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 [...]

The Connection Between Estrogen, Progesterone and Psychology: How Hormones Influence Brain Signaling, Emotions, and Mental Health & Naturopathic Medicine Solutions (Part II)

By | November 8th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Due to the extreme stress of current events, I have not let up on reiterating the importance of being  mindful about how these emotional impacts can have downstream, negative, mental and physical repercussions. I’ve also been providing suggestions to prevent the effects of these unrelenting strains, as I feel naturopathic doctors have many tools [...]

The Stress-Hormone-Brain Connection & How Hormones Influence Brain Signaling, Emotions, and Mental Health (Part I)

By | November 1st, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

For the past few months, the topics on my naturopathic blog have been mostly focused on the connection between the mind and body. Specifically, I’ve been discussing how the trauma and emotional impacts from the current events are impacting society’s mental health and how this in turn is affecting physical symptoms. As a naturopathic [...]

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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The Best Single Essential Oils to Lower Cortisol, Balance Hormones, and Help Reduce Stress: Part II

By | March 9th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

In my previous article, I explained the physical, hormonal, and emotional repercussions that can occur when the body is under constant, chronic stress and natural ways to mitigate them.  Due to the fact that stress is so persuasive, literally coming to us virtually 24-7, we are all in need of a way to unplug [...]

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The Best Essential Oils to Lower Cortisol, Balance Hormones, and Help Reduce Stress: Part I

By | March 2nd, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

Brain Overwhelm & Hormonal Havoc! Stress is pervasive in everyday life. Not only is it becoming the “new normal,” but it is also becoming more constant. I have yet to find one client in my naturopathic and functional medicine practice that doesn’t mention this six-letter “s” word. As a naturopathic and functional medicine [...]

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A Cultural and Mind-Body Perspective on Health, Hormones, and Menopause: Part II

By | October 16th, 2018|Articles, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles|

          A Walk Down Epigenetic Lane for Healthy Bodies and Hormones In part I of my series about the mind-body perspective in relation to hormonal balance, I explored how beliefs, emotions, and social influences impact our health. I highlighted studies that explored the concepts of interactions between our environment (epigenetics), food [...]

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Video: Hormones &…. the Impact of Belief, Emotions, Relationships, and Culture!

By | October 5th, 2018|Essential Oils, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

  Hormones &.... the Impact of Belief, Emotions, Relationships, and Culture! In my latest blog series, I explore other aspects of reproductive health that are often overlooked. This video discusses how beliefs, emotions, relationships, and culture impact health, hormones, and a woman’s experience of menopause. I also highlight resources that connect emotions, beliefs, [...]

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