More on Cinnamomum Cassia and Cassia Essential Oil (CC-EO): Part III

By | May 23rd, 2021|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

In my first article on the sweet spice of cinnamon, I discussed its immune, blood sugar, and metabolic benefits. I also highlighted the differences between Cassia vs. Ceylon cinnamon and their essential oils. Although both share the wellness-boosting compound of cinnamaldehyde, cassia also contains coumarin. In part two, I detailed several concerns regarding cassia’s [...]

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Coumarin Cautions & Cassia Usage: Cinnamon and Cassia Oil (Cinnamomum cassia) Part II

By | May 16th, 2021|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

In my previous article on cinnamon and cassia oil, I explored the benefits of this sweet spice in all its yummy varieties. These included cinnamon’s favorable effects on blood sugar, cardiovascular markers, and immune health. I also began my discussion on some of the cautions of using Cassia cinnamon, specifically in relation to its [...]

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The Benefits of the Spice Cinnamon and Cassia Oil (Cinnamomum cassia): Part I

By | May 9th, 2021|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

The popularity of the sweet spice of cinnamon is hard to overlook. Food advertisers often display images of it sprinkled over their delicious treats, beverages, or yummy meals to entice customers. Yet, cinnamon's prevalence in baked goods and as a topper to favorite drinks is not just well-deserved based upon its taste, but also [...]

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Canadian Fleabane Oil – A Native Plant with Vast Holistic and Integrative Uses

By | May 2nd, 2021|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Recently, a fellow oiler and friend of mine reached out to me and asked me about the uses for fleabane essential oil. I had to admit, I did not know much about the secondary metabolites of horseweed and its applications. So, I did what I usually do as a naturopathic essential oils doctor. I [...]

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Living a Non-Toxic Lifestyle – A Final Summary on Naturopathic Detox and Cleansing

By | April 25th, 2021|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

After so many weeks on the topic of how to stay healthy in a world full of unregulated, ubiquitous, persistent, and harmful substances, I will now summarize what we have learned and offer guidance on how to continue to move forward safely. Although we cannot escape exposures in our food and environment, we can [...]

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Five Essential Oils to Make Spring Cleaning More Delightful and Less Disdainful

By | April 18th, 2021|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

In my previous article on the many delights of springtime, I highlighted fifteen reasons how this transitional season positively shifts the emotions and consciousness. Next, I explored five ways that essential oils compliment this beautiful time of rejuvenation. These included: Uplifting the mood. Easily integrating into nourishing lifestyle regimes. Aiding in healthy behavior pattern [...]

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Five Ways Essential Oils Enhance the Many Delights of Springtime

By | April 11th, 2021|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

The Season of Hope, Renewal, and Rebirth After months of cold and darkness, the sunshine and warmer weather is finding its way to the Northeast. Seasonal shifts not only impact the environment and agriculture, but they also effect human mood and consciousness. Spring has sprung and it brings with it its symbolization of [...]

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Trading Harmful Chemicals for Health with the Use of Essential Oils (Free Webinar)

By | April 4th, 2021|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

In the finale of my series on how to stay healthy in a world full of unregulated, ubiquitous, persistent, and harmful chemicals, I provided a comprehensive compilation of resources to help one make empowering and safer purchasing choices. I also discussed many of the factors to consider before starting a cleansing and detoxifying protocol [...]

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Tips for Shielding Oneself from the Harms of Living in Our Toxic-Soup, Chemical World: A HAES (Health at Every Size) and Naturopathic Perspective: Part V

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

How to Stay Healthy in a Toxic World In my ongoing series on living in a chemical world, I have covered the following subjects: An overview of the ubiquitous chemicals in our environment that are negatively impacting our health, our food supply, and nutritional status. I also acknowledged the concepts and controversies surrounding [...]

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