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Are Essential Oils Really Stronger Than Supplements and Herbs & Other Essential Oils Complex Questions

By |February 2nd, 2016|Essential Oils, Latest Articles, latest news, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

Essential Oils Potency vs. Herbs Last week I was discussing with an esteemed colleague how I implement the safe use of essential oils with my patients. A question that emerged in our conversation was if there was a direct comparison of essential oils potency to supplements or herbs that contain them. I couldn’t answer that [...]

Should You Dilute That Essential Oil with a Carrier Oil? Digging Deeper Into the Benefits of These Essential Oil Companions.

By |January 27th, 2016|Articles, Essential Oils, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Newsletter Postings, Saratoga Blog at Living Well|

Why Use a Carrier Oil and What the Heck Are They?   Introducing My New Essential Oils Database & A Cool New Website Design Feature Revealed Notice anything different?? Phew…it’s been about a two-month process, but the new design for my website is complete!! Kudos to the designer…thanks Matt! If you’re an essential oil lover, [...]

Can Essential Oils Balance Stress Effects and Hormones?

By |January 19th, 2016|Articles, Essential Oils, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

Could Modulating Stress Effects and Hormones with Essential Oils Be Right Under Your Nose? My past weekend endeavors could have been labeled by some as “stressful.” Anyone who has ever written a book knows the feeling of “crunch time,” when the deadline is approaching and the clock seems unforgiving. Added on top of my manuscript [...]

2015 Health Articles Year In Review & December 2015 Top Holistic Health Reads

By |January 5th, 2016|Latest Articles, latest news, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings, Top Reads of the Month|

Welcome to 2016 My BreakFree Medicine Friends. 2015 Health Aricles, What a Year to Review! BreakFree Medicine’s 2015 Journey This year was a bit of a whirlwind for me, in a good way. During 2015, I moved to Connecticut for a new position. I made incredible friends and invaluable professional connections, learned from some of [...]

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Is the United States Healthcare System Insane?

By |December 29th, 2015|Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

Have We Settled for Ineffective Treatments and Poor Quality Care in the United States Healthcare System? I just submitted an article to Natural Path on the potency of essential oils verses supplements and herbs. While we are waiting for that to “go to print,” I wanted to share with you my latest two-part series. This [...]

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Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh- The Three Precious Presents of the Season

By |December 22nd, 2015|Essential Oils, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

What is So Special About Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh? The season is upon us. Many have already begun their celebrations and many more are preparing and planning for theirs. In my blog at Saratoga.com, I provide hints on how to deal with the roller-coaster emotions1 that may occur and tips for holiday stress. The past [...]

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Valerian Essential Oil- For the Children Nestled in Their Beds… Not Sleeping

By |December 21st, 2015|Essential Oils, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Newsletter Postings|

Support Your Children and Your Own Peaceful Dreams with Valerian Oil During the holiday bustle, I’ve been finding some time to bond with my computer and update my essential oil references for my upcoming book, BreakFree Medicine. Recently, I was searching for some more references on valerian essential oil and found a very interesting study [...]

How Parents Environmental Exposures and Toxic Chemicals Effect Baby Before Birth

By |December 15th, 2015|Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, latest news, Newsletter Postings|

Why Parents Should Be Mindful of Toxic Chemicals to Protect Their Little Ones Before Birth It’s hard to escape the scary facts of living in our world filled with toxic chemicals. It’s easy to get overwhelmed and want to hide yourself in a non-BPA and phthalate free plastic bubble. Still, as I’ve written before, knowing [...]

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Some Overlooked Drivers of Appetite and Food Cravings

By |December 8th, 2015|Latest Articles, latest news, Naturopathic, Newsletter Postings|

How Our Food Obsession Makes Us Fatter, Hungrier, and Unhappy...and Leads to Food Cravings As I was scrolling down some of the topics of November’s Top Holistic Health Reads, a few headlines focused on weight and appetite caught my attention. I’ve discussed the topic of cravings, diet (wars), and food addiction in the past, and [...]

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