New Video: Calming the Brain and Body During Holiday Happenings & How Essential Oils Can Help

By | November 9th, 2018|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Naturopathic Medicine|

    Holidays are depicted as a time of gratitude and good cheer. The media portrayal of the seamless moments and advertisements aimed at finding the “perfect” gifts can make anyone feel inadequate in comparison. The reality is that many people do enjoy this time of year, but for most, it provides challenges. [...]

Tips for Soothing the Body and Mind for the Start of the Holiday Season & How Essential Oils Could Be Just What the Brain Needs

By | November 6th, 2018|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

              Stressed Out Bodies and Brains During the Holidays The beginning of November is a time to begin preparing for the season of togetherness that is shared across cultures all over the world. Although specific traditions and celebrations may vary among neighbors across the globe, the underlying message remains [...]

How Social Connections & Rejection Effect Health & How to Nourish Your Genes with Better Relationships

By | October 30th, 2018|Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

            Sociogenomics is the study of how biology and social behavior interact for the evolution of species. Genes are programmed and enforced through social regulation which influences how our brains function. (source) This fascinating research is validating how and why similar habits and behaviors exist and are perpetuated within members [...]

Video: How Relationships & Connections May Be the Most Powerful Medicine…

By | October 26th, 2018|Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

... and the Harms of  Choosing Healthism at Their Expense     With the latest technological advances, scientists have been able to verify that nutrients, lifestyle, mind-body practices, plant metabolites, and synthetic chemicals can all directly influence the “expression” of our DNA, the blueprint of our biology. These findings have led to the emergence [...]

Honoring Our Kinships and Relationships – The Danger of Placing the Quest for Health Above Connections

By | October 23rd, 2018|Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

                  The Impact of Our Environment, Relationships, and Thoughts on Our Health Many following natural health are familiar with the term, “food as medicine.” Recent advances in scientific methods have proven this to be true at the cellular level. This is through the study of how food [...]

Video: How Beliefs, Relationships, and Society Shape Our Health Destiny

By | October 19th, 2018|Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

 A Cultural and Mind-Body Perspective on Health, Hormones, and Menopause   This week, I continued with my series on the mind-body perspective to health and hormones. In Part 1, I discussed that our surroundings, beliefs, emotions, and social connections impact our health in profound ways. I highlighted this through the following mechanisms: The [...]

Essential Oils to “Fall” Into for a Healthy Autumn and Happy Start to the Holiday Season & a Link to September 2018 Holistic and Integrative Medicine Top Reads

By | October 9th, 2018|Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings, Top Reads of the Month|

  Five Reasons Why Essential Oils Are My Favorite Wellness Tool for Natural Immune Support     To me, essential oils are the most powerful natural tool to support immunity. This is for many reasons.   1. Essential oils are selective, yet far-reaching. Due to the presence of their many compounds, essential oils have multiple [...]

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Video: Hormones &…. the Impact of Belief, Emotions, Relationships, and Culture!

By | October 5th, 2018|Essential Oils, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

  Hormones &.... the Impact of Belief, Emotions, Relationships, and Culture! In my latest blog series, I explore other aspects of reproductive health that are often overlooked. This video discusses how beliefs, emotions, relationships, and culture impact health, hormones, and a woman’s experience of menopause. I also highlight resources that connect emotions, beliefs, [...]

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How Beliefs, Emotions, Social Relationships, and Cultural Influences Impact Health, Hormones, and the Menopausal Transition: Part I

By | October 2nd, 2018|Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

    In the past few weeks, I’ve explored hormonal balance from an integrative, naturopathic, and functional medicine perspective. These chemical messengers are so powerful, the body has complex feedback mechanisms in place to control their levels. In fact, even minute shifts in amounts of hormones can have systemic effects on other vital functions of [...]

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