Becoming a Practicing Herbalist with Micah McLaughlin | 109

Today’s episode is brought to you by the Great Lakes Herb Faire! This recording is from their 2018 event in Chelsea, MI.

Thanks to the Great Lakes Herb Faire and Micah McLaughlin for sharing this audio!

CLASS DESCRIPTION
It can feel frightening and overwhelming to move from being an at-home herbalist to starting your practice. In this class, we'll explore possibilities in forming a business that meets your own unique needs and how to avoid the pitfalls of many startup practices. Understanding your goals as a person is the first step in launching your herbal practice. This class will be useful for those asking questions like “What kind of business do I want to create?” and “Is this business I created really serving my community and the life I want?” 

Micah McLaughlin is a naturopathic practitioner specializing in the integration of the body and mind. Micah uses the traditional naturopathic tools of sclerology, muscle testing, holistic counseling, and facial/fingernail/tongue analysis to find the root of his clients’ health complaints. With an approach of curiosity and investigation Micah looks for the energetic and emotional blocks underlying symptoms, often requesting that these be “noticed” or “examined” by his clients. Herbs, flower essences, supplements, breath work, and energy work are used as Micah helps people connect to who they truly are. Through this process clients are able to shed their limiting beliefs and embodied patterns and find healing on a physical, emotional, and often spiritual level. Micah was trained at the Naturopathic Institute of Therapies and Education and founded Continuum Healing in 2008 and co-founded the Wellness Collective GR in 2015. He further studied Western Herbalism and the Enneagram, deepening his passion to treat the whole person. Micah  has written and taught his Survival Herbalism course at various primitive skills schools throughout the country. Micah deeply believes in the healing ability of the body and inspires his clients through hope and empowerment.

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Guido Masé: Herbal Medicine in Cancer Therapy - Managing an Integrative Protocol | 107

Today’s episode was recorded at the 2018 Great Lakes Herb Faire. Thanks to Anna Fernandez for providing the audio. Please take a moment to check out their upcoming event in Chelsea, MI from September 6 - 8, 2019: LEARN MORE

CLASS DESCRIPTION:

Botanicals have an important role to play for the cancer patient. Their primary strength is helping to improve quality of life, lessen the chance of infection, and protect vital organs when taken alongside conventional treatment. But questions often arise: what are the potential interactions with modern treatment? What herbs have the best track record, and at what dose? What effects can herbs have in hormone-sensitive cancers? We will work through these questions and review current research to help highlight safe and effective use, and reinforce the idea that herbal medicine isn’t just helpful – it is an essential component of the cancer patient’s support plan.

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REPLAY | Hawthorn Monograph with Heather Irvine

It’s been about a year since we released this awesome episode on hawthorn with Heather Irvine, so I thought it’d be a good time to revive it.

CLICK HERE to read Heather’s original hawthorn monograph.

Heather will be presenting at the upcoming Breitenbush Herbal Conference this September! We hope to see you there.

Hawthorn is one of those country herbs whose leading quality one might at first describe as benevolent. It is much more powerful though! A great tree, low and broad in stature, it occurs wild in edge-lands of landscapes or occasionally planted for beauty, especially with respect to its generous white blossoms or deep red fruit in the fall and winter. It serves food and sanctuary to wildlife. Overzealous thorns protect birds and smaller critters from those larger ones which receive a memorable gauge and at best a pause to lick one’s wounds! In and around a Hawthorn’s understory, clumsy human types get so focused on the prize… zeroing in on more flowers or more berries, faster, receiving a poke followed by a clumsier startled retraction. Birds and squirrels laugh at us for sure!
— Heather Irvine

For more monographs: www.herbrally.com/monographs

You can visit Heather online at GivingTreeBotanicals.com

Let us know what you thought of the episode! Thanks so much for listening. 

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No Panaceas...But Try These with Heather Irvine | 106

Today we have the pleasure of hearing from frequent HerbRally contributor, Heather Irvine. She delves into five body systems, and five herbs to consider using. I could mention them here in the copy, but why spoil the fun? Give it a listen and let us know what you think!

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NEW CLASS WITH GUIDO MASÉ | Charis Lindrooth shares details on the upcoming class "Natural Cardio Care: An Herbalist's Perspective"

Listen in as Charis Lindrooth shares an exciting opportunity to learn more about supporting your cardiovascular health naturally from one of the brightest teachers in the herbal world, Guido Masé.

Check out the full course description here, and if you are interested, use the unique coupon code HERBRALLY to receive $20 off. The course begins Monday January 21 and wraps up Thursday March 7, 2019.

In this new 6-week online BotanicWise course, Natural Cardio Care: An Herbalist’s Perspective, Guido will guide us through the various components of self-evaluation for better cardiovascular health. 

Guido has a talent for explaining complicated subjects in an interesting and understandable manner. He creates a bridge between the scientific community and the public, feeding both groups with practical information that can be used personally in the home, or with clients in a clinic.

Natural Cardio Care is designed to empower both individuals dealing with cardiovascular issues AND clinicians wanting to broaden their therapeutic options for clients.

Each week, in addition to core classes taught by Guido, a special guest speaker will be featured, sharing a unique perspective on how we can support our cardiovascular system naturally.

Joining the guest list is Christopher Hobbs, Kerry Smith, Tammi Sweet, Deb Soule and Kat Maier.

This course features live classes, with the option to watch replays until August 2019. Best of all you will walk away with your own customized natural heart care program that you will create through self-evaluations. If you are a practitioner these methods can be used to work with your clients.

Check out his teaching style in this free class: Resonance of the Heart with Guido Masé

Full disclosure: a portion of the proceeds from this class benefits my work and BotanicWise, an organization providing plant wisdom, connecting like-minded people and building a community to steward land, medicinal plants and supportive relationships with each other. I've taken plenty of classes with Guido at this point (along with some of the other speakers) and highly recommend this class. 

Find course details and schedule here.

Don't forget to use the coupon code HERBRALLY to receive $20 off!

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A Breath of Fresh Air: Lung Herbs with Maria Noel Groves | 105

Today’s recording is a class from Maria Noel Groves program Beyond the Home Herbalist series. She teaches this both online as well as in person in her hometown of Allenstown, NH.

Here’s part of the class description:

“We often take our ability to breathe for granted, but when chronic or acute illness prevents our lungs from functioning properly, it can be very scary. We’ll discuss herbs that can support the lungs in a variety of conditions including asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, and stubborn colds.”

Maria has also provide nine pages of class notes!

Maria Noël Groves, RH (AHG), clinical herbalist, 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. 

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Herbalists Without Borders UK with Shumaisa Khan | 104

Shumaisa Khan is involved with Herbalists Without Borders UK and recently organized a solidarity medicine-making medicinal root harvest in London to help make winter remedies for refugees living on the streets in France. Listen in as she shares her experience.

Connect with Shumaisa!

Other resources:

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How Herbs Enhance Holistic Lifestyle Interventions with Katja Swift and Ryn Midura | 102

On Herb Lust with Howie Brounstein | 101

It’s easy to harvest plants, the hard part is not harvesting.
— Howie Brounstein

Today’s episode is with herbalist Howie Brounstein the Columbines School of Botanical Studies. This audio is from a Facebook Live that he recorded in November 2018.

CLICK HERE for the original video.

For more from the Columbines School of Botanical Studies visit: botanicalstudies.net

The Columbines School of Botanical Studies offers a unique educational program ranging from entry level lectures in community herbalism to a three year program including botany, ecology, wildcrafting, plant pharmacy, physiology, pathophysiology, and clinical herbalism. Operating for over three decades, they specialize in field programs where the majority of the classes are outside with the plants for a truly ‘hands on’ experience.

Here is a downloadable PDF version of their most current Course Descriptions. 

Howie will be teaching at the 2019 Breitenbush Herbal Conference!

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Herbs and Fermentation with Linda Conroy and Donna Bemis | 98

Linda Conroy is the proprietress of Moonwise Herbs. She has extensive experience and expertise on the topic of fermentation and herbs for digestive health. Here is an interview with Linda and host Donna Bemis from 103.5 Sun Praire Radio in Wisconsin.

Linda offers a wide spectrum of workshops and apprenticeships that focus on this and many other amazing topics on food and herbal nourishment.  

For more information about Linda and her work see www.moonwiseherbs.com

For more information about Sun Praire Media: www.sunprairiemediacenter.com 

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Herb Walk Podcast: The Metal Element with Jessica Baker | 97

Just like yesterday, this episode is audio from Jessica Baker’s show, The Herb Walk Podcast. Today she discusses the metal element, from the traditional Chinese medicine point of view.

Jessica is now in season two of her podcast, be sure to subscribe on your favorite podcast player. Also be sure to check out her new book: Plant Songs: Reflections on Herbal Medicine.

A huge thanks to Jessica for sharing this audio with us!

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Herb Walk Podcast: Hawthorn with Jessica Baker | 96

Today’s episode is audio from Jessica Baker’s excellent show, The Herb Walk Podcast. You’ll hear her talk a bit about her new book Plant Songs: Reflections on Herbal Medicine, and she also reads the chapter on hawthorn.

Jessica is now in season two of her podcast, be sure to check it out (and subscribe) on your favorite podcast player. A huge thanks to Jessica for sharing this audio with us! Be on the lookout for another episode from her soon, right here on the HerbRally podcast.

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Alteratives: Herbs for Vitality with Lindsay Kolasa | 95

In today’s episode, herbalist Lindsay Kolasa goes in depth on alteratives. She also covers a few of her favorites. Thanks to Lindsay for coming back on the podcast and sharing her expertise with all of us! Enjoy.

Reach out to Lindsay:

Previous episodes with Lindsay:

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Herbs For Smoke Relief with Howie Brounstein and Alex Queathem | 94

Today’s episode is with herbalists Howie Brounstein and Alex Queathem from the Columbines School of Botanical Studies. This audio is from a Facebook Live that they recorded in September of 2017 in response to the wildfire smoke and extremely poor air quality in Oregon.

Most of the content starts at about minute 2:30. Thanks to Howie and Alex for sharing this with us!

CLICK HERE for the original video.

For more from the Columbines School of Botanical Studies visit: botanicalstudies.net

The Columbines School of Botanical Studies offers a unique educational program ranging from entry level lectures in community herbalism to a three year program including botany, ecology, wildcrafting, plant pharmacy, physiology, pathophysiology, and clinical herbalism. Operating for over three decades, they specialize in field programs where the majority of the classes are outside with the plants for a truly ‘hands on’ experience.

Here is a downloadable PDF version of their most current Course Descriptions. 

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REPLAY | Rosemary Gladstar and Helen Ward on The Science & Art of Herbalism

The Science & Art of Herbalism course with Rosemary Gladstar is on sale this week so I wanted to run a replay of this episode! Enjoy.

Rosemary Gladstar shares her insights with Helen Ward, Educational Director, from Sage Mountain Herbal Retreat Center about how she started working with the plants and what inspired her to write The Science & Art of Herbalism Online and Home Study Course.

THEY'RE CURRENTLY RUNNING A SALE FOR $75 OFF! 

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EVENT | Plants and Healers International Botanical Journey to Peru

Listen in as Anna Claire Lotti and Marc Williams discuss their upcoming botanical journey to Peru! Learn how you can join them on this memorable and educational immersion into the mountains and valleys, forests and jungles of Peru, to discover and reconnect to the plants and the healers of this remarkable region.

Connect with Plants and Healers online!