A Summary on Supporting Mood with Essential Oils & A Little Olfactory Boost to Help Feel More Gratitude

By | November 22nd, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Factors Related to Mood and Hormonal Harmony My previous series covered in depth the connection between hormones and mood. Specifically, I highlighted how estrogen, progesterone, thyroid, testosterone, and oxytocin hormones impact brain health and emotions. To summarize, hormones have been linked to a variety of psychological disorders through various mechanisms and their complex [...]

The Connection Between Thyroid, Testosterone, and Oxytocin Hormones and Mood: How Hormones Influence Brain Signaling, Emotions, and Mental Health (Part III)

By | November 15th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

In this final article in my series on the connection between hormones and mood, I will be examining how thyroid hormones impact brain health and psychology. I will also briefly highlight the role of testosterone and oxytocin on emotional well-being. Below is a summary of what has been covered in previous sections. Part one [...]

The Connection Between Estrogen, Progesterone and Psychology: How Hormones Influence Brain Signaling, Emotions, and Mental Health & Naturopathic Medicine Solutions (Part II)

By | November 8th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Due to the extreme stress of current events, I have not let up on reiterating the importance of being  mindful about how these emotional impacts can have downstream, negative, mental and physical repercussions. I’ve also been providing suggestions to prevent the effects of these unrelenting strains, as I feel naturopathic doctors have many tools [...]

The Stress-Hormone-Brain Connection & How Hormones Influence Brain Signaling, Emotions, and Mental Health (Part I)

By | November 1st, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

For the past few months, the topics on my naturopathic blog have been mostly focused on the connection between the mind and body. Specifically, I’ve been discussing how the trauma and emotional impacts from the current events are impacting society’s mental health and how this in turn is affecting physical symptoms. As a naturopathic [...]

How Chronic Stress Hijacks the Rational Brain & How Naturopathic Doctors Can Offer Mind-Body Medicine Support for More Effective Coping Strategies

By | October 25th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

There continues to be a concerning lack of implementation of effective and agreed-upon mental health interventions to help society cope with the excessive stress, challenges, turmoil, and trauma of 2020. (R) Most disturbing, is that the young are getting exceptionally hard hit (R, R). New evidence is reporting that many children are now exhibiting [...]

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Supporting Mental Health and Hormonal Harmony in Naturopathic Medicine Practice- Access My New Essential Oils Video Series!

By | October 18th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

With suicides, clinical depression, domestic violence and small business closures on the uptick, the nation is experiencing a profound psychological crisis. Unfortunately, effective measures to fully support society’s emotional well-being have not been fully implemented. It is my belief that naturopathic doctors (NDs) can provide holistic resources to alleviate some of the negative mental [...]

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Four Essential Oils Blends for Supporting the Mind-Body and Easing Tension

By | October 11th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Essential Oils, a Perfect Holistic Modality for Supporting Mental Health in a Naturopathic Medicine Practice Last week, I discussed how naturopathic doctors (NDs) can help to fill the gap in holistic mental health. This is especially relevant related to the current psychological crisis. During this time, when effective psychiatric interventions are not being [...]

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Mind-Body Medicine: Naturopathic Doctors as Support Agents for Mental Health

By | October 4th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

As we continue to navigate through the extra challenges and trials of 2020, I grow increasingly concerned with their mental health implications. Conditions only seem be worsening. Surveys have indicated that close to half of Americans are emotionally struggling (1, 2); however, certain subpopulations are impacted disproportionately. The youth, healthcare workers, and ethnic minorities [...]

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VIDEO: How Your Brain and Body Suffer with Too Much Stress & Naturopathic Medicine Tips for Calming the Mind and Relieving Overwhelm

By | September 27th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Last week, I detailed how too much stress can bombard the brain resulting in forgetfulness, fatigue, fear, anxiety, behavioral changes, mental health issues, and many other seemingly disconnected symptoms. In this short 11-minute video, I review why it is imperative to pay attention to our self-care and mental health to mitigate the negative physical [...]

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