Essential Oils for the Heart, Cardiovascular System, and Romance

By | February 10th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

Naturopathic medicine principles have taught me that wellness is more than personalization of dietary protocols. It incorporates all aspects of nourishment including healthy relationships, mental health, emotional balance, financial resources, and respecting cultural and ethnic values. In honor of Valentine’s Day and American Heart Month, I decided to shift my focus from last week’s [...]

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Nourishing Food for the Brain – My Favorite Natural Solutions for Supporting Depression and Anxiety Symptoms

By | February 3rd, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

As a naturopathic doctor who honors biochemical individuality and practices personalized medicine, including dietary recommendations, I recently provided an article series on healthism. I felt I needed to speak up regarding my concern that medicine, especially “holistic” experts, were placing way too much emphasis on food and exercise and paying way too little attention [...]

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How Striving For the “Perfect Diet” Could Make You Anxious and Sick

By | January 27th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

As a naturopathic doctor, I subscribe to the power of personalized medicine and the naturopathic medicine principle to treat the whole person.  In my previous post, I discussed how socioeconomic status and social connection are just as, if not more, important in determining health outcomes than food quality. For example, those who are financially [...]

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How Focusing on Kale, Keto, and “Perfect Diets” Are Making Us Really Sick

By | January 20th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

As a naturopathic doctor, I believe in the healing aspects of nutrition and movement; however, I do not believe in generalized recommendations for anything, including food and exercise. This is based on the power of personalized medicine and the naturopathic medicine principle to treat the whole person. They are why I aim to have [...]

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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 it’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 the toxic [...]

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