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 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 [...]

Using Holiday Essential Oils and Naturopathic Medicine Principles for Navigating Seasonal Triggers and Creating Serenity in the Home

By | December 2nd, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

The Scents of Calm & Upliftment of Holiday Essential Oils Every year, I make a commitment to provide my readers with tools to get through the season with a greater sense of ease. As a naturopathic doctor who upholds the six naturopathic medicine principles, I take to heart that “prevention is the best [...]

Naturopathic Medicine Scents for a Day of Gratitude: Joy and Abundance Essential Oils Blends

By | November 26th, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

In this article, I will discuss the last two essential oil blends for a Nourishing November. These are tools that I’ve used personally and with my naturopathic and functional medicine clients to inspire abundance and joy. They will provide all the scents you need to enhance gratitude when you gather to give thanks with [...]

A Naturopathic Doctor’s Approach to Natural Stress Relief for the Holidays: Using Essential Oils to Inspire a Hope-Filled November

By | November 19th, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

“Tis the Season of the Stressed-Out Holiday Brain In my recent post on my Healing, Health, and Wellness blog, I reviewed the statistics on how the holiday season can cause “festive stress.” This can hamper tidings and good cheer in December and bring a preliminary damper to the gratitude of November. These unwelcome repercussions [...]

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