Updates on Those Bugs We Love (The Latest News on the Microbiome) and February 2017 Top Holistic and Integrative Health Reads

By | March 7th, 2017|Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Naturopathic Medicine, Top Reads of the Month|

Some Buggy Updates from Microbiome Research and Top Health News for February 2017 All Located Here                 It’s been awhile since I took some time out from my favorite topic of essential oils and focused on my other favorite topic…our trillion little tiny friends that line our insides [...]

The Science and Medicine of Spirituality and Healing Oils of the Bible, Ode to Spikenard

By | February 15th, 2017|Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles|

            The Wisdom, Science, and Art of Medicine The connection between mind, body, and soul is being revisited after a separation for the “good of science.”  (Link here) Modern medicine now realizes that doctoring without nurturing the whole person has its pitfalls; furthermore, traditional medicine is seeing the benefits gained [...]

Does Motivating Yourself to Move More for Weight Loss Work? – The Problem with Attacking Fat “Like That” & Top Holistic and Integrative Health Reads January 2017

By | February 7th, 2017|Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings, Top Reads of the Month|

                  Can you believe it, my friends? January is officially over and we are now well into February 2017! This means, the gyms that were flooded on January 2nd are starting to “thin out,” along with many other well-intentioned “healthier” new year resolutions. How do I know [...]

The Power of Connection, Social Media and Health, and a Link to December 2016 Top Holistic and Integrative Health Reads

By | January 10th, 2017|Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Top Reads of the Month|

            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 [...]

Healthy, Happy Holiday and Relationship Tips

By | December 20th, 2016|Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Saratoga Blog at Living Well|

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 [...]

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 [...]

Essential Oils for Stress Relief on Election Day & a Link to October 2016 Top Holistic and Integrative Health Reads

By | November 8th, 2016|Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Top Reads of the Month|

Today marks one of the most heated, debated, and internationally-emotionally charged elections for Americans. 52% of Americans report being stressed over the campaign. Learn how to use essential oils to calm your stress during this nail-biting and relationship-trying time. The spooky holiday of October and its scary “treats” are now a distant memory. As we [...]

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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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 [...]

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