Your “Gut Brain” – Why You Need to Know About Your “Second Brain” and How it Influences Your Mood

Introduction: You’re Not Just Human Not to make you paranoid, but scientifically speaking, your “gut-feelings” may not be solely of human origin! Rather, they may be mediated by the microorganisms that are inhabiting your gastrointestinal (GI) tract just as much, if not more, than your brain. It may sound creepy, but it’s true! [...]

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Can Hormones Really Make You THAT Angry? What is Perimenopause Rage?

Introduction Many women have experienced mood shifts that co-occur with their menstrual cycles. Furthermore, those that care about them may have witnessed that their loved ones were a bit “off” during “that time of the month.” So, you’ll likely not be surprised when I tell you that sex hormones have a powerful influence [...]

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Can Hormone Regulation Impact Physical Health, Mental Health, and Mood?

Introduction Hormones get a lot of attention in the wellness community. This is for good reason. Although they circulate our body in only minuscule amounts, hormones are powerful, complex, and wide-reaching. These chemical signals are one of the main forms of communication between our different organ systems, and that’s a big deal. We [...]

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An Integrative Resource Guide to Mental Health and Beating the Back-to-School Stressors and Anxious Jitters of 2022

Introduction In a previous article, I explored the extreme stressors children and adults are facing this school year. Due to world events, the economy, and changing technology, parents, teachers, and kids are up against so much more than the usual back-to-school jitters and academic pressures. Next, I explained that these chronic, excessive pressures [...]

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How to Manage the Extreme Stressors and Anxiety of Back to School 2022

Introduction: The Back-to-School Jitters Back to school tends to be bittersweet for a lot of families. As the warm summer memories fade, preparing for new routines and more planned events come to the forefront. With the fall upon us, students, parents, and teachers often can experience a heightened state of nervousness and anxious [...]

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The Thyroid-Gut Axis: How to Nourish Your Microbiome with Food and Nutrients for Better Thyroid Health

This post originally appeared in Rupa Health’s Magazine, found here. Learn more about Rupa Health below.*   Introduction to the Thyroid-Gut Axis A healthy gut and its bacterial inhabitants (the microbiota) are essential for digestive and immune function and influence almost all aspects of the body, including the thyroid. The thyroid and gut are [...]

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All the Reasons to Love Elemi Essential Oil

The Overlooked Elemi Oil As so often happens with me, I tend to befriend the underdog essential oils. So many aren’t getting the limelight they deserve and end up being overlooked. This is a shame, as they offer so many benefits. So, as an essential oils doctor, I feel the need to call [...]

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Other Types of Eating Disorders & Recovery from Eating Disorders: Making Peace with Food in a Holistic, Balanced Way

Understanding Eating Disorders Educational Series (Part 6) A Recap on The Subtopics Surrounding One’s Relationship with Food I have covered a wide range of subtopics surrounding one’s relationship with food over the course of this series. I started with a synopsis of diet culture. This was to provide a basis for understanding the [...]

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Healthy Eating or a Health Obsession and Eating Disorder? Two Types of Eating Disorders That Could Easily Be Mistaken for “Healthy”

Understanding Eating Disorders Educational Series (Part 5) Is Food a Moral Issue, Health a Value, and Body Size a Virtue? I haven’t stopped talking about diet culture, disordered eating, and eating disorders (ED) for months now. Even though the topic isn’t trendy or popular, it is vital that it gets attention. It’s a [...]

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