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2018, Welcome!

I just completed a blog on my Healing, Health, and Wellness blog, “New Year Changes- Fulfilling Transformations vs. Fear-Driven Processes.”  In it, I discussed the importance of internal versus external drives for creating lasting results for the upcoming year. You can read that here.

I also discussed the many factors involved in sustainable change, and, why many times resolutions do not succeed in my recent blog, “Essential Oils for Supporting Wanted Change in the New Year.”

Since 2017 is now officially complete, I decided to provide you with some of Top Holistic and Integrative Health Reads for December relating to the Year in Medicine, Headlines in Health for 2017, and the 2018 Popular Trends to look for.

Finally, I’ve included a couple of bonus recipes for celebrating the New Year. A simple resolution to add more wellness to your plate by using essential oils could make for the ingredients for successful transformation! As you incorporate the healing properties of essential oils into your cooking, you may also want to diffuse some of your favorite emotional blends for supporting your goals. Read more about that here.

May you all have a beautiful, abundant, transformative year of vitality and joy!












The Year in Medicine 2017 (Medscape)

  1. Record Number of Natural Disasters
  2. Failure to Repeal the ACA
  3. Opioid Crisis Deemed Public Health Emergency
  4. Trump Fills Key Healthcare Posts
  5. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Exempts Some Physicians from Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)
  6. Physicians Make Themselves Heard at the March for Science
  7. Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Debate Continues
  8. Mid-Level Providers Granted Permission to Practice without MD Supervision by VA
  9. Physician Dragged off United Airlines Flight
  10. Nurse Arrested for Doing Her Job
  11. New Guidelines Make 130 the New 120 for Blood Pressure Risk
  12. House Passes VA Telehealth Bill
  13. Appeals Court Overthrows Physicians’ Gun-Gag Law in Florida
  14. Foreign Born Physicians and Travel Ban Disrupts Medical Research and Student Education
  15. Cancer Therapy Using Chimeric Antigen Receptor T Cell Approved for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
  16. Global EpiPen Recall Amidst Firestorm on Prices
  17. Longer Shifts for First Year Residents
  18. FDA Clears EMFLAZA® for the treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) in Children and Adults
  19. Insufficient Evidence for Pelvic Exam in Asymptotic Women
  20. Stem Cell Therapy Blinds Three Patients in Florida Clinic
  21. Even Short-Term Steroids Carry Risks
  22. The Latest US Guidelines Based Largely on LDL- Do They Bypass, or Spare, Millions from Statins?
  23. All NSAIDs Carry Small Increased Risk for Heart Attack
  24. Mortality Higher Among Inpatients Treated by Older Physicians
  25. Landmark Trials Deliver Evidence to Rethink Saline Use with Renal Dysfunction
  26. Diabetes Drug a “Landmark Change” for Those with Intracranial Pressure
  27. FDA Clears Drug with Ingestible Digital Tracker for Schizophrenia


Overall: 22% of Physicians Surveyed Picked the Travel Ban and 47% Choose the Failure to Pass the ACA as the most significant events of 2017, according to Medscape.


The Trends to Look For in 2018

Longevity and sleeping hacks, advances in women’s health, clean beauty, moringa, and more, these are the top predicted trends of 2018 from Well + Good. Click on the link for the full list.


Consumer Health Day Top Headlines 2017

Opioid crisis places first in the hottest topics of health for 2017.  Other headlines include politics, health care reform and tax bills, #metoo, artificial intelligence (AI), gene therapies, and more.


Coming of the Light: The 2017 Integrator Top 10 for Policy and Action in Integrative Health and Medicine on Huffington Post.


Disclaimer: This information is applicable ONLY for therapeutic quality essential oils. This information DOES NOT apply to essential oils that have not been tested for purity and standardized constituents. There is no quality control in the United States, and oils labeled as “100% pure” need only to contain 5% of the actual oil. The rest of the bottle can be filled with fillers and sometimes toxic ingredients that can irritate the skin. The studies are not based solely on a specific brand of an essential oil, unless stated. Please read the full study for more information.

This material is for information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any illness. You should check with your doctor regarding implementing any new strategies into your wellness regime. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. (Affiliation link.)

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