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68 Bridgette Shea: Our Microbiome and How to Support it

Conversation with Bridgette Shea

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • What is our microbiome and why is it important?

  • The individuality of our microbiome

  • How our microbiome influences our health

  • Approaching our microbiome from an Ayurveda and TCM view

  • Herbs and herbal protocols known to support our microbiome

About Bridgette Shea

Bridgette Shea is a licensed acupuncturist, author, and wellness educator specializing in the integration of Chinese and Indian Medicines. She has been studying and teaching energy healing and transformational bodywork for over 20 years. Bridgette lives in Saratoga Springs, NY. When she is not spending quality time with her family, working in her private practice Ageless Acupuncture, or writing, she is teaching workshops on energy medicine, healthy breathing, and the wisdom contained in living traditional medicines.

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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.