Essential Oils on the Brain (Chemistry): An Intro to One of the Earliest “Hacks” to Emotional Health

By | May 20th, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

A RECAP – Supplementing the Brain for Better Mental Health In this Blog: A Recap on Supplements for Psychiatric Support Essential Oils’ Effects on Brain Signaling A Special Note on Mental Health Please note: if you read nothing else in this blog, please skip to the ending on mental illness. If you’ve been following [...]

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A Primer To: How the Ancient Medicine of Essential Oils Can “Hack” the Modern Brain’s Biochemistry & A Link to April 2019 Holistic and Integrative Medicine Top Reads

By | May 13th, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Exploring Our Brain Signals In the previous posts, I explored how the amazing antioxidant N-acetylcysteine (NAC) has more impressive applications than its most celebrated roles. Beyond being a cellular defender against oxidative stress and liver reviver after an acetaminophen (Tylenol) overdose, I became intrigued for its brain applications in those with complex psychiatric disorders. [...]

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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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Video: How Individuals and Society Suffer When Weight and “Health” Becomes an Obsession

By | March 29th, 2019|Articles, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic|

      This week, I released an article that will probably trigger many “health enthusiasts.”  In the post, “Too Much of a Good Thing? The Dangers of Obsessing on Diet and Weight Loss,” I discussed the overlooked dangers that occur when dietary practices and fitness are viewed through an obsessive and [...]

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The (Semi-) Final Review of CBD Oil for Pain, Brain, and Neurological Strain and the Limitations of Non-Clinical Trials

By | March 4th, 2019|CBD Oil, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Part IX: CBD Oil… Hype, Harm, or Heck Yeah!   Important Notice: Safety Review Summary               For your safety, please review an article summary I put together entitled “An Important Review of the Factors to Consider When Determining if CBD Oil is Right for You!” It provides the [...]

Video: The Best of the Blog 2018 and How to Successfully Move Forward into 2019

By | January 4th, 2019|Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

  Note: There is a slight pause in the beginning, the audio begins after a few seconds. Happy 2019! Here’s to another year older and another year wiser.     Many people are now aware that simply setting a goal at the beginning of January doesn’t necessarily create lasting change. As a result, [...]

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Slow and Steady Wins the Race for Optimizing Change: Inching Your Way into Better Health, Hormonal Harmony, and Heightened Happiness in 2019

By | January 1st, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, latest news, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

For many, the flip of the calendar to January 1st signifies the start of New Year’s resolutions. Clicking through the blogosphere could easily lead one to believe that they are in the minority if they don’t have an action plan for making 2019 “the best year yet.” Let me put those of you who have [...]

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Essential Oils for Healthy Habits and Better Mind-Body Wellness During the Holidays and Beyond

By | December 17th, 2018|Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Naturopathic Medicine|

In my previous post from my holiday sanity series, I explored in detail the topic of spirituality in relation to dealing with addictions during the holidays. Along with family-based therapy, there is evidence of how a connection to a higher source can support recovery and provide comfort for those who struggle with a substance use [...]

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Video: Dealing with Addictions During the Holidays: How Essential Oils and Spirituality Can Help

By | December 13th, 2018|Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

After concluding my mini dissertation on the emotional, physical, and spiritual benefits of various species of frankincense oil, I continued with my theme of essential oils and the sacred in this week’s article. I felt compelled to share more ways that spirituality and essential oils can support our brain and biochemistry. This time, [...]

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