Practical Approaches to Stress Management

featuring Deb Matthew, MD

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Season 3: Episode 2

Published September 19, 2023

Slow, sluggish mornings followed by sleepless nights should not be the norm—yet for many patients, this is their experience.  

In this episode of the DUTCH Podcast, host Jaclyn Smeaton, ND, and guest Deb Matthew, MD, talk about the profound impact that stress and cortisol have on overall wellness. They discuss how dysfunction precedes disease and why it’s crucial to nip HPA axis dysfunction in the bud before it causes long-term, chronic health problems. 

They share all about the nitty-gritty of the HPA axis, circadian rhythm, and how sex hormones, thyroid hormones, and adrenal hormones are all interconnected. Plus, Dr. Matthew reveals some of her go-to recommendations for stress management.  


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About our speaker

Deb Matthew, MD—the Happy Hormones Doctoris a best-selling author, international speaker, educator, wife, and mom of four boys. After suffering for years from fatigue and irritability due to hormone imbalances, her quest to resolve her health led her to change everything about her practice of medicine. She has been featured on national podcasts and radio and has done over 100 TV appearances on NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS, and FOX. 

Please Note: The contents of this podcast are for educational and informational purposes only. Precision Analytical will be interviewing functional medicine key opinion leaders, the best and brightest in the field. The information is not to be interpreted as, or mistaken for, clinical advice. Please consult a medical professional or healthcare provider for medical advice, diagnoses, or treatment.

Show Notes

Dr. Matthew’s Stress Reduction Recommendations 

  • Gratitude journaling 
  • Breathing exercises 
  • Walking outdoors 
  • Self-care and relaxation  

Visit Dr. Matthew’s website 

Become a DUTCH provider and profoundly change your patients’ lives through comprehensive hormone testing. 

Read the DUTCH Blog to learn more: 

Assessing Chronic Fatigue with the Cortisol Awakening Response 

Circadian Rhythm and Human Health 

You Need Free Cortisone and Metabolized Cortisol to Evaluate HPA Axis Health