As many of you know, I’m a big fan of essential oils (EOs). Actually, I’m oil-obsessed! One of my major passions is empowering others with the information they need to safely enjoy the wellness benefits that my clients, loved ones, and I have received from using these [...]
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Some Reasons Why Essential Oils Have Differing Effects in Different People- A Lesson from Proanthyocyanidines
Proanthyocyanidines- Say What? How About a Drop of Oil with That? Ever notice that your favorite essential oil may have different effects on you than your honey? I have too. This evening, I was reading Deanna Minich’s wonderful blog on Proanthocyanidins (PAs), which are compounds found in plants. The most popular PAs are found [...]
The Power of Connection, Social Media and Health, and a Link to December 2016 Top Holistic and Integrative Health Reads
The closing month of 2016 was packed with exciting stories in integrative health and medical headlines. In the midst of many of them, the theme of the power of social connections caught my attention. Recently, it was reported by NBC news and Medscape that one in six Americans are [...]
Ode to the Grapefruit It’s probably one of the most famous fruits that is known for its ability to make the breakfast bowl a healthy place. The grapefruit, enjoyed (or tolerated) by many health-seeking men and women for many years, for many very good reasons. This citrus delight is loaded with vitamin C [...]
A two-part series I wrote on vitamin D was posted recently in Natural Path. It may cause a little controversy, but I feel strongly that I must advocate for personalized and individualized patient care, even in the midst of convincing evidence that "everyone" needs "something." I have always been [...]
December signifies a time of togetherness and relationships for many reasons. Still, holiday gatherings can come with some inevitable clashes and stressors. Read on for some tips on how to sail more smoothly through rough waters and get the most of your celebrations We Gather Together The month of December is a time [...]
Recently, during one of my write-up summaries for a lovely client, I noticed something. Lemongrass, one of my favorite essential oils for its immune supporting properties and its role as a defender against evil microbe invasions, was not well covered in my essential oils database. Oh, the horror! I will remedy this below! “How [...]
What Causes the “Holiday Blues” and What Can You Do to Turn “Blah” to “Ha-Ha”? & November 2016 Top Holistic and Integrative Health Reads
By Sarah Lobisco| 2017-01-10T04:22:10+00:00 December 6th, 2016|Articles, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings, Saratoga Blog at Living Well, Top Reads of the Month|
Holiday Cheer is a great thing…when the stress, business, and family triggers are not there. When too many factors pile up, the “holiday blues” can set in. Here’s why and what you can do. Holidays are an interesting time for many. In the “perfect world”, they can be a time for believing in magic and [...]
Is Pain Contagious? How Smell Caused Rats to “Catch” the Pain of Their Inflamed and Addicted Furry Friends and What it Means for Humans
Does it sound crazy that you could “catch” pain in a whiff? Well, you may think I’m “cheesy” for even suggesting it, but the connection came right out of a 2016 article in Science Advances. In a recent study, “Social transfer of pain in mice,” researchers examined the connection between the perception and experience of [...]