Stress Recovery Protocol with Dr. Doni Wilson


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Stress is a big deal. It leads to everything you and I want to avoid - weight gain, fatigue, depression, chronic disease - all of it.

We can’t avoid everything that causes stress but we can help our bodies become more resilient to it.

That’s why I wanted to share my friend Doni Wilson with you. Dr. Wilson has been the other main naturopath writing about adrenal health over these years. She has a really good new book out with several of the latest insights about stress recovery.

We had a nice talk about this and here are some of the key takeaways:

(0:34) Introducing Dr. Doni

(2:40) Defining stress: its meaning and how it affects our bodies, especially our adrenal glands.

(4:44) Naturopathy VS the Conventional Medicine's take on adrenal fatigue and optimal functions.

(6:56) A study about cortisol rhythm as a predictor of early death.

(7:51) The need to measure the cortisol and adrenaline levels during a stress test to know which adrenal product/treatment suits best.

(9:05) Dr. Doni's personal experience in dealing with adrenal distress and her realization of the importance of supporting adrenals.

(10:37) Changing stress response and resiliency.

(11:25) Dr. Doni's journey in dealing with migraine that taught her how to handle stress and be resilient.

(12:18) The 3 steps in addressing adrenal glands: getting out of stress mode, rebalancing adrenalin, resiliency.

(15:56) Addressing the underlying cause of stress.

(19:01) The need for a (certain) amount of stress for the body to respond, case in point: women in labor.

(22:21) Triggers and symptoms of stress.

(24:59) The message of our adrenal glands: balancing stress and recovery is necessary.

(29:03) Overview of the Self C.A.R.E. (Clean eating, Adequate sleep, Recovery activities, Exercise) Program.

(31:43) Routine as a part of the resiliency regimen and the importance of self-care.

(33:55) "How to recover from stress without stressing yourself."

(36:28) Putting the self in place for self-care.

(37:30) Guided meditation as a tool for placing the mind's critical voice.

(40:04) Introducing Dr. Doni's book; Master Your Stress, Reset Your Health.

(40:40) Dr. Doni's closing thoughts

(42:22) Solicitation of feedback and topics the listeners like to hear.

Dr. Doni Wilson is a Naturopathic Doctor, certified professional midwife, certified nutrition specialist, and bestselling author of Master Your Stress, Reset Your Health. For more than 22 years, she has helped thousands of patients overcome health challenges and achieve wellness by using specific strategies that address the whole body and ultimately resolve the underlying causes of distress. Dr. Doni suffered from migraines for over 20 years, and in the process of solving them, she developed her Stress Recovery Protocol. Dr. Doni brings awareness to the impact of stress on our health and how it is possible to recover from burnout and become resilient to stress in the media and at public and professional events. You can find her blog, podcast, called How Humans Heal, and her Self C.A.R.E.™ program at

Connect with Dr. Doni through social media:

IG @drdoniwilson

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