68 Bridgette Shea: Our Microbiome and How to Support it

Conversation with Bridgette Shea

 

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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 April issue centers around the topic of the Respiratory System. You can find it at https://www.aromaculture.com/shop/april2019.

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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67 Kami McBride: Herbal Medicine in the Kitchen

Conversation with Kami McBride

 

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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 April issue centers around the topic of the Respiratory System. You can find it at https://www.aromaculture.com/shop/april2019.

Topics covered in this episode

  • Herbal medicine from your spice rack

  • Herbal profile, benefits and uses of Sage

  • Herbal profile, benefits and uses of Paprika

  • Herbal profile, benefits and uses of Thyme

  • How kitchen herbs can be used to help you avoid common ailments like colds and indigestion

  • 2 Herbal Recipes: Cinnamon Ginger Honey & Herbal Sprinkles

  • Practical tips for incorporating more herbs into your food

About Maria Kami McBride

Author and herbalist Kami’s work is focused on sustainable wellness practices and revitalizing our relationship with the plant world. She empowers people to use herbal medicine in their daily lives for home wellness care. Kami has also helped thousands of women to love their menstrual cycle with her menstrual health classes.

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66 Maria Noel Groves: Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies

Conversation with Maria Noel Groves

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • The basics of a “Relax and Restore” and “Brain Boosting” garden

  • Tips and tricks for herbal gardening

  • How to process and make your own herbal remedies

  • 5 herbs that can be grown to create your own herbal allergy and sinus remedies

  • 2 herbal recipes for allergy and sinus relief

  • Read more about herbs for allergies at: https://wintergreenbotanicals.com/2019/03/28/natural-answers-for-allergies/

About Maria Noel Groves

Clinical Herbalist Maria Noel Groves, RH (AHG) runs Wintergreen Botanicals, nestled in the pine forests of New Hampshire. Her business is devoted to education and empowerment via classes, health consultations, and writing with the foundational belief that good health grows in nature. Maria’s a registered professional herbalist with the American Herbalists Guild and has completed studies at the Southwest School of Botanical Medicine and Rosemary Gladstar’s Sage Mountain. She is the author of the bestselling, award-winning Body into Balance: An Herbal Guide to Holistic Self Care and the new Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies

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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.

65 Mindy Green: Herbs, Essential Oils and Brain Health

Conversation with MINDY GREEN

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • How can herbs and essential oils benefit our brains?

  • Methods of essential oil application

  • Specific herbs and essential oils known to support brain health

  • Dealing with common issues like cognitive function, focus and stress relief

  • Preventative care for maintaining a healthy brain

  • Herbal and essential oils recipes and blends for supporting brain health

About MINDY GREEN

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.

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64 Katie Hess: Flower Essences for Entrepreneurs

Conversation with Katie Hess

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • What are flower essences and how are they used?

  • What specific flower essences might be helpful for the challenges entrepreneurs face?

  • Katie’s personal entrepreneurial journey, and how flower essences played a part in her growth

  • Specific flower essences for encouraging a spirit of abundance and generosity

  • Specific flower essences for enhancing creativity

  • Specific flower essences for dealing with stress or pressure

  • Flower essence blends and their synergistic qualities

  • When to use a blend rather than a single flower essence

ABOUT Katie Hess

Katie Hess is author of “Flower Evolution” and founder of LOTUSWEI, the world's leading floral apothecary. Her signature elixirs have been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine, The New York Times, and the LA Times and her flower-powered community is thriving in over 15 countries. Katie’s magic has sparked a fire with leading brands: from Flowerlounges to exclusive scents and products, apothecaries to blending bars, Katie has infused her transformative touch into collaborations with the world’s top spas, beauty stores and more. Whether it’s a retreat in the hot springs of Iceland, her meditations, or her travels to find the planet’s rarest flowers, her work all boils down to bringing people into a whole new world, both outside and in.

Where to find Katie Hess


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63 Holly Bellebuono: Herbal Support for our Brains

Conversation with Holly Bellebuono

 

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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

  • What is a Neuro-degenerative Disease?

  • How a healthy nervous system is supposed to function

  • How St. Johns Wort, Licorice Root and Turmeric can support nervous system health

  • Specific advice and information about Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s

  • The relationship between blood sugar, Diabetes and Alzheimer’s / Dimentia

  • How Turmeric and Cinnamon can support our mental health

  • Two great herbal recipes (Herbal Chai Tea and Herbal Energy Balls) for supporting our brains

  • Preventative tips to help maintain a healthy nervous system and brain

ABOUT Holly Bellebuono

Holly Bellebuono is an American herbalist, author and speaker on natural health, women’s empowerment, herbal medicine, and visionary thinking. She directs The Bellebuono School of Herbal Medicine on Martha’s Vineyard, providing training and certification courses, and her books include the award-winning documentary Women Healers of the World, The Authentic Herbal Healer, The Essential Herbal for Natural Health, An Herbalist’s Guide to Formulary, and Goal-Setting. As an entrepreneur, Holly is a 2-time Business Owner of the Year Award winner, and her work is featured in Parabola, Sage Woman, Juno, and Taproot magazines. She speaks and leads workshops and retreats internationally.

WHERE TO FIND Holly Bellebuono


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62 Ryn and Katja: Herbal First Aid

Conversation with Ryn and Katja

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • How to properly bandage wounds

  • Herbal washes and wound care

  • Psychological first aid

  • How to deal with minor first aid situations

  • How to deal with more serious first aid situations

  • Practical disaster relief advice

  • First aid kit must haves - see their blog post describing three types of kits here: https://commonwealthherbs.com/first-aid-kits-for-everyone/

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


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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.

61 KP Khalsa: Herbal Pain Relief

Conversation with KP Khalsa

 

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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

  • An Ayurvedic approach to pain relief

  • A Western approach to herbal pain relief

  • Different types of pain and how to approach them differently

  • Specific herbs and herbal protocols for long-term and/or chronic pain

  • Specific herbs and herbal protocols for short-term and/or acute pain

  • Herbal contraindications

  • A preventative approach to pain

About KP Khalsa

Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa, Yogaraj (Ayurveda), AD, DN-C, RH, CAP, LMT, NCTMB, CC is one of the country’s foremost natural healing experts with over 47 years of experience in alternative medicine. K.P. Khalsa is the President Emeritus of the American Herbalists Guild, and board member emeritus for the National Ayurvedic Medical Association. He mentored in Ayurveda with Yogi Bhajan for 32 years. Along the way, he incorporated deep studies in Western and Traditional Chinese medicine. His school has been training professional Ayurvedic practitioners, nutritional therapists and herbalists for over 30 years. K.P. has presented over 200 times at professional conferences, has written over 3,000 articles on health topics and is the author or editor of 30 books on health, including his latest, The Way of Ayurvedic Herbs. He teaches Ayurveda, herbalism and nutrition at two naturopathic medicine Universities. K.P worked as the senior research scientist and herbalist for Yogi Tea for 30 years, holds credentials as a state certified dietitian-nutritionist, naturally certified Ayurveda practitioner, nationally registered herbalist, nationally certified massage therapist, nationally registered yoga instructor and is the only American to hold the title Yogaraj in Ayurveda. K.P. is also the first person to be dual credentialed in herbalism (RH) and Ayurveda (CAP).

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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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THIS EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY:

Aromahead Institute School of Essential Oil Studies   - If you’re curious about essential oil education, you’re invited to a   free webinar  . It’s called “Master The Art and Science Of Essential Oils,” and is being taught by Andrea Butje, founder of Aromahead Institute. On the webinar, Andrea will explain what Aromatherapy Certification means, and how education can enhance your work with essential oils. You can sign up at  aromahead.com/webinar .

Aromahead Institute School of Essential Oil Studies - If you’re curious about essential oil education, you’re invited to a free webinar. It’s called “Master The Art and Science Of Essential Oils,” and is being taught by Andrea Butje, founder of Aromahead Institute. On the webinar, Andrea will explain what Aromatherapy Certification means, and how education can enhance your work with essential oils. You can sign up at aromahead.com/webinar.


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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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

  • 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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  • Red Mandarine

  • Clary Sage

  • Geranium

  • Myrrh

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Nature’s Gift is your source for the best in pure essential oils and aromatherapy accessories. Hand-selected essential oils, sourced internationally from single source crops and distillers who take pride in their craft. Our essential oil selection ranges from Ammi visnaga to Zdravetz and includes over 170 different oils and absolutes. Organically cultivated or ethically wild-crafted plants, artfully distilled to bring across the fullest range of aromatic molecules, never bulked, rectified or adulterated. Packaged in a range of sizes to fit your needs and your pocketbook. Whether you need exotic hydrosols, exquisite aromatics for perfumery or skincare, therapeutic oils for healthcare and physical or emotional balance, or just basic bottles and carrier oils for blending, you will find them all at Nature’s Gift.


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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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.