Re-emerging into a Simmering Society, How Medicine Can Heed the Wake-Up Call

By | June 8th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

As society begins to cautiously re-emerge, we must take heed to ensure that we are minding our very fragile mental temperature. The extreme disruption in daily routines, social connections, finances, and places of employment has lead to increased anxiety, rising mental health problems, and an accelerated rate of suicides. (source, source, source) Dr. Amen [...]

Empowering our Health with Nurturing Practices- Sniffing Essential Oils, Clean Air, Food for Host Defense, and Nourishing Our Bodies, Without Compromising Our Sanity and Soul

By | April 27th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

This week, I continue with my goal that honors the holistic aspect of being a naturopathic doctor. During this time of crisis, I am determined to provide my readers with resources and inspiration to enhance resiliency and strength during these trying times. In this article, I give a brief update on the power of [...]

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How Striving For the “Perfect Diet” Could Make You Anxious and Sick

By | January 27th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

As a naturopathic doctor, I subscribe to the power of personalized medicine and the naturopathic medicine principle to treat the whole person.  In my previous post, I discussed how socioeconomic status and social connection are just as, if not more, important in determining health outcomes than food quality. For example, those who are financially [...]

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How Focusing on Kale, Keto, and “Perfect Diets” Are Making Us Really Sick

By | January 20th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

As a naturopathic doctor, I believe in the healing aspects of nutrition and movement; however, I do not believe in generalized recommendations for anything, including food and exercise. This is based on the power of personalized medicine and the naturopathic medicine principle to treat the whole person. They are why I aim to have [...]

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When “Health” Crosses the Line to Pathological: The Perils of Orthorexia

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

As a naturopathic doctor, I believe in the healing aspects of nutrition and movement. I subscribe to the power of food as medicine to optimize health, biochemical individuality, and a personalized approach to dietary suggestions. However, I have become very concerned with how “healthcare” has become overfocused on weight loss. This obsession has been fueled [...]

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The Unhealthy Aspect of Trading Diet Adherence for Nurturing Relationships

By | January 6th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

As a naturopathic doctor who honors biochemical individuality, I offer individualized and personalized diets. They are centered around nourishing the body and spirit while incorporating food as a form of medicine. As a naturopathic doctor, I believe optimizing one’s own health and wellness around food does not center around weight stigma, diet-culture, or obsession [...]

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Video/Audio: Why Blaming “Food Addiction” for “Obesity” is (Scientifically and Ethically) Incorrect

By | April 12th, 2019|Articles, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic|

  This video is an introductory overview of the full 15-minute audio below. The audio-only version is available for the full discussion due to issues with network connections this week.   I recently released another article in my series on the flaws in “obesity science.” Once again, this [...]

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How I Was Bamboozled into Blaming Food for Body Size- The Flaws in the “Food Addiction” Theory & Link to March 2019 Holistic and Integrative Medicine Top Reads

By | April 8th, 2019|Articles, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic|

This article is a continuation of last week’s discussion. To get an overview on the problems with blaming obesity on chronic disease and an introduction to this post, please click here. Please Note: I’m not advocating for junk food. I do believe that “food can be medicine” and have many articles on the benefits [...]

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Video: The Problems with Concluding That “Obesity” Causes Diseases and the Theory of Food Addiction

By | April 5th, 2019|Articles, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic|

  In our modern world, “fat” is a bad word. In fact, a global war has been proclaimed to remediate individuals who don’t fit into the current impossible standard of a one size fits all very thin body type. Last week, I released an article and accompanying video stating that although I [...]

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