Video Recap: Essential Oils to Ease the Stress & Anxiety of Back to School

By | September 14th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

This year, going back-to-school brings many new challenges and stressors. As parents, kids, teachers, and university students head back to their classrooms or “zoom-rooms,” the additional requirements, touted risks, and new guidelines have added to the burden of this already delicate transition. It’s also no secret that the financial pressures from the economic downfall, [...]

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 [...]

A Naturopathic Doctor’s Approach to Thyroid Health Using Essential Oils: Video Recap & Additional Resources

By | August 24th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

One of the most frequent types of questions I receive from readers is “what oil do I use for ___?” (Fill in the blank.) Unfortunately, this is not a simple question, and protocol health solutions are something I am not comfortable with. Besides the legal and ethical reasons of offering a solution without a [...]

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Essential Oils for Thyroid Health

By | August 17th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Some of the most frequent questions that I receive regarding using essential oils centers around hormonal and emotional imbalances. Thyroid imbalances are a common concern, and perhaps the number one inquiry. I have plenty of posts on hormonal balance and mental health in my essential oils database, but I realized I haven’t specifically addressed [...]

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Highlights from the Naturopathic Doctor’s Gathering of the Year & Clinical Pearls from Dr. Sarah on Calcium (Not) for Bones, Essential Oils for Digestive Distress, and Breast Implant Illness

By | July 26th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

This July I was fortunate enough to attend the virtual naturopathic doctors’ gathering of the year. The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) convention was held in the comfort of the attendees’ homes, but it still provided some of the best education and networking opportunities for health and wellness practitioners across the United States, [...]

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Video Recap: Essential Oils for Brain and Mental Health & Soothing Stress

By | July 20th, 2020|Naturopathic|

      During this time of heightened stress and anxiety, many people are being negatively impacted mentally, physically, and financially. In a recent survey of 1,500 people, 90% of people reported feeling emotional distress as a result of the current crisis. (source, source) Previously, I summarized how essential oils [...]

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A Recap of Essential Oils for Brain and Mental Health & Stopping Stress in Its Tracks!

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

System-Wide Stress Attacks! It is important to stay aware and check our “mental temperature” regularly. This is especially true during this simmering, uncertain crisis. If we can stop stress before it runs amok, we may be able to prevent many negative ramifications. Stress has a system-wide impact and, long-term, unrelenting, chronic stress can [...]

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A Naturopathic Doctor’s Three Favorite Essential Oils Blends to Support Brain Health and Promote Courage, Vision, and Spirituality

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

The world is in trauma. (source) Adverse events have the potential to leave an imprint on the brain that changes how one reacts and interacts with the world and people. Various responses and mechanisms to traumatic events are common. These include nightmares, anxiety, sadness, guilt, avoidance, and being self-critical. Depending on resiliency factors, long-term [...]

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Three Essential Oils for a More Cheerful and Hopeful Summer

By | June 14th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Gently Moving Forward With all the upheaval in the world, moving  through the day and getting excited about things can be challenging. Many of my naturopathic and functional medicine clients are reporting lack of motivation and overall lethargy. This is to be expected. We are in the middle of a traumatic world event! [...]

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