Video: Lavender for Soothing the Emotions and Calming the Brain & Why Citronella is Not Just a “Bug-Be-Gone” Oil

By | June 13th, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Note: This is the fourth video in my series on using natural approaches to support mental health that focuses on essential oils. Click here to get a summary of previous topics. This is the first video in which I will discuss specific essential oils for brain support that have been found to [...]

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Video: Hormones &…. the Impact of Belief, Emotions, Relationships, and Culture!

By | October 5th, 2018|Essential Oils, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

  Hormones &.... the Impact of Belief, Emotions, Relationships, and Culture! In my latest blog series, I explore other aspects of reproductive health that are often overlooked. This video discusses how beliefs, emotions, relationships, and culture impact health, hormones, and a woman’s experience of menopause. I also highlight resources that connect emotions, beliefs, [...]

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How Beliefs, Emotions, Social Relationships, and Cultural Influences Impact Health, Hormones, and the Menopausal Transition: Part I

By | October 2nd, 2018|Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

    In the past few weeks, I’ve explored hormonal balance from an integrative, naturopathic, and functional medicine perspective. These chemical messengers are so powerful, the body has complex feedback mechanisms in place to control their levels. In fact, even minute shifts in amounts of hormones can have systemic effects on other vital functions of [...]

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How These Essential Oils Can Support our Brains, Emotions, and Build Courage

By | July 31st, 2018|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Newsletter Postings|

  Last week, I continued my series on hormonal harmony with essential oils by highlighting rose geranium oil. I discussed how this oil, along with others, can calm the brain and bring back balance to sex hormones altered by long-term, unwanted stress. In this post, I will discuss how essential oils’ ability to affect our [...]

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How Can Essential Oils Impact Mood and Emotions?

By | April 6th, 2016|Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic Medicine|

More on Essential Oils for Mood and Emotions A few weeks ago, I wrote about the impact of diet, exercise, and essential oils for brain health. In this blog, I want to share with you two articles that were featured on the Natural Path regarding essential oils and emotions.   Essential Oils on the Emotional [...]

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The Smell of Emotions

By | August 17th, 2014|Essential Oils, Latest Articles, Newsletter Postings|

Are you sniffing your oils enough?? Recently an article of mine was published for Naturopathic Digest News and Review (NDNR) which discussed the power of olfaction (smell) for pain relief. I have always been fascinated with the topic of pain and, more specifically, how its intensity is affected by stress and emotions. I also have [...]

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Emotions and Essential Oils

By | September 16th, 2008|Essential Oils|

  Most of you may not realize that smell is the only sense that goes directly to the emotional center of your brain. All other senses must go through a rely system. This makes essential oils perfect for aiding with emotional disturbance and brain disorders. The amino acids and blood building constituents in essential oils [...]

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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 [...]

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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