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 in the psychology of health behavior, evidence based practices to support clients through change, and public health...
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Aromatherapy Courses

Ready to take your essential oil enthusiasm to the next level with some education? Thanks to modern technology, you have access to high quality aromatherapy courses anywhere in the world, regardless of your schedule. 

However, thanks to modern technology, the choices are more diverse than ever, with some programs providing far less than they promise. The key to aromatherapy...

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Essential Oils for a Sore Throat

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 as the common cold (CDC, 2019). Therefore, in most cases, treating the sore throat means reducing pain while also reducing the cough or underlying cause as well. 

COUGH AND COLD...

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Dr. Hawkins' Ginger Chews Recipe

Ginger is great for all forms of nausea, regardless of cause. Studies have found that it helps to alleviate postoperative nausea and morning sickness, and that it can reduce vomiting episodes in nausea due to side effects of certain prescription drugs. It’s also used traditionally for food poisoning, motion sickness, and all other forms of digestive complaints.

Our research team has found...

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Uses for Bergamot Essential Oil

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 that is unlike most other citrus oils. This makes it particularly noteworthy for clinical research.

EVIDENCE-BASED USES

In clinical research, including clinical studies...

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Why Correlation Matters

Correlation: Causation’s Main Ingredient

“Correlation doesn’t equal causation!” It’s the rally cry against dubious science and irrational claims. And it’s true. But just because correlation doesn’t equal causation doesn’t mean correlation isn’t critical for establishing causation.

Correlation doesn’t equal causation just as an egg...

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Statistical Significance is Not What Matters

What is statistical significance?

One of the most confusing aspects of a clinical trial is how researchers can say with certainty that the results they found are truly due to the treatment and not to random chance. This distinction is determined by statistical significance. Significance is a complex (and highly controversial) topic, but most studies set significance at .05. This means that...

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Evidence Based Medicine

Defining Buzzwords

“Evidence based medicine” may be one of the latest buzzwords in both natural health and mainstream medicine, but for all of its hype, it is rarely found–in either model of healthcare.

“Evidence based medicine (EBM) is the conscientious, explicit, judicious and reasonable use of modern, best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual...

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Why are some studies wrong?

The only guarantee is there are no guarantees

One unfulfilled expectation of science is flawless accuracy. Unlike math, where formulas are always right and answers stay the same across millennia, health science is the attempt to explain and apply findings from an ever-evolving and changing planet to the current state of human wellbeing. What was effective 100 years ago is no...

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Essential Oils for Labor and Delivery

While the experience of childbirth is unique for each woman, pain is nearly universal experience among women in childbirth. As a subjective outcome, pain is a condition that is ideal for aromatherapy.

Inhalation aromatherapy is particularly effective for subjective outcomes, such as pain, anxiety, and fatigue (1). Multiple studies have demonstrated the effects of essential oils for pain from...

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