How Toxic Exposures, Toxic Mold, and Unhealthy Food Choices Affects Your Health, Immunity, Hormones, and Healing

By | July 24th, 2014|Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Newsletter Postings, Saratoga Blog at Living Well|

Last week, I discussed the interplay between our genes and environment. Specifically, I focused on how we have the power to modulate how our genes express themselves through wellness or disease manifestations. It’s empowering to know that we have a choice in how to manipulate our cellular environment through lifestyle and diet. Even more exciting [...]

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Our Poor Sad Food Supply! Hormones, Pesticides, GMOs, Oh my!

By | June 9th, 2011|Latest Articles, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings, Saratoga Blog at Living Well|

By Sarah A LoBisco, ND   Can you believe it’s already June!! You know what that means, time to highlight some great article links for my upcoming June Top Reads Page. J The first topic of the month—Franken foods revisited! Let’s start with… …..the Case of the exploding watermelon! I know, it sounds like a [...]

Stress, Sugar, Hormones, & Overall Health: A compilation of Important Thoughts with Dr. Sarah

By | August 22nd, 2009|Newsletter Postings|

1. The Stress factor Let’s pause and talk about how stress impacts your health. There are three major ways stress effects the body, according to Bruce Lipton, cell biologist. The first is that blood flow is shunted from your viscera, where nutrient absorption takes place, to your peripheral muscles. This is to allow your legs [...]

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6/21/2009: Hormones, Alternative Health, & Organic OK from AMA

By | June 24th, 2009|Newsletter Postings|

Society sets women up to believe that the transition into the cessation of periods is a turbulent, symptomatic whirlwind consisting of hot flashes, mood changes, night sweats, cravings, weight gain, and hair growth in unwelcome places (to name a few). However, this need not be the case. Obviously, prevention is the key, and if one [...]

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3/3/2009: Hormones and Adrenal Health

By | March 5th, 2009|Newsletter Postings|

Dr Borkin is an advocator of transdermal hormonal replacement and saliva testing. I agree that saliva testing is the best measure of free hormones in the blood; it’s more of a functional test rather than a measurement of bound hormones. Unfortunately, NYS doesn’t allow this form of testing for all practitioners. As most of you [...]

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The Adolescent Brain and Parenting: How Lifestyle and Essential Oils Can Assist with Better Decision-Making and Emotional Processing

By | September 16th, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

In the previous article, I highlighted some of the changes that occur during cognitive development. I will dive into more details about the evolving adolescent brain. With a basic understanding of these processes, both parents and their teenagers will be better able to appreciate what is reasonable to expect from the other. In this [...]

Insights into the Developing Brain and How Essential Oils Can Impact Behavior for Better Parenting and Relationships

By | September 10th, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

In this article, you will learn the basics on how the brain develops. This is important knowledge to have for parents to communicate more effectively with their children and to set realistic expectations. This understanding will also be beneficial for those who wish to build healthy relationships across the lifespan. You will also discover [...]

Supporting Kids with Mental Health Issues in School and Why Essential Oils and Integrative Medicine Shouldn’t Be Overlooked

By | September 2nd, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Labor Day signifies the bitter sweetness of an end to summer and the anticipation of the start to a new school year. For September 2019, it is estimated that over 50 million U.S. students will head back to public schools, approximately 5.75 million kids will return to private schools, around 1.7 will resume homeschooling, [...]

My “Must-Have” Essential Oils for Basic Back to School Needs & for Managing More Intense Anxiety & A Link to July 2019 Holistic and Integrative Medicine Top Reads

By | August 27th, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

As the last week of the summer months approach us, the winding down has officially revved up. As I noted last week in my article, essential oils are a perfect companion to help stay serene during this time of fall transition. One of my favorite oils for anxiety is lavender, but citrus oils are [...]

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