Podcast

60 Dorene Petersen: Sourcing Herbs and Sustainability

Conversation with Dorene Petersen

 

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This Podcast is brought to you by AromaCulture Magazine - AromaCulture Magazine is filled with educational articles, case studies and recipes written by practicing herbalists and qualified aromatherapists. Our February issue centers around the topic of mental health. You can find it at https://www.aromaculture.com/shop/february2019.

Topics covered in this episode

  • Important things to consider when choosing an herb supplier

  • Why a large majority of the herbs we use are imported, rather than grown domestically

  • Tips for those who are interested in growing some of their own medicinal herbs

  • The importance of sustainability when sourcing herbs

  • Herbs that are currently being over harvested or are considered at-risk

  • Herbal “fads” and the risk they pose to our native plant species

  • Important things to consider when wild-harvesting herbs

About Dorene Petersen

Dorene Petersen is Founding President of the American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS). Dorene is a New Zealand-trained Naturopath with many years’ clinical and teaching experience. She specializes in therapeutic, certified organic essential oils and has dedicated her career to the advancement of the profession of aromatherapy in the USA and abroad. Dorene currently serves as Chair of the Aromatherapy Registration Council (ARC), an independent, nonprofit organization that administers an international examination in aromatherapy to ensure minimum standards of training and safety knowledge of Registered Aromatherapists (RAs). Dorene is also a Registered Herbalist and professional member of the American Herbalists Guild, and, in 2009, was awarded the Professional Service Award from the International Herb Association for her outstanding contributions to the herb industry. 

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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.

59 Colleen Codekas: Healing Herbal Infusions

Conversation with Colleen Codekas

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • Herbal tips for beginners

  • The various types of herbal infusions and their intended uses

  • Step by step process for making herbal fermented honey

  • Storage and shelf life recommendations for your herbal infusions

  • Calendula herb profile and uses

  • Ginger herb profile and uses

  • Elderberry herb profile and uses

  • Super Immunity Infusion Tea recipe

About Colleen Codekas

Colleen Codekas is the author of the book, Healing Herbal Infusions, and runs the blog Grow Forage Cook Ferment, which offers simple recipes, tutorials and guides that are straightforward and easy to follow. You will find information on foraging and wild-crafting, fermenting and preserving, cooking whole foods from scratch, permaculture and regenerative gardening, and making herbal remedies and skin care products. And that’s just the beginning! Colleen and her husband and live in the beautiful Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon with their young son, where they have created a mini food forest and permaculture paradise. She began studying about plants, herbs, and flowers nearly 20 years ago. In recent years, she has completed several herbalism courses through the Herbal Academy and the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine. When she is not busy writing for GFCF, you can usually find her out foraging for wild edible and medicinal plants and mushrooms. She also loves hiking in the woods, cooking delicious whole food, drinking wine, making mead, growing a ridiculous amount of herbs and flowers, and making all kinds of herbal goodness in jars.

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58 Michaela Boldy: Essential Oils for Childbirth

Conversation with Michaela Boldy

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • Overview of “Essential Oils for Childbirth Book”

  • Michaela’s personal birthing stories and how essential oils were used

  • Advice and precautions for using essential oils around infants and young children

  • Should essential oils be used during pregnancy?

  • Ways that essential oils can support and improve the birthing process

  • 10 essential oils that are safe to use during childbirth

  • How to choose the right essential oils for your personal use in childbirth

About Michaela Boldy

Michaela Boldy is a registered nurse, certified aromatherapy practitioner, certified infant massage instructor, and the mother of four children. She is a member of the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy and has taught aromatherapy, anatomy, and physiology in the San Francisco Bay Area. After successfully incorporating aromatherapy into her own childbirth, she founded Michaela Boldy Aromatherapy to sell the two essential oil blends she had created for herself, which were sold in hospital stores in Northern California. With the support of midwives, she introduced aromatherapy to the work of doulas and midwives affiliated with hospitals in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a result, a small trial was initiated to demonstrate aromatherapy as being highly effective for promoting relaxation and reducing anxiety during birth. Boldy now lives in the United Kingdom.

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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.

57 Amanda Lattin: Using both Herbs and Essential Oils Case Studies

Conversation with Amanda Lattin

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • When to use herbs and when to use essential oils

  • Do herbs and essential oils work well together?

  • Amanda’s process for choosing the right actions and health protocols for her clients

  • Real Case Study #1: Woman with irritable bowel patterns related to grief and loss

  • Real Case Study #2: Woman with Psoriatic Arthritis & constipation

About Amanda Lattin

Amanda Lattin studied chemistry at Huntingdon College (BA) and earned an MAT (chemistry) from Lewis and Clark College. Amanda went on to receive diplomas in Herbal Studies and Aromatherapy from the American College of Healthcare Sciences, as well as training in Applied Kinesiology, and becoming and Internationally Certified Aromatherapist from the Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy, and a Registered Aromatherapist with ARC. Amanda has taught extensively throughout the Pacific Northwest and is currently a Professor and Aromatherapy Program Chair at the American College of Healthcare Sciences. She has run her herbal and aromatherapy consulting practice in Portland, Oregon for 10 years, and designed an aromatherapeutic line of products for Terracina Aromatics and Herbals. 

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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.

56 Katolen Yardley: Women's Health and Herbs

Conversation with Katolen Yardley

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • Common issues seen in women’s health

  • Tips and advice for choosing herbs and herbal protocols to fit the individual

  • Specific herbs for fertility and reproductive health

  • General tonic herbs for women’s health

  • Herbal support for dealing with painful menstruation

  • Possible drug interactions and herbal safety

  • Specific herbs for menopause support

  • Advice and cautions for herbal use during pregnancy

About Katolen YardleY

Katolen is a Medical Herbalist in private practice in Vancouver, BC, Canada. She offers online consultations throughout North America. She specializes in women’s health issues, skin and digestive disorders. Katolen is an instructor and clinic supervisor at Dominion Herbal College and adjunct faculty at Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine. Katolen is the President of the Canadian Council of Herbalist Associations (CCHA) and third term President of the Canadian Herbalist's Association of BC (CHA of BC). She is the author of the book - The Good Living Guide to Natural and Herbal Remedies (July, 2016) a practical medicine makers handbook with herbal recipes for home, cosmetic and first aid use.

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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.

55 Jade Alicandro Mace: 5 Flavor Herbal Theory and How to Apply It

Conversation with JADE ALICANDRO MACE

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • Introduction to the 5-flavor approach to herbal medicine

  • The energetic qualities of herbs and how they reveal their potential uses in herbal medicine

  • The 5-flavors and the 5-organs - what is the significance?

  • Specific herbs that fall within the 5-flavor profiles: Bitter, Sour, Salty, Sweet and Pungent

About JADE ALICANDRO MACE

Jade Alicandro Mace practices community and clinical herbalism in western Massachusetts. She started studying herbs formally in 2005 (coming from a background in botany) and has been intertwined with them ever since. She has a background rich in Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, and Western Herbalism in the Vitalist Tradition, and brings this diversity and breadth of knowledge to her teaching and clinical practice.  Her work as an herbalist revolves around self and community empowerment, equal access, community resilience, promoting local and plant-based healthcare, and the sharing and spreading of herbal knowledge. Jade teaches herbalism avidly throughout New England, and leads an 8-month apprenticeship and 3-month seasonal class series in bioregional herbalism.  She has also been an herbal educator with Herb Pharm since 2015.  Jade sees folks in her clinical practice for consultations via phone/skype/zoom and in-person in Greenfield, MA and in 2012 she co-founded the Community Herbal Clinic, where she sees clients on a sliding-scale basis.

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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.

54 Jeff Chilton: The Truth about Medicinal Mushroom Extracts

Conversation with JEFF CHILTON

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • Why medicinal mushrooms are an important part herbal medicine

  • An overview and profile for two popular and important medicinal mushrooms

  • An overview of the common constituents found in medicinal mushrooms

  • What part of the mushroom contains the most potent medicine?

  • How do you choose the best quality mushroom supplements?

  • An overview of the process from mushroom to extract

About JEFF CHILTON

Jeff Chilton, raised in Pacific Northwest, studied ethno-mycology at the University of Washington in the late sixties and started working on a commercial mushroom farm in Olympia, Washington in 1973. During the next 10 years he became the production manager, responsible for the cultivation of over 2 million pounds of agaricus mushrooms per year and was also involved in the research and development of shiitake, oyster and enoki mushrooms which resulted in the earliest US fresh shiitake sales in 1978. In the late seventies he was a founder of Mycomedia, which held 4 mushroom conferences in the Pacific Northwest. These educational conferences brought together educators and experts in mushroom identification, ethnomycology, and mushroom cultivation.During this period Jeff co-authored the highly acclaimed book, The Mushroom Cultivator, which was published in 1983. In the 1980’s he operated a mushroom spawn business and in 1989 he started Nammex, a business that introduced medicinal mushrooms to the US nutritional supplement industry. He traveled extensively in China during the 1990’s, attending conferences and visiting research facilities and mushroom farms. In 1997 he organized the first organic mushroom production seminar in China. Jeff’s company, Nammex was the first to offer a complete line of Certified Organic mushroom extracts to the US nutritional supplement industry. Nammex extracts are used by many supplement companies and are noted for their high quality based on scientific analysis of the active compounds.

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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.

53 Kristen Funk: Using Medicinal Mushrooms

Conversation with Kristen Funk

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • How medicinal mushrooms are used in herbal medicine

  • The immune modulating aspects of medicinal mushrooms

  • When are medicinal mushrooms not a good choice, and when are the indicated?

  • Constituent overview of medicinal mushrooms

  • Specific profile and uses for 3 specific medicinal mushrooms

  • Safety considerations for medicinal mushrooms

  • Simple ways to incorporate mushrooms into your routine

  • Dual extraction method for medicinal mushrooms

About Kristen Funk

Kristen is a Medical Herbalist registered with the Canadian Herbalist's Association of BC, and underwent four years of training at the Pacific Rim College, on unceded Lekwungen territories (Victoria, BC). She received her Diploma of Phytotherapy, has independently studied various models of traditional medicine, including Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine, and has a grounded understanding of nutritional health. As a practitioner, Kristen values empowerment of her clients in their own healing journeys, and inclusivity and accessibility at all levels.

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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.

52 Evelyn Coggins: A Guide for Effective Herbal Therapies

Conversation with Evelyn Coggins

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • How herbs can help facilitate the natural healing processes within our bodies

  • How tonic herbs work in our bodies and why they are important for long term health goals

  • What does it really mean to take a holistic approach in herbal medicine?

  • What it means to take a “Top Down” approach to herbal medicine

  • Are there really “Go-To” herbs for specific health concerns?

About Evelyn Coggins

Evelyn Coggins MHSc, CHT, RH(AHG) has owned and operated a private clinical herbal therapy practice in Pemberton BC since 2006, serving clients primarily in the Sea to Sky corridor. Evelyn’s goals center on improving the quality of life in each of its stages and educating her clients on self-care. You are invited meet with her in her at 1353 Aster Street in Pemberton. Walk in hours are available on Monday afternoons from 1:00 – 5:30 pm. Appointments are available for most weekdays and evenings.

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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.

51 Sharon Falsetto: Fibromyalgia, Lupus and Aromatherapy

Conversation with Sharon Falsetto

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • The common symptoms associated with Fibromyalgia and Lupus

  • Specific essential oil support for the common issues associated with Fibromyalgia and Lupus

  • Support for the emotional side of Fibromyalgia, Lupus or other similar diseases

  • Specific herbal support for the common issues associated with Fibromyalgia and Lupus

  • Reflexology and pain management

  • How to best support someone suffering from Fibromyalgia, Lupus or a similar disease

About Sharon Falsetto

Sharon Falsetto founded Sedona Aromatherapy LLC in 2007, and she is the sole creative force behind the founding of Sedona Aromatics: The Garden School™. She is a graduate of Penny Price Aromatherapy Academy but has furthered her aromatherapy education with a week-long study trip to France, a hands-on distillation workshop with Ann Harman in Washington state, herbal studies, and master garden studies. She is also a certified reflexologist (UK) and trained briefly in aromatherapy massage in the UK. Sharon has over a decade’s worth of direct experience in the aromatherapy field, plus over another decade’s worth of experience working within the UK government health care system before moving to the United States in 2006, in addition to a decade’s worth of professional writing and editing experience.

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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.

50 Elaine Sheff: Herbal Strategies for the Menstrual Cycle

Conversation with Elaine Sheff

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • Introduction to the Menstrual Map

  • Explanation and overview of the two hormonal stages in the cycle

  • Specific herbs for menstruation support

  • Herbal strategies for PMS support

  • Tips for regulating irregular menstruation

  • Amenorrhea (no cycle) and what it might mean

  • Herbal Strategies for improving fertility

About Elaine Sheff

Elaine Sheff is the author of several books on herbal medicine and healing and has been passionate about sharing herbal knowledge for over 25 years. She is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild and teaches workshops, and at conferences, both nationally and internationally. Elaine is the Co-Director of Green Path Herb School, where she strives to inspire and empower students and clients to remember their connection to the earth, the plants and their own healing process. You can often find Elaine marveling at small flowers in mountain meadows.

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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.

49 John Slattery: Medicine Making from Herbs Growing Around You

Conversation with John Slattery

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • Why Bio-Regional herbalism?

  • Mexican Palo Verde (Parkinsonia aculeata) profile and uses

  • Bermuda Grass (Cynodon dactylon) profile and uses

  • Wild Harvesting Cholla root

  • Wild Harvesting Ocotillo (fouquieria splendens)

  • Making Medicine from Cholla & Ocotillo

  • Tips for sustainable harvesting of medicinal herbs

About John Slattery

John is a bio-regional herbalist helping people develop relationship with wild plants. He founded Desert Tortoise Botanicals, a bioregional herbal product company, in Tucson, AZ in 2005 in order to bring his wild harvested plant medicines to the people of the Southwest. He maintains his Vitalist clinical practice in Tucson, AZ and offers plant walks, foraging expeditions, field trips into Sonora, Mexico, and his annual Sonoran Herbalist Apprenticeship Program featuring multi-day field study excursions into the mountains of Arizona and Sonora. John received training with herbalist Michael Moore at his Southwest School of Botanical Medicine, and at the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism.

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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.

48 Sharon Mayberry: Finding Insomnia Relief with Essential Oils

Conversation with Sharon Mayberry

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • What are some common causes of insomnia?

  • Why knowing the “science” of aromatherapy is important and useful

  • Strategies for choosing the right essential oils

  • What are some of the “go to” essential oils for insomnia relief?

  • Harnessing our sense of smell for insomnia relief

  • Recommended methods of essential oil application (for insomnia relief)

  • Several essential oil blends and recipes that might be helpful for improving sleep

  • How to determine the right blend strength and safety considerations

About Sharon Mayberry

Sharon is a certified aromatherapist who has completed the ACP (Aromatherapy Certification Program) at Aromahead Institute. She has also completed Aromahead’s Scholar’s Program (Advanced Graduate Program), as well as the Tisserand Institute Master Class, and multiple courses with Stillpoint Aromatics.  She is the owner of Rock Rose Apothecary and a partner in Dr. Laurie Blanscet’s An Optimal You, where she consults one on one with clients for various issues and concerns. Sharon’s office is based in Murrieta, CA, and she also consults with clients nationwide via telephone and e-mail.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.