Microbiome Insights For (the Not So) Dummies

By | April 24th, 2015|Digestion & Gut Health, Latest Articles, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

 A Simple Blog To Make You Sound Really Smart About Belly Bugs Did you really think I could stay away from the subject of the over 100 trillion tiny friends1 that inhabit our insides? You would need to be in a pretty intense and successful media fast to not be aware of the explosion of [...]

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How Gut Bugs (Our Microbiome) May Be the Link to Optimal Digestion & Balancing the Immune Response

By | November 11th, 2014|Digestion & Gut Health, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Saratoga Blog at Living Well|

Could These Critters Be a Key Factor in the Merging of Integrative, Naturopathic, Holistic, Functional, and Mainstream Medicine?! In a few days, I’ll back in my heated office, cozy and safe from the elements. This will be a bit of an adjustment after being in air conditioning and sunny Miami for my functional medicine training [...]

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Back to the Belly- Connecting the Microbiome to Immunity, Vaccine Reactions, and Postnatal Health…& Are Pesticides Linked to Gluten Sensitivity?

By | September 23rd, 2014|Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Newsletter Postings, Saratoga Blog at Living Well|

As you know, I’ve become even more enthralled with the gut microbiome within the last few months. Recently, as I was populating my upcoming September 2014 Top Holistic Health Reads, I was amazed at how many articles about the microbiome kept popping up. It seemed like just when I started to feel like I may [...]

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Soothing the Mind in More Than One Way- The “Calm” Scent of Essential Oils in the Form of Safe Baby Wipe

By | July 29th, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Last week, I wrote about Why “Going Green” is Essential for Your Family’s Health, Especially Baby & How Oils Can Help. Currently, I’m in the process of putting together my curriculum for teaching developmental nutrition, and the impact of what occurs with early, harmful, environmental exposures, especially during critical periods in utero, is even [...]

Video: How the Antioxidant NAC Can Be Used to Support Mental and Emotional Health (Part 2)

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

This is the second video in my series on NAC (N-acetylcysteine). In the first video, I reviewed this popular supplement’s role in protecting the body from the excessive oxidative stress caused by “hungry” free radicals. As a precursor to the “master antioxidant” glutathione, this cellular defender and liver savior is most well-known for reversing [...]

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“Minding” How the Popular Antioxidant NAC (N-acetylcysteine) Can Support Mental Health & The Many Considerations for Optimizing Brain Functioning: Part 2

By | May 6th, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

One Intervention, Many Effects Last week, I started my review of the famous antioxidant supplement, N-acetylcysteine (NAC). I discussed how it is used in conventional medicine to prevent the toxic effects of acetaminophen overdose on the liver. I also highlighted its role in oxidative stress by protecting the body from cellular damage that can [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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The Harmonizing Synergy of Cannabis Essential Oil

By | March 18th, 2019|Articles, CBD Oil, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

  The Truly Essential Thing That is Missing from the Extraction of CBD Oil After ten weeks of devotion to CBD oil, I must admit, I was getting a little cross-eyed and experiencing some other negative side effects from the withdrawal of writing about essential oils! Thankfully, my symptoms have subsided by refocusing on [...]

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