Wise Woman Radio

  • Friday, June 29, 2018 12:28 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)
    Plant Medicine Singer Johanna Warren

    Susun interviews Johanna Warren.
    On the national US record release tour for her new album "Gemini II,"singer-songwriter Johanna Warren is blending her musical path with herpassion for herbalism. On her recent "Plant Medicine Tour," she aligned with local herbalists, farmers and activists in every city she visited to share about their work, sell their medicines and connect with their communities.

    this episode Q&A includes:
    • passionflower- passiflora incarnata is the only medicinal variety..
    • monotropa uniflora is used incredibly sparingly..
    • headache that has to do with the liver with pain behind the eyes- chinese medicine perspective..
    • using hypericum perforatum for symptoms of Lyme..
    • not recommended for anyone to be gluten free that is not celiacs..
    • copperhead snake bite and options for herbs to relieve inflammation..
    • why not to get a mammogram..
    • creating a sacred time when bleeding can stop cramping- antispasmodic herbs..

  • Friday, June 22, 2018 1:44 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)
    Mythic Medicine Amber Hill

    Susun interviewsAmber Hill.
    Amber is a mother, herbalist, writer, teacher, podcaster, and river swimmer living in Northern California. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Religious Studies from UC Davis and is endlessly interested in exploring the depths of consciousness and how humans make meaning. Alongside herbalism, she has immersed herself in the study of genealogy and deep ancestry, psychedelic healing, float tanks, grief and trauma, mythology, mycology, conscious death and home funerals, and empowered menstruation, sex, and childbirth.

    this Q&A includes:
    • vitamin D supplements - supplements are partial.. getting vitamin D from the sun, and shiitake mushrooms..
    • digestive fire does not stay strong as we age- no need to beat yourself up over it..
    • thyroid- iodine test, Ryan Drum, seaweed..
    • explanation of the menstrual cycle..
    • why to not use the word perimenopause- it is disempowering..
    • cooking greens for at least 60 minutes..
    • nettle infusions..
    • when something upsets the mind, is there a belly ache to follow?

  • Friday, June 15, 2018 2:17 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)
    Feminist Witch Zsuzsanna Budapest

    Susun interviews Z Budapest.
    Zsuzsanna Emese Budapest was born in Budapest, Hungary, during a big winter storm on January 30, 1940. Her mother, Masika Szilagyi, was a medium and a practicing witch who supported herself and her daughter with her art, as a sculptress. Masika’s themes always celebrated the Triple Goddess and the Fates, and Zsuzsanna, “Z,” grew up respecting and appreciating Mother Nature as a god. Z has led rituals, lectured, taught classes, given workshops, written articles tirelessly, and published in hundreds of women’s newspapers across the country. She has powerfully influenced many of the future teachers and writers about the Goddess. The California Institute for Integral studies in San Francisco recognized Z’s contribution to Women’s Spirituality Movement. Today Z lives in Santa Cruz, California, giving workshops and lectures but always making time to smell the roses. She is the founder and director of the Women’s Spirituality Forum, a nonprofit organization sponsoring Goddess spirituality retreats and festivals for women and young girls.

    this episode Q&A includes:
    • cervical spondylosis- affirmations and visulizations give us our life back, comfrey..
    • castor oil pack to treat bone spurs..
    • every atom in my body is new every 7-10 days- atoms make up cells..
    • a poultice or fomentation..
    • low iron- red meat, liver, nettle infusion- plant iron needs animal iron to circulate in the blood..
    • yucca used as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis- desert southwest plant, preparations..
    • soul retrieval by covering the body with the earth..

  • Friday, June 08, 2018 11:41 AM | Wise Woman (Administrator)
    Astrologer Virginia Bell

    Susun interviews Virginia Bell.
    Virginia Bell is a full time writer and astrologer. She has written horoscope columns for websites and magazines. She currently writes for Die Welt (the German publication) and Watch! the CBS magazine and blog for The Huffington Post. Virginia is the author of Midlife Is Not A Crisis: Using Astrology To Thrive In The Second Half Of Life. She currently lectures on astrology, inspiration and aging.
    Before becoming involved in astrology she owned one of the first natural foods restaurants in New York City: Whole Wheat 'N Wild Berrys (from 1974-1995). She then went on to own a second restaurant in the Berkshires from 1988-1991. Virginia co-authored The Manhattan Health Pages: A Guide to Educate, Pamper and Inspire You. During that period Virginia also lectured on health and wellness.

    this episode Q&A includes:
    • basically all raspberry species are used the same medicinally- growing cycle and when to harvest..
    • seeds of yellow dock used for medicine and food..
    • making lavender sun tea..
    • comfrey for closed injuries at the joint, muscles, ligaments, tendons and bones..
    • cancer care and quality of life or quantity of life..
    • cancer diagnosis- the first thing you're going to have to cope with is your fear and anxiety..
    • homeopathy used to clear family tendencies- literally change at a genetic level..

  • Friday, June 01, 2018 12:00 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)
    'Soulflower Oracle Deck' Lisa Estabrook

    Lisa is an artist, graphic designer, mother, obsessive gardener and plant whisperer who has spent the last 30 years since graduating college trying to figure out how to live a healthy and joyful life. The creation of the Soulflower Plant Spirit Oracle deck was the result of a two-year long personal journey of self-discovery and healing. It’s self-publication in the summer of 2016 launched Soulflower, Lisa’s heART based business with a growing range of products intended to support and inspire connection with ourselves and our planet through the power of art and flowers. Flower emPower! Her guiding principle is that the more we learn about ourselves, and take responsibility for our own healing (wholing) journeys, the more we will empower ourselves to live guided by the wisdom in our hearts rather than the voices in our heads. And this, she believes, is how we will heal this Earth.

    this episode Q&A includes:
    • baby with intermittent fever- what are the possibilities- treating bacterial and viral infections..
    • torn off toenail on dog- plantain, yarrow..
    • telling people what they like and don't like creates codependency..
    • the less you say about others, the better off you'll be..
    • most women have ended their periods by age 45-50- talking to your body..
    • communicating with plants..
    • making medicine from cleavers..
    • annuals and perennials...
    • wild lettuce- biennials and annuals..
    • fennel seed tea to lower histamine..

  • Friday, May 25, 2018 12:18 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)
    'Move Your DNA' Katy Bowman

    Susun interviews Katy Bowman.
    Katy is part biomechanist, part science communicator, and full-time mover, Katy Bowman has educated hundreds of thousands of people on the role movement plays in the body and in the world. Blending a scientific approach with straight talk about sensible, whole-life movement solutions, her website and award-winning podcast, Katy Says, reach hundreds of thousands of people every month, and thousands have taken her live classes. Passionate about human movement outside of exercise, Katy volunteers her time to support the larger reintegration of movement into human lives by providing movement courses across widely varying demographics and working with non-profits promoting nature education.

    this episode Q&A includes:
    • viral infections, elderberries, sauerkraut as a a preventative- echinacea- is antibacterial, stimulates macrophages..
    • fermentation is a way of cooking food without using fuel..
    • You need to weigh out herb fro infusions- 1 ounce of dried herb per quart jar.
    • inner guardian- ask yourself what symbolizes protection for you?
    • interstitial cystitis- linden is anti inflammatory, redclover produces hormonal precursors, comfrey heals lining of the bladder..
    • nettle is not a diuretic, it helps the kidneys to work more efficiently and strengthens the bladder over time..
    • parts New Mexico have lots of radioactive dust and can be dangerous to health..
    • pollen allergies..
    • Susun does not drink water, here's why.
    • painful genital herpes outbreaks- hypericum oil and tincture..
    • let go of the resistance, let go of the fight, let the healing in..

  • Friday, May 18, 2018 2:12 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)
    Intuitive Energy Demetria Manuselis

    Susun interviews Demetria Manuselis.
    Demetria is a certified intuitive energy practitioner and facilitator. She hosted the "Soul Freedom Summit" a series that featured 24 guests including well renowned Hay House author and podcaster Davidji, Wayne Dyer's favorite healer Mira Kelley, E! entertainment host Pirie Jones, and Best-Selling Author Morgana Rae. Her mission is to inspire and light the fire of transformation in the heart of humanity individually and collectively awakening from the dream of "themselves" into the divinity of "ourselves" by assisting us in releasing belief systems and paradigms that no longer match the eternal guiding principle of the soul's wisdom. She has theta healing, advanced theta healing, and Angel Alchemy certifications. She is a daughter of Greek immigrants and she has a background as an investigator, which gave her enormous capacity to understand and transcend the various entrapments of the ego and victim consciousness and discover the divine genius and true power of the soul.

    this episode Q&A includes:
    • harmful effects of essential oils and multilevel marketing- how can anyone get ahead by ripping others off?
    • severe dry eyes- eyes are the opening to the liver- burdock, yellowdock, dandelion, thistle, chicory..
    • 1 year old with long term cough- safe and soothing, note harsh and irritating..
    • propolis is the effective part of pine- safe and effective..
    • ovarian cancer rarely starts in the ovaries..
    • harvest poke after at least 3 yrs growth and in the with after all green has died..
    • how does lyme get into our systems- how long does it take?

  • Friday, May 11, 2018 8:57 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)
    'Hado Bear's Secret' Kathleen Caputo

    Susun interviews Kathleen Caputo.
    Kathleen Caputo is an ordained interfaith minister who focuses on providing positive and life affirming resources to children of all cultures, religions and backgrounds. Following a 30-year career as a business executive, she founded Hado Bear, Inc. and a nonprofit organization, Source of Guidance, Inc., both dedicated to helping children and families to have happy, healthy and fulfilling lives and to better respond to life’s challenges including those facing crises and serious illness. Kathleen is a staff minister at The Center For Spiritual Living in Hicksville, New York and has led more than 100 programs for children. She also taught workshops on creativity and guided imagery for the New York City School System, the Fashion Institute of Technology, and City University of New York.
    Kathleen’s children’s book, Hado Bear’s Secret, is the first in a series of books she is authoring to teach children that we are all perfect just the way we are, and that our thoughts, beliefs and words have the power to change our life energy and transform experiences from negative to positive.

    this episode Q&A includes:
    • age is unlikely to effect your fertility , but does effect your genetic material..
    • success story of what to do when you are bit by a tick and prevention..
    • ex anorexic and bulimic that has followed Susun's advice and now loves her body, food and nourishing herbal infusions..
    • japanese knot weed has taken over property- get pigs, make remedies..
    • massage technique to relieve headaches that start in the neck and connection to the liver..
    • you do not need to hurt yourself to heal.

  • Thursday, May 03, 2018 3:30 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)
    Medicine Woman Beata Alfoldi

    Susun interviews Beata Alfoldi.
    Beáta is a medicine woman, workshop facilitator, shamanic practitioner, healer, ceremonial leader, seer and speaker with a gift for assisting individuals through deep transformation. She facilitates private sessions, classes, workshops and international retreats in Australia, Bali, Thailand and Mexico.

    this episode Q&A includes:
    • emotional differences between men and women - women need health relationships with women for a healthy living..
    • the power of competitiveness between women used to lift each other up..
    • gender studies is not women's studies- women's studies makes it out that we have not been living in the patriarchy..
    • HPV can live on a toilet seat for several days..
    • transitioning off a vegan diet- the difference between fixing and nourishing..
    • endometriosis caused by environmental toxin dioxin from things like bleached tampons, sanitary pads, plastics, burning garbage..
    • plantain oil heals the skin..
    • what does low estrogen mean? meaningless...
    • acid reflux- slippery elm balls..
    • appetite suppression- drinking something warm or hot at the beginning of meals such as green tea, bone broth, warmed infusion..

  • Friday, April 27, 2018 1:26 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)
    Second Nature Project Jody Dunphy

    Susun interviews Jody Dunphy.
    Jody is an artist, designer and the creator of the Second Nature Project; an endeavor that resides at the intersection of art and activism. The project was born while she was earning her MFA in Applied Craft and Design at the Oregon College of Art and Craft + Pacific Northwest College of Art. Her practice is driven by a desire to share her fascination with plant life and inspire people to think about their relationship with the natural world. She makes jewelry and sculpture for holding plants and seeds that are dispersed via diverse channels: in galleries, on the street and through retail. Collaboration, engagement, ephemerality, labor and craft are underlying themes in the work she creates.

    this episode Q&A includes:
    • carotenes found in things like nettles, sweet potatoes, tomatoes- help prevent damage from radiation..
    • bacteria contamination on kratom and other issues from consumption of kratom..
    • 42 year old wanting to conceive a baby- genetic material, miscarriage, infusions, animal fats and red meat..
    • nutrients needed from red meat..
    • AMA said over 15 years ago not to use hydrogen peroxide - destroys tissue, make wounds more likely to get infected.
    • yarrow tincture stops pain, stops bleeding, powerfully antibacterial..
    • antibiotics do not prevent infections..

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