Determining the Quality of Essential Oils- Part II

By | October 25th, 2016|Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

To receive all the benefits of essential oils, they must be of high quality. In this blog, I continue the topic of determining the quality of essential oils. Overview Essential oils are precious and the power of these secondary metabolites can be altered by production, manufacturing, and distribution. (1) (2) In Part I of this [...]

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Some Highlights for the Determining Quality of Essential Oils: Part I

By | October 18th, 2016|Essential Oils, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

This week was my interview for the Healthy Gut Thinner You Summit. Below is link to access it and some additional resources for you on essential oils quality. Last Friday, I had my interview for the Healthy Gut Thinner You Summit with my friend and colleague, Margaret LeDane.  As I mentioned in my previous blog [...]

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The Confusion on Essential Oils Quality and the Latest Safety Scare

By | May 17th, 2016|Essential Oils, Latest Articles, Newsletter Postings, Saratoga Blog at Living Well|

              More on the Controversy of Essential Oils Quality and Safety Last week, I sent out an E-blast to my interested subscribers on the importance of quality when using essential oils. This is a vital consideration because standardization and regulation is not concise for them; therefore, the consumer must [...]

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Can I Eat That (Essential Oil)? – Why Quality Counts

By | September 7th, 2014|Essential Oils, Latest Articles|

        I was chatting with a new oil user and discussing with her the three applications for using therapeutic grade essential oils: Diffusing Applying to the skin (with or without a carrier oil) Ingesting She was astonished to learn that the essential oils were safe for consumption because her lemon bottle, which [...]

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Why Liking Your Doctor Translates to Quality Care & Is There a Beauty Dark Side of Coconut Oil?

By | April 21st, 2014|Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Newsletter Postings|

Did you know that liking your doctors and having them caring for you is good for your health? It’s true! In a recent small meta-analysis published in PLOS ONE, researchers found that the patient-clinician relationship has a small, but statistically significant effect on healthcare outcomes. In fact, the effect was even stronger than the preventative [...]

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 [...]

Essential Oils for the Heart, Cardiovascular System, and Romance

By | February 10th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

Naturopathic medicine principles have taught me that wellness is more than personalization of dietary protocols. It incorporates all aspects of nourishment including healthy relationships, mental health, emotional balance, financial resources, and respecting cultural and ethnic values. In honor of Valentine’s Day and American Heart Month, I decided to shift my focus from last week’s [...]

A Naturopathic Doctor’s Top Five Essential Oil Tips for Managing Holiday Stress

By | December 23rd, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

As we begin to celebrate the season, I wanted to take this opportunity to provide a summary of my naturopathic medicine resources and tips for a happier, calmer, holiday. Whether you are traveling, celebrating quietly in solitude, or providing a space for your loved ones to gather, my desire for you is that you [...]

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A Naturopathic Doctor’s Holiday Essential Oils Resources & Free Webinar on Frankincense, Myrrh, and Gold Oil

By | December 9th, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

FREE Webinar: The Science Behind the Sacred Scents of the Season & Four Ways to Use Holiday Essential Oils for Harmonious Gatherings As a naturopathic doctor, I take heed to honor the six naturopathic medicine principles. Today, I am combining the philosophy of “prevention as the best cure” with my desire to help [...]

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