Relieving Anxiety with Essential Oils: A Case Study on Using Essential Oils for Mind-Body Applications

By | October 21st, 2022|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Introduction: How Smell and Aromatics Affect the Mind and Body    Imagine the scent of freshly baked cookies, a whiff of grandma’s apple pie baking in the oven, and the volatile compounds emitted from the pine trees tickling your nostrils as you take a brisk winter walk. It can be easy to overlook the [...]

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3 Ways Menopause Can Change the Brain: The Connection Between Hormones and Cognition

By | October 14th, 2022|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Introduction Many are familiar with the role that hormones play in one’s fertility and with our reproductive system. Recently, I highlighted another fact about these chemical messengers that many may not be so aware of. This is how they affect our whole body, including our brain. In fact, hormones can have a large [...]

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Your “Gut Brain” – Why You Need to Know About Your “Second Brain” and How it Influences Your Mood

By | September 30th, 2022|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Introduction: You’re Not Just Human Not to make you paranoid, but scientifically speaking, your “gut-feelings” may not be solely of human origin! Rather, they may be mediated by the microorganisms that are inhabiting your gastrointestinal (GI) tract just as much, if not more, than your brain. It may sound creepy, but it’s true! [...]

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Can Hormone Regulation Impact Physical Health, Mental Health, and Mood?

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

Introduction Hormones get a lot of attention in the wellness community. This is for good reason. Although they circulate our body in only minuscule amounts, hormones are powerful, complex, and wide-reaching. These chemical signals are one of the main forms of communication between our different organ systems, and that’s a big deal. We [...]

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A Fatal Mental Health Condition Many Are Ignoring. The Risk Factors for Eating Disorders.

By | July 15th, 2022|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Top Reads of the Month|

Understanding Eating Disorders Educational Series (Part 2) Are you one in a hundred? That’s the official statistic for the people impacted by an eating disorder, though it is likely a vast underestimate. For the past few weeks, I’ve been discussing diet and wellness culture, food addiction, and eating disorders. After the conclusion to [...]

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Get Your Essential Oils Geek On: Two New Podcasts on Essential Oils Therapy!

By | July 1st, 2022|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

It’s time to take a little break from the serious topics we’ve been discussing regarding diet and wellness culture, food addiction, and eating disorders. I’m inviting you to sit back, relax, and listen-in to some scent-sational learning. In this post, we are going to dive into two podcasts that highlight one of my all-time [...]

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Are You a Food Addict? The Caveats to Food and Eating Addiction: Part III

By | June 24th, 2022|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Food. Is it… -guilty or innocent? -good or bad? -addictive? What do you think? Here’s another one… Which of the following aspects make food something that we personify, argue about, and/or feel guilty or superior about? the food itself our eating behavior our (misguided) desires the latest diet trend or food tribe moralizing, demonizing, [...]

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Is it False Anxiety, Anxiety, or Health Anxiety?

By | May 13th, 2022|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

The Vicious Hamster Wheel in Your Head… Do you experience brain fog, fatigue, heart palpitations, sweating, muscle tension, and digestive issues? Are you having these and/or other continual symptoms only to run to the doctor and find everything is normal? If every ache and pain causes a whirlwind of thoughts to run through [...]

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What Is Health? Starting 2022 with a Healthy Mindset

By | January 8th, 2022|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

How Do You Define Health? Perhaps it matches the dictionary’s description? According to Merriam Webster, health is: 1a: the condition of being sound in body, mind, or spirit b: the general condition of the body 2a: a condition in which someone or something is thriving or doing well: well-being b: general condition or [...]

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