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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Essential Oils for the Heart, Cardiovascular System, and Romance

By | February 10th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

Naturopathic medicine principles have taught me that wellness is more than personalization of dietary protocols. It incorporates all aspects of nourishment including healthy relationships, mental health, emotional balance, financial resources, and respecting cultural and ethnic values. In honor of Valentine’s Day and American Heart Month, I decided to shift my focus from last week’s [...]

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A Naturopathic Doctor’s Holiday Essential Oils Resources & Free Webinar on Frankincense, Myrrh, and Gold Oil

By | December 9th, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

FREE Webinar: The Science Behind the Sacred Scents of the Season & Four Ways to Use Holiday Essential Oils for Harmonious Gatherings As a naturopathic doctor, I take heed to honor the six naturopathic medicine principles. Today, I am combining the philosophy of “prevention as the best cure” with my desire to help [...]

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Using Holiday Essential Oils and Naturopathic Medicine Principles for Navigating Seasonal Triggers and Creating Serenity in the Home

By | December 2nd, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

The Scents of Calm & Upliftment of Holiday Essential Oils Every year, I make a commitment to provide my readers with tools to get through the season with a greater sense of ease. As a naturopathic doctor who upholds the six naturopathic medicine principles, I take to heart that “prevention is the best [...]

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Naturopathic Medicine Scents for a Day of Gratitude: Joy and Abundance Essential Oils Blends

By | November 26th, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

In this article, I will discuss the last two essential oil blends for a Nourishing November. These are tools that I’ve used personally and with my naturopathic and functional medicine clients to inspire abundance and joy. They will provide all the scents you need to enhance gratitude when you gather to give thanks with [...]

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A Naturopathic Doctor’s Approach to Natural Stress Relief for the Holidays: Using Essential Oils to Inspire a Hope-Filled November

By | November 19th, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

“Tis the Season of the Stressed-Out Holiday Brain In my recent post on my Healing, Health, and Wellness blog, I reviewed the statistics on how the holiday season can cause “festive stress.” This can hamper tidings and good cheer in December and bring a preliminary damper to the gratitude of November. These unwelcome repercussions [...]

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The Basis of Emotion & How Essential Oils Inspire Hope, Joy, and Abundance

By | November 4th, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

As a licensed naturopathic doctor, essential oils have become my favorite naturopathic and functional medicine “brain hack.” Throughout the past thirteen years in practice, I have found them indispensable for promoting emotional health and supporting those with psychological disorders. In this article, I will explore the basis of emotions and different theories on their [...]

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