The Epigenetics of Mind-Body Medicine: How We Can Change Our Gene Expression and Alter Our Health by Being Mindful, Part II

Did you meditate or do yoga today? If you did, you not only benefited your mind-body by inducing a more relaxed state, but you also changed your genetic expression for the better! It may sound strange, but it’s true. Various lifestyle and integrative medicine practices have been shown to “turn on” genes that are [...]

By | April 22nd, 2022|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|Comments Off on The Epigenetics of Mind-Body Medicine: How We Can Change Our Gene Expression and Alter Our Health by Being Mindful, Part II

The Epigenetics of Mind-Body Medicine: How We Can Change Our Gene Expression and Alter Our Health by Being Mindful, Part I

Did you know that what you think about and your state of being can alter your physiology at the level of your DNA!? If you’ve been following my articles for a while, you’re probably now familiar with how fear and stress can perpetuate a negative cascade of biochemical alterations on the mind and body. [...]

By | April 15th, 2022|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|Comments Off on The Epigenetics of Mind-Body Medicine: How We Can Change Our Gene Expression and Alter Our Health by Being Mindful, Part I

Drops of Mindful Healing and Being “Purposely Positive”: Listen to These Podcasts: Essentially Everything About Essential Oils & Is Spirituality the Missing Link in Medicine?

As we continue to navigate our way through the fear epidemic, detaching ourselves from our amygdalas being hijacked by negative news and the weight of the world events can be challenging. The media, social networks, and advertisements are masterful at grabbing our attention and keeping us engaged. This is oftentimes to our detriment and [...]

Can We Emerge from the Fearedemic Unscathed? Mindset as Medicine and the Power of Hope and Belief in Healing Trauma

The Effects of Unrelenting Stress and Past Traumas on the Mind-Body In the preceding articles in this series, I discussed how past traumas impact our emotional and physical health. First, I demonstrated how childhood trauma is associated with various disease risks as evidenced by the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Study. Next, I explained [...]

By | April 2nd, 2022|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|Comments Off on Can We Emerge from the Fearedemic Unscathed? Mindset as Medicine and the Power of Hope and Belief in Healing Trauma

Mindset is Medicine & The Barriers to Positive Thinking Part 2: How the Body Keeps Score of Trauma & Rewiring the Brain to Heal

Knowledge of the mind-body connection may cause a sense of uneasiness when one feels hopelessly inundated with negative news and stuck in a fearful thinking pattern. This results in a bombardment of stress hormones that can cause and perpetuate physical and mental suffering. Many may attempt to push through the distressing emotions and cover [...]

By | March 26th, 2022|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|Comments Off on Mindset is Medicine & The Barriers to Positive Thinking Part 2: How the Body Keeps Score of Trauma & Rewiring the Brain to Heal

Mindset is Medicine: What if Your Thoughts and Beliefs Scare the Positive Affirmations Out of You? Part I

The interconnection between the mind and body has become much more accepted by mainstream medicine. The effects of emotional stress on psychology and biology has made it evident that what we think about and our perceptions of a situation literally can modulate our physiology. Furthermore, scientific research has long validated how the power of [...]

By | March 19th, 2022|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|Comments Off on Mindset is Medicine: What if Your Thoughts and Beliefs Scare the Positive Affirmations Out of You? Part I

Have Our Amygdalas Have Been Hijacked? The Mental Health Crisis in America and Why Psychiatric Care Needs Holistic Help

The Missing Piece in Psychiatry- Holism One of the six philosophies of naturopathic medicine is to treat the whole person. Unfortunately, this is not a popular approach in modern medicine and psychiatric care. Perhaps you may have witnessed this yourself and felt like something was missing? Therapy and medication do have a place [...]

By | March 12th, 2022|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|Comments Off on Have Our Amygdalas Have Been Hijacked? The Mental Health Crisis in America and Why Psychiatric Care Needs Holistic Help

The Power of Human Connection – 8 Reasons Why We Need Hugs & the Benefits of Healthy Relationships

Relationships and Health The biggest influence on overall mortality isn’t what you think. Although exercise and diet are important, neither one is on top. The most influential predictors of disease outcomes have been found to be social connections and social determinants of health. (R, R, R) Knowing this, it is surprising that these [...]

By | March 5th, 2022|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|Comments Off on The Power of Human Connection – 8 Reasons Why We Need Hugs & the Benefits of Healthy Relationships

Four of My Favorite Essential Oils for Mind-Body-Heart Health

Mind-Body-Heart-Essential Oils The interconnection between the mind and body is no longer being denied in modern medicine. With the widespread effects of stress on psychology and biology, it has become evident that thoughts, perception, beliefs, and mindset all impact physical health. For this reason, I feel that health and wellness are best viewed [...]

By | February 26th, 2022|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|Comments Off on Four of My Favorite Essential Oils for Mind-Body-Heart Health
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