I’ve been having such a fun time recently getting back into horse riding – it’s a great stress reliever, I have always loved horses and I’m fulfilling a desire I’ve had for a long time to be riding again. And yet, those suckers are big, and it’s a long way down if you fall off … and, well … I fell off. After the initial embarrassment wore off and the bruising and stiffness wore on, I went back to my naturopathic tool kit and pulled out my favorite goodies for sore muscles and bones. Here are my six tips for post-injury recovery that have been helping me over the past week.
Once upon a time, the only way to receive two of doTERRA’s most precious oils with through a yearly promotion. This story has a happy ending though, because those two oils – Jasmine and Rose – will be available starting October 2nd in prediluted rollers! The new Jasmine, Rose and Neroli Essential Oils make up the three new Touch Blends from doTERRA. [Read more…]
Gemstone therapy is a form of energy medicine, which uses the unique energies of each stone to guide our bodies own healing forces. We have started incorporating Therapeutic Gemstone Energy Medicine into some of our patient care protocols, and our patients are loving it. People report less pain, better energy and feeling calmer and more centered overall. My other naturopathic doctor at RestorMedicine is our gemstone practitioner, and I’m always happy to hear such good reports on how people feel after it. You can read more about Dr. Emily here.
Last week I wrote a post on 5 things that may be clues you have Lyme disease. This week I’m coming at it from the opposite direction and talking about 3 things you may never have had (but still have Lyme disease). There are so many misconceptions around Lyme disease, including its diagnosis and treatment, and some of the historical factors. So read on for these 3 things and let’s try to clear some of it up.
Just a few weeks ago, doTERRA held their annual convention, announcing several new wonderful products. Today I am happy to introduce doTERRA’s new blends, the Yoga Collection!
The Yoga Collection consists of three 5ml essential oil blends – Anchor, Align, and Arise. Their intended use is aromatic and topical. While this trio is entitled the Yoga Collection and do support effective yoga practice, do not be fooled – you need not be a yogi master to reap the benefits of these blends. With three very unique, individual scents, this collection is a must-have. [Read more…]
Lyme disease is the fastest-growing vector-borne disease in the Unites States, and I suspect in the world too. While it is getting to be more well known, there are still many health professionals who do not recognize Lyme disease as a possible cause of multiple and diverse health issues. Couple that with not-sensitive-enough first line testing, and we have a health crisis that is reaching epidemic proportions, and a lot of people suffering because they are not being properly diagnosed. If Lyme is something that you’ve vaguely heard of somewhere along the line, but you’re not sure if it could be the cause of your health problems, here are five clues that you might have Lyme disease: [Read more…]
The back to school season is an exciting time! New classes, new friends, new experiences. We also tend to get much busier during this time, which means less time to dedicate to staying healthy. That’s where essential oils become such a valuable addition to the home. The possible applications for essential oils during this time are endless, but here are some favorite essential oils for back-to-school:
The nervous system is our main link to the environment that we are living in. Our nervous system has the ability to receive input, interpret it, and then respond to it accordingly. When the nervous system isn’t balanced, we often experience this as stress and anxiety. The nervous system is made of three main components, being the central nervous system, the peripheral nervous system, and the autonomic nervous system. Although they are all intimately connected, for calming the nervous system we will be focusing on the components of the autonomic nervous system and how they translate into our everyday lives. [Read more…]
Reactions to foods are increasingly common it seems, with a large portion of the population experiencing some reactivity or sensitivity. There are several distinct types of food reactions, so I’m going to outline food allergy versus food intolerance to help distinguish. Often in Western medical circles, only a true food allergy is recognized, whereas many reactions may not fall into that category and ignoring other sensitivities can lead to ongoing symptoms that could be avoided.
It is extremely common in our culture to have unhealthy levels of anxiety and stress. A large component of this stress/anxiety can be attributes to holding onto tension. Tension is something that our bodies create as a safety mechanism when some sort of negative stimulus is presented. This fear response puts your body into a guarded state. Although this contracted energy state is helpful in an acute situation, it is not a state that should continue after the stimulus is removed. Unfortunately, in our culture, we are often pressured to put our fears and anxieties “behind us”, without truly processing and releasing this contracted energy. [Read more…]