5 Essential Oils to Lower Stress and Increase Happiness Over the Holidays (and Every Day)

By | December 2nd, 2022|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Smelling Holiday Cheer The holidays are here and along with them comes more stress. Although the celebrations spur excitement and joy for many, more shopping, additional gatherings, and extra preparations can also trigger feelings of overwhelm. On top of the challenges of the season, we are also dealing with poignant world circumstances that [...]

Holiday Stress! Taming Seasonal Stress and Calming the Senses for a More Serene Holiday

By | November 24th, 2022|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Are You in the Holiday Spirit or Holiday Stress? The spirit of the season is upon us. It began with counting our blessings during the Thanksgiving holiday. If we allowed ourselves to harness the physical and mental health benefits of gratitude, we likely felt rejuvenated, inspired, and refreshed from igniting this emotional state. [...]

What is Gratitude and Why Does it Matter? Exploring the Science on the Physical and Mental Health Benefits of Gratitude

By | November 18th, 2022|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

‘Tis the Time of Year for Gratitude The American and Canadian tradition of Thanksgiving signifies a day to share our blessings with those we cherish. It is a time of gratitude and feeling appreciation for the gifts we have received during the year in passing. For some, the season of togetherness brings great [...]

The Gut-Hormone (and Stress) Link: 6 Ways Hormones and Your Menstrual Cycle Mess with Your Gastrointestinal Track (Finally, the Underlying Reasons for “Period Poop!”)

By | November 11th, 2022|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Introduction: Gut-Related Period Pain & A Stressed Out Digestive Tract Oftentimes, female clients in my practice report an aggravation of symptoms around and during their menstrual cycle. Considering 90% of women experience premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and the widespread impact of hormones on many biological processes, this makes sense. Some of the most common [...]

The Many Benefits of Yarrow (Achillea Millefolium) Essential Oil

By | November 4th, 2022|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Why “Yarrow is a Hit”: My Intuitive Hunch I used to keep it quiet that I get intuitive hunches when working with clients. I thought it was commonplace to receive a picture in one’s mind of a specific formulation, supplement, essential oil, or herb when speaking with an individual. I later learned that [...]

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Staying “Young at Gut”: A Naturopathic and Functional Medicine Approach to 8 Common Digestive Disorders That Occur with Aging

By | October 28th, 2022|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

“All Disease Begins in the Gut.”  This statement was touted by Hippocrates over 2000 years ago. Today, his ancient words of wisdom echo in many of the treatment rooms of modern integrative and functional medicine physicians. Was he (and are they) right? As the world’s population ages at a faster pace, it’s becoming [...]

Relieving Anxiety with Essential Oils: A Case Study on Using Essential Oils for Mind-Body Applications

By | October 21st, 2022|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Introduction: How Smell and Aromatics Affect the Mind and Body    Imagine the scent of freshly baked cookies, a whiff of grandma’s apple pie baking in the oven, and the volatile compounds emitted from the pine trees tickling your nostrils as you take a brisk winter walk. It can be easy to overlook the [...]

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3 Ways Menopause Can Change the Brain: The Connection Between Hormones and Cognition

By | October 14th, 2022|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Introduction Many are familiar with the role that hormones play in one’s fertility and with our reproductive system. Recently, I highlighted another fact about these chemical messengers that many may not be so aware of. This is how they affect our whole body, including our brain. In fact, hormones can have a large [...]

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Four Essential Oils to Relieve Stress and Enhance Physical Resiliency During the Fall

By | October 7th, 2022|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Introduction The world events weigh heavily on our minds. The past few years have taken a large mental and physical toll on all of us. Thankfully, there are various ways we can support ourselves during these trying times. For example, one may find comfort in knowing that, underlying all this turmoil, there is [...]

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