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Botanicals, Biofilms, and Chronic Infection

Botanicals, Biofilms, and Chronic Infection

An Advanced Review of Recent Science in Microbiology and Botanicals for Common Infections PRESENTED BY | Paul Bergner DATE | October 26-27, 2019 LOCATION | CSCH The discovery of the human microbiome and the biofilm form of bacterial life has altered our understanding of chronic infection and provided insight into reasons why antimicrobial drugs and host immunity, in general, fail to rid the body of chronic internal or external bacterial or fungal infections. Recent research into the synergistic effects of complex constituents in medicinal...

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Healing Salves

Healing Salves

PRESENTED BY | Sarah Cisneros, CH DATE & TIME | Tuesday, May 7, 2019| 5:30 pm-7:30 pm Creating a healing salve may seem a bit daunting to a fresh face on the herb scene. But a little guidance in the right direction can help. By definition, a salve is “an unctuous adhesive for application to wounds or sores.”1 More than likely, you will find that a salve is an oil-based preparation. The most important part of the salve is the herbs and their medicine. Normally, the herbs used in the product will be prepared as an oil infusion, a method...

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Kitchen Herbs

Kitchen Herbs

PRESENTED BY | Anna Rae Reusink, CH DATE & TIME | Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 5:30 pm-7:30 pm For centuries people have been using spices and herbs to flavor, color, and texture their food. Herbs and spices can be mythic in their ability to change a dish from bland to interesting. Within the past few decades, herbs like turmeric have made their way into our popular American culture. turmeric, as we know, is added to many curries, but is also a commonly known anti-inflammatory and very powerful joint paint reducer. What most people may not...

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Food & Herb Preservation

Food & Herb Preservation

PRESENTED BY | Melody Baum, CH DATE & TIME | Tuesdays, March 26, 2019 Preserving food by heating and sealing in jars had been a practice since 1790. Canning was the main method of preservation by families until after World War II, when other methods became more widespread. However, since 1973, the rates of canning by individuals has increased every year. Learning to preserve food this way can be a challenge – most people either learn from older family members or the internet. Canning is an amazing hobby – it allows you to take...

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Medicinal Broths

Medicinal Broths

PRESENTED BY | Prema Amrita, CH DATE & TIME | March 8, 2019 | 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Many case studies have been conducted on a very important topic, the human microbiome. These studies demonstrate the connection between the health of the gut and the mind. There are also many studies showing how food affects your mood, the diseases within your body, and your overall health. In this class series, we will dive into the world of medicinal broths. You will discover all of their nourishing benefits, and why you should include them in your...

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Herbs for the Heart & Mind

Herbs for the Heart & Mind

PRESENTED BY | Sarah Troupes, CH DATE & TIME | Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 5:30 pm-7:30 pm Learn to nourish your heart and mind by bringing herbs and flower essences into your daily life. Support from plants is something that can be woven into our routine in a simple way that produces profound effects. Learn to love on yourself by knowing what herbs can bring you back to calm and how. This class will provide participants with tools to help cultivate an awareness of their mind and body and what is in the moment will best serve them....

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Skin Talks! What is Yours Saying?

Skin Talks!                           What is Yours Saying?

PRESENTED BY | Theresa Canosa, CH DATE & TIME | Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 5:30 pm-7:30 pm Skin is the body’s largest organ and plays several important roles in keeping us healthy and alive. One function being that it serves as a communication center, receiving information from the outside and transmitting that information to our internal systems. This communication goes both ways; when something is amiss on the inside, it can show up on the outside, alerting us that something is out of balance. Often times, these ‘alerts’...

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What’s in Your Water?

What’s in Your Water?

Throughout history, humans have held a strong reverence for water – rightfully so. Without this precious resource, life on Earth would cease to exist. The importance of water in the human body is unparalleled, making up about 60% of our physical form. Water is the key that helps every system in our bodies run smoothly. In a state of dehydration, the body cannot effectively carry out physiological processes which can contribute to a series of consequences to our health. Inadequate hydration also has consequences for our mental...

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101 Herbal Business Basics Workshop

101 Herbal Business Basics Workshop

March 2, 2019 | 10 am to 1 pm Are you interested in beginning a small business? Are you feeling overwhelmed at where to begin? This workshop is just for you! Description | 101 Herbal is taught in two segments. The first segment regards what steps are needed twelve months prior to opening an herbal business. The second segment discusses the grand opening of a business and beyond. This is a donation based information filled class; come prepared to discuss everything from product develop to taxes.   Workshop Outline | Basic...

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Epilepsy

Epilepsy

In our contemporary society, one can see that stress is a common theme that can manifest itself in many different forms within the human body. This can include physical stress, psychological stress, or even dietary stress. These and other forms of stress have been linked to the growing number of people who have been diagnosed with epilepsy or who have experienced one or multiple seizures within their lifetime. According to the CDC, approximately 1 out of 26 people in the United States will develop epilepsy within their lifetime. The...

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