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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A Naturopathic Doctor’s Approach to Nourish the Mind-Body and Support Mental Health Using Essential Oils

By | February 17th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

Food can be powerful medicine. In fact, I previously discussed how dietary components and specific nutrients can nourish the mind and supply the brain with precursors to its chemical messengers, neurotransmitters. I also highlighted two natural supplements, N-acetylcysteine and L-theanine. I use both of these products frequently in my naturopathic medicine practice to promote [...]

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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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Nourishing Food for the Brain – My Favorite Natural Solutions for Supporting Depression and Anxiety Symptoms

By | February 3rd, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

As a naturopathic doctor who honors biochemical individuality and practices personalized medicine, including dietary recommendations, I recently provided an article series on healthism. I felt I needed to speak up regarding my concern that medicine, especially “holistic” experts, were placing way too much emphasis on food and exercise and paying way too little attention [...]

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The Unhealthy Aspect of Trading Diet Adherence for Nurturing Relationships

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

As a naturopathic doctor who honors biochemical individuality, I offer individualized and personalized diets. They are centered around nourishing the body and spirit while incorporating food as a form of medicine. As a naturopathic doctor, I believe optimizing one’s own health and wellness around food does not center around weight stigma, diet-culture, or obsession [...]

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A Naturopathic Doctor’s Top Five Essential Oil Tips for Managing Holiday Stress

By | December 23rd, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

As we begin to celebrate the season, I wanted to take this opportunity to provide a summary of my naturopathic medicine resources and tips for a happier, calmer, holiday. Whether you are traveling, celebrating quietly in solitude, or providing a space for your loved ones to gather, my desire for you is that you [...]

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A Naturopathic Doctor’s Holiday Essential Oils Resources & Free Webinar on Frankincense, Myrrh, and Gold Oil

By | December 9th, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

FREE Webinar: The Science Behind the Sacred Scents of the Season & Four Ways to Use Holiday Essential Oils for Harmonious Gatherings As a naturopathic doctor, I take heed to honor the six naturopathic medicine principles. Today, I am combining the philosophy of “prevention as the best cure” with my desire to help [...]

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Using Holiday Essential Oils and Naturopathic Medicine Principles for Navigating Seasonal Triggers and Creating Serenity in the Home

By | December 2nd, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

The Scents of Calm & Upliftment of Holiday Essential Oils Every year, I make a commitment to provide my readers with tools to get through the season with a greater sense of ease. As a naturopathic doctor who upholds the six naturopathic medicine principles, I take to heart that “prevention is the best [...]

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Naturopathic Medicine Scents for a Day of Gratitude: Joy and Abundance Essential Oils Blends

By | November 26th, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

In this article, I will discuss the last two essential oil blends for a Nourishing November. These are tools that I’ve used personally and with my naturopathic and functional medicine clients to inspire abundance and joy. They will provide all the scents you need to enhance gratitude when you gather to give thanks with [...]

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