The Science-Based Bug-Attack- Why Researchers Are So Obsessed with the Microbiome

By | June 28th, 2016|Digestion & Gut Health, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, latest news, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings, Saratoga Blog at Living Well|

Revisiting the Importance of the Hot Topic of the Microbiome in Medicine                     Besides my love of essential oils, I also have a soft spot for our trillion little tiny friends that line our insides, outsides, and exude from us in our very own unique microbial [...]

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October 2015 Top Holistic & Integrative Health Reads & Gut Microbiome Nerd Fest

By | November 10th, 2015|Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Newsletter Postings, Top Reads of the Month|

The Most Compelling Headlines in Holistic and Integrative Medicine This Month with a Bonus on Our Buggy Friends (Gut Microbiome News) October 2015 Top Holistic Health Reads Last month’s health headlines were even more intriguing than usual. I always get a little glimmer in my eye at the end of the month to share with [...]

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The Baby’s Unsterile Start– Sharing Buggy Friends From Mom’s Microbiome

By | September 29th, 2015|Latest Articles, latest news, Newsletter Postings|

How Mamma's Gut Microbiome Transfers to Baby Prior to Birth This week I want to share with all of you the exciting and emerging research on one of my favorite creepy, crawly topics. You’ve got it! This blog is on our belly and body critter inhabitants! You know by now all the amazing health benefits [...]

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Microbiome Insights For (the Not So) Dummies

By | April 24th, 2015|Digestion & Gut Health, Latest Articles, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

 A Simple Blog To Make You Sound Really Smart About Belly Bugs Did you really think I could stay away from the subject of the over 100 trillion tiny friends1 that inhabit our insides? You would need to be in a pretty intense and successful media fast to not be aware of the explosion of [...]

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How Gut Bugs (Our Microbiome) May Be the Link to Optimal Digestion & Balancing the Immune Response

By | November 11th, 2014|Digestion & Gut Health, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Saratoga Blog at Living Well|

Could These Critters Be a Key Factor in the Merging of Integrative, Naturopathic, Holistic, Functional, and Mainstream Medicine?! In a few days, I’ll back in my heated office, cozy and safe from the elements. This will be a bit of an adjustment after being in air conditioning and sunny Miami for my functional medicine training [...]

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Back to the Belly- Connecting the Microbiome to Immunity, Vaccine Reactions, and Postnatal Health…& Are Pesticides Linked to Gluten Sensitivity?

By | September 23rd, 2014|Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Newsletter Postings, Saratoga Blog at Living Well|

As you know, I’ve become even more enthralled with the gut microbiome within the last few months. Recently, as I was populating my upcoming September 2014 Top Holistic Health Reads, I was amazed at how many articles about the microbiome kept popping up. It seemed like just when I started to feel like I may [...]

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5 Essential Oils to Lower Stress and Increase Happiness Over the Holidays (and Every Day)

By | December 2nd, 2022|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Smelling Holiday Cheer The holidays are here and along with them comes more stress. Although the celebrations spur excitement and joy for many, more shopping, additional gatherings, and extra preparations can also trigger feelings of overwhelm. On top of the challenges of the season, we are also dealing with poignant world circumstances that [...]

The Gut-Hormone (and Stress) Link: 6 Ways Hormones and Your Menstrual Cycle Mess with Your Gastrointestinal Track (Finally, the Underlying Reasons for “Period Poop!”)

By | November 11th, 2022|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Introduction: Gut-Related Period Pain & A Stressed Out Digestive Tract Oftentimes, female clients in my practice report an aggravation of symptoms around and during their menstrual cycle. Considering 90% of women experience premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and the widespread impact of hormones on many biological processes, this makes sense. Some of the most common [...]

Staying “Young at Gut”: A Naturopathic and Functional Medicine Approach to 8 Common Digestive Disorders That Occur with Aging

By | October 28th, 2022|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

“All Disease Begins in the Gut.”  This statement was touted by Hippocrates over 2000 years ago. Today, his ancient words of wisdom echo in many of the treatment rooms of modern integrative and functional medicine physicians. Was he (and are they) right? As the world’s population ages at a faster pace, it’s becoming [...]

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