Tips for Soothing the Body and Mind for the Start of the Holiday Season & How Essential Oils Could Be Just What the Brain Needs

By | November 6th, 2018|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

              Stressed Out Bodies and Brains During the Holidays The beginning of November is a time to begin preparing for the season of togetherness that is shared across cultures all over the world. Although specific traditions and celebrations may vary among neighbors across the globe, the underlying message remains [...]

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Video: How Rejection Hurts Your Health and How to Fuel Healthy Relationships

By | November 2nd, 2018|Essential Oils, Holistic, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Newsletter Postings|

      In this week’s article, I discussed the biological and biochemical impacts of rejection. It boils down to the fact that rejection triggers stress, stress triggers inflammation, and inflammation drives disease processes. I wanted to provide you with this knowledge now, because we are approaching the holiday season. This means it [...]

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How Social Connections & Rejection Effect Health & How to Nourish Your Genes with Better Relationships

By | October 30th, 2018|Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

            Sociogenomics is the study of how biology and social behavior interact for the evolution of species. Genes are programmed and enforced through social regulation which influences how our brains function. (source) This fascinating research is validating how and why similar habits and behaviors exist and are perpetuated within members [...]

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Video: How Relationships & Connections May Be the Most Powerful Medicine…

By | October 26th, 2018|Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

... and the Harms of  Choosing Healthism at Their Expense     With the latest technological advances, scientists have been able to verify that nutrients, lifestyle, mind-body practices, plant metabolites, and synthetic chemicals can all directly influence the “expression” of our DNA, the blueprint of our biology. These findings have led to the emergence [...]

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Honoring Our Kinships and Relationships – The Danger of Placing the Quest for Health Above Connections

By | October 23rd, 2018|Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

                  The Impact of Our Environment, Relationships, and Thoughts on Our Health Many following natural health are familiar with the term, “food as medicine.” Recent advances in scientific methods have proven this to be true at the cellular level. This is through the study of how food [...]

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Video: How Beliefs, Relationships, and Society Shape Our Health Destiny

By | October 19th, 2018|Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

 A Cultural and Mind-Body Perspective on Health, Hormones, and Menopause   This week, I continued with my series on the mind-body perspective to health and hormones. In Part 1, I discussed that our surroundings, beliefs, emotions, and social connections impact our health in profound ways. I highlighted this through the following mechanisms: The [...]

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A Cultural and Mind-Body Perspective on Health, Hormones, and Menopause: Part II

By | October 16th, 2018|Articles, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles|

          A Walk Down Epigenetic Lane for Healthy Bodies and Hormones In part I of my series about the mind-body perspective in relation to hormonal balance, I explored how beliefs, emotions, and social influences impact our health. I highlighted studies that explored the concepts of interactions between our environment (epigenetics), food [...]

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Essential Oils to “Fall” Into for a Healthy Autumn and Happy Start to the Holiday Season & a Link to September 2018 Holistic and Integrative Medicine Top Reads

By | October 9th, 2018|Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings, Top Reads of the Month|

  Five Reasons Why Essential Oils Are My Favorite Wellness Tool for Natural Immune Support     To me, essential oils are the most powerful natural tool to support immunity. This is for many reasons.   1. Essential oils are selective, yet far-reaching. Due to the presence of their many compounds, essential oils have multiple [...]

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Nourishing the Heart from the Inside-Out: Heart Healthy Nutrients and Herbs

By | August 20th, 2018|Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Naturopathic|

The more I learn about the human body, the more I understand that we can’t address the physical without considering how emotions and external influences impact it. As a naturopathic and functional medicine doctor practicing BreakFree medicine, I view heart health as more than just supplying the cardiovascular system with nutrients and providing energy for [...]

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