The Importance of Fun, Music, & Play for Mental Health & Other Naturopathic Medicine Resources for Supporting Our Physical and Emotional Health

By | August 31st, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Recently, the CDC confirmed that the strain of the current events has profoundly impacted the mental health of society. According to a recent survey of adults over 18 years of age in the United States, about 41% are reporting negative effects on mental or behavioral issues. Since March 2020, there has been a rise [...]

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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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Why We Need to be Mindful of Mental Health

By | May 25th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

My concern for paying attention to mental health has always been high. With the current crisis, it is imperative. Turbulent times are more triggering for those who struggle with finding emotional balance. Furthermore, we cannot separate the mind from the body, and for this reason we must be diligent to consistently reset our mind [...]

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A Naturopathic Doctor’s Top Five Essential Oils for Self-Care, Mental Health, & Wellness

By | May 18th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

During these trying times, I have been advocating for nourishing our minds and bodies to enhance resiliency. With the current turbulence in the world, I have been especially concerned for people’s emotional health. Oftentimes, the mind-body connection is overlooked, yet the two are intimately linked. One of my favorite tools for holistic, physical, and [...]

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A Naturopathic Doctor’s Approach to Nourish the Mind-Body and Support Mental Health Using Essential Oils

By | February 17th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

Food can be powerful medicine. In fact, I previously discussed how dietary components and specific nutrients can nourish the mind and supply the brain with precursors to its chemical messengers, neurotransmitters. I also highlighted two natural supplements, N-acetylcysteine and L-theanine. I use both of these products frequently in my naturopathic medicine practice to promote [...]

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Essential Oils, the Microbiome, and Mental Health

By | October 28th, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Connecting Your Brain and Gut This week, I continue on my mission to end the stigma associated with “mental health.” In this post I provide you with more tools and proper education on this very tender topic. If you’d like a recap of previous posts, please click here. In this article you will [...]

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Suffering in Silence- The Barriers to Better Mental Health

By | October 22nd, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

The topic of brain health is both an important and tender topic to me, which is why it has been a focus on my blog for the past several months. I have witnessed many who have had emotional struggles for years and were hesitant to seek help. By providing a safe space for individuals [...]

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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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