The Adolescent Brain and Parenting: How Lifestyle and Essential Oils Can Assist with Better Decision-Making and Emotional Processing

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

In the previous article, I highlighted some of the changes that occur during cognitive development. I will dive into more details about the evolving adolescent brain. With a basic understanding of these processes, both parents and their teenagers will be better able to appreciate what is reasonable to expect from the other. In this [...]

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Insights into the Developing Brain and How Essential Oils Can Impact Behavior for Better Parenting and Relationships

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

In this article, you will learn the basics on how the brain develops. This is important knowledge to have for parents to communicate more effectively with their children and to set realistic expectations. This understanding will also be beneficial for those who wish to build healthy relationships across the lifespan. You will also discover [...]

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Supporting Kids with Mental Health Issues in School and Why Essential Oils and Integrative Medicine Shouldn’t Be Overlooked

By | September 2nd, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Labor Day signifies the bitter sweetness of an end to summer and the anticipation of the start to a new school year. For September 2019, it is estimated that over 50 million U.S. students will head back to public schools, approximately 5.75 million kids will return to private schools, around 1.7 will resume homeschooling, [...]

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My “Must-Have” Essential Oils for Basic Back to School Needs & for Managing More Intense Anxiety & A Link to July 2019 Holistic and Integrative Medicine Top Reads

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

As the last week of the summer months approach us, the winding down has officially revved up. As I noted last week in my article, essential oils are a perfect companion to help stay serene during this time of fall transition. One of my favorite oils for anxiety is lavender, but citrus oils are [...]

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Staying Sane and Serene with Essential Oils Throughout the Seasons

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

Moving from the Summer Wind-Down into Full Force for the Fall Can you believe that it is already past mid-way through August? This means the flames of campfires are beginning to lose their smoke and sizzle and pencils and highlighters are populating the grocery store shelves. For parents and little ones, this also [...]

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Tarragon Oil: Good for Digestive Woes and Achy Toes. Yet, Is it Toxic?

By | August 12th, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus) is a well-known culinary herb that belongs to the Asteraceae (daisy) family. It has many common names including estragon, dragon wormwood, and false tarragon. Tarragon is found and cultivated in many regions of the world. Variations in its chemical makeup occur based on location, harvesting techniques, season, and manufacturing. I previously [...]

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Staying Healthy through Summer and Beyond: Wellness with Essential Oils

By | August 2nd, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Welcome August! Earlier this week, I sent out my latest post in my newsletter. It was on the calming scent of essential oils for little ones and the importance of using non-toxic products during critical stages of development. As mentioned, I’ll be taking some time off from posting to complete some projects these next [...]

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Soothing the Mind in More Than One Way- The “Calm” Scent of Essential Oils in the Form of Safe Baby Wipe

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

Last week, I wrote about Why “Going Green” is Essential for Your Family’s Health, Especially Baby & How Oils Can Help. Currently, I’m in the process of putting together my curriculum for teaching developmental nutrition, and the impact of what occurs with early, harmful, environmental exposures, especially during critical periods in utero, is even [...]

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Video: Saving the Planet, Our Health, and Our Children’s… One (Non-Toxic) Choice at a Time

By | July 26th, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

It is virtually impossible to escape the buildup of chemicals that are accumulating in our bodies at concerning rates. The evidence is mounting that we are continually adding to our toxic burden with what we buy, what we apply, the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat. Concerning, these [...]

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