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The State of Our World: A Review of the Latest Stories in Health News and Using Essential Oils to Calm our Brains, Bodies, and Nervous System and Enhance Resiliency During These Stressful Times

By | March 29th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

Over the past few weeks, our lives have continued to be radically altered by the current pandemic. Many of us have been staying in our homes and adjusting to the “new normal.” Either through self-quarantine or as ordered to by state directives, the nation is coming together to help flatten the curve and prevent [...]

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The State of the World: How to Deal with Anxiety During Trying Times & Eight Ways to Charter the Unknown

By | March 23rd, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

Originally, I started my series on using essential oils to calm anxiety, stress, and lower cortisol to help my clients and readers balance hormones and deal with our high-speed, fast-paced society. Things have shifted significantly since then. Now, a new kind of chronic, palpable, stress and fear has emerged. Life as we knew it [...]

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The Problems with Panicking Over Pandemics and Steps for Sanity and Self-Care

By | March 16th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

It’s not easy being human. We are under a constant barrage of stress! Lately, there is an intense overwhelm that is universal. Along with the unnerving pandemic present, the relentless bombardments of panic-provoking news updates about it seems to be further exacerbating its toll. This is true for our nation and world on all [...]

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The Best Single Essential Oils to Lower Cortisol, Balance Hormones, and Help Reduce Stress: Part II

By | March 9th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

In my previous article, I explained the physical, hormonal, and emotional repercussions that can occur when the body is under constant, chronic stress and natural ways to mitigate them.  Due to the fact that stress is so persuasive, literally coming to us virtually 24-7, we are all in need of a way to unplug [...]

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The Best Essential Oils to Lower Cortisol, Balance Hormones, and Help Reduce Stress: Part I

By | March 2nd, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

Brain Overwhelm & Hormonal Havoc! Stress is pervasive in everyday life. Not only is it becoming the “new normal,” but it is also becoming more constant. I have yet to find one client in my naturopathic and functional medicine practice that doesn’t mention this six-letter “s” word. As a naturopathic and functional medicine [...]

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The Hormonal and Health Problems Associated with Stress and Excess Cortisol Levels

By | February 24th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

Stress. No one can escape it. It’s a human, and hormonal, response. These days “stress” seems to be inescapable, and, even, virtual. In modern times, we may not be running scared for our lives from lions and tigers, but our brains can perceive Facebook as just as fatal! In fact, studies show that a [...]

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A Naturopathic Doctor’s Approach to Nourish the Mind-Body and Support Mental Health Using Essential Oils

By | February 17th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

Food can be powerful medicine. In fact, I previously discussed how dietary components and specific nutrients can nourish the mind and supply the brain with precursors to its chemical messengers, neurotransmitters. I also highlighted two natural supplements, N-acetylcysteine and L-theanine. I use both of these products frequently in my naturopathic medicine practice to promote [...]

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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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