Do We Really Need to Cleanse and Detoxify in Our Chemical World? A HAES (Health at Every Size) and Naturopathic Perspective on Shielding the Body from Toxic Insults: Part I

By | February 28th, 2021|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Can You Support the Body from Toxins without Obsessing on Weight Control and Food Restriction? Therapeutic cleansing has been used for physical and spiritual healing since ancient times and many cultures still use their traditional applications. The modern-based practices of detox diets and cleanses also have some evidence of improving health. Preliminary trials, [...]

Five Essential Oils and Blends for Holistic Heart Health & Cardiovascular Support

By | February 21st, 2021|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

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 [...]

Mind-Body-Heart Medicine: How Essential Oils Holistically Support Integrative Cardiovascular Health

By | February 14th, 2021|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

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 [...]

The Power of Touch on Emotions- Exploring the Havening Technique

By | February 7th, 2021|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

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 [...]

Can Using the Power of Touch Soothe the Brain and Tame Anxiety?

By | January 31st, 2021|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

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 [...]

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Health Resources That Focus on Body Resiliency, Body Respect, and Holistic Wellness…Without Obsessing on Food and Weight

By | January 24th, 2021|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

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 [...]

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The Dangers of Body Size Stigma and Food Shaming & How to Find Peace with Food and Focus on Health Without Obsessing on the Scale

By | January 17th, 2021|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

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 [...]

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How Did Diet Culture Take Over Healthcare, the Fitness Industry, Nutrition, and Society?

By | January 10th, 2021|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

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 [...]

2020 Top 10 Naturopathic Medicine Posts and A New Year Musing: Part II

By | January 3rd, 2021|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

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 [...]

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