2020 Top 10 Naturopathic Medicine Posts and A New Year Musing: Part 1

By | December 27th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Last week, I provided a resource guide for supporting mental and emotional health during the holiday season. My subscribers were also granted access to my yearly essential oils webinar. Now, as we start 2021, here is a list of some of my top posts from 2020. Some are based on social media response and [...]

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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, essential oils, and holistic health. […]

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The 2020 Holiday Season- Coping in a Time of Separation, Isolation, and Loneliness

By | December 13th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

For some people, the holidays can be a triggering event that sheds light on family divisions, substance abuse, and materialism. For others, it coincides as a sacred pause filled with worship, gratitude, joy, and togetherness. With trying times such as these, (R) it appears that all people of this country are united in a [...]

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Is it Stress or Anxiety? Why You Need to Know the Difference

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

With a majority of the global population experiencing an unprecedented amount of unrelenting stressors from living in a world of uncertainty, many are seeking remedies to soothe their spirit and combat these triggers. It is important to note that dealing with chronic stress and coping with anxiety and other mental health conditions are not [...]

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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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Four Essential Oils Blends for Supporting the Mind-Body and Easing Tension

By | October 11th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Essential Oils, a Perfect Holistic Modality for Supporting Mental Health in a Naturopathic Medicine Practice Last week, I discussed how naturopathic doctors (NDs) can help to fill the gap in holistic mental health. This is especially relevant related to the current psychological crisis. During this time, when effective psychiatric interventions are not being [...]

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Mind-Body Medicine: Naturopathic Doctors as Support Agents for Mental Health

By | October 4th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

As we continue to navigate through the extra challenges and trials of 2020, I grow increasingly concerned with their mental health implications. Conditions only seem be worsening. Surveys have indicated that close to half of Americans are emotionally struggling (1, 2); however, certain subpopulations are impacted disproportionately. The youth, healthcare workers, and ethnic minorities [...]

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VIDEO: How Your Brain and Body Suffer with Too Much Stress & Naturopathic Medicine Tips for Calming the Mind and Relieving Overwhelm

By | September 27th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Last week, I detailed how too much stress can bombard the brain resulting in forgetfulness, fatigue, fear, anxiety, behavioral changes, mental health issues, and many other seemingly disconnected symptoms. In this short 11-minute video, I review why it is imperative to pay attention to our self-care and mental health to mitigate the negative physical [...]

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How Too Much Stress Can Make You Fatigued, Forgetful, Frightened, and Self-Critical and What to Do About It

By | September 21st, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

These Challenging Times Many of us have heard the expression, “the power of positive thinking.” For a lot of people, being optimistic is a lot easier said than done in times such as these. In fact, due to the current crises, much of the world is in trauma, grief, and perpetual anxiety, which [...]

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