became available several years ago. 

 

Now Dr. Cates is focused on helping women to balance their hormones by getting more in harmony with our bodies based on the seasons.  

 

She covers how to do this in detail in her new book - Natural Beauty Reset – which is now available for preorder. And Dr. Cates’ also created a docuseries - Hormones, Health and Harmony - which you can sign up for here: https://www.sd44trk.com/9STNLS/2BGSTD/  

 

 

For more visit www.thespadr.com  

Instagram: https://instagram.com/thespadr  

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrTrevorCates   

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/thespadr   

Twitter: https://twitter.com/drtcates 

 

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Connect with Dr. Doni: 

 

Facebook HTTPS://FACEBOOK.COM/DRDONIWILSON  

Instagram HTTPS://INSTAGRAM.COM/DRDONIWILSON  

YouTube HTTPS://YOUTUBE.COM/USER/DONIWILSONND  

Weekly Wellness Wisdom Newsletter: HTTPS://DOCTORDONI.COM/WWW  

 

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Books and Resources: 

 

Pre-Order My New Book: https://DoctorDoni.com/msrh  

 

 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

 

Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are product links and affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase I will earn a commission at no cost to you. Keep in mind that I link these companies and their products because of their quality and not because of the commission I receive from your purchases. The decision is yours, and whether or not you decide to buy something is completely up to you.

Apr 18, 2022

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 to stress, the sympathetic system engages to help us respond. And at the same time, it turns off (or decreases) certain functions that are not so necessary while we are responding to stress.  

 

 

The issue occurs when we are under constant stress. The way I think about it is…the vagus nerve gets stuck in a stress response mode. This can look and feel like:  

 

-Digestive issues like heartburn, nausea, bloating, and pain 

 

-Shortness of breath, dizziness, and feeling faint 

 

-Racing heart and palpitations 

 

-Anxiety and overwhelm 

 

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So how do we help our vagus nerve to recover from stress? I think of it as “taming” the vagus nerve. 

 

There are many ways, which I discuss in this episode AND in my new book, Master Your Stress Reset Your Health.  

 

One of my favorites is to take a deep breath. When you take a breath, you are signaling to your vagus nerve to turn on the parasympathetic nervous system and turn off stress.  

 

And the amazing thing is that we can choose to take a deep breath and give this signal to our bodies at any moment, even when stressed.  

 

Please listen in, let me know what made you say “oh wow!” and subscribe if you haven’t already! 

 

And order the new book!! So I can help you recover from and become resilient to stress. Imagine that!  

 

https://DoctorDoni.com/msrh  

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Connect with Dr. Doni: 

 

Facebook HTTPS://FACEBOOK.COM/DRDONIWILSON  

Instagram HTTPS://INSTAGRAM.COM/DRDONIWILSON  

YouTube HTTPS://YOUTUBE.COM/USER/DONIWILSONND  

Weekly Wellness Wisdom Newsletter: HTTPS://DOCTORDONI.COM/WWW  

 

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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

 

Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are product links and affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase I will earn a commission at no cost to you. Keep in mind that I link these companies and their products because of their quality and not because of the commission I receive from your purchases. The decision is yours, and whether or not you decide to buy something is completely up to you.

Apr 13, 2022

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 miserable… wondering whether life was worth it… to feeling her healthiest self when she decided to change her diet.  

 

 

Can the food we choose to eat, and when we eat it, really make that much of a difference?  

 

Absolutely!  

 

Dr. Anna has since written several book, including The Hormone Fix, Keto-Green 16, and now she is celebrating the release of her newest book, Menupause.  



In Menupause she lays out 5 different menu plans, with recipes and full-color pictures. The menus are intended to match your needs, whether you are wanting to start with a detox, a plant-based diet, a keto menu, or to carb-up. You could also work your way through each of her 6-day menus and eat your way to health! 

 

 

Menopause (perimenopause to menopause) happens between ages 35 and 55, and is associated with various changes in women’s health, from weight gain, fatigue, sleep issues, hot flashes, and vaginal dryness, to increased risk of diabetes, heart disease and dementia. 

 

Dr. Anna’s mission is to help you put a stop to these health issues and regain your vibrancy and longevity.  

 

If this is speaking to you, be sure to order her book – MenuPause – at the usual book sellers and visit her website, DrAnna.com for support and encouragement.  

 

Get her new book here: https://book.menupausebook.com/get-menupause/?rfsn=6522884.cb1007 

 

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Connect with Dr. Doni: 

 

Facebook HTTPS://FACEBOOK.COM/DRDONIWILSON  

Instagram HTTPS://INSTAGRAM.COM/DRDONIWILSON  

YouTube HTTPS://YOUTUBE.COM/USER/DONIWILSONND  

Weekly Wellness Wisdom Newsletter: HTTPS://DOCTORDONI.COM/WWW  

 

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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

 

Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are product links and affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase I will earn a commission at no cost to you. Keep in mind that I link these companies and their products because of their quality and not because of the commission I receive from your purchases. The decision is yours, and whether or not you decide to buy something is completely up to you.

Apr 5, 2022

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 stress more! 

 

So how can we NOT stress about stress? How can we be healthy and thrive even when exposed to stress?  

 

This is the question I have asked myself… throughout my whole life. And I want to share with you what I have discovered. 

 

-Stress is part of being human 

 

-You’re going to have a response to stress – that is a given 

 

-We need to find a way to have compassion for ourselves as stressed humans 

 

-And figure out how to support ourselves under stress 

 

 

How do we give ourselves enough support to recover from stress? 

 

I believe what we are lacking is anti-stress. We have a deficiency of anti-stress. 

 

That is when symptoms happen. Anxiety, depression, sleep issues, cancer, fertility issues, digestive troubles, infections, etc. 

 

It is not just about age. We can’t blame all our health issues on age and throw in the towel, so to speak. 

 

I’ve definitely had times of more stress than anti-stress.  

 

I had migraines for over 20 years. My migraines taught me – if I don’t have enough stress recovery, I’m going to get a migraine. 

 

I didn’t want to be reliant on a medication.  

 

I wanted to look deeper and figure out how not to have a migraine.  

 

The same can be true for what you are experiencing in your health.  

 

The irony is that the solution is not to overdo anti-stress either.  

 

We are so willing to push harder, do more, and put in more of an effort… but too much of anything can result in more of a stress response. 

 

So we have to outsmart stress and really we need to outsmart our own stress response. 

 

It is in the gentle-ness that we get the most stress recovery.  

 

In the process of recovering from stress myself, I identified a 3-phase.  

 

If we skip one of the steps, stress recovery backfires. 

 

We need all 3 phases to become resilient to stress. But it is not exactly the same process for all of us. 

 

As humans, we all have a stress response that involves cortisol and adrenaline, but in actuality it is different for each of us. 

 

Since our response is individualized, our treatment needs to be individualized as well. 

 

To be most effective about your stress recovery, you need to first know how your body responds to stress so that you can then give yourself the correct treatment to recover. 

 

For example, your cortisol could be too high, or too low, at different times of day. 

 

And your adrenaline could be too high or too low. 

 

I caution you not to assume that we all have the same response to stress.  

 

And not just your immediate response to stress, but how stress affects you over time. 

 

When you are in stress mode, and experiencing symptoms, we need to know your cortisol and adrenaline levels.  

 

This is what I refer to as your Stress Type.  

 

Don’t just guess. It’s important to treat based on your stress type in order to effectively recover from stress because the treatment is different for each Stress Type. 

 

Even once you know your Stress Type, it is important to understand the concept of hormesis in order to optimize your recovery. 

 

Hormesis is a concept that tells us that your body will respond to change. A small change can create a beneficial effect. Too big of a change ends up triggering a stress response.  

 

This is why in our stress recovery we need to harness small changes that result in a beneficial effect in your body.  

 

At the same time, we need to not overdo it, or else we will find ourselves right back where we started.  

 

By implementing small incremental changes based on your Stress Type, you are increasing your chances of recovering from stresses of all types more quickly and efficiently.  

 

I want you to be successful becoming resilient to stress and improving your energy, sleep, focus, mood and how you feel in your body.  

 

I know it is possible to recover from trauma, loss, overwhelm and the stress we are exposed to as humans. And to be able to feel good doing what we feel passionate about.  

 

It is possible to thrive even when stressed. I want that for you. If this resonates for you, be sure to order my new book – Master Your Stress, Reset Your Health – and follow along with me this month and next as I guide you to use the information in the book. You can order the book at your favorite book seller and then come to DoctorDoni.com/msrh to tell me you ordered the book. This way I can send you gifts and support and include you in the special LIVE stress reset starting May 2nd.  

 

I can’t wait to support you in the process of becoming resilient to stress!  

 

Dr. Doni 

 

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Connect with Dr. Doni: 

 

Facebook HTTPS://FACEBOOK.COM/DRDONIWILSON  

Instagram HTTPS://INSTAGRAM.COM/DRDONIWILSON  

YouTube HTTPS://YOUTUBE.COM/USER/DONIWILSONND  

Weekly Wellness Wisdom Newsletter: HTTPS://DOCTORDONI.COM/WWW  

 

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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

 

Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are product links and affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase I will earn a commission at no cost to you. Keep in mind that I link these companies and their products because of their quality and not because of the commission I receive from your purchases. The decision is yours, and whether or not you decide to buy something is completely up to you.

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