The Power of Peppermint Oil for Back to School Brains & August 2016 Top Holistic and Integrative Health Reads (link)

By | September 6th, 2016|Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Newsletter Postings, Saratoga Blog at Living Well, Top Reads of the Month|

The Pleasant Minty Aroma of Peppermint Oil for Brain Boosting & Top Reads for August 2016 The passing of Labor Day has just occurred in the United States; it is the official end of the summer! It’s time for my list of interesting articles and blogs for August 2016, as well as a little reflection [...]

Highlighting the Power of Peppermint Oil

By | September 21st, 2014|Essential Oils, Latest Articles, Naturopathic|

Last week I had the privilege of doing another interview on the subject of essential oils with Dr. Holly Lucille during her amazing Mindful Medicine show on RadioMD. I was really happy when Dr. Holly’s producer suggested peppermint oil to highlight because it has always been one of my favorite essential oils. As you can [...]

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Essential Oils Highlight: Peppermint (Mentha piperita)

By | September 18th, 2008|Essential Oils|

Peppermint essential oil is one of the most highly regarded herbs for digestive issues. It contains a wide array of powerful constituents. These constituents include sesquiterpenes, monoterpenes, esters, and alcohols. The effects of this combination in an essential oil give peppermint a variety of powerful properties. Some of these properties include its action as an [...]

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A Naturopathic Doctor’s Four Favorite Summer Essential Oil Blends to Promote Grounding, Courage, Peace, and Overall Mood

By | June 21st, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

America, Land of the Anxious and Unhappy In a recent survey of 2,279 adults from May 21st-29th 2020, it was found that “Americans are the unhappiest they’ve been in 50 years.” More people reported being lonely than in previous years and parents stated they had less faith in their children’s futures. Unfortunately, this [...]

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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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 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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Essential Oils for Developing Brains and Bodies- Especially for Little Ones but Helpful for All Ages & A Link to August 2019 Holistic and Integrative Medicine Top Reads

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

For several months now, I’ve been focused on optimizing brain health. After a whole series on using essential oils for psychiatric issues, I discussed how specific essential oils could be used to keep  cognition sharp in later years. Recently, I have transitioned to the importance of starting to support emotional imbalances earlier beginning prenatally [...]

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The Adolescent Brain and Parenting: How Lifestyle and Essential Oils Can Assist with Better Decision-Making and Emotional Processing

By | September 16th, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

In the previous article, I highlighted some of the changes that occur during cognitive development. I will dive into more details about the evolving adolescent brain. With a basic understanding of these processes, both parents and their teenagers will be better able to appreciate what is reasonable to expect from the other. In this [...]

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