Essential Oils for Mental Health: How Plant Metabolites Can Modify Mood by Changing Brain Signals

By | May 27th, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

This is my second article on how essential oils effect brain biochemistry. It is within my series on the benefits of using natural modalities to support mental health. I am currently focusing on how essential oils impact neurotransmitters since most medications for mental illness act on these brain signals.  In this way, health care [...]

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Video: The Scent of Brain Health- How Essential Oils Can Benefit Neurological Signals & An Important Message on Mental Illness

By | May 24th, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

This video is the latest in my series on using natural modalities to support mental health. I first began this topic by cheering for the famous, antioxidant “superhero” NAC (N-acetylcysteine). This supplement’s various mechanisms had use well-beyond its most well-known ones. NAC had evidence that it clinically impacted brain biochemistry! This fact inspired me [...]

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Essential Oils on the Brain (Chemistry): An Intro to One of the Earliest “Hacks” to Emotional Health

By | May 20th, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

A RECAP – Supplementing the Brain for Better Mental Health In this Blog: A Recap on Supplements for Psychiatric Support Essential Oils’ Effects on Brain Signaling A Special Note on Mental Health Please note: if you read nothing else in this blog, please skip to the ending on mental illness. If you’ve been following [...]

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Video: Brain Biochemistry 101 and An Introduction to How Essential Oils “Hack” the Brain

By | May 16th, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

This video is a primer to how the ancient science of essential oils can “hack” brain biochemistry. It is a continuation to my recent article and video series on mental health that began with the popular antioxidant NAC (N-acetylcysteine). NAC has recently been reported to provide benefit in alleviating symptoms associated with psychiatric disorders [...]

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A Primer To: How the Ancient Medicine of Essential Oils Can “Hack” the Modern Brain’s Biochemistry & A Link to April 2019 Holistic and Integrative Medicine Top Reads

By | May 13th, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Exploring Our Brain Signals In the previous posts, I explored how the amazing antioxidant N-acetylcysteine (NAC) has more impressive applications than its most celebrated roles. Beyond being a cellular defender against oxidative stress and liver reviver after an acetaminophen (Tylenol) overdose, I became intrigued for its brain applications in those with complex psychiatric disorders. [...]

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Video: How the Antioxidant NAC Can Be Used to Support Mental and Emotional Health (Part 2)

By | May 10th, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

This is the second video in my series on NAC (N-acetylcysteine). In the first video, I reviewed this popular supplement’s role in protecting the body from the excessive oxidative stress caused by “hungry” free radicals. As a precursor to the “master antioxidant” glutathione, this cellular defender and liver savior is most well-known for reversing [...]

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“Minding” How the Popular Antioxidant NAC (N-acetylcysteine) Can Support Mental Health & The Many Considerations for Optimizing Brain Functioning: Part 2

By | May 6th, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

One Intervention, Many Effects Last week, I started my review of the famous antioxidant supplement, N-acetylcysteine (NAC). I discussed how it is used in conventional medicine to prevent the toxic effects of acetaminophen overdose on the liver. I also highlighted its role in oxidative stress by protecting the body from cellular damage that can [...]

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Video: “Minding” How the Popular Antioxidant Supplement NAC (N-acetylcysteine) Is More Than Just a Liver Savior and Glutathione Precursor

By | May 3rd, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

  NAC (N-acetylcysteine) and Essential Oils for Supporting Emotional Health in a More Holistic Way: Part I   Praising NAC In my latest article, I begin my discussion on NAC. It earned its claim to fame for its effectiveness in remediating the toxic effects on the liver from an acetaminophen (Tylenol) [...]

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N-acetylcysteine (NAC)- Oxidative Stress, Free Radicals… and Brain Health!? Oh My!

By | April 29th, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

How the Popular Antioxidant Supplement NAC (N-acetylcysteine) and Essential Oils Can Support Emotional Health in More Than One (Holistic) Way: Part 1   The Well-Respected Antioxidant, NAC Recently, I was studying up on the supplement NAC (i.e., N-acetylcysteine, or N-acetyl cysteine). It was for a very different reason than for what it is popularly used [...]

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