The 2020 Holiday Season- Coping in a Time of Separation, Isolation, and Loneliness

For some people, the holidays can be a triggering event that sheds light on family divisions, substance abuse, and materialism. For others, it coincides as a sacred pause filled with worship, gratitude, joy, and togetherness. With trying times such as these, (R) it appears that all people of this country are united in a [...]

By | December 13th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|Comments Off on The 2020 Holiday Season- Coping in a Time of Separation, Isolation, and Loneliness

Is it Stress or Anxiety? Why You Need to Know the Difference

With a majority of the global population experiencing an unprecedented amount of unrelenting stressors from living in a world of uncertainty, many are seeking remedies to soothe their spirit and combat these triggers. It is important to note that dealing with chronic stress and coping with anxiety and other mental health conditions are not [...]

By | December 6th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|Comments Off on Is it Stress or Anxiety? Why You Need to Know the Difference

Essential Oils for Hormones: Holistic Support for Healthy Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone, Thyroid, and Oxytocin Balance

In a series of articles, I explored the connection between hormones and mood. This link between emotional and hormonal harmony is not only reciprocal, but many of the factors which impact them are also shared. Although this makes their interactions complex and far-reaching, it also demonstrates the connectivity between all the systems of the [...]

By | November 29th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|Comments Off on Essential Oils for Hormones: Holistic Support for Healthy Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone, Thyroid, and Oxytocin Balance

A Summary on Supporting Mood with Essential Oils & A Little Olfactory Boost to Help Feel More Gratitude

Factors Related to Mood and Hormonal Harmony My previous series covered in depth the connection between hormones and mood. Specifically, I highlighted how estrogen, progesterone, thyroid, testosterone, and oxytocin hormones impact brain health and emotions. To summarize, hormones have been linked to a variety of psychological disorders through various mechanisms and their complex [...]

By | November 22nd, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|Comments Off on A Summary on Supporting Mood with Essential Oils & A Little Olfactory Boost to Help Feel More Gratitude

The Connection Between Thyroid, Testosterone, and Oxytocin Hormones and Mood: How Hormones Influence Brain Signaling, Emotions, and Mental Health (Part III)

In this final article in my series on the connection between hormones and mood, I will be examining how thyroid hormones impact brain health and psychology. I will also briefly highlight the role of testosterone and oxytocin on emotional well-being. Below is a summary of what has been covered in previous sections. Part one [...]

By | November 15th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|Comments Off on The Connection Between Thyroid, Testosterone, and Oxytocin Hormones and Mood: How Hormones Influence Brain Signaling, Emotions, and Mental Health (Part III)

The Connection Between Estrogen, Progesterone and Psychology: How Hormones Influence Brain Signaling, Emotions, and Mental Health & Naturopathic Medicine Solutions (Part II)

Due to the extreme stress of current events, I have not let up on reiterating the importance of being  mindful about how these emotional impacts can have downstream, negative, mental and physical repercussions. I’ve also been providing suggestions to prevent the effects of these unrelenting strains, as I feel naturopathic doctors have many tools [...]

By | November 8th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|Comments Off on The Connection Between Estrogen, Progesterone and Psychology: How Hormones Influence Brain Signaling, Emotions, and Mental Health & Naturopathic Medicine Solutions (Part II)

The Stress-Hormone-Brain Connection & How Hormones Influence Brain Signaling, Emotions, and Mental Health (Part I)

For the past few months, the topics on my naturopathic blog have been mostly focused on the connection between the mind and body. Specifically, I’ve been discussing how the trauma and emotional impacts from the current events are impacting society’s mental health and how this in turn is affecting physical symptoms. As a naturopathic [...]

By | November 1st, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|Comments Off on The Stress-Hormone-Brain Connection & How Hormones Influence Brain Signaling, Emotions, and Mental Health (Part I)

How Chronic Stress Hijacks the Rational Brain & How Naturopathic Doctors Can Offer Mind-Body Medicine Support for More Effective Coping Strategies

There continues to be a concerning lack of implementation of effective and agreed-upon mental health interventions to help society cope with the excessive stress, challenges, turmoil, and trauma of 2020. (R) Most disturbing, is that the young are getting exceptionally hard hit (R, R). New evidence is reporting that many children are now exhibiting [...]

By | October 25th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|Comments Off on How Chronic Stress Hijacks the Rational Brain & How Naturopathic Doctors Can Offer Mind-Body Medicine Support for More Effective Coping Strategies

Supporting Mental Health and Hormonal Harmony in Naturopathic Medicine Practice- Access My New Essential Oils Video Series!

With suicides, clinical depression, domestic violence and small business closures on the uptick, the nation is experiencing a profound psychological crisis. Unfortunately, effective measures to fully support society’s emotional well-being have not been fully implemented. It is my belief that naturopathic doctors (NDs) can provide holistic resources to alleviate some of the negative mental [...]

By | October 18th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|Comments Off on Supporting Mental Health and Hormonal Harmony in Naturopathic Medicine Practice- Access My New Essential Oils Video Series!
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