Gladden Longevity

Stop Managing Your Stress, Master It! – Episode 139

Join Dr. Jeffrey Gladden in this wonderful conversation with Doni Wilson, a leading expert in hormones and epigenetics. Dr. Doni is a naturopathic doctor, certified professional midwife, and certified nutrition specialist with over two decades of experience helping patients reverse challenging health conditions like fatigue, anxiety, autoimmunity, fertility, MTHFR, and HPV. In the process of solving her migraines, Dr. Doni developed her signature, proven Stress Recovery Protocol™, which identifies how stress uniquely affects each individual and then uses epigenetics to reoptimize health. This episode talks about stress, anxiety, depression, and their impact on health. They also talk about how stress is mastered instead of managed, how to reset your health, and the kind of healing that is truly foundational to crack the code on longevity. 

Listen to this episode to learn about making a hundred the new thirty, living beyond 120, and Living Young for a Lifetime!

Show Notes:

Dr. Gladden welcomes Doni Wilson, and Doni talks about how she got into what she does. (1:44) 

Doni tells us how she researched how stress affects women during pregnancy and labor. (3:43) 

Doni explains how adrenaline and cortisol actually assist the body to function optimally. (5:20) 

Dr. Gladden elaborates on the types of stress that can stimulate longevity. (7:21) 

Dr. Gladden brings up the relationship between stress and not feeling safe. (9:40) 

Doni notes that if cortisol or adrenaline are imbalanced, stress cannot be mastered. (12:38) 

Doni tells us what we need to know about our bodies, to be able to provide the proper treatment for ourselves. (14:16) 

Doni talks about the benefits of testing cortisol at different times throughout the day. (16:56) 

Doni introduces us to the patterns she developed called “the stress types”. (18:55) 

Doni recounts how she helped her adrenal glands recover and find optimal levels, and tells us what things we can do daily to help us optimize ours. (21:30) 

Dr. Gladden asks about heart rate variability and describes it as another window to stress. (24:05) 

Doni notes how heart rate variability information helps us make the right decisions. (27:55) 

Doni goes through how she uses food sensitivity panels. (30:25) 

Dr. Gladden explains how stress in mothers could affect children’s life expectancy. (33:20) 

Doni talks about the Incas and their three-level approach to full health and balance as individuals who are also a part of something bigger. (35:50) 

Dr. Gladden speaks about how people with spiritual connections and beliefs heal faster. (39:26) 

Doni brings up the power that psychedelics have to give us a birds-eye-view of our lives and a fresh perspective. (43:20) 

Doni cites how she explores different possibilities in her book. (46:29) 

Doni gives her takeaways for listeners who want to optimize their longevity. (51:22) 

Dr. Gladden elaborates on how giving yourself love and safety, will actually spread out to other people and drip down your generational lineage to expand that healing everywhere. (54:00) 

To reach out to Dr. Doni and/or learn more about her and her incredible work/book: 

Instagram: @drdoniwilson 

Twitter: @glutenfreedoc 

Facebook: Dr. Doni Wilson, ND 

YouTube: Dr. Doni Wilson 

And to take her stress type quiz, go here: 


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