Can I Diffuse Essential Oils Around My Infant?

By | January 17th, 2017|Essential Oils, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Newsletter Postings, Saratoga Blog at Living Well|

              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 [...]

‘Tis the Season to Spread the Love…for Lemongrass Essential Oil! Part (Paw) 1

By | December 14th, 2016|Essential Oils, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

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 | 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 [...]

More Tips for a Calmer and Happier Holiday Season- Welcome Thanksgiving!

By | November 21st, 2016|Essential Oils, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

The holidays are here! Learn how to keep your sanity and enjoy your gatherings with less tummy aches and weight gain.   Last week, I posted on the benefits of gratitude and the gifts of the season, including the ones found in our essential oils bottles. The holidays can be a time for relaxation and [...]

Five Tips to Support You Through the Holidays, Political Havoc, and Hormonal Hot Flashes

By | November 16th, 2016|Essential Oils, Holistic, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

Life is full of changes and transitions. Sometimes we perceive them as stressful, sometimes we view them as exciting.  Regardless, what happens around us effects the body systems within us. We can use tools to modulate our emotional and our physical responses during these shifts. From the holidays to hormones, in this article, you will [...]

Determining the Quality of Essential Oils- Part II

By | October 25th, 2016|Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

To receive all the benefits of essential oils, they must be of high quality. In this blog, I continue the topic of determining the quality of essential oils. Overview Essential oils are precious and the power of these secondary metabolites can be altered by production, manufacturing, and distribution. (1) (2) In Part I of this [...]

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Healthy Gut Updates, Metal Mouths, & a Link to the September 2016 Top Holistic and Integrative Health Reads

By | October 11th, 2016|Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings, Top Reads of the Month|

                  This week, I provide you with an overview of resources for a healthier gut and body, review some important updates in belly bugs and intestinal health, look at the problems relating to a mouth full of mercury, and finish off with a link to the best [...]

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The Magic Moments Surrounding Lavender Days and the Art of Distilling Quality Essential Oils

By | October 4th, 2016|Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Newsletter Postings, Saratoga Blog at Living Well|

What does it take to make quality essential oils? A combination of science, nature, and heart.                       Let me try to portray to you what it was like to be whisked away from the realities of the “real world” and surreally placed into a magical [...]

The Best Kept Secrets of a Powerful Ancient Blend of Essential Oils

By | September 27th, 2016|Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

This week, Ben Greenfield, world-renowned fitness and health guru, released an article on one of my favorite essential oils blends, Thieves®. You can find the full article here, in which I divulge all my knowledge on this ancient blend’s history and the science and applications of the oils contained within it. Ben also shares his [...]

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