Podcast

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.