Dr Ionita - Health Stories



Having practiced medicine for 20 years, I know how its a subject that can still seem difficult and cold. In my practice, I always loved taking the time to really know my patients, taking the time to listen, taking the time to explain and personalise things. I realised that this kind of conversation could also take place in a new format that I absolutely love: podcasts. Its the chance to share with more and more people while holding onto an intimate, simple format. Im available at lavinia@drionita.com; dont hesitate to write!


  • How to better cope with stress: tips and strategies

    03/08/2019 Duração: 17min

    It’s holiday time, and you might don’t even want hear the word “stress”. Take a deep breathe and smile, better know few tips and tricks and be mentally prepared in advance to fight stress as a fireman is prepared to fight fire. Happy summer!

  • Stress and work

    25/07/2019 Duração: 16min

    Statistics say that about 40% of employees declare being stressed at work, and the numbers are similar in Europe and in the US. Why work is stressing us so much? When should we fear a burnout ? What companies can do about that?You will hear about that and many other things in this episode

  • Stress and brain

    16/07/2019 Duração: 13min

    You know that chronic stress is bad, but do you really know how toxic it can be for our brain? Amygdala, our fear center will become enlarged, while the hyppocampus important for memory, learning, reward will get smaller. Under chronic stress, we make poorer decisions since our prefrontral cortex is also affected by too much cortisol. Stress can also play a role in depression and sleep problems. I let you discover more in this new episode.

  • Stress and Diseases

    07/07/2019 Duração: 11min

    We keep going with the series dedicated to stress, and in this episode we’ll see how stress could affect our stomach, our metabolism, as well as our immunity and our libido

  • When stress is heartcore

    20/06/2019 Duração: 15min

    We know that chronic stress can make us “sick,” but what does it do to our heart? We’ll find out in this episode, with this subject that is particularly close to my heart (you’ll understand why as you listen)

  • Stress: understanding the basics

    14/06/2019 Duração: 16min

    Stress is a 21st century epidemic. It’s part of our daily lives, for better or worse. Why and how does stress makes us sick? You’ll find out in this first episode of a serie dedicated to stress.

  • Does the alpha male really exist?

    07/06/2019 Duração: 09min

    There's no such thing as an alpha male, at least not in human beings. We'll look at the origins of this term, how the alpha male signifies male dominance in the animal world, and why that significance doesn't apply to us humans.

  • Testosterone: For Love, Glory, and Beauty

    30/05/2019 Duração: 08min

    Testosterone, the male hormone, we want to keep it high, all of us, for love, glory, and beauty!You get it, it keeps the smile on our faceYou'll discover why this hormone is so important, and also learn a few tips...

  • Self-confidence in women

    23/05/2019 Duração: 17min

    What if our ideas about self-confidence aren't really all that accurate? What if it really was a muscle that we can exercise? We'll learn some tips together, by way of some (very) personal stories.

  • De-Stressing Fertility

    03/05/2019 Duração: 14min

    Fertility is a subject that can go right to the heart of who we are, and having better knowledge can give us more freedom and help us to make better choices. Let's talk about it - no taboos, no stress

  • Leading the danse with our hormones

    20/04/2019 Duração: 26min

    Understanding the tune being played by our sex hormones is important at any age, so that we can be in sync with our body's rhythms. Beginning in our 40s, nature switches our body's sex hormones to a new rhythm, but it's still on us to lead the dance and maintain the harmony. 

  • No rules, no taboos

    18/03/2019 Duração: 22min

    I decided to start my podcast with a series dedicated to women, not because their health is more important than men’s health, but simply because it’s an opportunity to use March 8, International Women’s Day, as a way to pay homage to women. The first episode is dedicated to the menstrual cycle. If you have any feedback, do write to me, at lavinia@drionita.com.