03 Katja Swift & Ryn Midura: Herbs for Mental and Emotional Health

Interview with Katja Swift and Ryn Midura

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • the four pillars of health – a framework to approach health and wellness
  • food and its relation to emotional health
  • herbal support for emotional and mental health
  • physical movement strategies for managing stress
  • mental movement strategies for managing stress
  • sleep and it’s relation to emotional health
  • the glymphatic system and how it effects mental & emotional health
  • insight on herbal PTSD support

About Ryn and Katja

Katja & Ryn co-founded the CommonWealth Center for Holistic Herbalism in 2010. They see clients for individual consultations, and together they offer Foundational, Advanced, and Clinical herbalism programs both in-person and online. They also teach at national herbal conferences, including the American Herbalists Guild Symposium, the Traditions in Western Herbalism Conference, IM4US, and Boston's own Herbstalk. Articles by Ryn and Katja have appeared in the AHG Journal, the Journal of the Northeast Herbal Association, and Plant Healer Magazine. They are trained as street medics and Wilderness First Responders, and collaborate with peers from around the country to bring herbalism to communities impacted by natural and man-made disasters.

Where to find them

    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.

    02 Mindy Green: Supporting Healthy Digestion with Herbs, Oils and Food

    Interview with Mindy Green

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    Topics covered in this episode

    • How a healthy digestion system is supposed to function.
    • Supporting digestive system dysfunctions such as leaky gut.
    • The importance of probiotics, pre-biotics & fermented foods for digestive health.
    • Herbs and foods that aid digestion.
    • How bitter herbs and mucilaginous foods support the digestive system.
    • Supplements for digestive health.
    • Essential oil support for the digestive system
    • Using bone broth to support digestive health. 

    About Mindy

    Mindy Green is a licensed/certified esthetician, herbalist and aromatherapist with four decades of experience.  She has taught at various schools and universities throughout Arizona and Colorado has authored over 65 published articles on herbs, aromatherapy, skin care, holistic health and integrative care.  She is co-author of several books, and has contributed to numerous books on herbs and healing. Mindy is a founding and professional member of the American Herbalists Guild and an advisory board member to the American Botanical Council. She worked at the Aveda Corporation (2003-2009) as their clinical aromatherapist, and now runs her own consulting company, Green Scentsations, LLC. She has held and currently holds several advisory positions for other large natural and cosmetic companies and is a founding and professional member of the American Herbalists Guild.

    Where to find Mindy

    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.

    01 Brigitte Mars: Essentials for the Herbal First Aid Kit

    Interview with Brigitte Mars

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    Topics covered in this episode

    •       The basic first aid skills everyone needs to know.
    •       Basic remedies for headaches, sore joints, poison ivy and food poisoning.
    •       Rescue Remedy: What is it, how and when to use it & how does it work?
    •       What should you include in your herbal first aid kit?
    •       Natural remedies growing all around you.
    •       Basics for making your own herbal remedies.

    About Brigitte

    Brigitte Mars is an herbalist and nutritional consultant of Natural Health with almost fifty years of experience. She teaches Herbal Medicine at Naropa University, and The School of Health Mastery in Iceland. She has taught at Omega Institute, Esalen, Kripalu, Sivananda Yoga Ashram, Arise, Envision and Unify Festivals, and The Mayo Clinic. She blogs for the Huffington Post and Care2. She is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild. Brigitte is the author of many books and DVDs, including The Natural First Aid Handbook. Her latest project is a phone app called IPlant. Brigitte and her daughter, Sunflower Sparkle Mars run Herb Camp for Kids in Boulder, Colorado. Brigitte's other daughter is world famous activist/yogini-actress/ international model, Rainbeau Mars.

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      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.