Why Melaleuca ericifolia Essential Oil Deserves to Share the Spotlight with Tea Tree Oil

By | April 22nd, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Last week, I shifted focus back to one of my favorite topics, essential oils! In the latest oily spotlight, I reviewed the well-known plant of Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree). Tea tree is a favorite essential oil of aromatherapists and oilers due to its many useful applications. Beyond its popularity, it also has been validated [...]

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Video: The Power of Tea Tree Oil and Praise for the “Other Melaleuca” Essential Oil

By | April 19th, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

  This week, I returned to one of my most favorite topics in integrative and mind-body medicine, essential oils! These plant compounds are truly holistic in that while they support physical health, their constituents simultaneously benefit emotions and the brain. Essential oils also have been found to “feed” nourishing behaviors during times [...]

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Why I Still Love Tea Tree Oil but Am Very Happy to Meet the “Other” Melaleuca (ericifolia) Essential Oil on the Block!

By | April 15th, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Praising the Power of Melaleuca alternifolia When someone says “Melaleuca” what do you think of? You probably think of tea tree essential oil (Melaleuca alternifolia). This specific species of the Melaleuca genus has captured the sniffers of many and stolen the spotlight from its “relatives” for good reason. (source, source) This is why even [...]

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Video: Separating the Facts from the Hype on CBD Oil: What the Clinical Research Reveals Regarding its Effect on Mood and the Brain

By | March 22nd, 2019|Articles, CBD Oil, Essential Oils, Holistic, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

This is the second video based on Part X of my CBD (cannabidiol) blog series!  An overview of the previous videos and links to them along with their accompanying articles that contain the references and resources discussed can be found below. Video 1: CBD oil introductory information and safety considerations for using [...]

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The Harmonizing Synergy of Cannabis Essential Oil

By | March 18th, 2019|Articles, CBD Oil, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

  The Truly Essential Thing That is Missing from the Extraction of CBD Oil After ten weeks of devotion to CBD oil, I must admit, I was getting a little cross-eyed and experiencing some other negative side effects from the withdrawal of writing about essential oils! Thankfully, my symptoms have subsided by refocusing on [...]

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The Final Review of CBD Oil to Aid the Brain, Pain, and Neurological Strain & Link to February 2019 Holistic and Integrative Medicine Top Reads

By | March 12th, 2019|Articles, CBD Oil, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, latest news, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Part X: CBD Oil… Hype, Harm, or Heck Yeah! Summary & Safety Review In the recent post on Saratoga.com,  “An Important Review of the Factors to Consider When Determining if CBD Oil is Right for You!,” I summarized the key points from my previous articles and videos within this ten-part series. I also provided the [...]

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The (Semi-) Final Review of CBD Oil for Pain, Brain, and Neurological Strain and the Limitations of Non-Clinical Trials

By | March 4th, 2019|CBD Oil, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Part IX: CBD Oil… Hype, Harm, or Heck Yeah!   Important Notice: Safety Review Summary               For your safety, please review an article summary I put together entitled “An Important Review of the Factors to Consider When Determining if CBD Oil is Right for You!” It provides the [...]

An Overview of the “Full Spectrum” of Research on CBD Oil and the “Entourage” of Clinical Studies on the Various Cannabinoids in the Cannabis Plant

By | February 25th, 2019|Articles, CBD Oil, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, latest news, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Part VIII: CBD Oil… Hype, Harm, or Heck Yeah! We are now arriving at the conclusion of my CBD (cannabidiol) oil series with the much-awaited review of the current and most pertinent research on this “magical” medical elixir. Before continuing with this article, if you have not yet done so, for your safety, [...]

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Video: What Determines If CBD Oil Will Work for You? & A Sneak Peek on the Research Review Coming Up!

By | February 22nd, 2019|Articles, CBD Oil, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

This is Part VII in my series on CBD (cannabidiol) oil. You can get the summaries of each of the previous topics in the accompanying videos below: Video 1: Introduces CBD oil and some precautions to consider before using it. Video 2: Summarizes the history of the regulation and legal status [...]

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