Clinicians | 2013 – 2018

Heating up Valentine’s Day: The Herbal Way

Looking for some fun, natural ways to spice things up with your lover this spring? Join us as we explore some sultry new ways to stay healthy and sexy this Valentine’s Day! Experience the versatility of infusions while crafting hot herbal Valentine’s Day products you can take home! Create products that will heat up your Valentine’s Day, including an Onion Cough Syrup (because being sick for Valentine’s Day is not hot), a Spicy Massage Oil, a Warming Wine Tonic Mix, Heart Warming Teas, Decoctions, and more!

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Herbs for Optimal Brain Power

Everything we do throughout our lives affects how our brains look. As we continue to grow, our brains undergo a process known as neurogenesis, whereby new neurons are birthed. This process is continuously occurring and our brains’ individual ability to effectively produce new neurons can have a profound impact on our ability to store new memories. So how do we support neurogenesis? What can we do in our everyday lives to enhance our brain’s abilities to work at its best?

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A Natural Approach to Epilepsy

In these last five years I have gone from a hopeless seizing figure – thin and exhausted, ingesting 3,000 mg of medications daily – to a well-grounded, knowledgeable, healthy woman, taking 50 mg of a pharmaceutical daily. I am empowered and in control, emotions which are hard to come by as an epileptic.

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Mindful Menstruation: Self-Care for A Restorative Cycle

Each menstrual cycle provides subtle and practical information about our overall health, and making note of what is specific for each of us is important. A person’s period can help reveal nutritional deficiencies, food intolerances, and the body’s response to stress; and can provide differential information about reproductive dis-ease.

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May Peace Bee With You

Honeybees will teach you to summon up peace from within, and the offering you bring in exchange for their sweet nectar is tranquility. A colony of bees can read your mood, the same way a horse can. This being one reason I encourage the keeping of honeybees, they are a beautiful sun-kissed mirror of your heart – and this particular heart medicine is one you cannot bottle.

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Yarrow Throughout History

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) has been used as a primary medicinal herb for thousands of years, and was known as Herba militaris in classical times because of its ability to stop bleeding on the battlefield. Yarrow has a long history of use in many cultures around the world including those of Scandinavia, Asia and Europe.

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Herbal Dreams

We will look at what is going on in our bodies when we prepare for sleep, focusing on endocrine function and the circadian rhythm. Herbal remedies, including sedatives and hypnotics, are great for supporting a good night’s rest. In this class we will examine the differences between using one versus another. We’ll also look at herbs that support dream activity, such as Artemisia vulgaris (Mugwort).

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Do-It-Yourself Herbal Bath Salts and Bombs

Have you ever wanted to enjoy a relaxing hydrotherapy treatment in the comfort of your own home? Fall is a great time to decompress and release tension and what better way to do so than with a hot bath including bath salts and bath bombs! Bath salts and bombs can provide an impetus of healing under times of stress, anxiety, pain, congestion, and inflammation – in your very own tub!

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