Relieving Anxiety with Essential Oils: A Case Study on Using Essential Oils for Mind-Body Applications

By | October 21st, 2022|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Introduction: How Smell and Aromatics Affect the Mind and Body    Imagine the scent of freshly baked cookies, a whiff of grandma’s apple pie baking in the oven, and the volatile compounds emitted from the pine trees tickling your nostrils as you take a brisk winter walk. It can be easy to overlook the [...]

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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, [...]

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The State of the World: Navigating Through the News Without Panic and Using Essential Oils to Cope with Stress, Anxiety, and to Enhance Resiliency

By | April 5th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

Last week, I released a webinar on using essential oils to increase resiliency and assist with coping with stress and anxiety during times of change. In this 50-minute webinar, which I sent exclusively to my e-subscribers, I shared on the following topics: Characteristics and properties of essential oils Mind-Body effects of essential oils Assuring [...]

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Essential Oils for Anxiety and Mental Health

By | October 1st, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

A Wholistic Look at Mental Health Oftentimes, psychiatric disorders have their beginning in childhood, or even in utero, and continue through the lifespan. With the alarming rates of people with diagnosed and undiagnosed psychological struggles, when they finally do get addressed, usually it is only at the surface level. (source, source) If we [...]

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My “Must-Have” Essential Oils for Basic Back to School Needs & for Managing More Intense Anxiety & A Link to July 2019 Holistic and Integrative Medicine Top Reads

By | August 27th, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

As the last week of the summer months approach us, the winding down has officially revved up. As I noted last week in my article, essential oils are a perfect companion to help stay serene during this time of fall transition. One of my favorite oils for anxiety is lavender, but citrus oils are [...]

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How Stress Causes Your Symphony of Hormones to Go Out of Tune, Essential Oils for Cooling Down Cortisol, & What’s Progesterone Got to Do With…. Everything?

By | January 6th, 2023|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Intro: Your Symphony of Hormones Estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are likely the three main amigos that come to most people’s mind when thinking of hormones. Although they are first chairs in reproductive health, they have many other vital functions in both sexes. Furthermore, they are just part of a symphony of many underappreciated [...]

The Holy Oils of Frankincense, Myrrh, and Spikenard: Merging Spirituality, Religion, Health, and Modern Medicine

By | December 22nd, 2022|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Introduction: A Transformation in Modern Medicine Our mechanistic approach to treating the physical body has led to substandard health results, especially in comparison to the financial investment. Although the United States has the highest expenditure on medical care in relation to most developed nations, it ranks last overall in all healthcare outcomes, except [...]

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Merging Science and Mind-Body-Soul Medicine: Honoring the Spirituality of the Season with Ancient Healing Traditions and Essential Oils: Part I

By | December 16th, 2022|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Diffusing Good Cheer to Calm the Holiday Hustle and Bustle The world continues to move at a fast pace and its people are hustling and bustling preparing for their upcoming holiday celebrations. As they manage everyday hassles, do their best to cope with global events, and seek to find time for all the [...]

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Essential Oils for Stress, Holiday Havoc, Resiliency, Mental Health, and Mind-Body Harmony the Whole Year Through

By | December 9th, 2022|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Essential Oils to Alleviate System-Wide Stress Attacks The latest survey regarding stress in America is a bit worrying. Results indicate that over 80% of participants are experiencing high levels of stress, particularly around finances. Due to the compounded effect of everyday irritations, the holidays upon us, and world events, it’s important to find [...]

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