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 [...]

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, [...]

Back to School with a Little More Ease: Essential Oils for September 2020

By | September 7th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

The current state of the world has brought about many changes. At the top of most people’s minds are the new safety rules and regulations that have been implemented for starting school. For many this means remote learning and homeschooling. My naturopathic medicine clients, along with friends and family, have been expressing how stressed [...]

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 [...]

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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