Although Valentine’s Day is over, the focus on caring for the heart remains at the forefront in medicine for the continuation of February. In the previous post, I explained why it is time to redefine how medicine approaches cardiovascular health into one that is more holistic, comprehensive, and personalized. I discussed how essential oils [...]
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Essential Oils and Naturopathic Medicine for Mental and Emotional Health Many are struggling to cope with today’s tumultuous world. As a result of recent events, the prevalence of mood disorders has spiked. For these reasons, I feel that it is imperative for society to have access to safe, effective, and integrative mental and [...]
Recently, I learned about a new technique that uses tactile stimulation to calm the mind-body, relieve stress, decrease anxiety, and alleviate mental health issues. In order to understand this new therapy better, my previous post discussed how touch is processed and coded in the brain and how it impacts cognition, stress, and mood. In [...]
Prior to the jolting predicament of last year, many people were already struggling with stress and/or anxiety. (R, R) Unfortunately, current events have led to even more negative exacerbations from everyday stressors, feelings of overwhelm, and an increase in psychological problems. (R, R, R, R, R,R) Sadly, people’s natural instinct to relieve the impact [...]
Health Resources That Focus on Body Resiliency, Body Respect, and Holistic Wellness…Without Obsessing on Food and Weight
As a naturopathic doctor, I believe that food can be a form of medicine and that it possesses many therapeutic properties. I regularly utilize personalized diets and recommend specific nutrients to support the mental, emotional, and physical health of my clients. I consider how genetic variations in individuals can impact how they metabolize certain [...]
The Dangers of Body Size Stigma and Food Shaming & How to Find Peace with Food and Focus on Health Without Obsessing on the Scale
Our Weight-Centric, Food-Obsessed, Diet-Culture Society Diet culture promotes weight-loss, thinness, youthful appearance, and other external biometrics as indicators and necessities for healthy living. Its messages have led to the emotional and physical deterioration of many people. Concerningly, it has etched its way into healthcare, nutrition, and the fitness industry. Furthermore, it continues to [...]
The Dangers of Diet Culture Messages The abrupt disruption of life as we knew it in March 2020 has adversely impacted our work, travel, finances, mental health, and social lives. On the positive side, it has steered many to pay more attention to their health and prioritize self-care; however, it has also led [...]
The end of the year is a time of reflection. As we close this tumultuous year, last week, I began my reflections by counting down my top ten posts of 2020. The first five highlighted the topics of mood, anxiety, essential oils, and naturopathic medicine. They included: Is It Stress or Anxiety? Essential Oils [...]
Last week, I provided a resource guide for supporting mental and emotional health during the holiday season. My subscribers were also granted access to my yearly essential oils webinar. Now, as we start 2021, here is a list of some of my top posts from 2020. Some are based on social media response and [...]