A Recap of Essential Oils for Brain and Mental Health & Stopping Stress in Its Tracks!

System-Wide Stress Attacks! It is important to stay aware and check our “mental temperature” regularly. This is especially true during this simmering, uncertain crisis. If we can stop stress before it runs amok, we may be able to prevent many negative ramifications. Stress has a system-wide impact and, long-term, unrelenting, chronic stress can [...]

By | July 13th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|Comments Off on A Recap of Essential Oils for Brain and Mental Health & Stopping Stress in Its Tracks!

A Naturopathic Doctor’s Three Favorite Essential Oils Blends to Support Brain Health and Promote Courage, Vision, and Spirituality

The world is in trauma. (source) Adverse events have the potential to leave an imprint on the brain that changes how one reacts and interacts with the world and people. Various responses and mechanisms to traumatic events are common. These include nightmares, anxiety, sadness, guilt, avoidance, and being self-critical. Depending on resiliency factors, long-term [...]

By | July 6th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|Comments Off on A Naturopathic Doctor’s Three Favorite Essential Oils Blends to Support Brain Health and Promote Courage, Vision, and Spirituality

Compassion Over Grit to Move Through Struggles. How about both?

We are living in a world where every day feels like an episode from the “Twilight Zone.” High levels of uncertainty and the compounded stressors of the crisis are leaving most of my naturopathic clients feeling depleted and emotionally spent. They are not alone. (source) New research published in the journal Brain, Behavior, and [...]

By | June 29th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|Comments Off on Compassion Over Grit to Move Through Struggles. How about both?

A Naturopathic Doctor’s Four Favorite Summer Essential Oil Blends to Promote Grounding, Courage, Peace, and Overall Mood

America, Land of the Anxious and Unhappy In a recent survey of 2,279 adults from May 21st-29th 2020, it was found that “Americans are the unhappiest they’ve been in 50 years.” More people reported being lonely than in previous years and parents stated they had less faith in their children’s futures. Unfortunately, this [...]

By | June 21st, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|Comments Off on A Naturopathic Doctor’s Four Favorite Summer Essential Oil Blends to Promote Grounding, Courage, Peace, and Overall Mood

Three Essential Oils for a More Cheerful and Hopeful Summer

Gently Moving Forward With all the upheaval in the world, moving  through the day and getting excited about things can be challenging. Many of my naturopathic and functional medicine clients are reporting lack of motivation and overall lethargy. This is to be expected. We are in the middle of a traumatic world event! [...]

By | June 14th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|Comments Off on Three Essential Oils for a More Cheerful and Hopeful Summer

Re-emerging into a Simmering Society, How Medicine Can Heed the Wake-Up Call

As society begins to cautiously re-emerge, we must take heed to ensure that we are minding our very fragile mental temperature. The extreme disruption in daily routines, social connections, finances, and places of employment has lead to increased anxiety, rising mental health problems, and an accelerated rate of suicides. (source, source, source) Dr. Amen [...]

By | June 8th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|Comments Off on Re-emerging into a Simmering Society, How Medicine Can Heed the Wake-Up Call

10 Natural Ways to Relieve Stress and Calm the Mind-Body During Trying Times

As a naturopathic doctor, I believe in treating the whole person, not just their symptoms. With each therapeutic encounter, I am assessing how various aspects of someone’s life impacts their wellness. This means at every consult my clients and I discuss how their stress, lifestyle, relationships, environment, beliefs, sleep, and spirituality are effecting their [...]

By | June 1st, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|Comments Off on 10 Natural Ways to Relieve Stress and Calm the Mind-Body During Trying Times

Why We Need to be Mindful of Mental Health

My concern for paying attention to mental health has always been high. With the current crisis, it is imperative. Turbulent times are more triggering for those who struggle with finding emotional balance. Furthermore, we cannot separate the mind from the body, and for this reason we must be diligent to consistently reset our mind [...]

By | May 25th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|Comments Off on Why We Need to be Mindful of Mental Health

A Naturopathic Doctor’s Top Five Essential Oils for Self-Care, Mental Health, & Wellness

During these trying times, I have been advocating for nourishing our minds and bodies to enhance resiliency. With the current turbulence in the world, I have been especially concerned for people’s emotional health. Oftentimes, the mind-body connection is overlooked, yet the two are intimately linked. One of my favorite tools for holistic, physical, and [...]

By | May 18th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|Comments Off on A Naturopathic Doctor’s Top Five Essential Oils for Self-Care, Mental Health, & Wellness
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