An Essential Oil Blend for Getting Unstuck: Olfaction Fortification to Achieve the Ultimate Mindset Hack for Moving Forward, Acceptance

By | June 13th, 2021|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” - Maya Angelou If we insert “something” or “a situation” in place of “someone” and “it is” for “they are” in the above quote, we have a good one-line summary of what it means to embrace acceptance in all areas of [...]

The Most Important Life Hack Most Avoid: Acceptance, How to Achieve it and How Essential Oils Can Support Moving Forward with More Ease

By | June 6th, 2021|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

We are not living in easy times. If you are struggling, you are not alone. Recently, I discussed the troubled mental state of our nation and how people are struggling to find emotional, mental, and physical balance during these trying times. Although restrictions are easing up in our society, the impact of the past [...]

Emerging Back into “Normalcy”: How Naturopathic Doctors & Using Essential Oils Can Ease the Overwhelm and Emotional Strains

By | May 30th, 2021|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

The Current Emotional State of the Nation For over a year, the world’s population has been on extra high alert. The overwhelming global circumstances combined with the preexisting chronic, unrelenting stress of modern times has led to a concerning exacerbation in mental health issues, emotional well-being, and resultant physical manifestations. (source, source, source) [...]

More on Cinnamomum Cassia and Cassia Essential Oil (CC-EO): Part III

By | May 23rd, 2021|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

In my first article on the sweet spice of cinnamon, I discussed its immune, blood sugar, and metabolic benefits. I also highlighted the differences between Cassia vs. Ceylon cinnamon and their essential oils. Although both share the wellness-boosting compound of cinnamaldehyde, cassia also contains coumarin. In part two, I detailed several concerns regarding cassia’s [...]

Coumarin Cautions & Cassia Usage: Cinnamon and Cassia Oil (Cinnamomum cassia) Part II

By | May 16th, 2021|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

In my previous article on cinnamon and cassia oil, I explored the benefits of this sweet spice in all its yummy varieties. These included cinnamon’s favorable effects on blood sugar, cardiovascular markers, and immune health. I also began my discussion on some of the cautions of using Cassia cinnamon, specifically in relation to its [...]

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The Benefits of the Spice Cinnamon and Cassia Oil (Cinnamomum cassia): Part I

By | May 9th, 2021|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

The popularity of the sweet spice of cinnamon is hard to overlook. Food advertisers often display images of it sprinkled over their delicious treats, beverages, or yummy meals to entice customers. Yet, cinnamon's prevalence in baked goods and as a topper to favorite drinks is not just well-deserved based upon its taste, but also [...]

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Canadian Fleabane Oil – A Native Plant with Vast Holistic and Integrative Uses

By | May 2nd, 2021|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Recently, a fellow oiler and friend of mine reached out to me and asked me about the uses for fleabane essential oil. I had to admit, I did not know much about the secondary metabolites of horseweed and its applications. So, I did what I usually do as a naturopathic essential oils doctor. I [...]

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Living a Non-Toxic Lifestyle – A Final Summary on Naturopathic Detox and Cleansing

By | April 25th, 2021|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

After so many weeks on the topic of how to stay healthy in a world full of unregulated, ubiquitous, persistent, and harmful substances, I will now summarize what we have learned and offer guidance on how to continue to move forward safely. Although we cannot escape exposures in our food and environment, we can [...]

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Five Essential Oils to Make Spring Cleaning More Delightful and Less Disdainful

By | April 18th, 2021|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

In my previous article on the many delights of springtime, I highlighted fifteen reasons how this transitional season positively shifts the emotions and consciousness. Next, I explored five ways that essential oils compliment this beautiful time of rejuvenation. These included: Uplifting the mood. Easily integrating into nourishing lifestyle regimes. Aiding in healthy behavior pattern [...]

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