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!!             [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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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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