Using Holiday Essential Oils and Naturopathic Medicine Principles for Navigating Seasonal Triggers and Creating Serenity in the Home

By | December 2nd, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

The Scents of Calm & Upliftment of Holiday Essential Oils Every year, I make a commitment to provide my readers with tools to get through the season with a greater sense of ease. As a naturopathic doctor who upholds the six naturopathic medicine principles, I take to heart that “prevention is the best [...]

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Naturopathic Medicine Scents for a Day of Gratitude: Joy and Abundance Essential Oils Blends

By | November 26th, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

In this article, I will discuss the last two essential oil blends for a Nourishing November. These are tools that I’ve used personally and with my naturopathic and functional medicine clients to inspire abundance and joy. They will provide all the scents you need to enhance gratitude when you gather to give thanks with [...]

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A Naturopathic Approach to a Nourishing November Using Essential Oil Blends

By | November 11th, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Diet and lifestyle are important for overall emotional and physical health. There are many publications devoted to how impactful they can be for alleviating chronic health symptoms. For example, the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research has a database of studies that support the concept that “food is medicine.” The most recent SMILES trial [...]

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Soothing the Mind in More Than One Way- The “Calm” Scent of Essential Oils in the Form of Safe Baby Wipe

By | July 29th, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Last week, I wrote about Why “Going Green” is Essential for Your Family’s Health, Especially Baby & How Oils Can Help. Currently, I’m in the process of putting together my curriculum for teaching developmental nutrition, and the impact of what occurs with early, harmful, environmental exposures, especially during critical periods in utero, is even [...]

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Video: How the Antioxidant NAC Can Be Used to Support Mental and Emotional Health (Part 2)

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

This is the second video in my series on NAC (N-acetylcysteine). In the first video, I reviewed this popular supplement’s role in protecting the body from the excessive oxidative stress caused by “hungry” free radicals. As a precursor to the “master antioxidant” glutathione, this cellular defender and liver savior is most well-known for reversing [...]

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“Minding” How the Popular Antioxidant NAC (N-acetylcysteine) Can Support Mental Health & The Many Considerations for Optimizing Brain Functioning: Part 2

By | May 6th, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

One Intervention, Many Effects Last week, I started my review of the famous antioxidant supplement, N-acetylcysteine (NAC). I discussed how it is used in conventional medicine to prevent the toxic effects of acetaminophen overdose on the liver. I also highlighted its role in oxidative stress by protecting the body from cellular damage that can [...]

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Video: The Power of Tea Tree Oil and Praise for the “Other Melaleuca” Essential Oil

By | April 19th, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

  This week, I returned to one of my most favorite topics in integrative and mind-body medicine, essential oils! These plant compounds are truly holistic in that while they support physical health, their constituents simultaneously benefit emotions and the brain. Essential oils also have been found to “feed” nourishing behaviors during times [...]

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The Flaws in the “Science” on Obesity and an Introduction to Exploring if Food Addiction is Real

By | April 1st, 2019|Articles, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic|

The (Literal) Toxic Effects of the Obsession with Body Weight Last week I discussed the dangerous effects of the current nutritional trends, diet and “wellness” culture messages, and medical approaches that are hyper- focused on shrinking body sizes due the misleading association of “obesity” to chronic diseases. I highlighted how this viewpoint is not [...]

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The Harmonizing Synergy of Cannabis Essential Oil

By | March 18th, 2019|Articles, CBD Oil, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

  The Truly Essential Thing That is Missing from the Extraction of CBD Oil After ten weeks of devotion to CBD oil, I must admit, I was getting a little cross-eyed and experiencing some other negative side effects from the withdrawal of writing about essential oils! Thankfully, my symptoms have subsided by refocusing on [...]

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