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
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.