Three Essential Oils for a More Cheerful and Hopeful Summer

By | June 14th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

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! [...]

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

By | June 1st, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

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 [...]

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How to Feed Your Brain for (Better) Thought

By | May 11th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

We need to pay as much, if not more, attention to our mental health as our physical health during this crisis. Last week, I discussed how the two are intimately related. Perhaps one of the most obvious connections between the brain and body is how nourishment effects our mental function. In this post, I [...]

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Empowering our Health with Nurturing Practices- Sniffing Essential Oils, Clean Air, Food for Host Defense, and Nourishing Our Bodies, Without Compromising Our Sanity and Soul

By | April 27th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

This week, I continue with my goal that honors the holistic aspect of being a naturopathic doctor. During this time of crisis, I am determined to provide my readers with resources and inspiration to enhance resiliency and strength during these trying times. In this article, I give a brief update on the power of [...]

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Reflective Readings & Resources- Who and How Do You Want to Be When We Enter Back into the “New Normal”?

By | April 13th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

To the Heroes There’s no doubt about it. This pandemic is changing things. It’s also changing people. To all the brave healthcare providers on the frontlines, showing up every day, toeing the line, thank you. You’re indispensable. To the essential workers, who never signed the Hippocratic oath, but who still show up daily [...]

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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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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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