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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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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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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The Connection Between Thyroid, Testosterone, and Oxytocin Hormones and Mood: How Hormones Influence Brain Signaling, Emotions, and Mental Health (Part III)

By | November 15th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

In this final article in my series on the connection between hormones and mood, I will be examining how thyroid hormones impact brain health and psychology. I will also briefly highlight the role of testosterone and oxytocin on emotional well-being. Below is a summary of what has been covered in previous sections. Part one [...]

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The Stress-Hormone-Brain Connection & How Hormones Influence Brain Signaling, Emotions, and Mental Health (Part I)

By | November 1st, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

For the past few months, the topics on my naturopathic blog have been mostly focused on the connection between the mind and body. Specifically, I’ve been discussing how the trauma and emotional impacts from the current events are impacting society’s mental health and how this in turn is affecting physical symptoms. As a naturopathic [...]

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