Although Valentine’s Day is over, the focus on caring for the heart remains at the forefront in medicine for the continuation of February. In the previous post, I explained why it is time to redefine how medicine approaches cardiovascular health into one that is more holistic, comprehensive, and personalized. I discussed how essential oils [...]
Essential Oils and Naturopathic Medicine for Mental and Emotional Health Many are struggling to cope with today’s tumultuous world. As a result of recent events, the prevalence of mood disorders has spiked. For these reasons, I feel that it is imperative for society to have access to safe, effective, and integrative mental and [...]
A Holistic and Naturopathic Medicine Resource Guide for the 2020 Holidays & The Sacred Scents of the Season Essential Oils Webinar!
Due to current events, the 2020 holidays will be challenging for many. Beyond the typical holiday triggers, people will be struggling with missing loved ones and longing for the times when family and friends could gather together. The emotional repercussions of loneliness, isolation, and stress that will result from this are profound. In this [...]
Essential Oils for Hormones: Holistic Support for Healthy Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone, Thyroid, and Oxytocin Balance
In a series of articles, I explored the connection between hormones and mood. This link between emotional and hormonal harmony is not only reciprocal, but many of the factors which impact them are also shared. Although this makes their interactions complex and far-reaching, it also demonstrates the connectivity between all the systems of the [...]
A Summary on Supporting Mood with Essential Oils & A Little Olfactory Boost to Help Feel More Gratitude
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 [...]
Supporting Mental Health and Hormonal Harmony in Naturopathic Medicine Practice- Access My New Essential Oils Video Series!
With suicides, clinical depression, domestic violence and small business closures on the uptick, the nation is experiencing a profound psychological crisis. Unfortunately, effective measures to fully support society’s emotional well-being have not been fully implemented. It is my belief that naturopathic doctors (NDs) can provide holistic resources to alleviate some of the negative mental [...]
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 [...]
This year, going back-to-school brings many new challenges and stressors. As parents, kids, teachers, and university students head back to their classrooms or “zoom-rooms,” the additional requirements, touted risks, and new guidelines have added to the burden of this already delicate transition. It’s also no secret that the financial pressures from the economic downfall, [...]
The current state of the world has brought about many changes. At the top of most people’s minds are the new safety rules and regulations that have been implemented for starting school. For many this means remote learning and homeschooling. My naturopathic medicine clients, along with friends and family, have been expressing how stressed [...]