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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Empowering our Health with Nurturing Practices- Sniffing Essential Oils, Clean Air, Food for Host Defense, and Nourishing Our Bodies, Without Compromising Our Sanity and Soul

By | April 27th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

This week, I continue with my goal that honors the holistic aspect of being a naturopathic doctor. During this time of crisis, I am determined to provide my readers with resources and inspiration to enhance resiliency and strength during these trying times. In this article, I give a brief update on the power of [...]

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Reflective Readings & Resources- Who and How Do You Want to Be When We Enter Back into the “New Normal”?

By | April 13th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

To the Heroes There’s no doubt about it. This pandemic is changing things. It’s also changing people. To all the brave healthcare providers on the frontlines, showing up every day, toeing the line, thank you. You’re indispensable. To the essential workers, who never signed the Hippocratic oath, but who still show up daily [...]

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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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The State of Our World: A Review of the Latest Stories in Health News and Using Essential Oils to Calm our Brains, Bodies, and Nervous System and Enhance Resiliency During These Stressful Times

By | March 29th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

Over the past few weeks, our lives have continued to be radically altered by the current pandemic. Many of us have been staying in our homes and adjusting to the “new normal.” Either through self-quarantine or as ordered to by state directives, the nation is coming together to help flatten the curve and prevent [...]

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The Problems with Panicking Over Pandemics and Steps for Sanity and Self-Care

By | March 16th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

It’s not easy being human. We are under a constant barrage of stress! Lately, there is an intense overwhelm that is universal. Along with the unnerving pandemic present, the relentless bombardments of panic-provoking news updates about it seems to be further exacerbating its toll. This is true for our nation and world on all [...]

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The Best Essential Oils to Lower Cortisol, Balance Hormones, and Help Reduce Stress: Part I

By | March 2nd, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

Brain Overwhelm & Hormonal Havoc! Stress is pervasive in everyday life. Not only is it becoming the “new normal,” but it is also becoming more constant. I have yet to find one client in my naturopathic and functional medicine practice that doesn’t mention this six-letter “s” word. As a naturopathic and functional medicine [...]

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The Hormonal and Health Problems Associated with Stress and Excess Cortisol Levels

By | February 24th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

Stress. No one can escape it. It’s a human, and hormonal, response. These days “stress” seems to be inescapable, and, even, virtual. In modern times, we may not be running scared for our lives from lions and tigers, but our brains can perceive Facebook as just as fatal! In fact, studies show that a [...]

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Essential Oils for the Heart, Cardiovascular System, and Romance

By | February 10th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

Naturopathic medicine principles have taught me that wellness is more than personalization of dietary protocols. It incorporates all aspects of nourishment including healthy relationships, mental health, emotional balance, financial resources, and respecting cultural and ethnic values. In honor of Valentine’s Day and American Heart Month, I decided to shift my focus from last week’s [...]

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