Lovin’ on Lemongrass Part II and the Gluten-Free Fad Exposed?

By | January 31st, 2017|Essential Oils, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Newsletter Postings, Saratoga Blog at Living Well|

My Continued Love Affair with Lemongrass               The second part of my lemongrass article series has been released on the Natural Path. Here is a brief excerpt: I was recently inspired to dive into research on lemongrass essential oil. The impetus was when I noticed it had not been [...]

Can I Diffuse Essential Oils Around My Infant?

By | January 17th, 2017|Essential Oils, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Newsletter Postings, Saratoga Blog at Living Well|

              As many of you know, I’m a big fan of essential oils (EOs). Actually, I’m oil-obsessed!   One of my major passions is empowering others with the information they need to safely enjoy the wellness benefits that my clients, loved ones, and I have received from using these [...]

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Ode, Scold, and Behold the Power of Grapefruit-The Difference Between Grapefruit and Grapefruit Oil

By | January 2nd, 2017|Essential Oils, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Saratoga Blog at Living Well|

    Ode to the Grapefruit It’s probably one of the most famous fruits that is known for its ability to make the breakfast bowl a healthy place. The grapefruit, enjoyed (or tolerated) by many health-seeking men and women for many years, for many very good reasons. This citrus delight is loaded with vitamin C [...]

Is Vitamin D Really the Panacea We Claim?

By | December 27th, 2016|Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Saratoga Blog at Living Well|

            A two-part series I wrote on vitamin D was posted recently in Natural Path. It may cause a little controversy, but I feel strongly that I must advocate for personalized and individualized patient care, even in the midst of convincing evidence that "everyone" needs "something." I have always been [...]

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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 [...]

Is Pain Contagious? How Smell Caused Rats to “Catch” the Pain of Their Inflamed and Addicted Furry Friends and What it Means for Humans

By | November 29th, 2016|Articles, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Saratoga Blog at Living Well|

 Does it sound crazy that you could “catch” pain in a whiff? Well, you may think I’m “cheesy” for even suggesting it, but the connection came right out of a 2016 article in Science Advances. In a recent study, “Social transfer of pain in mice,” researchers examined the connection between the perception and experience of [...]

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 [...]

The Power of Peppermint Oil for Back to School Brains & August 2016 Top Holistic and Integrative Health Reads (link)

By | September 6th, 2016|Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Newsletter Postings, Saratoga Blog at Living Well, Top Reads of the Month|

The Pleasant Minty Aroma of Peppermint Oil for Brain Boosting & Top Reads for August 2016 The passing of Labor Day has just occurred in the United States; it is the official end of the summer! It’s time for my list of interesting articles and blogs for August 2016, as well as a little reflection [...]

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