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A Naturopathic and Functional Medicine Approach to Lyme Disease and the Use of Essential Oils

By |May 24th, 2016|Essential Oils, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

Integrating Holistic Concepts Lyme Disease and the Importance of Essential Oils On May 14th, I had the privilege of presenting for the Lyme Action Network. My talk was on “Naturopathic and Functional Medicine: Integrative Approaches to Lyme Disease.” It was an all-around amazing event for three big reasons: The attendees were wonderful! They were so [...]

The Confusion on Essential Oils Quality and the Latest Safety Scare

By |May 17th, 2016|Essential Oils, Latest Articles, Newsletter Postings, Saratoga Blog at Living Well|

              More on the Controversy of Essential Oils Quality and Safety Last week, I sent out an E-blast to my interested subscribers on the importance of quality when using essential oils. This is a vital consideration because standardization and regulation is not concise for them; therefore, the consumer must [...]

The Bad, Biased Research on Supplements and Nutrients (and Medicine in General) Part I

By |May 10th, 2016|Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings, Saratoga Blog at Living Well|

Why You Shouldn’t Believe Every Hyped Up Media Headline on Health               Supplement and Nutrient (Flawed) Studies with Big Press The anti-vitamin and supplement attack has been occurring for many years. For example, in December 2013 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, there was a big ado about the [...]

Medical Errors Third Leading Cause of Death- A Signal for Change & April 2016 Top Holistic and Integrative Health Reads

By |May 4th, 2016|Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Newsletter Postings, Saratoga Blog at Living Well, Top Reads of the Month|

          Empowering Change in Medicine – How Health is in Our Hands (and Under Our Nose) With the start of May upon us, visions of summer beaches dance in our heads. For my geeky cranium, the beginning of a new month also signals a time to reflect and revisit some lessons [...]

The Problem with (Lab) Numbers & Labels

By |April 26th, 2016|Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings, Saratoga Blog at Living Well|

Why You and Your Body Add Up to More Than Just a Diagnosis or “Normal” Lab Range Value           A  Different Treatment Plan for Every Unique Person Vs. One Pill for Every Common Ill This weekend, I was able to share on my new book, BreakFree Medicine with a wonderful audience [...]

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Too Many “Ahchoos!?” – Using Naturopathic Approaches, Functional Medicine, and Essential Oils to Support Your Immune System

By |April 19th, 2016|Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings, Saratoga Blog at Living Well|

Integrative Medicine Hints for a Healthy Allergy Season               Spring Has Sprung. Unfortunately, So Has the Pollen!1 Here in New York, many of my clients are gearing up for allergy season.1 Most are pleasantly surprised to see that the work we did on supporting their overall health has led [...]

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Breaking Free from An Old Model In “HealthCare” and March 2016 Top Holistic (and Integrative) Health News

By |March 29th, 2016|Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings, Top Reads of the Month|

How Integrative HealthCare May Save Medicine Spring is now in full bloom. This is an appropriate expression also for what is going on here with BreakFree Medicine.  I am in the midst of finishing my preparation for my certification exam in functional medicine and beginning my speaking engagements centered around my new [...]

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Eating, Exercise, and Essential Oils for Brain Health and Preventing Cognitive Decline

By |March 22nd, 2016|Essential Oils, Latest Articles, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

Can Diet, Exercise, and Essential Oils Support the Brain and Prevent Alzheimer's Disease and Cognitive Decline? Recently, I’ve been very interested in preserving brain function. I don’t know how it happened, but many of my new clients are coming to me with concerns that relate to struggling with brain fatigue, memory, and concern for dementia. [...]

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Essential Oils for Digestion & When Bugs Go Awry

By |March 15th, 2016|Essential Oils, Latest Articles, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

Essential Oils to the Digestive and Microbiome Saving Rescue It’s a big issue. Sixty to seventy million people are affected by digestive diseases, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.1  In fact, about 20% of the population struggles with gastroesophageal reflux disease alone, experiencing reflux at least once a week.1 [...]

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