How Toxic Exposures, Toxic Mold, and Unhealthy Food Choices Affects Your Health, Immunity, Hormones, and Healing

By | July 24th, 2014|Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Newsletter Postings, Saratoga Blog at Living Well|

Last week, I discussed the interplay between our genes and environment. Specifically, I focused on how we have the power to modulate how our genes express themselves through wellness or disease manifestations. It’s empowering to know that we have a choice in how to manipulate our cellular environment through lifestyle and diet. Even more exciting [...]

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Our Poor Sad Food Supply! Hormones, Pesticides, GMOs, Oh my!

By | June 9th, 2011|Latest Articles, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings, Saratoga Blog at Living Well|

By Sarah A LoBisco, ND   Can you believe it’s already June!! You know what that means, time to highlight some great article links for my upcoming June Top Reads Page. J The first topic of the month—Franken foods revisited! Let’s start with… …..the Case of the exploding watermelon! I know, it sounds like a [...]

Stress, Sugar, Hormones, & Overall Health: A compilation of Important Thoughts with Dr. Sarah

By | August 22nd, 2009|Newsletter Postings|

1. The Stress factor Let’s pause and talk about how stress impacts your health. There are three major ways stress effects the body, according to Bruce Lipton, cell biologist. The first is that blood flow is shunted from your viscera, where nutrient absorption takes place, to your peripheral muscles. This is to allow your legs [...]

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6/21/2009: Hormones, Alternative Health, & Organic OK from AMA

By | June 24th, 2009|Newsletter Postings|

Society sets women up to believe that the transition into the cessation of periods is a turbulent, symptomatic whirlwind consisting of hot flashes, mood changes, night sweats, cravings, weight gain, and hair growth in unwelcome places (to name a few). However, this need not be the case. Obviously, prevention is the key, and if one [...]

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3/3/2009: Hormones and Adrenal Health

By | March 5th, 2009|Newsletter Postings|

Dr Borkin is an advocator of transdermal hormonal replacement and saliva testing. I agree that saliva testing is the best measure of free hormones in the blood; it’s more of a functional test rather than a measurement of bound hormones. Unfortunately, NYS doesn’t allow this form of testing for all practitioners. As most of you [...]

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A Naturopathic Approach to a Nourishing November Using Essential Oil Blends

By | November 11th, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Diet and lifestyle are important for overall emotional and physical health. There are many publications devoted to how impactful they can be for alleviating chronic health symptoms. For example, the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research has a database of studies that support the concept that “food is medicine.” The most recent SMILES trial [...]

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 [...]

Essential Oils, the Microbiome, and Mental Health

By | October 28th, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Connecting Your Brain and Gut This week, I continue on my mission to end the stigma associated with “mental health.” In this post I provide you with more tools and proper education on this very tender topic. If you’d like a recap of previous posts, please click here. In this article you will [...]

Suffering in Silence- The Barriers to Better Mental Health

By | October 22nd, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

The topic of brain health is both an important and tender topic to me, which is why it has been a focus on my blog for the past several months. I have witnessed many who have had emotional struggles for years and were hesitant to seek help. By providing a safe space for individuals [...]

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