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Essential Oil Inhalation & Kids

Children are far more susceptible to risks associated with essential oil inhalation for multiple reasons. The first is the sheer quantity of air inhaled by a child. A resting infant’s air intake is roughly twice that … Read More

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Scientific Research and Children

Despite the abundance of scientific evidence we have available on the topic of essential oil use on children, we also have a serious and urgent need for more high-quality scientific evidence that tells us how oils … Read More

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Integrative Cancer Care

Cancer is a term that describes a wide range of diseases. As such, there is no single cure for all forms of cancer, whether pharmaceutical or botanical. A comprehensive treatment plan which is integrative in nature … Read More

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The Proper Way to Make Elderberry Syrup

Introduction It’s crucial that the elderberries are from a reputable source, that all excess twigs or unripe berries are removed, and that the berries are cooked sufficiently to eliminate the toxin that is found in the … Read More

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Anxiety: A Holistic Perspective

“Occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. You might feel anxious when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or making an important decision. But anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry … Read More

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Predictors of COVID-19 Disinformation Acceptance

Predictors of Disinformation Acceptance During the Early Stages of a Pandemic: A Cross Sectional Study Using the Transactional Model of Stress and Coping A global pandemic poses a community threat which requires collaboration and rapid dissemination … Read More

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Bergamot Essential Oil

Introduction Bergamot essential oil is pressed from the peel of the bergamot orange, an Italian citrus fruit formally known as, Citrus bergamia. This small green fruit produces an oil with a bright citrus aroma but a chemical profile … Read More

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Vitamin C & COVID-19

Global pandemics are infrequent–thankfully–but there are certain characteristics that stand the test of time: 1. People who are unaffected in the early stages almost always underestimate the threat, increasing the overall risk, and 2. People come … Read More

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Elderberry & COVID-19

As the lead author of the only meta-analysis on elderberry for viral infections, my inbox has been exploding with questions and full-text requests related to the potential use of elderberry for COVID-19. I’m enthusiastic in my … Read More

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COVID-19 is not the flu.

One of the greatest threats to effective containment of an infectious disease is widespread underestimation of the disease itself. For coronavirus, this takes the form of equivalency claims between the virus and the seasonal flu. Prior … Read More

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Social Determinants of Health

Health is an elusive target that many of us invest a significant amount of time and money pursuing. Behaviors such as avoiding tobacco, eating a balanced diet, getting sufficient sleep, and engaging in stress management can … Read More

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Essential Oils for a Sore Throat

Introduction A sore throat can be painful, thanks to the dry, scratchy irritation that is often worse when we swallow. Fortunately, the vast majority of cases of a sore throat are due to transient viral infections such … Read More

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What is a Health Coach?

Health coaching is a high demand and rapidly growing field consisting of highly trained health professionals who are engaged in helping clients achieve better health. These professionals often hold a college degree plus additional training and certification … Read More

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Holding Space as a Health Professional

Sometimes, despite all of our aromatherapy or herbalism or health coaching training, the most important thing we can do with a client is hold space for them. Holding space isn’t an action most of us were raised … Read More

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Stress Management

According to the World Health Organization, stress is a “global epidemic.” The American Institute of Stress states that 43% of all adults suffer adverse health effects due to stress, 75-90% of all visits to primary care … Read More

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