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Video: Brain Biochemistry 101 and An Introduction to How Essential Oils “Hack” the Brain

By | May 16th, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

This video is a primer to how the ancient science of essential oils can “hack” brain biochemistry. It is a continuation to my recent article and video series on mental health that began with the popular antioxidant NAC (N-acetylcysteine). NAC has recently been reported to provide benefit in alleviating symptoms associated with psychiatric disorders [...]

A Primer To: How the Ancient Medicine of Essential Oils Can “Hack” the Modern Brain’s Biochemistry & A Link to April 2019 Holistic and Integrative Medicine Top Reads

By | May 13th, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Exploring Our Brain Signals In the previous posts, I explored how the amazing antioxidant N-acetylcysteine (NAC) has more impressive applications than its most celebrated roles. Beyond being a cellular defender against oxidative stress and liver reviver after an acetaminophen (Tylenol) overdose, I became intrigued for its brain applications in those with complex psychiatric disorders. [...]

Video: How the Antioxidant NAC Can Be Used to Support Mental and Emotional Health (Part 2)

By | May 10th, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

This is the second video in my series on NAC (N-acetylcysteine). In the first video, I reviewed this popular supplement’s role in protecting the body from the excessive oxidative stress caused by “hungry” free radicals. As a precursor to the “master antioxidant” glutathione, this cellular defender and liver savior is most well-known for reversing [...]

“Minding” How the Popular Antioxidant NAC (N-acetylcysteine) Can Support Mental Health & The Many Considerations for Optimizing Brain Functioning: Part 2

By | May 6th, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

One Intervention, Many Effects Last week, I started my review of the famous antioxidant supplement, N-acetylcysteine (NAC). I discussed how it is used in conventional medicine to prevent the toxic effects of acetaminophen overdose on the liver. I also highlighted its role in oxidative stress by protecting the body from cellular damage that can [...]

Video: “Minding” How the Popular Antioxidant Supplement NAC (N-acetylcysteine) Is More Than Just a Liver Savior and Glutathione Precursor

By | May 3rd, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

          NAC (N-acetylcysteine) and Essential Oils for Supporting Emotional Health in a More Holistic Way: Part I   Praising NAC In my latest article, I begin my discussion on NAC. It earned its claim to fame for its effectiveness in remediating the toxic effects on the liver from [...]

N-acetylcysteine (NAC)- Oxidative Stress, Free Radicals… and Brain Health!? Oh My!

By | April 29th, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

How the Popular Antioxidant Supplement NAC (N-acetylcysteine) and Essential Oils Can Support Emotional Health in More Than One (Holistic) Way: Part 1   The Well-Respected Antioxidant, NAC Recently, I was studying up on the supplement NAC (i.e., N-acetylcysteine, or N-acetyl cysteine). It was for a very different reason than for what it is popularly used [...]

Video: Melaleuca Ericifolia: An Essential Oil with a Cool Combo of Unique Compounds

By | April 26th, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Earlier this week, I released my second article praising the Melaleuca species. After finishing up on discussing the many clinically validated uses of Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) essential oil, the most recent oily highlight continued with accolades for another member of the myrtle family. This time Melaleuca ericifolia got the spotlight due [...]

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 [...]

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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