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 [...]

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 [...]

Video/Audio: Why Blaming “Food Addiction” for “Obesity” is (Scientifically and Ethically) Incorrect

By | April 12th, 2019|Articles, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic|

  This video is an introductory overview of the full 15-minute audio below. The audio-only version is available for the full discussion due to issues with network connections this week.   I recently released another article in my series on the flaws in “obesity science.” Once again, this [...]

How I Was Bamboozled into Blaming Food for Body Size- The Flaws in the “Food Addiction” Theory & Link to March 2019 Holistic and Integrative Medicine Top Reads

By | April 8th, 2019|Articles, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic|

This article is a continuation of last week’s discussion. To get an overview on the problems with blaming obesity on chronic disease and an introduction to this post, please click here. Please Note: I’m not advocating for junk food. I do believe that “food can be medicine” and have many articles on the benefits [...]

Video: The Problems with Concluding That “Obesity” Causes Diseases and the Theory of Food Addiction

By | April 5th, 2019|Articles, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic|

  In our modern world, “fat” is a bad word. In fact, a global war has been proclaimed to remediate individuals who don’t fit into the current impossible standard of a one size fits all very thin body type. Last week, I released an article and accompanying video stating that although I [...]

The Flaws in the “Science” on Obesity and an Introduction to Exploring if Food Addiction is Real

By | April 1st, 2019|Articles, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic|

The (Literal) Toxic Effects of the Obsession with Body Weight Last week I discussed the dangerous effects of the current nutritional trends, diet and “wellness” culture messages, and medical approaches that are hyper- focused on shrinking body sizes due the misleading association of “obesity” to chronic diseases. I highlighted how this viewpoint is not [...]

Video: How Individuals and Society Suffer When Weight and “Health” Becomes an Obsession

By | March 29th, 2019|Articles, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic|

      This week, I released an article that will probably trigger many “health enthusiasts.”  In the post, “Too Much of a Good Thing? The Dangers of Obsessing on Diet and Weight Loss,” I discussed the overlooked dangers that occur when dietary practices and fitness are viewed through an obsessive and [...]

Too Much of a Good Thing? The Dangers of Obsessing on Diet and Weight Loss

By | March 26th, 2019|Articles, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic|

Lifestyle practices are powerful tools used to support healing. Food and exercise are two of the most focused on and important factors for optimizing health, but there are many other aspects related to wellness that are equally, if not more, important. Although I still make tailored suggestions of nourishment and movement for my clients, [...]

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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