Minding Your Microbiome…with Essential Oils

By | April 24th, 2017|Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Newsletter Postings, Saratoga Blog at Living Well|

The microbiome and essential oils are two of my favorite subjects. Learn why bugs are such a hot topic in medicine and the potential of essential oils to positively influence our microbiota. Every month, I provide you with my “Top Reads.” This summary of some of my favorite noteworthy, interesting, and/or game-changing headlines in natural [...]

DIY Non-Toxic Spring Cleaning with Essential Oils

By | April 21st, 2017|Essential Oils, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings, Saratoga Blog at Living Well|

          The sun isn't here to stay yet. No need to despair! April showers provide a great excuse to clean up our environment with essential oils.   We had a recent “heat wave” in New England! It was 82 degrees in mid-April.   Oh YAY!!             [...]

The “Out of This World” Applications of Orange Oil: Four Bright Benefits of Using This Favorite Citrus Oil Now Revealed!

By | April 18th, 2017|Essential Oils, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings, Saratoga Blog at Living Well|

              From Supporting the Immune System, Modulating Microbe Effects, Soothing Tissues, Calming the Mind, Food Safety, Antioxidant Potential…& More…. You've "Landed" In the Right Place to Discover Why Orange is One Citrus Oil That Lives Up to its Positive Reputation   I have loved on lemon oil, wrote several [...]

When an Enticing Aroma Turns Out to Be a Deadly Smell- Something Stinks! (And It’s Not Pure Essential Oils!)

By | April 15th, 2017|Essential Oils, Latest Articles, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

            Why Do We Need to Know So Much Bad About Our Toxic World? Learn Why Below and Five Resources for Positive Solutions! It may seem like I’m semi-bombarding you with “bad news” about the inordinate and undetermined amount of toxins we are surrounded by every day. I’ve recently compiled [...]

What’s All This Fuss About Gluten? & The Phenol Reaction to Essential Oils

By | April 11th, 2017|Essential Oils, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Saratoga Blog at Living Well|

            Is Gluten-Free a Trendy Fad, a Healthy Fact, or Should We Just “Eat Wheat?”   Early this year, I posted a blog on saratoga.com that summarized a two-part article I wrote for Natural Path. The topic was on the new book, Eat Wheat. Although many of my mentors, and [...]

Embrace the Chance to Spring Clean in a “Hole List” of Ways- Body, Mind, Spirit, and Home- By Using Essential Oils!

By | April 7th, 2017|Essential Oils, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

            The Freshness of Spring It has been a long winter, hasn’t it!? Maybe not for our tropical and Southern friends, but definitely for us New Englanders! You could almost hear the collective sigh of relief when the calendar marked “day one of spring” in the state of New York. [...]

Do Our “Good” Essential Oils Go “Bad”? : Expiration Dates and Essential Oils

By | April 4th, 2017|Essential Oils, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Newsletter Postings|

When Do You Need to Stop Using Your Essential Oils? Consider These Factors.   One question I often get with my clients and many essential oils lovers is, “Are there expiration dates for various essential oils?” Like many subjects with essential oils, there is conflicting messages all over the worldwide web. This leads to a [...]

March 2017 Top Holistic and Integrative Health Reads: Climate Change Controversy, More News on the Microbiome, Cool New Science Studies, & Medication Safety Updates

By | April 4th, 2017|Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, latest news, Naturopathic, Newsletter Postings, Saratoga Blog at Living Well, Top Reads of the Month|

After a long, cold winter, you can rest your weary bodies with some brain stimulation found in March 2017's Top Holistic and Integrative Health Reads           For New York State and most of New England, the the old adage regarding the emergence of springtime was evident this year. March did, in [...]

Celebrate Spring Blooming with Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil

By | April 1st, 2017|Essential Oils, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Newsletter Postings|

              The Many Ways Cinnamon Oil Supports the Body Whole-isticly Last weekend, I got caught in a bumper-to-bumper traffic jam on my way to Pennsylvania. The tunes that usually soothe my traffic woes weren’t providing their usual relief, so I did a quick email check on my iPhone. (I [...]

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