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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A Naturopathic Doctor’s Top Five Essential Oils for Self-Care, Mental Health, & Wellness

By | May 18th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

During these trying times, I have been advocating for nourishing our minds and bodies to enhance resiliency. With the current turbulence in the world, I have been especially concerned for people’s emotional health. Oftentimes, the mind-body connection is overlooked, yet the two are intimately linked. One of my favorite tools for holistic, physical, and [...]

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How to Feed Your Brain for (Better) Thought

By | May 11th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

We need to pay as much, if not more, attention to our mental health as our physical health during this crisis. Last week, I discussed how the two are intimately related. Perhaps one of the most obvious connections between the brain and body is how nourishment effects our mental function. In this post, I [...]

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Ten Physical Symptoms That May Stem from Your Brain

By | May 4th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

In this post, I will discuss the mind-body connection and highlight ten physical symptoms that may stem from your brain. I also provide resources for mental health support, stress management, inspiration, and updates on the current crisis. Make sure you skim to the end to see my new offering for a group support series [...]

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The State of the World: Navigating Through the News Without Panic and Using Essential Oils to Cope with Stress, Anxiety, and to Enhance Resiliency

By | April 5th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

Last week, I released a webinar on using essential oils to increase resiliency and assist with coping with stress and anxiety during times of change. In this 50-minute webinar, which I sent exclusively to my e-subscribers, I shared on the following topics: Characteristics and properties of essential oils Mind-Body effects of essential oils Assuring [...]

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Nourishing Food for the Brain – My Favorite Natural Solutions for Supporting Depression and Anxiety Symptoms

By | February 3rd, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

As a naturopathic doctor who honors biochemical individuality and practices personalized medicine, including dietary recommendations, I recently provided an article series on healthism. I felt I needed to speak up regarding my concern that medicine, especially “holistic” experts, were placing way too much emphasis on food and exercise and paying way too little attention [...]

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The Unhealthy Aspect of Trading Diet Adherence for Nurturing Relationships

By | January 6th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

As a naturopathic doctor who honors biochemical individuality, I offer individualized and personalized diets. They are centered around nourishing the body and spirit while incorporating food as a form of medicine. As a naturopathic doctor, I believe optimizing one’s own health and wellness around food does not center around weight stigma, diet-culture, or obsession [...]

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A Personalized Diet Using a Naturopathic Medicine Approach to Nourishing the Body with Food

By | December 30th, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

As a naturopathic doctor, I believe in the concept of biochemical individuality. Personalized, holistic interventions based on the unique needs of an individual is a naturopathic medicine principle I espouse. Heading into the new year, I am concerned about the current bombardment of diet-culture messages and body shaming. For this reason, I have dedicated [...]

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Personalized Medicine: Why A One Diet-Fits-All Approach to Food Goes Against Naturopathic Principles

By | December 16th, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

It’s not even January 1st, and marketers are out in full force to lure consumers into diet-culture approaches for preventing holiday weight gain. As a holistic, naturopathic doctor, I feel compelled to step in once again and punt the harm that can result from healthism. This is the first article in my series on [...]

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