Essential Oils for Mental Health and Balancing the Emotional Brain: The Soothing Scent of Lavender Oil & A SPECIAL Tip for Citronella Oil Lovers

By | June 10th, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Note: This is the fourth article in my series on natural approaches to mental health that focuses on essential oils. Click here to get a summary. In these next few posts, I will provide examples of essential oils that have been confirmed in human trials as well as studies that outline their biochemical actions [...]

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Video: The Five Factors That Impact How Essential Oils Support Mood and Mental Health

By | June 7th, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

This is the third video in my series to support mental health that focuses on essential oils. In the previous posts and videos, I discussed how these plant metabolites and their isolates influence our brains’ biochemistry. I highlighted an article review that described how essential oils and their compounds balance nervous system signaling pathways, [...]

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Five Things You Need to Know About How Essential Oils Support Mood and Mental Health

By | June 5th, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

An Introduction to How Essential Oils Affect Brain Biochemistry and Beyond This is the third post in my series based on using natural supplements to support mental health that focuses on essential oils. In the previous articles, I discussed how these plant metabolites and their isolates alter the biochemistry of the mind. My [...]

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How You Can Support Your Body and Mental Health by Loving on Your Microbiome with Food, Movement, and Essential Oils & October 2017 Top Holistic and Integrative Medicine Reads

By | November 7th, 2017|Digestion & Gut Health, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Top Reads of the Month|

    Listen to the full blog in less than 10 minutes here. The research of the human microbiome (the population of microbes in and on humans and their genes) has led us to discover the major role it has on our wellness. These critters impact our physiology, biochemistry, and psychology in powerful ways. I [...]

The Surprising Fact About Healthy Hormones and Fertility That Most Women and Men Don’t Know: Part I

By | August 3rd, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Last week, I highlighted some of the presentations I attended at The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) 2020 annual convention. This week, I completed my summary for my colleagues and submitted it to a journal. Due to the sheer number of seminars, I had to practice discipline in toning down my loquacious descriptions. [...]

Highlights from the Naturopathic Doctor’s Gathering of the Year & Clinical Pearls from Dr. Sarah on Calcium (Not) for Bones, Essential Oils for Digestive Distress, and Breast Implant Illness

By | July 26th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

This July I was fortunate enough to attend the virtual naturopathic doctors’ gathering of the year. The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) convention was held in the comfort of the attendees’ homes, but it still provided some of the best education and networking opportunities for health and wellness practitioners across the United States, [...]

A Naturopathic Doctor’s Three Favorite Essential Oils Blends to Support Brain Health and Promote Courage, Vision, and Spirituality

By | July 6th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

The world is in trauma. (source) Adverse events have the potential to leave an imprint on the brain that changes how one reacts and interacts with the world and people. Various responses and mechanisms to traumatic events are common. These include nightmares, anxiety, sadness, guilt, avoidance, and being self-critical. Depending on resiliency factors, long-term [...]

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A Naturopathic Doctor’s Four Favorite Summer Essential Oil Blends to Promote Grounding, Courage, Peace, and Overall Mood

By | June 21st, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

America, Land of the Anxious and Unhappy In a recent survey of 2,279 adults from May 21st-29th 2020, it was found that “Americans are the unhappiest they’ve been in 50 years.” More people reported being lonely than in previous years and parents stated they had less faith in their children’s futures. Unfortunately, this [...]

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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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