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  • Friday, February 05, 2016 2:24 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)
    Australian Herbalist Gill Stannard

    Interview with Gill Stannard. Since childhood, Gill has been fascinated with herbs and was delighted to turn this passion into a profession after graduating from Southern School of Natural Therapies (Melbourne, Australia) in 1991. She ran a successful multidisciplinary clinic in Melbourne for 23 years, before taking her business online and moving to Sydney. Gill’s well known for her radio show, which aired for almost 20 years, and television appearances. With a move to Sydney in 2014, Gill refocused the way she practices by going back to the grassroots of natural medicine and working with clients in a health coaching framework. She also supervises naturopaths and herbalists struggling in practice through individual and group professional supervision, lectures and articles. Website: http://gillstannard.com.au



    episode Q&A includes:
    • post traumatic stress change- make us stronger, healthier, broader...
    • can we change the immune system? Wise Woman Tradition nourishes wholeness...
    • get in touch with your anger so you're not so afraid of it...
    • joint health- bone broth, comfrey leaf infusion and jewel weed brew...
    • any part of dandelion harvested any time of year will make good medicine- most generous plant...
    • animal fat is so critical in fertility...
    • not menstruating is healthy for women..
    • wild carrot seed for birth control- Robin Rose Bennett
    • are your concerns about herbs during pregnancy overblown..
    • horse chestnut for varcosities..
    • SMASH- Salmon, Mackerel, Anchovies, Sardines, Herring for omega 3 fatty acids..
    • supplements cannot make us healthy..
  • Friday, January 29, 2016 2:55 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)
    Ethnobotanist Fiona Hamersley Chambers

    Interview with Fiona Hamersley Chambers. Fiona is an ethnobotanist whose research focuses on how northwest coast First Peoples managed and co-evolved with their plant resources. Her PhD work, which is supervised by internationally-acclaimed ethnobotanist Dr. Nancy Turner, on BC’s central coast investigates how key berry plants were in cultivated and owned in ‘gardens’. Ultimately, the hope is for this applied research to act as a link between traditional knowledge and practice and the needs of First Nations communities as well as our larger society today. Fiona is a long-time organic farmer and commercial seed grower specializing in organically-grown and locally-adapted food plants. Fiona spent her childhood in the First Nations communities of Nitnaht Lake and Penelakut Island, where she maintains close ties. She also volunteers her time to help communities create food gardens.



    this weeks Q&A includes:
    • symptoms of panic and heart attack are the same- motherwort tincture for panic attack- the lion hearted...
    • chickweed tincture dissolves ovarian cysts...
    • after surgery, what can you do to make it up to your body? massage...
    • wild yam tea or tincture is specific for treating digestive problems having to do with gallbladder complaints..
    • difference of making tinctures from fresh and dried plants- dried and powdered herbs release more poisons into alcohol...
    • essential oils kill bacteria and once introduced into the environment they do not go away...
    • food not supplements!!!
    • no such thing as whole food vitamins!
    • no increase of mercury or radioactivity in seaweed...
    • do not use french press when making infusions..
  • Friday, January 22, 2016 2:52 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)
    Wise Woman Nurse Paula Youmell

    Interview with Paula Youmell. Paula Youmell is a Wise Woman Nurse (RN), Certified Health Coach, NYS Health & Physical Education Teacher, Fitness & Yoga Teacher, Herbalist, Reiki Master.. Paula's path in this world is to support and guide others in their return to harmony of mind, body, & spirit through nature and natural lifestyle choices. Paula's Health Philosophy: The body is genetically programmed to heal. Check out Paula's books at her website.
    Paula's website www.PaulaYoumellRN.com



    this episode Q&A includes:
    • hemorrhoids and internal varicosities- oakbark sitz baths, horse chestnut gel, comfrey leaf infusion, botox...
    • liver flush and gallbladder cleanses actually shut liver and gallbladder down- oil comes out in feces as crystals- damage and destroy...
    • nicotine, heroin and alcohol withdrawal...
    • dermoid cyst- ovarian cyst- fresh chickweed tincture dissolves cysts and visualization...
    • glycerin or alcohol tincture- ineffective or effective?
    • nourishing herbal infusions give your body the nutrients it needs to heal...
    • idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura...
    • teas, tinctures and infusions- volatiles, poisons and nourishment...
    • linden is a world class anti inflammatory...
    • nettle rebuilds adrenals and kidneys why not the spleen too?
    • moon lodges are a space to honor women...
    • alzheimer's, infusions and nourishing the caretaker...
  • Friday, January 08, 2016 2:49 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)
    Cannabis Kitchen Robyn Griggs Lawrence

    Interview with Robyn Griggs Lawrence. Robyn Griggs Lawrence, a writer/editor, yoga instructor and single mother, first helped introduce sustainable lifestyles and healthy homes to mainstream America with Natural Home magazine and explored the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection with The Wabi-Sabi House (2004), and Simply Imperfect: Revisiting the Wabi-Sabi House (2011). Her new mission is to educate people about how to safely prepare and imbibe organic, sustainably grown cannabis for health and wellbeing through The Cannabis Kitchen Cookbook, a collection of know-how, advice and recipes from America’s top cannabis chefs.



    this episode Q&A includes:
    • preparations for ground ivy- water, alcohol, vinegar, honey, oil...
    • fermenting herbs? any herb with tannins can be fermented with kombucha
    • tell your body what to do and it will listen...
    • herbal support for long term traveling and choosing herbs with multiple uses- yarrow, hypericum, skullcap, wormwood, motherwort, slippery elm balls, arnica gel..
    • slippery elm or marshmallow root? bark from limb of tree or root from perennial plant..
    • what to eat raw and what to cook...
    • women who cook their salad with oil slash their breast cancer risk by 78%...
    • read about testicles in Susun's book 'Down There'...
  • Friday, December 11, 2015 2:46 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)
    Cosmic Sister Zoe Helene

    Interview with Zoe Helene. Zoe Helene (@cosmicsister.com), a multidisciplinary artist, cultural activist and psychedelic feminist, is connecting visionaries who share her commitment to women’s rights, animal rights and the right to journey with sacred plants. Zoe’s work has been featured in Forbes, Boston Magazine, Utne Reader, Outside Magazine, Boston Globe, Newsday, MIT Technology Review, and Fast Company. Her sustainability articles have been published in LA Yoga, Organic Spa, Coco Eco, Eco Salon, Conscious Living, Endangered Species Coalition, Huffington Post, Organic Authority and Ladybud.
    Please visit www.cosmicsister.com/support for more information



  • Friday, December 04, 2015 2:40 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)
    Trauma as Medicine Sarah Salter-Kelly

    interview with Sarah Salter-Kelly. Your ability to feel powerful, confident and capable is linked to how we have resolved the deeply painful experiences in our lives. We create value and meaning through venturing into the depths of our pain, transcending fear and making ourselves available to change. My gifts lay in illuminating this source of conflict within, and transforming its bondage, through understanding, compassion and ceremony.
    Sarah's website is http://www.sarahsalterkelly.com



    this episode Q&A includes:
    • one can be healthy when diagnosed with cancer and have no symptoms...
    • prostate cancer- if you act within two weeks of dianosis, you will regret it- survival rates of those with prostate removed- no best answer- chemo, radiation- close monitoring- drink nourishing herbal infusions..
    • breast cancer and prostate cancer are basically the same thing...
    • breast cancer- phytosterols, estrogenic chemicals found in the environment, approximately 30 estrogens found in a woman's body...
    • estrogens are not found in plants except estrace in orange peels, pomegranate seeds and young green beans...
    • plastic has much more cancer feeding estrogens than any plant...
    • radiation protection- cooked red and orange vegetables and seaweed..
    • be sure to buy only cultivated american ginseng- on United Plant Savers list of endangered plants..
    • can't stand the taste of infusions- find a way to like them...
    • life isn't about making excuses, it's about finding ways to do it...
    • no essential oils on breasts- lots of infused oil suggestions...
    • cayenne oil- no healing from cayenne...
  • Friday, November 27, 2015 3:21 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)
    Conscious Caregiving Carol Trasatto

    Carol Trasatto is an herbalist who lives at the southern reach of the Salish Sea in Olympia, Washington. She’s been walking the green path for 35 years and is particularly in love with the weedy plants. Carol maintained a private herbal consultation practice for two decades. She teaches in the community, has worked as herb buyer and educator at Radiance Herbs & Massage for 23 years. She has been co-creating Plants & Planets with astrologer Rosie Finn since 1998, which is both a monthly gathering and newsletter available by subscription. Most recently, Carol has published Conscious Caregiving: Plant Medicine, Nutrition, Mindful Practices to Give Ease, a book detailing extensive support for anyone going through intense illness, invasive medical treatments, or dying— both those experiencing the disharmony and those offering care. Website: www.caroltrasatto.com



    this episode Q&A includes:
    • low cortisol? drink nourishing herbal infusions to bring all the nutrients your body needs into play...
    • almagan filling vs composite fillings...
    • extreme acne- herbal antibiotics and going deeper into immune system...
    • instead of antibiotics- echinacea...
    • hashimoto's disease- serenity medicine, fucus, immune supporting herbs...
    • muscle ache and body pain caused by flu- boneset, elderberry, saurekraut, hypericum...
    • the stronger the immune system- the stronger the response from the flu...
    • alopecia areata- nettle, animal fat at every meal, rosemary...
    • shingles- hypericum perforatum...
  • Friday, November 20, 2015 3:19 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)
    Herbalist Dan De Lion

    Dan De Lion is a Forager, Herbalist, and Teacher dedicated to working with Nature to facilitate the reunion of the people with our planetary purpose. Dan teaches through Return to Nature providing classes and weekend retreats in foraging and herbalism, making homemade remedies, fermentation and Kombucha brewing, ecological and mystic philosophy, and primitive and survival skills. He also makes herbal remedies, gives herbal consultations, runs year- long mentorship programs, and teaches custom group herbalism classes.
    Dans website is ReturntoNature.us and he can be contacted at Dan@Returntonature.us .



    this episode Q&A includes:
    • the whole reason you are taking care of yourself is so that you can get old...
    • oxygen is the most reactive chemical we know of- we oxidize as we age..
    • vision problems- Bates method of eye improvement or reading glasses...
    • generally the people that grow herbs make little to no money...
    • nourishing herbal infusions for everyone!!!
    • can heat harm minerals? No...
    • spotting can be an indication of a more serious problem- benefits of birth control pills...
    • every seed, root and flower of every plant contain phytosterols just like those in redclover...
    • phytosterols are acted on by gut flora...
    • gut bacteria is the most important thing to your health...
    • fibroids at 53 and still menstruating- Stop menstruating...
    • just gave birth- 2nd degree tear- comfrey leaf infusion to drink and sitz in...
  • Friday, November 13, 2015 2:39 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)
    Quantum Coaching Katie Hendricks

    Katie Hendricks, Ph.D., Board-Certified Dance/Movement Therapist since 1975, has been a pioneer in the field of body intelligence and thriving relationships for over 40 years. She has taught a unique system of Quantum Coaching for several decades that is utilized by practitioners all over the world and developed an advanced Leadership and Transformation Program that embodies full-spectrum presence, deep connection, and the freedom to improvise with life. She has appeared on over 500 radio and television programs and flown over one million air miles sharing her work. She has co-authored eleven books with her husband Gay Hendricks, including the best-selling Conscious Loving, At The Speed of Life and the newly released Conscious Loving Ever After. Kathlyn's current focus is to give legs to the mission of their non-profit Foundation for Conscious Living.



    this week Q&A includes:
    • comfrey leaf poultice made from infusion herb for in grown hairs..
    • wise traditions is a resource for the benefits of eating animal products..
    • over cooling colds and over heating colds..
    • butter is not made into ghee for health reasons- it is for preservation reasons..
    • you like every other living thing deserves to be nourished..
    • If you really want to change the way animals are treated, you must eat meat- pasture raised, hormone, antibiotic free..
    • c. difficile- dannon full fat plain yogurt, soil bacteria...
    • alkaline and acidic foods, effects on the vagina...
    • swollen salivary glands- comfrey leaf infusion, chewing on plantain leaves, violet leaf infusions..
    • intense menstrual cramps- emotional, symbolic, psychological, physical and inability to clear hormones from blood..
    • animal fats, seed oils, vegetable oils, fruit oils..
  • Friday, October 16, 2015 2:36 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)
    A New Spin On Autism Lynette Louise

    interview with Lynette Louise. Lynette Louise holds two board certifications in Neurofeedback and is working on her PhD in Clinical Psychophysiology. Most notably though, she is a mom extraordinaire! Without question her greatest pride is having raised eight children, (six adopted, five disabled, four on the autism spectrum). At present, only one of her sons retains his label and remains dependent. Born in Canada, Lynette moved to America in 1995 and likes to refer to herself as a “CAmerican”. She is an expert in Autism, and on how to incorporate neurofeedback, combined with play, as the main therapy approach for the autistic child. Lynette travels internationally as a practitioner, as well as a performer and speaker on the subjects of mental health and the brain. Her one woman musical comedy show CRAZY TO SANE teaches with laughter, candor and toe tapping tunes. As the host of the popular podcast A NEW SPIN ON AUTISM: ANSWERS!



    this episode Q&A includes:
    • golden rod- best preparations- tincture and vinegar- to relieve allergic reactions and allergy symptoms..
    • fall tonics- get prepared for winter..
    • sluggish gallbladder- how bile works and bitter herbs and how they work..
    • poison ivy- protector of the earth...
    • if we were all to go out and buy osha there would not be any left- use only in acute threatening situations..
    • visualization for the fear of flying..
    • elderberry and sauerkraut to prevent the flu..
    • ring worm..
    • how the liver works..
    • quit smoking and hungry all the time- replace all drinks with nourishing herbal infusions..
    • autistic children and catnip..
    • sugar does not cause hyperactivity- artificial colors do..
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