Naturopathic and Integrative Medicine: Personalized and Holistic Health for the Whole-Person, Society, Environment, and Global Community

By | August 15th, 2021|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

The Shift to Personalized Care and Naturopathic Medicine The movement from sick care to whole-person healthcare continues to gain momentum. Long-term symptom suppression with only medications has led many to feel like a victim, dependent, and fearful of their own bodies. Can you relate? In both physical and mental health arenas, it is [...]

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Eight Reasons Why You Can’t Focus and Concentrate & Four Essential Oils to Help You Pay More Attention

By | June 20th, 2021|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

It is not uncommon to be distracted in today’s world. During these challenging times, the usual everyday stressors and technological interruptions are compounded by current events, polarizing topics, and the economy. The world is struggling emotionally and mentally as its inhabitants learn to cope with its twists and turns and regain their balance. With [...]

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Emerging Back into “Normalcy”: How Naturopathic Doctors & Using Essential Oils Can Ease the Overwhelm and Emotional Strains

By | May 30th, 2021|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

The Current Emotional State of the Nation For over a year, the world’s population has been on extra high alert. The overwhelming global circumstances combined with the preexisting chronic, unrelenting stress of modern times has led to a concerning exacerbation in mental health issues, emotional well-being, and resultant physical manifestations. (source, source, source) [...]

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The Economic and Medical Implications of Living in a Toxic World: A HAES (Health at Every Size) and Naturopathic Perspective Part IV

By | March 21st, 2021|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Navigating Through the Global Sea of Chemicals In the past few articles, I’ve extensively discussed the links between chemicals and chronic diseases. In the first post, I explored the concepts and controversies surrounding cleansing and detoxifying. I reviewed how using a naturopathic and functional medicine and HAES (Health at Every Size) perspective could [...]

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Five Essential Oils and Blends for Holistic Heart Health & Cardiovascular Support

By | February 21st, 2021|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Although Valentine’s Day is over, the focus on caring for the heart remains at the forefront in medicine for the continuation of February. In the previous post, I explained why it is time to redefine how medicine approaches cardiovascular health into one that is more holistic, comprehensive, and personalized. I discussed how essential oils [...]

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Dr. Sarah’s Naturopathic & Functional Medicine Instagram Links

By | December 18th, 2020|

My posts on all topics related to naturopathic and functional medicine, mental health, gut health, hormonal balance, essential oils, and holistic wellness. Search through my extensive essential oils database organized by: -single essential oils & oils blends -safe use & aplications -various health topics […]

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A Summary on Supporting Mood with Essential Oils & A Little Olfactory Boost to Help Feel More Gratitude

By | November 22nd, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Factors Related to Mood and Hormonal Harmony My previous series covered in depth the connection between hormones and mood. Specifically, I highlighted how estrogen, progesterone, thyroid, testosterone, and oxytocin hormones impact brain health and emotions. To summarize, hormones have been linked to a variety of psychological disorders through various mechanisms and their complex [...]

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The Connection Between Thyroid, Testosterone, and Oxytocin Hormones and Mood: How Hormones Influence Brain Signaling, Emotions, and Mental Health (Part III)

By | November 15th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

In this final article in my series on the connection between hormones and mood, I will be examining how thyroid hormones impact brain health and psychology. I will also briefly highlight the role of testosterone and oxytocin on emotional well-being. Below is a summary of what has been covered in previous sections. Part one [...]

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The Stress-Hormone-Brain Connection & How Hormones Influence Brain Signaling, Emotions, and Mental Health (Part I)

By | November 1st, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

For the past few months, the topics on my naturopathic blog have been mostly focused on the connection between the mind and body. Specifically, I’ve been discussing how the trauma and emotional impacts from the current events are impacting society’s mental health and how this in turn is affecting physical symptoms. As a naturopathic [...]

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