Feeling Fatigued? My Favorite Herbs and Essential Oils to Boost Focus, Energy, and Cognition Health (Part 3: My Top Essential Oils for Attention, Mood, and Brain Vitality)

By | July 18th, 2021|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Feeling unproductive, unfocused, and exhausted? This shouldn't be a regular event. The last few weeks, I have been discussing the topics of low energy, inattention, and poor motivation and providing solutions for them: First, I reviewed the various mindset and biological reasons for why one may be struggling with drive. Next, I explored what [...]

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2020 Top 10 Naturopathic Medicine Posts and A New Year Musing: Part II

By | January 3rd, 2021|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

The end of the year is a time of reflection. As we close this tumultuous year, last week, I began my reflections by counting down my top ten posts of 2020. The first five highlighted the topics of mood, anxiety, essential oils, and naturopathic medicine. They included: Is It Stress or Anxiety? Essential Oils [...]

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2020 Top 10 Naturopathic Medicine Posts and A New Year Musing: Part 1

By | December 27th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Last week, I provided a resource guide for supporting mental and emotional health during the holiday season. My subscribers were also granted access to my yearly essential oils webinar. Now, as we start 2021, here is a list of some of my top posts from 2020. Some are based on social media response and [...]

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A Holistic and Naturopathic Medicine Resource Guide for the 2020 Holidays & The Sacred Scents of the Season Essential Oils Webinar!

By | December 20th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Due to current events, the 2020 holidays will be challenging for many. Beyond the typical holiday triggers, people will be struggling with missing loved ones and longing for the times when family and friends could gather together. The emotional repercussions of loneliness, isolation, and stress that will result from this are profound. In this [...]

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The 2020 Holiday Season- Coping in a Time of Separation, Isolation, and Loneliness

By | December 13th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

For some people, the holidays can be a triggering event that sheds light on family divisions, substance abuse, and materialism. For others, it coincides as a sacred pause filled with worship, gratitude, joy, and togetherness. With trying times such as these, (R) it appears that all people of this country are united in a [...]

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A Summary on Supporting Mood with Essential Oils & A Little Olfactory Boost to Help Feel More Gratitude

By | November 22nd, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Factors Related to Mood and Hormonal Harmony My previous series covered in depth the connection between hormones and mood. Specifically, I highlighted how estrogen, progesterone, thyroid, testosterone, and oxytocin hormones impact brain health and emotions. To summarize, hormones have been linked to a variety of psychological disorders through various mechanisms and their complex [...]

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The Connection Between Thyroid, Testosterone, and Oxytocin Hormones and Mood: How Hormones Influence Brain Signaling, Emotions, and Mental Health (Part III)

By | November 15th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

In this final article in my series on the connection between hormones and mood, I will be examining how thyroid hormones impact brain health and psychology. I will also briefly highlight the role of testosterone and oxytocin on emotional well-being. Below is a summary of what has been covered in previous sections. Part one [...]

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Back to School with a Little More Ease: Essential Oils for September 2020

By | September 7th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

The current state of the world has brought about many changes. At the top of most people’s minds are the new safety rules and regulations that have been implemented for starting school. For many this means remote learning and homeschooling. My naturopathic medicine clients, along with friends and family, have been expressing how stressed [...]

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A Naturopathic Doctor’s Four Favorite Summer Essential Oil Blends to Promote Grounding, Courage, Peace, and Overall Mood

By | June 21st, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

America, Land of the Anxious and Unhappy In a recent survey of 2,279 adults from May 21st-29th 2020, it was found that “Americans are the unhappiest they’ve been in 50 years.” More people reported being lonely than in previous years and parents stated they had less faith in their children’s futures. Unfortunately, this [...]

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