Emotions and Essential Oils

By | September 16th, 2008|Essential Oils|

  Most of you may not realize that smell is the only sense that goes directly to the emotional center of your brain. All other senses must go through a rely system. This makes essential oils perfect for aiding with emotional disturbance and brain disorders. The amino acids and blood building constituents in essential oils [...]

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2020 Top 10 Naturopathic Medicine Posts and A New Year Musing: Part II

By | January 3rd, 2021|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

The end of the year is a time of reflection. As we close this tumultuous year, last week, I began my reflections by counting down my top ten posts of 2020. The first five highlighted the topics of mood, anxiety, essential oils, and naturopathic medicine. They included: Is It Stress or Anxiety? Essential Oils [...]

2020 Top 10 Naturopathic Medicine Posts and A New Year Musing: Part 1

By | December 27th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Last week, I provided a resource guide for supporting mental and emotional health during the holiday season. My subscribers were also granted access to my yearly essential oils webinar. Now, as we start 2021, here is a list of some of my top posts from 2020. Some are based on social media response and [...]

A Holistic and Naturopathic Medicine Resource Guide for the 2020 Holidays & The Sacred Scents of the Season Essential Oils Webinar!

By | December 20th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Due to current events, the 2020 holidays will be challenging for many. Beyond the typical holiday triggers, people will be struggling with missing loved ones and longing for the times when family and friends could gather together. The emotional repercussions of loneliness, isolation, and stress that will result from this are profound. In this [...]

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Dr. Sarah’s Naturopathic & Functional Medicine Instagram Links

By | December 18th, 2020|

My posts on all topics related to naturopathic and functional medicine, essential oils, and holistic health. […]

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

By | December 13th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

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 [...]

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

By | November 29th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

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 [...]

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

By | November 22nd, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

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 [...]

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

By | October 25th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

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 [...]

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