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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The Surprising Fact About Healthy Hormones and Fertility That Most Women and Men Don’t Know: Part II

By | August 10th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

In Part I we explored the fascinating reasons why minding your gut microbiome is important for balancing hormones and optimizing fertility. More specifically, I explained how the estrobolome, the aggregate of bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract, directly impacts hormonal health through its role in metabolizing estrogens. (source, source, source, source) This may have come [...]

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The Surprising Fact About Healthy Hormones and Fertility That Most Women and Men Don’t Know: Part I

By | August 3rd, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Last week, I highlighted some of the presentations I attended at The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) 2020 annual convention. This week, I completed my summary for my colleagues and submitted it to a journal. Due to the sheer number of seminars, I had to practice discipline in toning down my loquacious descriptions. [...]

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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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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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The State of Our World: A Review of the Latest Stories in Health News and Using Essential Oils to Calm our Brains, Bodies, and Nervous System and Enhance Resiliency During These Stressful Times

By | March 29th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

Over the past few weeks, our lives have continued to be radically altered by the current pandemic. Many of us have been staying in our homes and adjusting to the “new normal.” Either through self-quarantine or as ordered to by state directives, the nation is coming together to help flatten the curve and prevent [...]

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The Hormonal and Health Problems Associated with Stress and Excess Cortisol Levels

By | February 24th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

Stress. No one can escape it. It’s a human, and hormonal, response. These days “stress” seems to be inescapable, and, even, virtual. In modern times, we may not be running scared for our lives from lions and tigers, but our brains can perceive Facebook as just as fatal! In fact, studies show that a [...]

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