The Power of Human Connection – 8 Reasons Why We Need Hugs & the Benefits of Healthy Relationships

By | March 5th, 2022|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Relationships and Health The biggest influence on overall mortality isn’t what you think. Although exercise and diet are important, neither one is on top. The most influential predictors of disease outcomes have been found to be social connections and social determinants of health. (R, R, R) Knowing this, it is surprising that these [...]

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Four of My Favorite Essential Oils for Mind-Body-Heart Health

By | February 26th, 2022|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Mind-Body-Heart-Essential Oils The interconnection between the mind and body is no longer being denied in modern medicine. With the widespread effects of stress on psychology and biology, it has become evident that thoughts, perception, beliefs, and mindset all impact physical health. For this reason, I feel that health and wellness are best viewed [...]

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The Heart-Brain Connection: How Stress and Your Mental Health Impact Your Heart

By | February 12th, 2022|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

By now, you’ve heard of the mind-body connection. But…have you heard of the brain-heart connection? During February, American Heart Month, what better time to learn more about it? In this post, I’ll explore this topic in greater depth. Then, in a follow up post, I will review some of my favorite naturopathic medicine tools [...]

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Minding Your Mindset for Mind-Body Wellness: Five Integrative and Naturopathic Medicine Tools and Tips for an Empowered and Healthy Life

By | February 5th, 2022|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

I’ve asked it before, and I’ll ask it again… What is health to you? To me, health is a resource that allows one to live a happier, more vibrant life with loved ones. This should be in alignment with one’s values and purpose, not based on external pressures for a perfect body or flawless [...]

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Resources for Living a Healthy, Non-Toxic Life for Better Mind-Body Balance: Greener Living with Clean Food, Safe Cosmetics, Chemical-Free Household Products, and Quality Water

By | January 29th, 2022|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Are you truly living, or striving to live, a healthy life? If so, for what purpose? I believe that being healthy is meant to help one more fully live their values, pursue their passions, and promote better social connections. This means to really be well we must stop narrowly and solely paying attention to [...]

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Some (Unexpected) Resources for Health and Wellness in 2022

By | January 16th, 2022|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Moving Forward into Health and Wellness Now that 2021 is behind us, many are hoping to move forward on better footing than they have for the past few years. At the start of the new year, I invited you to explore how you think about health and what you define it to be. [...]

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Could Religion and Spirituality Be the Missing Pieces in Medicine?

By | December 26th, 2021|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Click on the picture to watch the video. The Disconnect of Health, Religion, and Spirituality When is the last time your physician asked you how your spiritual and/or religious health was? As a naturopathic doctor, it’s something we were taught to consider from day one of our client’s health history intake and onward. [...]

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Should Spirituality, Religion, and Health be Separate?

By | December 19th, 2021|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

The Hot Topics Many Avoid During the Holidays - Religion, Politics, and Healthcare Want to clear out the room almost as fast as a fire alarm going off? Bring up either politics, religion, and/or healthcare at your next family gathering! Bonus points if you do this to someone with alternative viewpoints. Not in [...]

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Mental and Physical Health Support for Holiday Stress Relief Using Naturopathic Medicine and Essential Oils

By | December 12th, 2021|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

The Holiday Stressors The beauty of the holidays also comes with more expectations. Shopping, attending extra gatherings, financial strains, and additional preparations can cause added stress. This spur of activity, on top of the already chronic overwhelm of the current world circumstances, can heighten the intensity of emotions that may be triggered by [...]

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