Can a medical doctor also be a naturopath? What does that look like? Dr. Donese Worden joins me to chat about how naturopathy and medicine go hand in hand for overall health and prevention. Listen in as we chat about how stress affects the body and the brain and what you can do to reduce stress in your life.
Stress is not always an external factor. Many times we add stress to our body’s systems by introducing foods and drinks that we cannot adequately process and digest. Everybody is different and needs different fuel and food medicine. The first step to understanding your individual makeup is to keep track of the foods you eat and how you feel after.
However, when tracking isn’t enough, that maybe when you need to see a naturopathic medical doctor. Dr. Worden shares which tests she recommends most frequently to her patients so that she can diagnose the underlying problems causing their symptoms. For instance, broccoli is an amazing vegetable that has wonderful health benefits when prepared and eaten properly… unless you have a food sensitivity to it.
Once you figure out how you’re taxing your body internally, look at the external factors that are affecting your health. Listen in as Dr. Worden shares how she recommends you remove the toxins from your life. The work that she is doing has helped people heal from cancer and autoimmune diseases despite advanced diagnoses.
You’ll definitely want to listen in and hear all of Dr. Worden’s wonderful advice. Age is nothing but a number and your physical manifestations of stress likely have nothing to do with aging. Stop using excuses and start working toward understanding your biochemical makeup and what you should be doing to live your best life.
In This Episode:
[00:01:23] Welcome Donese Worden to the show to discuss naturopathy and health.
[00:03:08] How did Donese find her way into healthcare and the medical field?
[00:05:28] What is the difference between a medical doctor and a naturopathic medical doctor?
[00:07:37] Donese shares how her clients and patients find their way to her.
[00:09:36] How does Donese define health?
[00:11:28] What kinds of conversations does Donese have with her patients about stress and its effect on overall health?
[00:15:28] Which tests are most appropriate for us to run to determine what’s going on with us?
[00:20:05] Why she pulls cancer markers for all of her patients.
[00:22:18] What are the telltale signs that someone is allergic to foods? When should you test?
[00:25:05] Should you test to determine which foods you should eat?
[00:28:23] The delayed allergy testing is a blood draw but it is most accurate.
[00:29:40] What you need to know about coffee?
[00:33:02] Learn the things you need to look for before buying your coffee.
[00:36:21] How does Donese have hard conversations with her family, friends, and patients?
[00:41:11] Your mindset and belief have incredible effects on the body and how you respond to various diseases.
[00:44:18] Why your age doesn’t have anything to do with your health. Don’t fall into the trap that age equals poor health.
[00:46:31] What does a day in the life of Dr. Worden look like?
[00:49:42] How music changes your sleep and stress levels.
[00:52:12] The Petri dishes that scientists use for testing have antibiotics in them, what does that mean for us?
[00:54:37] Dr. Worden shares some of the things she’s excited about right now.
[00:57:21] Connect with Dr. Worden.
[00:58:28] What are three easy things you can do now to change your health?
[01:00:01] Start creating your environment and take out the toxins, to include people.
Links and Resources:
Dr. Wordenon Facebook
Dr. Wordenon YouTube
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