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 [...]

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 [...]

2020 Top 10 Naturopathic Medicine Posts and A New Year Musing: Part 1

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

Last week, I provided a resource guide for supporting mental and emotional health during the holiday season. My subscribers were also granted access to my yearly essential oils webinar. Now, as we start 2021, here is a list of some of my top posts from 2020. Some are based on social media response and [...]

A Holistic and Naturopathic Medicine Resource Guide for the 2020 Holidays & The Sacred Scents of the Season Essential Oils Webinar!

By | December 20th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Due to current events, the 2020 holidays will be challenging for many. Beyond the typical holiday triggers, people will be struggling with missing loved ones and longing for the times when family and friends could gather together. The emotional repercussions of loneliness, isolation, and stress that will result from this are profound. In this [...]

The 2020 Holiday Season- Coping in a Time of Separation, Isolation, and Loneliness

By | December 13th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

For some people, the holidays can be a triggering event that sheds light on family divisions, substance abuse, and materialism. For others, it coincides as a sacred pause filled with worship, gratitude, joy, and togetherness. With trying times such as these, (R) it appears that all people of this country are united in a [...]

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Is it Stress or Anxiety? Why You Need to Know the Difference

By | December 6th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

With a majority of the global population experiencing an unprecedented amount of unrelenting stressors from living in a world of uncertainty, many are seeking remedies to soothe their spirit and combat these triggers. It is important to note that dealing with chronic stress and coping with anxiety and other mental health conditions are not [...]

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Essential Oils for Hormones: Holistic Support for Healthy Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone, Thyroid, and Oxytocin Balance

By | November 29th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

In a series of articles, I explored the connection between hormones and mood. This link between emotional and hormonal harmony is not only reciprocal, but many of the factors which impact them are also shared. Although this makes their interactions complex and far-reaching, it also demonstrates the connectivity between all the systems of the [...]

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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 [...]

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