Sarah LoBisco, ND is a graduate of the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine (UBCNM). She is licensed in Vermont as a Naturopathic Doctor and holds a BA in psychology. Dr. LoBisco is a professional speaker on integrative medical topics, has several journal publications, and is a candidate for post-doctoral certification in Functional Medicine. .
Integrative Medicine is a combination of conventional medical practices with holistic and complementary medical systems. Instead of being "an alternative" treatment, integrative medicine incorporates the cutting edge technology of Western Medicine with the ancient wisdom of the Eastern Sys
Tea tree oil is the essential oil distilled from Melaleuca alternifolia. Tea tree oil has mostly been studied for its antiseptic, antifungal, and antimicrobial properties. Some studies have reported benefits for skin conditions including methicillin resistant staph (MRSA), acne, and fungal infection
Fennel has limited evidence for weight loss and more studies are needed to verify its effects in this area of health. However, some testimonials of users have reported benefit, and many fitness experts recommend drinking fennel tea to help with appetite and weight loss. It is believed that fennel m
Peppermint oil is most revered for its ability to calm upset bellies and support digestion in herbal circles. There have been several clinical trials that have shown its efficacy in treating symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. In fact, a 2005 literature review of 16 different trials conclude
Lemongrass (Cymbopogon) has traditionally been used as an herb and a dietary flavoring for calming and digestive support. Various forms of Cymbopogon consist of several species native to India, Southeast Asia, and Africa. Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexusus) essential oil is steam distilled from the...
Research is showing that a breakfast which includes a good quality source of protein is essential for balancing blood sugar, improving concentration, and assisting metabolism. In fact, one recent study reported that teenagers who ate a high protein breakfast verses those who skipped their morning..