The Gut-Hormone (and Stress) Link: 6 Ways Hormones and Your Menstrual Cycle Mess with Your Gastrointestinal Track (Finally, the Underlying Reasons for “Period Poop!”)

By | November 11th, 2022|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Introduction: Gut-Related Period Pain & A Stressed Out Digestive Tract Oftentimes, female clients in my practice report an aggravation of symptoms around and during their menstrual cycle. Considering 90% of women experience premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and the widespread impact of hormones on many biological processes, this makes sense. Some of the most common [...]

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Your “Gut Brain” – Why You Need to Know About Your “Second Brain” and How it Influences Your Mood

By | September 30th, 2022|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Introduction: You’re Not Just Human Not to make you paranoid, but scientifically speaking, your “gut-feelings” may not be solely of human origin! Rather, they may be mediated by the microorganisms that are inhabiting your gastrointestinal (GI) tract just as much, if not more, than your brain. It may sound creepy, but it’s true! [...]

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Essential Oils for Thyroid Health

By | August 17th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Some of the most frequent questions that I receive regarding using essential oils centers around hormonal and emotional imbalances. Thyroid imbalances are a common concern, and perhaps the number one inquiry. I have plenty of posts on hormonal balance and mental health in my essential oils database, but I realized I haven’t specifically addressed [...]

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The Surprising Fact About Healthy Hormones and Fertility That Most Women and Men Don’t Know: Part II

By | August 10th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

In Part I we explored the fascinating reasons why minding your gut microbiome is important for balancing hormones and optimizing fertility. More specifically, I explained how the estrobolome, the aggregate of bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract, directly impacts hormonal health through its role in metabolizing estrogens. (source, source, source, source) This may have come [...]

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The Surprising Fact About Healthy Hormones and Fertility That Most Women and Men Don’t Know: Part I

By | August 3rd, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Last week, I highlighted some of the presentations I attended at The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) 2020 annual convention. This week, I completed my summary for my colleagues and submitted it to a journal. Due to the sheer number of seminars, I had to practice discipline in toning down my loquacious descriptions. [...]

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Microbiome, Stress, Chemicals, Essential Oils.. and our Veterans

By | May 27th, 2017|Digestion & Gut Health, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Naturopathic Medicine|

            As we honor our veterans this Memorial Day, I discuss some recent articles that focus on our esteemed military and unite my three favorite topics: essential oils, the microbiome, and toxin-free living. Lately, I’ve been spewing accolades about our beloved essential oils and the microbiome. You also may have [...]

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Sanitizing Our Beloved Bugs to Death! The Trouble with Triclosan and Some Natural Solutions

By | May 23rd, 2017|Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Naturopathic Medicine|

Recently, I’ve provided evidence that the caring for our beloved buggy bodies with essential oils can have synergistic wellness benefits. After all, essential oils can positively impact the microbiota in our bellies, and in our brain, and both are supportive of health!                   Previously, I reviewed some [...]

Is Your Body a Toxic Dumping Ground? Chemicals, Critters, and Essential Oils, Oh My!

By | May 19th, 2017|Essential Oils, Latest Articles, latest news, Naturopathic Medicine|

              With my recent proclamations of my devotion to our beloved bugs and my exaltation of essential oils, I have provided evidence that these two subjects can be united into a powerful duo that has many health benefits. This means we want to make sure we don’t make either [...]

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Ode to Essential Oils and the Microbiome in My Brain, a Love Story: Part II

By | May 16th, 2017|Digestion & Gut Health, Essential Oils, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Newsletter Postings|

                  In Part I, I reviewed the holistic wellness properties of essential oils, how they impact our gut health, and that they have the potential to enhance the beneficial impact of balanced belly bugs! In Part II, I discuss why the microbiome is always in my brain [...]

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