Essential Oils for Thyroid Health

By | August 17th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Some of the most frequent questions that I receive regarding using essential oils centers around hormonal and emotional imbalances. Thyroid imbalances are a common concern, and perhaps the number one inquiry. I have plenty of posts on hormonal balance and mental health in my essential oils database, but I realized I haven’t specifically addressed [...]

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

By | August 10th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

In Part I we explored the fascinating reasons why minding your gut microbiome is important for balancing hormones and optimizing fertility. More specifically, I explained how the estrobolome, the aggregate of bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract, directly impacts hormonal health through its role in metabolizing estrogens. (source, source, source, source) This may have come [...]

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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. [...]

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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, [...]

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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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10 Natural Ways to Relieve Stress and Calm the Mind-Body During Trying Times

By | June 1st, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

As a naturopathic doctor, I believe in treating the whole person, not just their symptoms. With each therapeutic encounter, I am assessing how various aspects of someone’s life impacts their wellness. This means at every consult my clients and I discuss how their stress, lifestyle, relationships, environment, beliefs, sleep, and spirituality are effecting their [...]

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Why We Need to be Mindful of Mental Health

By | May 25th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

My concern for paying attention to mental health has always been high. With the current crisis, it is imperative. Turbulent times are more triggering for those who struggle with finding emotional balance. Furthermore, we cannot separate the mind from the body, and for this reason we must be diligent to consistently reset our mind [...]

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