Treating These Vital Organs Well The kidneys are often the unsung heroes of detoxification. When exposure to toxins, a genetic predisposition, or lifestyle choices damage these vital organs, it can lead to disease and a host of health issues. Those with diabetes and...
Any type of a loss can lead us to experience challenging feelings of grief — and babies and children are not exempt.
Memory isn’t what it used to be? Try this technique for greatly improved recall to help you remember anything.
Exploring different methods for preserving and strengthening bones, including vitamins and minerals, lifestyle, and herbal medicine.
The Secret Superpowers of Highly Sensitive People: Here’s How to Unleash Their Potential for More Joy & Less Stress
Prevent overstimulation, fatigue, nervous tension, and overwhelm in the day-to-day lives of highly sensitive people.
Time-Restricted Eating: The Simple, Science-Backed Strategy to Optimize Your Health, Lose Weight, and Fight Metabolic Disorders
Thermogenesis — the body mechanism for burning energy from food — is directly linked to the light-dark cycles of our circadian rhythms.
Sympathetic nervous system activation compromises our ability to reason, focus, and think clearly. Time to reset!
Lifestyle, diet, and natural skincare make a difference in reversing the signs of aging, skin damage, and protecting against future harm.
Approaching the morning intentionally with a positive routine sets the tone for the entire day, and can lead to better gut health!
The pioneering work of Esther Sternberg M.D. has revolutionized how we look at the mind-body connection in modern medicine.
Explore natural remedies and lifestyle recommendations that help to address chronic pain so that you can feel better quickly.
Enjoying a Naturally Healthy Summertime As we head into summer, there is a good chance we will spend more time outdoors gardening, enjoying nature, and gathering together with family and friends. This is certainly a season to embrace! To ensure that it is comfortable...
Functional medicine views the body as an integrated system and it is effective in uncovering and treating the root cause of complex illnesses
Researchers have discovered that lowering salt in your diet is a crucial component to soothing stress in your life.
Nicole Apelian’s journey to navigating the emotional and physical aspects of MS, and how she thrives in spite of it.
Nurturing Overall Wellbeing Did you know that gardening is not only a pleasurable activity, it also can improve your overall health and wellbeing? It’s true! Numerous studies have found that tending to a garden is one of the best ways to boost happiness and a sense of...
Spring is an excellent time to tend to our detoxification pathways and take steps to reduce the impact of hay fever.
Research has found that the state of your gut microbiome directly influences how well you absorb vitamin D, a crucial vitamin.
Researchers have found that activities of neurons in the brain play a significant role in determining lifespan.
Leaky brain syndrome occurs when the blood brain barrier is compromised, causing inflammation, mood disorders, chronic fatigue, and more.
Lifestyle, dietary, and herbal support for SIBO, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, a gut dysfunction condition.
Intermittent fasting boasts many health benefits, but a new study sheds light on possible negative impacts of the practice for women.
Wild and wonderful gut bacteria, how they can make (or break) your health, and new research showing that exercise can boost your microbiome.
Tune in with interoception, the sense involving subtle signals sent from the cardiovascular system, gut, lungs, bladder, and kidneys.
Take active steps to fortify yourself against poor health and maintain your well being during the winter season.
Celiac disease is an ancient autoimmune disorder with 1 in 100 people diagnosed worldwide and an estimated 2.5 million undiagnosed in the US.
Natural approaches to symptom management for calming lupus flares, including diet, lifestyle habits, helpful supplements, and herbs.
Cold is good? A brief review of some of the history and science behind the beneficial effects of embracing uncomfortable weather.
Establishing a positive daily routine can help you to accomplish your goals and create more happiness in your life.
Microbiome support with a fiber-rich diet, stress reduction practices, and herbal remedies may lead to a healthier, happier life.
Lifestyle habits and herbal remedies may reduce seasonal affective disorder (SAD) symptoms, including flagging energy and brain fog.
Examining a multi-pronged approach to Cushing’s Syndrome, a multiple-symptom condition which impacts 10-15 million people every year.
The practice of releasing resentment, anger, and hostility, or forgiveness, has been proven to impact health and happiness.
New science explains how meal timing plays a major role in energy expenditure, appetite, and pathways within fat tissue.
Pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders (PANDAS) seriously impact learning, memory, and school performance.
Gut health is a vital factor in avoiding chronic disease. Learn how to encourage microbial diversity for ourselves and future generations.
When you eat, the tiny bacteria that make up your microbiome respond by sending biochemicals up to the brain — for better or worse.
Did you know? A glutamate imbalance in the brain may worsen neurological issues, anxiety, insomnia, ADHD, and multiple sclerosis conditions.
Looking at what science has to say about the benefits of cold therapy, and how to safely incorporate this practice into your wellness regimen.
Nicole’s favorite methods for creating balance during autumn, strengthening yourself against contagious illness, and fortifying your lungs.
Certain lifestyle habits, herbal remedies, and diet changes can significantly reduce hair loss and encourage healthy growth.
Suffering from sleep apnea? It’s important to address the underlying causes sooner rather than later to avoid chronic health issues.
A review of remedies that lessen the length and severity of migraines, and the triggers that may bring them on.
Dietary and lifestyle choices, along with medicinal herbs, can help manage the symptoms of gout, a chronic inflammatory disease.
Tried and true methods that support a smooth transition back to school, while also supporting a happy, healthy, and focused school year.
Simple suggestions to minimize the negative impacts of smartphone use, and cognitive-boosting tips to help to protect the brain.
Natural methods to address vertigo, a condition that leaves you feeling as though you are spinning, tilting, or off-balance with dizziness.
A simple yet effective Japanese method called Kaizen may just be the answer to establishing a solid sleep routine.
Exploring the possible causes for abnormal post menopausal bleeding, along with the benefits and risks of hormonal replacement therapy (HRT).
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an accumulation of extra fat in the liver, and it’s on the rise.
“Post Recovery Syndrome”, Autoimmunity, Cancer, and More Linked with Epstein-Barr Virus. Here’s How to Defeat it.
The common Epstein-Barr virus may be associated with cancer, autoimmune disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome, and “post recovery syndrome.”
Reviewing factors that may lead to better treatment and health outcomes for those impacted by chronic fatigue syndrome.
Tabata and HIIT are both excellent for health and help you reap all the benefits of a traditional workout without a lengthy time commitment.
Science has found that gardening has a range of healthy benefits, from weight loss to improved physical and cognitive wellbeing.
A new study finds that global warming will significantly reduce sleep quality around the globe, but we can take steps to minimize the impact.
Experience the pleasure of the feel-good neurotransmitter, dopamine, in a health-affirming way by shifting habits and choices.
Explore the wild world of sourdough fermentation and learn how this ancient technique can yield delicious bread that is good for you!
Learn why the balance between glutamate and GABA in the brain has a profound impact on our mental health and physical well-being.
Learn how to keep your summer skin healthy, hydrated, and protected, without the drawbacks of synthetic ingredients.
Learn about the health-impacts of extended grieving, and methods to navigate these trials in a healthy way.
A researcher set out on a quest to document the secret of blue zones, regional populations of long-lived and exceedingly healthy people.
Simple lifestyle choices and natural remedies that are highly effective in addressing hair loss and slow growth.
Symptoms of GERD, an extreme form of acid reflux, may be calmed with diet and lifestyle adjustments, as well as herbal medicine.
Don’t take your vision for granted! Learn about simple methods, like medicinal herbs and lifestyle, that can support healthy eyesight.
Cultivate moments of joy to boost health and contribute to less stress, improved heart health, a stronger immune system, and reduced pain.
Daily constant stress can cause health issues like weight gain, anxiety, depression, headaches, insomnia, brain fog, and heart disease.
Nature inspires feelings that connect us to each other and the environment, here’s a practice to foster that connection.
Suffering from more than the occasional instance of brain fog? Explore these recommendations that can help you regain clarity and sharpness.
Seeking safe, natural support for symptoms of endometriosis, PCOS or uterine fibroids? A dietary shift and medicinal herbs may provide relief!
Learn about the waste clearance system that helps to detoxify your brain and plays an important role in supporting cognitive health.
The butterfly-shaped thyroid gland may be tiny but it’s powerful, and malfunctions can cause a cascade of significant health issues.
A new study could lend hope in diagnosing ALS before the onset of the disease and offers the possibility of a novel method for treatment.
Addressing the state of your gut microbiome is an important aspect of healing if you struggle with depression, anxiety, brain fog.
Germ theory, terrain theory, or a mix of both? The science is clear: the health of the gut is essential for mental and physical health.
Don’t underestimate the power of food – research shows that diet can be a helpful ally to brighten your outlook!
When our sleep is disrupted, every area of our life is affected – medicinal herbs offer a safe and effective solution for sleep problems.
Exercise is a crucial aspect of promoting both physical and mental well-being, and these benefits are also strongly supported by science.
These three superfoods can help you get back on track after the holidays, and also improve immunity, inflammation, and brain function.
Connection is a crucial part of our emotional and physical health, and the holidays are a great time to strengthen social bonds.
Slowing down and savoring the moment, especially during busy seasons, are vital ingredients to a full, happy, and healthy life.
Yoga is a wonderful practice for both mental and physical wellbeing, and its benefits are well backed by science.
Simple steps to minimize the impacts of artificial lighting in our homes and communities without living in the dark.
The practice of gratitude helps to put our lives in perspective and enriches us spiritually, emotionally, and physically.
Being in a constant state of activity has a negative impact on physical and mental wellbeing – prioritize slowing down for overall health.
The holiday season is fast approaching, do you have a game plan to support yourself through this busy time?
A discussion of natural solutions for supporting healthy, clear skin, that work with the body, not against it.
A selection of several medicinal herbs and lifestyle tips that can help to support a healthier life with diabetes.
Learn more about the science behind laughter and improved health, and the therapeutic benefits of laughter for your life.
The vagus nerve affects your breathing, digestion, immune system, and heart rate – its proper functioning is crucial for your well-being!
Vitiligo is an autoimmune condition that has no cure, but an anti-inflammatory diet and herbal remedies may be helpful.
After addressing environmental mold problems, the next step is to detoxify from mold exposure and subsequent mycotoxins.
If you feel as if you could use a reboot in your life, a media and device detox may be just what you need!
Manage menopausal symptoms and support hormonal balance using select medicinal herbs and adjusting lifestyle habits.
Actively practicing empathy and compassion can help us to to get a handle on our anger, and to remember the we are all in this together.
Compelling research is showing that an intermittent fasting practice may greatly influence and enhance immune response.
Medicinal herbs are a safe and effective avenue for preventing and treating herpes and shingles outbreaks.
If you feel you could use a little more happiness and connection, here are five ways you can naturally boost oxytocin.
Undiagnosed autoimmune disease, leaky gut, adrenal fatigue, and other factors can make it difficult to achieve your weight loss goals.
Gratitude is a profound habit that can transform your life. A growing body of research shows how it may also impact your physical health.
Exploring some of the options for managing symptoms of autism and ADHD through diet, lifestyle, supplementation, and herbal support.
Current research shows that diet can influence mental well-being and has uncovered some surprising correlations.
Seven research-based tips to help you navigate adversity in ways that lead to positive growth, contentment, and, ultimately, joy.
Herbal remedies can help us lead vibrant lives by boosting energy, calming inflammation, improving vision, and clarifying the mind.
Top herbs and ingredients to feed your body and apply topically to promote healthy skin and a youthful glow.
Understanding the process of grief, and how self-care, aromatherapy, and medicinal herbs can support the healing journey.
Nicole shares simple suggestions that can help you break the cycle of fear and worry—and cultivate peace of mind.
Nicole discusses how diet, exercise, herbal remedies, and more have all helped to keep her mind clear and sharp throughout her MS journey.
Leaky Gut Syndrome is associated with increased intestinal permeability. Learn more about herbal and diet support for this condition.
Diet, intermittent fasting, and herbal support are crucial elements in reducing Nicole’s MS symptoms and maintaining her active life.
Increased arthritic pain during the cold winter months may be mitigated with these practical tips and a few of my favorite botanicals.
Research highlights the connection between physical activity and brain function in MS patients, and the impact fitness can have on symptoms.
There will always be busy moments, but these practices can help to break the stress cycle and support your ultimate wellness.
Taking the time to enjoy nature—especially during the cold winter months—is an important aspect of self-care and holistic healing.
Shoulder pain is a common problem, but herbal remedies, exercise, and yoga can be used together to both strengthen the shoulders and ease pain.
The more we stress the more susceptible we become to an attack on our immune system. Doctor Nicole Apelian shares simple, effective ideas to keep the peace.
Connection with Community In the most recent couple of articles in this series on holistic health, we’ve discussed connection with self and connection with nature. The third level of connection, connection with community is equally important and relates back to all of...
Connection to Self You may have noticed a few themes running through these articles about holistic health, and that’s not an accident. We foster nature connection in much the same way we foster a connection to self, using simple practices you can implement in your own...
Dr. Nicole discusses the daily regimen that works best for her body and lifestyle to manage Multiple Sclerosis.
Mind-Body Connection We all know that emotional stress can cause physiological responses in the body via the nervous and hormonal systems, illustrating the mind-body connection. These physical responses kick off a cascade of reactions in the body that often lead to...
Back-to-school season is a mixed blessing – we’ve had all summer to enjoy more time outdoors with a less scheduled, less hectic, more free-range lifestyle that the extended break from school affords, but now it’s time to put a little more structure in place and for...
A Reference Guide to Surviving Nature I love being outdoors – solo, with my children, with friends and family – every chance I get, I’m hiking, camping, or just sitting somewhere in nature, enjoying what’s around me. Over the years as I’ve worked with more and more...
We are all in need of Vitamin N, nature. It’s a really easy prescription to write for yourself, and it’s free.
Holistic Health What is holistic health? It is knowing your own body and taking charge of it as a complete entity, not as a specific disease. Yes, it’s diet, it’s supplements, it’s herbal medicine, it’s exercise, it’s lifestyle, it’s gratitude, it’s “alternative”...