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How Stress Makes You Sick and What You Can Do About It

Soon after I was first diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis by a physician at Johns Hopkins, I went to a Naturopathic Doctor for some alternative insight. She spent a good amount of time with me, uncovering my history and understanding my current life situation. (There was a lot to learn in that appointment!) At the conclusion of our first meeting, she asked me...

Healthy, Not “Hot”

I’m turning 46 in a few weeks. And, alas – I do not have my hottest body ever. Still. And it’s not for lack of emails and advertising and social media posts targeted directly at my middle aged self that offer ways to get my body “hot” again. It seems that several times an hour (actually, maybe even several times a minute), I am reminded that THIS should be a...

Invisible

This is by far my most vulnerable blog. I feel the need to write it, yet am scared to death to share it. However a blog isn’t a blog unless you write about something personal and share it with others – even complete strangers! So, here we go! Many moons ago, I might have laughed at someone who explained to me the connections that I am about to make and share...

My Husband Has a Big Barrel! How Big is Yours?

My husband is an amazing guy. Really, he is. I’m one lucky girl. I don’t have enough time right now to write about all of his positive qualities in detail. But suffice it to say that he is a great person, husband and father. He, however, is not the most health conscious man! Gasp! I know, I know….I am a Health Coach! And this is my husband we are talking abo...

You HAVE to Read This!

Yes, you HAVE to read this! This is an excerpt from an email that I received from a Do Well client a few days ago (I am using it here with his permission, of course): “I met with my doctor today and the results of the blood tests were amazing.  Everything is normal or better than normal.   My status has changed from Uncontrolled Type II Diabetes to C...

The Next Step

Did you read last month’s post – “The Very First Thing that You Can do to Start Feeling Better?” If not, take a few minutes to do so! You can find it on the blog, right here at www.dinahdowell.com. If you did, then you are all ready to move on! What’s next, you ask? Well this is it – Mindfulness. “Mindfulness” has many different definitions, sources and nuan...

The Very First Thing That You Can Do To Start Feeling Better

So, you want to feel well and you don’t know where to start. You are tired and run down. You can’t remember the last time you felt really well. You might have spent months going from doctor to doctor with no real answers. Or you might have just been diagnosed with a chronic illness or disease – obesity, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, IBS, etc.  Maybe, you ar...

The Five Categories of Food that I Used to Eat

If you have spent any time on the Do Well Facebook page, you have probably seen a lot of recipes posted or even pictures of my meals. I really do love to eat and I love healthy, hearty, simple food. But it wasn’t always that way. In fact, if the old me was looking at my Facebook page, I would probably roll my eyes at those posts…and take a sip of my 32 ounce...

Do Well Spotlight! Guest Post: The Malleable Mom Dishes on Her Diet!

 New blog series alert! From time to time, Do Well is going to spotlight people who “do well” in life by choosing to naturally support their health. I believe that those suffering from chronic disease/conditions/issues can often feel much better by supporting their system with nutrition, supplements, movement, other lifestyle habits (stress contr...