47 Janna Shapero: Herbal Strategies for Cold and Flu Season

Conversation with Janna Shapero

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • Can herbs be an effective defense for seasonal cold and flu prevention?

  • Choosing herbs for general immune system support

  • Herbal strategies for cold and flu prevention

  • Geographic and seasonal considerations for immune support

  • Herbal support at the early onset of a cold or flu

  • Herbal support during a cold or flu

  • Methods and strategies for effectively take herbal medicine

  • Important lifestyle factors that can support general immune health

About Janna Shapero

Janna is a Clinical Herbalist, Yoga Instructor and Holistic Massage Practitioner empowering the stressed and weary city dweller towards taking better care of themselves. Her journey with herbal medicine began 27 years ago when she enrolled in my first training program at Dominion Herbal College in Vancouver, Canada. She became passionate about herbal medicine in her teenage years, after successfully being treated for troubling digestive issues by a Naturopathic physician. The experience opened her eyes to the healing power of plants and she has been learning about and living with herbs ever since.

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Enrollment for the Foraging Workshop is now open at www.floranella.com. Be confident that you can properly identify 12 common edible and medicinal plants that are harvested in the summertime and their lookalikes so that you can safely forage for them in the wild areas near you.


Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

46 Trina Palomarez: Digestive System Health

Conversation with Trina Palomarez

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • What is a true holistic approach to achieving good digestive health?

  • Common digestive issues and remedies that might be helpful

  • Getting to the root cause of digestive disorders

  • Specific herbs that are known to support the digestive system

  • Essential oil therapies that can support the digestive system

  • Daily routines for better digestive health

About Trina Palomarez

Trina Palomarez is a Board Certified Nutrition Specialist and Clinical Herbalist with a private practice located in the bay area. Her practice embodies a functional medicine perspective on health, utilizing clinical nutritional strategies, along with the foundations of herbal medicine to uncover the underlying cause for disease and health disruption. In addition to her private practice, Trina is the lead staff practitioner at Farmacopia, an herbal apothecary, clinical supplement pharmacy and integrative clinic with one of the largest collection of herbal extracts available in the North Bay. Trina specializes in a functional medicine approach to digestive health, autoimmune disease, allergies, hormone balancing, natural strategies for anxiety and depression and weight loss.

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Enrollment for the Foraging Workshop is now open at www.floranella.com. Be confident that you can properly identify 12 common edible and medicinal plants that are harvested in the summertime and their lookalikes so that you can safely forage for them in the wild areas near you.


Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

45 Sonee Singh: Aromatherapy & Wellness Coaching Case Study

Conversation with Sonee Singh

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • How does aromatherapy fit into the work of a wellness coach?

  • Sonee’s process for selecting the right therapies for clients

  • Addressing allergies with natural therapies

  • Alleviating pain with natural therapies

  • Insomnia relief with natural therapies

  • Real life case study to illustrate the effectiveness of essential oil therapies

  • Rose, Helichrysum & Niaouli essential oil profiles

About Sonee Singh

Sonee is a Wellness Coach, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, and Registered Aromatherapist™. She founded Petal Life with the mission to Inspire Conscious Living. She believes that with knowledge and awareness people will gain insight to take control of their health and wellness, and live life more deeply, richly, and consciously. She offers personalized wellness solutions and custom aromatherapy blends.

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Enrollment for the Foraging Workshop is now open at www.floranella.com. Be confident that you can properly identify 12 common edible and medicinal plants that are harvested in the summertime and their lookalikes so that you can safely forage for them in the wild areas near you.


Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

44 Lindsay Blotzer: The Energetics of Essential Oils

Conversation with Lindsay Blotzer

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • What is meant by the “energetic qualities” of essential oils?

  • Utah Juniper essential oil profile

  • How to balance the facts of science with the energetic aspects of essential oils

  • Blending essential oils with both a scientific and energetic approach

  • How to have a holistic view of essential oil use

  • How to incorporate the energetic aspects of essential oils into your aromatherapy practice

About Lindsay Blotzer

Lindsay Blotzer is a Certified Aromatherapist, Reiki Master Teacher, and Crystal Healer. For nearly a decade, pain and fatigue took over her life and healthcare providers only addressed her symptoms. The turning point came when she learned and began practicing Aromatherapy, Reiki, and Crystal Therapy. She founded EarthWise Wellness, LLC, to help you live your best life naturally and holistically with the empathy and insight she gained from her experience and education. To read more by Lindsay, visit her blog where she publishes a new post on the 7th of every month about Aromatherapy, Reiki, and the healing benefits of nature.

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Enrollment for the Foraging Workshop is now open at www.floranella.com. Be confident that you can properly identify 12 common edible and medicinal plants that are harvested in the summertime and their lookalikes so that you can safely forage for them in the wild areas near you.


Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

43 Suzanne Tabert: Herbal Wildcrafting

Conversation with Suzanne Tabert

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • Bio-regional herbalism and wild-crafting

  • The joys of wild-crafting

  • Tips for sustainable and ethical herbal harvesting

  • Plant identification tips and wild-crafting safety

  • Willow herbal profile and uses

  • Hawthorn herbal profile and uses

About Suzanne Tabert

Suzanne Tabert is a bio-regional herbalist, wildcrafter, founder and director of herbal education at the Cedar Mountain Herb School, teaching from a lifetime of personal and academic studies of plants and their environments. She is a member of the American Herbalists Guild, the American Herb Association, and is practicum supervisor and adjunct faculty at Bastyr University. She has been teaching herbal medicine for 30 years, with plans to continue throughout her lifetime.

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Enrollment for the Foraging Workshop is now open at www.floranella.com. Be confident that you can properly identify 12 common edible and medicinal plants that are harvested in the summertime and their lookalikes so that you can safely forage for them in the wild areas near you.


Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

42 Peg Schafer: Growing Chinese Medicinal Herbs

Conversation with Peg Schafer

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • How growing medicinal herbs is vastly different than growing vegetables

  • Plant propagation methods and when each method is appropriate

  • Can Chinese medicinal herbs thrive in North America?

  • An inside view of life as an herb farmer

  • Herbal profiles for 2 Chinese medicinal herbs

About Peg Schafer

Peg Schafer’s main endeavor is the 21 yr. old Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm just outside Petaluma, California. Primarily an educational and research farm we offer tours and maintain a popular apprenticeship and to continue to explore growing Chinese herb crops. Herb quality, ecological cultivation practices, conservation and other issues affecting herbs are often addressed at Oriental Medicine colleges, conferences, and community events. Consultations are available for farm operations, grower/practitioner enterprises, herbal companies, research institutions and other stakeholder industries. Peg has been a founding member of the Sonoma County Herb Association and is the author of The Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm A Cultivator’s Guide to Small-Scale Organic Herb Production published by Chelsea Green.

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Enrollment for the Foraging Workshop is now open at www.floranella.com. Be confident that you can properly identify 12 common edible and medicinal plants that are harvested in the summertime and their lookalikes so that you can safely forage for them in the wild areas near you.


Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

41 Tammi Hartung: Growing Herbs at Home

Conversation with Tammi Hartung

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • How to choose the right plants for your herb garden

  • Secrets to achieving healthy soil

  • Natural fertilizers and soil additives

  • Natural disease prevention and pest management

  • The blessings and struggles of running an organic farm

  • Rosemary herbal profile

  • Yerba Mansa herbal profile

  • Varieties of Thyme and their many uses

About Tammi Hartung

Tammi is an ethnobotanical herbalist, organic farmer, author and international speaker. She has been working with plants for more than 37 years. She and her husband, Chris, own Desert Canyon Farm, a certified organic farm in southern Colorado where they grow more than 1600 different varieties of plants. Tammi is the author of several books including the national bestseller Homegrown Herbs, The Wildlife-Friendly Vegetable Gardener, and her newest book Cattail Moonshine & Milkweed Medicine, Published by Storey Publishing.

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 Enrollment for the Foraging Workshop is now open at  www.floranella.com . Be confident that you can properly identify 12 common edible and medicinal plants that are harvested in the summertime and their lookalikes so that you can safely forage for them in the wild areas near you.

Enrollment for the Foraging Workshop is now open at www.floranella.com. Be confident that you can properly identify 12 common edible and medicinal plants that are harvested in the summertime and their lookalikes so that you can safely forage for them in the wild areas near you.


Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

40 Shannon Becker: Aromatherapy Science and Dealing with Pain, Inflammation and Anxiety

Conversation with Shannon Becker

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • How to approach aromatherapy with a scientific approach

  • Using knowledge of essential oil constituents to guide your formula choices

  • Common essential oil constituents and their effects

  • CO2 extracts - What are they and how do they differ from traditional essential oils?

  • Tips for creating effective blends for pain and inflammation

  • Effective approaches to dealing with anxiety with essential oils

  • How aromatherapy could be useful in our western medical system

About Shannon Becker

Shannon earned a PhD in Comparative Biomedical Sciences, concentrating in Cell Biology and is a certified aromatherapist through Aromahead Institute.  She has completed over 770 hours of aromatherapy training and certification through internationally recognized schools--Aromahead Institute, NY Institute of Aromatic Studies (previously named School for Aromatic Studies), and the Institute of Traditional Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy (ITHMA), London. She earned a diploma in Advanced Aromatic Medicine from ITHMA in 2018, as one of only 25 to earn the degree since the program started. Her mission is to combine my scientific training with clinical aromatherapy training, in order to help others. Her PhD and scientific training allow her to understand the chemical and biological aspects of aromatherapy and her extensive benchwork in the lab. She uses peer reviewed research and coursework to formulate aromatic therapies for specific purposes, relying on scientific aspects of the aromatics.

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Enrollment for the Foraging Workshop is now open at www.floranella.com. Be confident that you can properly identify 12 common edible and medicinal plants that are harvested in the summertime and their lookalikes so that you can safely forage for them in the wild areas near you.


Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

39 Kurt Schnaubelt: How to Choose Authentic Essential Oils

Conversation with Kurt Schnaubelt

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • What makes an essential oil authentic?

  • How authentic essential oil constituents function as compared to synthetics (Thymol Example)

  • How authentic essential oils affect the body

  • Comparison of the quality of wild crafted as compared to industrial essential oils

  • GC/MS testing overview

  • How to balance tradition with the science of Aromatherapy

  • How to choose a high quality, authentic essential oil

About Kurt Schnaubelt

Aromatherapist and author Kurt Schnaubelt holds a Ph.D. in chemistry and is the founder and scientific director of the Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy in San Francisco. He is the author of a number of books and study courses, among them: Advanced Aromatherapy, Medical Aromatherapy and The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils.

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Enrollment for the Foraging Workshop is now open at www.floranella.com. Be confident that you can properly identify 12 common edible and medicinal plants that are harvested in the summertime and their lookalikes so that you can safely forage for them in the wild areas near you.


Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

38 Colleen Bingham Solis: Skin Health and Product Formulation

Conversation with Colleen Solis

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • Taking an “inside out” approach to skin health

  • Important functions of our skin

  • Herbal routines for skin health

  • Specific herb recommendations by individual constitution

  • How to formulate products for specific skin issues

  • Dealing with acne - herbal advice and routines

  • Essential oil recommendations by individual constitution

  • Preserving your skin care products

About Colleen Bingham Solis

Colleen Bingham Solis began developing her first products as a young child, playing with the soaps and perfumes she found hidden in cupboards. As an adult, she discovered that every ingredient was special and had its own story from where it was grown to when it was harvested. These unique stories taught her that the source and quality of each ingredient would define her health and her impact on the planet. She learned how to refine her choices in the food she ate and the products she bought to slather on her skin. Then in 2010, she signed up for her first herbal studies class, made her first batch of natural skincare, and began her journey as a product formulator and herbalist. Colleen's knowledge of whole plant medicine fused with her topical formulations resulting in the creation of her product line, Poppy Botanicals. Colleen is Lab Manager, Medicine Maker and an Instructor at The California School of Herbal Studies, and is developing and producing natural, plant based beauty products for companies nationwide.

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 Enrollment for the Foraging Workshop is now open at  www.floranella.com . Be confident that you can properly identify 12 common edible and medicinal plants that are harvested in the summertime and their lookalikes so that you can safely forage for them in the wild areas near you.

Enrollment for the Foraging Workshop is now open at www.floranella.com. Be confident that you can properly identify 12 common edible and medicinal plants that are harvested in the summertime and their lookalikes so that you can safely forage for them in the wild areas near you.


Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

37 Penny Price: Hydrosols and Aromatherapy

Conversation with Penny Price

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • What is a hydrosol (hydrolat) and how is it made?
  • How are hydrosols used in Aromatherapy and how do they differ from essential oil use?
  • The chemical makeup of hydrosols
  • The therapeutic uses of hydrosols
  • The energetics of hydrosols
  • Tips for safe use of hydrosols
  • German Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) hydrosol profile and uses
  • Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis) hydrosol profile and uses
  • Rose (Rosa spp.) profile and uses

About PENNY PRICE

Penny founded her company Penny Price Aromatherapy and the Penny Price Academy in 2003 and the company now has 15 distributorships over the world with 15 designated Academies teaching clinical aromatherapy. She was initially trained by her mother, Shirley Price, and then pursued her own studies, being awarded the first research degree from Oxford University, exploring the use of essential oils in behavior management in special needs education. As a lecturer in the therapeutic use of essential oils, Penny has traveled throughout Europe, the Far East and South America. Penny has written two books and co-written two more.

She has contributed substantially to peer-reviewed journals as well as populist articles for magazines, alongside writing and contributing to the academic texts on the medical use of aromatherapy and essential oils.  After 37 years of studying the chemistry and pharmacology of essential oils, Penny is regarded as a world expert.

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Enrollment for the Foraging Workshop is now open at www.floranella.com. Be confident that you can properly identify 12 common edible and medicinal plants that are harvested in the summertime and their lookalikes so that you can safely forage for them in the wild areas near you.


Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

36 Marisa Marciano: Clinical Herbal Formulation Guide

Conversation with Marisa Marciano

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • The importance of getting to know the patient not just the problem
  • Step by step herbal formulation guide
  • How to best choose the right herbs for your formulation
  • Real life case study example
  • Herbal formulation safety and general dosage considerations

About Marisa Marciano

Dr. Marisa Marciano is Naturopathic Physician & Registered Herbalist (AHG) with expertise in both the education and clinical applications of therapeutic nutrition & phytotherapy. Her educational background includes an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and post-graduate medical training from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, where she is currently both a clinical and faculty member within the department of Botanical Medicine. Also recognized for creating the celebrated online herbal resource TheNaturopathicHerbalist.com, Dr. Marciano is considered a passionate educator who believes in empowering her students & patients with both the ancient knowledge and best current available evidence concerning the therapeutic use of plant medicine in all its forms.

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Enrollment for the Foraging Workshop is now open at www.floranella.com. Be confident that you can properly identify 12 common edible and medicinal plants that are harvested in the summertime and their lookalikes so that you can safely forage for them in the wild areas near you.


Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

35 Denise Cusack: Holistic Support for Veterans Dealing with PTSD and Emotional Trauma

Conversation with Denise Cusack

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • How the Veterans Resiliency Holistic Clinic is supporting local military veterans
  • How herbs and aromatherapy are used in the veterans clinic
  • Holistic support for common veteran's health issues
  • Herbal and Aromatherapy support for PTSD and emotional trauma
  • Dosage guidelines and general considerations for herbal medicine
  • Nervine herbal profiles and specific herbal information
  • Analgesic herbal profiles and specific herbal information
  • Example of what an herbal consultation looks in the clinic
  • How to get involved with supporting the military veterans in your local area

About Denise cusack

Denise Cusack is a certified aromatherapist, herbalist, writer and designer in South Central Wisconsin. Denise is an avid organic gardener and grows over 150 varieties of medicinal and culinary herbs in her organic gardens every year. Denise is the maker behind Wholly Rooted, a handcrafted botanicals and aromatherapy consulting business. When she is not in her home apothecary making wondrous things, she can most often be found wandering local farms, distilling hydrosols from plants she harvested, hiking with her sons, or walking her many gardens with a camera and a hoe. You can find her at WhollyRooted.com. Denise also serves as the Executive Director of Herbalists Without Borders, an international health justice & humanitarian aid nonprofit.

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Enrollment for the Foraging Workshop is now open at www.floranella.com. Be confident that you can properly identify 12 common edible and medicinal plants that are harvested in the summertime and their lookalikes so that you can safely forage for them in the wild areas near you.


Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

34 Stephanie Tourles: Essential Oils for Beginners

Conversation with Stephanie Tourles

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • What constituents make up an essential oil?
  • Practical tips and ways for sustainable use of essential oils
  • Why we should avoid essential oils derived from endangered or at-risk plants
  • Tips for choosing a good essential oil brand and how to source high quality essential oils
  • How to use essential oils with safety in mind
  • Essential oil profiles from her book

About Stephanie Tourles

Stephanie Tourles, a Lic. Holistic Esthetician, Certified Foot & Hand Reflexologist, and Certified Professional Aromatherapist, has a background in both Western and Ayurvedic herbalism and extensive training in the nutritional sciences. She works as an herbalist-educator, writer, reflexologist, skincare product formulator, and is the author of over 12 books on the topics of natural skin and body care; essential oils for home healthcare; topically-applied herbal remedies; herbal insect repellents, and raw food nutrition.

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 Enrollment for the Foraging Workshop is now open at  www.floranella.com . Be confident that you can properly identify 12 common edible and medicinal plants that are harvested in the summertime and their lookalikes so that you can safely forage for them in the wild areas near you.

Enrollment for the Foraging Workshop is now open at www.floranella.com. Be confident that you can properly identify 12 common edible and medicinal plants that are harvested in the summertime and their lookalikes so that you can safely forage for them in the wild areas near you.


Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

33 Jon & Erin Stewart: Sustainable Foraging and Managing Wild Land

Conversation with Jon & Erin Stewart

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • Why foraging is an important skill to learn
  • Practical tips and ways to protect our wild herbal resources with proper harvesting techniques
  • Harvesting in a way that improves wild land
  • Beyond harvesting from the land, ways to care for and improve our wild lands in a holistic way
  • Naturally controlling "invasive species"

About Jon & Erin

Our founder, Erin Stewart, is an herbalist, NAHA certified aromatherapist, and organic gardener. She grows over 70 kinds of aromatic and medicinal plants for her own apothecary (not counting her Lavender varietal collection) and distills essential oils and hydrosols in her PNW garden.

Jon Stewart is an organic gardener, artisan woodworker, and herbalist. He is the host of AromaCulture’s Herbs & Oils Podcast and works alongside our magazine contributors and advertisers to develop high quality, educational content for AromaCulture Magazine.

Links mentioned


 Enrollment for the Foraging Workshop is now open at  www.floranella.com . Be confident that you can properly identify 12 common edible and medicinal plants that are harvested in the summertime and their lookalikes so that you can safely forage for them in the wild areas near you.

Enrollment for the Foraging Workshop is now open at www.floranella.com. Be confident that you can properly identify 12 common edible and medicinal plants that are harvested in the summertime and their lookalikes so that you can safely forage for them in the wild areas near you.


Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

32 Sam Coffman: Using Local Herbs and Foraging Safety

Interview with Sam Coffman

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • What is bio-regional medicine?
  • Profiles and uses of three local herbs in Sam's local region (Texas)
  • Foraging safety considerations
  • Ethical foraging guidelines
  • What to have in your herbal first aid kit

About Sam Coffman

Sam Coffman has over 10 years of military experience as a U.S. Special Forces Medic, an interrogator and a linguist. He studied botany and bio-regional medicine both privately and at several outdoor schools in Colorado, and during his military service as a Green Beret Medic he logged thousands of hours in the field as a team medic, military emergency rooms and troop medical clinics. He has worked as a clinical herbalist on his own and in conjunction with functional medicine doctors (M.D. and D.O.) for chronic as well as acute illness and injury. Sam has been highly focused on bio-regional plant medicine for infection, injury and illness most commonly encountered in a post-disaster, remote or under served environment when there is no higher definitive medical care. He is co-founder of the non-profit organization – Herbal Medics – that travels to remote areas in Nicaragua as well as medically under served urban areas in the USA, providing herbal medicine clinics, off-grid and salvage-based engineering solutions (water purification, sustainable power, sustainable agriculture, etc.).

Where to find Sam Coffman


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Pre-enrollment for the Foraging Workshop and the Herbal Aromatherapy course is available NOW at www.floranella.com. We will be sharing a ton of free and helpful content to those who sign up for the pre-enrollment waiting list, so make sure you go over and sign up.


Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

31 Rosemary Gladstar: Herbal Healing for Men

Interview with Rosemary Gladstar

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • Using herbs as preventative medicine
  • Daily tonic herbs for men's health
  • How to incorporate herbal routines into our daily lives
  • Herbal support for more acute situations: Anxiety & Depression, Cardiovascular Health, Prostate Health & Virility

About Rosemary Gladstar

Rosemary Gladstar is, literally, a star figure in the field of modern herbalism, internationally renowned for her technical knowledge and stewardship in the global herbalist community. She has been learning, teaching and writing about herbs for over 40 years and is the author of eleven books. Her work includes Medicinal Herbs, a Beginners Guide, Herbal Healing for Women, Herbal Healing for Men, Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health, and The Science and Art of Herbalism, an extensive in depth home study course. She lives and works from her home, Sage Mountain Herbal Retreat Center and Botanical Sanctuary — a 500-acre botanical preserve she founded in Central Vermont. She is also the Founding President of United Plant Savers, director of The New England Women’s Herbal Conference and founder and past director of the International Herb Symposium.

Where to find Rosemary Gladstar


  Pre-enrollment for the Foraging Workshop and the Herbal Aromatherapy course is available NOW at    www.floranella.com . We will be sharing a ton of free and helpful content to those who sign up for the pre-enrollment waiting list, so make sure you go over and sign up.

Pre-enrollment for the Foraging Workshop and the Herbal Aromatherapy course is available NOW at www.floranella.com. We will be sharing a ton of free and helpful content to those who sign up for the pre-enrollment waiting list, so make sure you go over and sign up.


Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

30 Kelly Holland Azzaro: Animal Aromatherapy

Interview with Kelly Holland Azzaro

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • How animal Aromatherapy differs from traditional human Aromatherapy
  • Essential oils that should not be used on or around animals
  • Hydrosols and how they can be useful in Animal Aromatherapy
  • Groups of Essential Oils and Hydrosols that are generally safe for animals
  • Aromatherapy based remedies for common animal issues

About Kelly Holland Azzaro

Kelly Holland Azzaro is a Registered Aromatherapist, Certified Bach Flower Practitioner and Licensed Massage Therapist. She is the Past President of NAHA and current Public Relations, Journal Manager and Co-Editor of NAHA (National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy). Kelly is the Founder and Director of The Holistic Animal Association. She has over 25 years professional experience and educational training in Aromatherapy and Massage Therapy, including specialized training in Canine and Equine Acupressure-Massage Therapies, Animal Communication, Reiki, and Flower Essence Therapy.  Kelly offers a 300+hour Animal Aromatherapy Practitioner Certification Course(sm). She, and her husband Marco a Licensed Acupuncturist have a Holistic Healing Center in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.

Where to find Kelly Holland Azzaro

Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

29 Patricia Kyritsi Howell: The Benefits of Cooking with Traditional Greek Herbs

Interview with Patricia Kyritsi Howell

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • The background and history of the herbal culture of Greece
  • The herbal culinary culture of food as medicine
  • Folk medicine of Greece
  • Greek uses and benefits of Oregano
  • Greek uses and benefits of Sage
  • Greek uses and benefits of Thyme
  • Mountain Tea and Dittany of Greece
  • Sustainable use of herbs
  • Za-Atar spice blend and other recipes

About Patricia Kyritsi Howell

Patricia has more than twenty years’ experience as a clinical herbalist and teacher. Her book, Medicinal Plants of the Southern Appalachians (2006) is one of the foremost resources on the topic of regional native plant medicines. A professional member of the American Herbalists Guild since 1997, she has a clinical practice in Clayton, Georgia. Patricia advises the Atlanta Botanical Garden on medicinal herb programming, served three terms as a member of the Governing Council of the American Herbalists Guild, is currently co-chair of the AHG Symposium Committee, and is the co-founder of the Georgia Herbalists Guild.

Where to find Patricia Kyritsi Howell

Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

28 Pam Conrad: Supporting Women's Health with Aromatherapy

Interview with Pam Conrad

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • What is Evidence Based Aromatherapy?
  • How does Aromatherapy fit in a clinical setting?
  • How Aromatherapy can be effective to support women during childbirth.
  • Addressing Postpartum Depression with Aromatherpy
  • The specific oils used in clinical settings
  • The importance of proper Essential Oil training
  • Supporting women athletes with Aromatherapy
  • Using Aromatherapy in OB/GYN units

About Pam Conrad

Pam Conrad’s PGd, BSN, RN, CCAP specialty is Women’s Health Clinical Aromatherapy.  She is a Purdue trained nurse with many years experience in the fields of trauma, cardiology, psych and women’s health. Exploring preventive medicine and holistic therapies led her to clinical aromatherapy certification through Jane Buckles nursing course in 2000. She then studied advanced clinical aromatherapy and graduate complementary therapy studies with nurses, doctors and midwives in England and France for two years.  Returning to the US in 2003 with a goal to bring aromatherapy to bedside nursing, she developed evidence-based curriculum in Women’s Health aromatherapy the foundation for multiple nursing and midwifery courses, hospital programs and published clinical research in postpartum aromatherapy.

Where to find Elizabeth Ashley

Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.