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Herbal Medicine is People's Medicine: simple, safe, effective. Bring your curiosity and health questions. Susun will enlighten, surprise, and delight you..

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Herbal Medicine is People's Medicine: simple, safe, effective. Bring your curiosity and health questions. Susun will enlighten, surprise, and delight you..

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When abrasiveness rules .. can healing truly happen? All this knowledge is lost with such edginess.

Listen with an open heart

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Not for those who need a lot of coddling. Fierce personal truths and decades of experience and research are shared. The callers are real and the exchanges between them and the hosts are often heartbreakingly tender. Great work ladies!

iTunes Ratings

149 Ratings
Average Ratings
92
11
9
10
27

Hard to take

By 11lisasa11 - May 10 2020
Read more
When abrasiveness rules .. can healing truly happen? All this knowledge is lost with such edginess.

Listen with an open heart

By Houseoflukaya.com - Mar 06 2020
Read more
Not for those who need a lot of coddling. Fierce personal truths and decades of experience and research are shared. The callers are real and the exchanges between them and the hosts are often heartbreakingly tender. Great work ladies!
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Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed

Latest release on Aug 06, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed & Mythic Medicine Amber Hill

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Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with Amber 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?

Jun 19 2018

1hr 59mins

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Rank #2: Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed & Why Didn't I Notice Her Before Beth Cramer

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Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with Beth Cramer. Beth is an accomplished editor / director producing independent film, commercials, music video and branded content.  Her award-winning documentary "Plan B, Single Women Choosing Motherhood," explores the social picture single motherhood presents and the reason this trend is snowballing among women in their thirties and forties. Cramer launched Brave Films in 2007 making the companies home in NYC and The Hudson Valley. Cramer is a master of melding powerful, emotionally driven experiences in her work. Her portfolio spans styles including dialogue, visual storytelling, music-driven imagery, off beat comedy and evocative fashion/beauty. Cramer has collaborated with some of the worlds leading creative agencies and talent in the industry.
In 2017 Cramer was diagnosed with stage IV Ovarian Cancer and her memoir, Why Didn't I Notice Her Before?, documents her experience as a mother, wife, sister and daughter through her diagnosis. Today, Beth lives with her husband and son in the Hudson Valley and spends her time writing and creating.

Dec 18 2019

2hr 6mins

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Rank #3: Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed

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Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions.

this episode q&a includes:

• alternatives to sunscreen and being exposed to chlorine in pools regularly..

• potent California poppy tincture, check out Rebecca's Etsy Shop www.etsy.com/shop/nourishwholeness

• dandelion root tincture should be milky...

• hair loss/ thinning with age- issues and options..

• chck out susun's youtubes on nourishing herbal infusions..

• long term lung infection- elecampane tincture..

• the lovely mimosa tree..

• smudging...

• american adaptogens..

• breast cancer not wanting surgery...

• detoxing with cancer diagnosis is very dangerous..

• herpes help..

• inflammation of the thyroid..

Nov 13 2019

2hr 5mins

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Rank #4: Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed & Spiritual Director Kathleen Leo

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Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with Kathy Leo. Kathy is the founder and spiritual director of Hallowell, a hospice choir that has been serving the community through the practice of bedside singing for the dying since 2003. She has recently completed a manuscript and hopes to publish her new book; On the Breath of Song: Guidance and Stories for the Practice of Bedside Singing for the Dying. She draws on a decade of experience as a midwife helping families give birth at home. Being welcomed into the sacred spaces of birth, death and grief continues to offer Kathy and those who share in this practice, reverence and gratitude for daily life. 

this episode Q&A includes:

• the way to be healthy is to nourish yourself...

• learn to be more appreciative of the negative experiences in our live and what they have to offer us... 

• sunflowers suck up and remove stuff we do not want in our soils...

• estrogens made in our bodies, made by plants and made in laboratories- cancer, puberty, reproduction and menopause...

• soy protein isolate- long path estrogen- worst thing you can consume...

• herpes- hypericum perforatum prevents and treats outbreaks, self heal tincture can get rid of, l lysine in halibut, chicken and goats milk, avoid nuts...

• vegan diet is incredibly bad for women, we are designed to eat meat...

• Are you ok replacing meat with B12 GMO supplements?

• urban wildcrafting..

• using the root of osha multiple times..

•  when we want to make the eyes stronger- make the liver stronger- nettle infusion, well cooked greens..

• obesity- BMI is not an indicator of health...

Jun 14 2016

2hr 1min

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Rank #5: Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed & Naughty Nutritionalist Kaayla T. Daniel

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Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with Kaala T. Daniel. KAAYLA T. DANIEL, PhD is known as The Naughty Nutritionist®because she “tells the truth that’s too hot to handle.”  Kaayla is coauthor of the bestselling book Nourishing Broth: An Old-Fashioned Remedy for the Modern World (2014) and the author of The Whole Soy Story:The Dark Side of America's Favorite Health Food (2005). She received the Integrity in Science Award from the Weston A. Price Foundation in 2005, the Health Freedom Fighter Award from Freedom Law School in 2009, and the BadAss Award from the Paleo-Primal-Price Foundation in 2015.   

this episode Q&A includes:

• our idea of detoxing is to damage and destroy...

• nettle contains calcium salts which is calcium in many forms providing your body with what it needs...

• enzymes in foods can be killed at temperatures over 110°- so does the hydrochloric acid in you stomach...

• seborrheic dermatitis on 11 year old- do you want to be in charge? oil infused with one of these herbs- hypericum, plantain, calendula...

• diarrhea- eat applesauce- pectin normalizes that bowels...

• edema- cleavers tincture or poke root tincture in 1/2-1 DROP doses...

• essential oils in toothpaste- use anti-infective herbs to brush with such as yarrow tincture...

• osteoporosis- lifestyle medicine- yogurt, increase physical activity, drink nourishing herbal infusions...

• ashwagandha- there are herbs that are cheaper, easier to get and taste better..

• abnormal cells on the cervix- be really clear and really specific with you doctor about issues 'Down There'- they will cut, steal, grab and take and you will not be able to get it back...

Feb 24 2016

2hr 4mins

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Rank #6: Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed & Alchemy of Herbs Rosalee de la Forêt

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Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with Rosalee de la Forêt. Rosalee is passionate about helping people discover the world of herbalism and natural health. Her teachings transform complex concepts into simple elements so students and health seekers are empowered to use herbs in practical ways that get results. She also teaches extensively about herbalism internationally and as the Education Director at LearningHerbs. Rosalee is the author of the online courses The Taste of Herbs, Herbal Cold Care, and Apothecary. Her first book, Alchemy of Herbs, will be published by Hay House in the spring of 2017.

Mar 14 2017

2hr 1min

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Rank #7: Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed & Steamy Chick Keli Garza

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Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with Keli Garza. Keli is the founder and owner of Chick Food Inc and the creator of Steamy Chick products. Keli has been researching the practice of vaginal steaming and using it in her own self-care since 2010. 

Keli lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two little girls. Kelly's Website is www.steamychick.com.

this episode Q&A includes:

• plantar's fascitis- what are the symptoms? do not wear heels, go bare foot, drink comfrey infusions and soak or compress with comfrey..

• hesitant to use antibiotics when undergoing bone graft- antibiotics are very important in these situations- find a class of antibiotics you can work with...

• if you're concerned with your microbiome, throw away all products that contain essential oils..

• cook your kale for a minimum of one hour..

• leading cause of food poisoning in the United States is eating raw greens primarily blended up into smoothies..

• a broad diet includes eating fish at least once a week, meat at least once a week, eggs at least twice a week..

• during menopause women produce more hormones than any other time- extra nutrition, take better care of yourself...

• 'Breast Cancer? Breast Health!'- Building powerful immunity, anti cancer foods..

• how to make a tincture- use 100 proof vodka..

May 31 2016

2hr

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Rank #8: Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed

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Susun Weed answers 75 minutes of herbal health questions.

this episode Q&A includes:

• birth control and birth control pills..

• making tinctures from fresh and dry plant material of usnea, osha and echinacea..

• during menopause- unless you have a problem that is going to kill you, stay away from doctors..

• syndrome- collection of symptoms- not a disease..

• PCOS is genetic, you are born with it..

• sabal palm- medicinal?

• poke root can damage your kidneys- not to be taken in large doses..

• 'Down There' for information on herpes..

• Barrett's Esophagus- slippery elm and dandelion..

• rheumatoid arthritis- movement, pain management and astragalus..

•  sugar in the diet..

• acne, yarrow and koalin clay..

• and much more..

Mar 04 2015

1hr 45mins

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Rank #9: Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed & Mythology and Folklore Ayn Cates Sullivan

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Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with Ayn Cates Sullivan. Ayn is an award-winning and bestselling author focusing on mythology and folklore for the modern age. Dr Sullivan obtained her BA with honors at Hollins University, her Masters and Doctorate in Literature from Columbia University and King’s College London. She later obtained a Masters in Spiritual Psychology and works with individuals who are interested in remembering their Inner Grail. She also works with a select group of emerging writers each year.
Ayn Cates Sullivan’s series, “Legends of the Grail” successfully launched in 2017, selling out on the first day to an enthusiastic audience and wide acclaim. The first volume, Legends of the Grail: Stories of Celtic Goddesses, is a collection of ancient Irish myths, and the missing or untold stories of women recounted in first person. The second and newest volume, Heroines of Avalon & Other Tales, is a collection of Celtic and Arthurian myths and legends focusing on the heroine’s healing journey.
Also the author of an award-winning series of inspirational children’s books, Ayn Cates Sullivan has won more than thirty literary awards for her works.  Dr. Sullivan continues to write about and lead programs that inspire women and men to experience their own Grail Quest.
this episode Q&A includes:
• fibroids and hormones- what herbs make the liver happy and organic fats..
• coinfection with Lymes disease- echinacea, yogurt and pharmacueticals, astragalus.
• tincturing echinacea..
• easiest edible seeds to work with..
• candida overgrowth- NO essential oils..
• anxiety- the choice between fear and excitement is your choice. 
• crossing bridges and menopause..

May 21 2019

2hr 1min

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Rank #10: Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed & Cymatic Medicine with Mandara Cromwell

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Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with Mandara Cromwell.  

Mandara Cromwell, DCM, Doctorate of Cymatic Medicine and President of Cyma Technologies, is an American woman entrepreneur who manufactures her own inventions, the AMI Acoustic Meridian Intelligence Cymatherapy devices. The AMI 750 was nominated for the Thomas Edison Award for Innovation in the Fields of Science and Medicine in 2013. She was inspired to create her own company to preserve the integrity of the specific healing frequency patterns that were passed to her as a body of work from British osteopath, Dr. Peter Guy Manners, in 2001.

this episode Q&A includes:

• pineapple contains meat digesting enzyme that can irritate the mouth 

• stats on life expectancy of people who have annual visits to doctor's office

• sleep! listen to this episode for sound sleep advice for sufferers of sleep apnea 

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• breast discharge from breast with benign lump, could be caused from diagnostic procedure

• traumatic birth and how to recover (discuss motherwort, guilt and medical system)

• autism more closely linked to ultra sound than vaccinations 

• medicalization of anything brings up fear; impossible to make a good decision when afraid

• role of doctors and role of midwives (doctor / midwife)

Nov 20 2019

2hr 1min

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Rank #11: Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed & Sound Medicine Woman Judith Piazza

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Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions follwed by a 30 minute interview with Judith Piazza.

With 40 plus years of exploration in the realms of sound, music, rhythm, and voice, including a B.A. in Music Therapy, Judith continues to explore the indigenous and soulful edges of vibration as sound medicine.

She presently offers Devotional and Community Song, Frame Drum and Rhythm Workshops, Healing Sound Workshops, Performances / Prayerformances that weave her talents and skill on drums around the world, vocals, native flutes, didjeridu, guitar, and dulsitar TM. In addition, Judith works with youth and adults in Rites of Passage Threshold Retreats, is an initiated Council Trainer and Guide in The Ojai Foundation model (a circle practice that encourages authentic listening and speaking from our hearts), is a Universal Life Church Minister, and continues to explore Nature as Teacher, developing a Medicine Wheel of our Elemental Sound Nature. She has recently been named one of nine finalists in the Guthman International Instrument Design competition for her unique dulsitar TM and has been initiated into the Yoga of Sound through decades of study in the Indian Sound Yogic traditions. She is known for her extraordinary talents, exceptional skill, and generous, joyful spirit as Sound Medicine Woman.

Jul 23 2019

2hr 1min

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Rank #12: Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed & The Frontier Inside Licia Berry

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Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with Licia Berry. Licia Berry is a 30-year veteran educator and practitioner - in public schools, state agencies, non-profits and the business sector - and in her international clientele, where she mentors women leaders utilizing psychological, neurobiological and indigenous approaches. Licia is a pioneer, author, educator and speaker on utilizing the Whole Brain state to access ancestral memory and holistic approaches to health. She is the

Founder of the Daughters of EarthT Project, a Women's Leadership Institute, and the author of the 2016 #1 international bestseller, I AM Her Daughter -the Healing Path to a Woman's Power and the upcoming Aquarian Gospels, a guide to creating relationship in a partnered, power sharing way. Her websites www.LiciaBerry.com, www.DaughtersOfEarth.com and partnered with her husband of 33 years at www.JuicySacredLiving.com

Aug 06 2019

2hr 2mins

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Rank #13: Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed & 'The SuperWoman’s Guide ' Jaime Kulaga

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Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with Jaime Kulaga. Jaime knows first-hand how things can get twisted up. A married mother of two, author, inspirational speaker, workshop leader, Ph.D and counselor/coach with a thriving practice called of Mindful Rehabilitation (www.mindfulrehab.com), she has had to learn when to stop and change course to preserve that balance. And she shares these experiences in the book. But mostly she has culled the essences of her workshops, working with women around the world who share these same frustrations and anxieties. Women who give until all the life juices are drained.

this episode Q&A includes:

• a diagnosis is almost meaningless- work with the individual persons symptoms..

• body mass increases with age- stop telling women they are overweight..

• baby teeth reflect the diet of the mother while pregnant..

• all life is sentient- plant or animal- to be alive we must eat other living beings- do so humbly..

• the lower iron levels are the heavier menstruation tends to be..

• eating raw greens? STOP! Cook your greens..

• adding dairy to coffee deactivates the catechins..

• how auto immune diseases function..

• astragalus added to infusion rotation as immune nourisher..

• not only take care of yourself, but talk about taking care of yourself so other women know it is okay..

• where to look for nettle..

• bee sting therapy and urtication..

• does it make me healthier, my family healthier, my community healthier..

• we are where we are because we want to be there.

• local helps me stay strong and reduces my impact..

• restore health to the digestive tract with slippery elm balls..

Oct 20 2015

2hr

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Rank #14: Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed & Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Taya Shere

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Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with Taya Shere (Taya Mâ). Taya is the co-founder of Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute, co-author of The Hebrew Priestess: Ancient and New Paths of Jewish Women's Spiritual Leadership, and faculty at Starr King School for the Ministry and the Chaplaincy Institute, where she trains emergent clergy across faith traditions. She teaches Ancestral Lineage Healing, offering individual sessions virtually, and in-person workshops across the country. Taya is also a Somatic Experiencing practitioner and offers online courses in Embodied Presence, Pleasure as Prayer, Conscious Menstruation and Ancestral Healing. Her Hebrew Goddess chant albums — This Bliss, Wild Earth Shebrew, Halluyah All Night and Torah Tantrika — have been heralded as "cutting-edge mystic medicine music." She makes home, music and other magic in Berkeley, California, on occupied Ohlone lands.

Jun 11 2019

2hr 1min

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Rank #15: Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed & MycoMeditations Eric Osborne

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Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview Eric Osborne. Eric Osborne is an experienced mushroom cultivator, formerly owner of Magnificent Mushrooms gourmet mushroom company.  Eric has a Master's Degree in Education, is a father of two and founder of PLEDG (Psychedelic Liberation Education Discipline and Guidance) and MycoMeditations, a Jamaica based Psilocybin retreat and Psychedelic Wellness Center.  Eric has seventeen years experience in the cultivation of mushrooms and was the first individual to be certified by the State of Indiana as a 'Wild Mushroom Expert'.

this episode Q&A includes:

• pick 8 adaptogens a year to work with for 6 weeks at a time.

• the art of being an herbalist..

• sinus infection congestion- anti infectives, marshmallow and linden infusions, water bath acupuncture..

• pacific botanicals has astragalus grown in the USA..

• codonopsis as infusion and tincture- infusion uses more herb/more benefit..

• salivary gland cancer- adaptogenic herbs, nourishing herbal infusions, avoid supplements especially antioxidants and eat mostly cooked foods..

• sprouts get a nutrition score of 7, cooked kale gets a nutrition score of 1000..

• urinary and prostate issues- saw palmetto berry- most effective in tincture form..

• inflammation in blood vessels- nourishing herbal infusions are all anti inflammatory, meditation..

• cholesterol- show me a study that shows cholesterol lowering drugs are beneficial- be an active participant in your health..

Feb 08 2017

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Rank #16: Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed & Psilocybin Therapy Eric Osborne

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Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with Eric Osborne. Eric is the founder of Magnificent Mushrooms gourmet mushroom farm and consulting, Indiana’s first State recognized Wild Mushroom Expert and a conscientious psychonaut, Eric began working in underground Psilocybin therapy for five years before being arrested.  Informed of his activities, police raided his farm and home, charged him with three class B felonies and turned his life upside down.

Unwilling to be thwarted, after his release from incarceration Eric founded the 501(c)(3) organization PLEDG INC. (Psychedelic Liberation Education Discipline and Guidance), the for-profit venture MycoMeditations, a legal psilocybin retreat program in rural Jamaica and MycoMeditations Podcast. A husband, father of three and passionate about psychedelic healing, Eric has used hurdles as inspiration to bring forward the medicine of mushrooms.

this episode Q&A includes:

• painful injury- RICE, skullcap tincture, hypericum tincture, comfrey, high cbd..

• herbal first aid works best when it is used first..

• which comfrey is safe to use?

• yarrow used as a dentifrice..

• chaparral used as tea or tincture?

• comfrey is a toughener- gets the job done!

• type II diabetes- nourishing herbal infusions, increasing physical activity..

• blue light kills MRSA..

• depression- antidepressants are overpriced, addictive placebos- get angry!

Dec 20 2017

2hr

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Rank #17: Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed & 'GAIA CODEX' Sarah Drew

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Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with Sarah Drew. As the visionary author of the GAIA CODEX, Sarah Drew catalyzes powerful blueprints for the future deeply rooted in the gnosis of the past. Her professional experience includes early forays into creating content for virtual reality platforms as the CEO and co-founder of Serpmon in the 1990s and subsequently working as a producer and creative director on media projects that have explored the edges of digital technology and visionary narrative. Sarah has been a featured speaker at the graduate level and at organizations such as Google and ABC Deepak Homebase and she is currently a popular teacher and mentor for women worldwide on topics such as Feminine Wisdom, Evolutionary Culture and Regenerative Technology.A lifelong explorer of culture and consciousness, Sarah has traveled from the jungles of the Amazon to the high peaks of Bhutan where she has had the honor of studying and living with key lineage teachers. At U.C. Berkeley, Sarah studied Religious Studies.Her work expresses a deep curiosity and a polymathic approach to exploring multiple disciplines with a focus on humanity’s evolution, the cultivation of compassion and our multi-generational nurturance of Mother Earth. As a storyteller, she is inspired by regenerative narratives that give us both a deeper understanding of our past and powerful blueprints for the future. Sarah currently serves on two advisory boards. Sarah lives with her husband in Manhattan and on a lush forested farm in the Hudson Valley. 
this episode Q&A includes:
• cannabis 
• making calendula oil
• cell phone towers
• sprouts vs cooked vegetables
• vaccines and being medicated
• commuting..

Aug 13 2019

2hr 1min

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Rank #18: Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed & Natural Medicine Dr Aviva Romm

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Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with Dr Aviva Romm. Referred to as “the face of natural medicine in the 21st century by Prevention Magazine” and named one of the 100 Women to Watch in Wellness by Mind Body Green. A midwife, herbalist, and Yale-trained MD, Board Certified in Family Medicine with Obstetrics, as well as a graduate of Dr. Weil's Integrative Medicine Residency (University of Arizona), Dr. Romm is one of the nation’s leaders in botanical medicine and is the author of 7 books on natural medicine including her latest book The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution (Harper One, January 2017). She lives and practices medicine in western Massachusetts and New York City and is a nationally sought speaker, author, and consultant. 

this episode Q&A includes:

• infection after lumpectomy- echinacea root tincture 2-4 dropperfuls every hour until infection has passed, poultice of raw potato to draw out infection, linden infusion to counter inflammation..

• radiation in not a treatment for the cancer you have but the cancer you do have in the future..

• a lot of symptoms- anxiety, headaches, bladder issues- menopause changes every hormone in your body..

• violet infusion, nettle infusion and strong long brewed cornsilk tea to sooth the bladder..

• infusions are made by weight of herb- one ounce of herb per quart of infusion, not by volume of herb.. 

• hypericum perforatum tincture used to counter pain from muscle spasms..

• very confusing to live in a culture where drugs rain supreme.

Jan 18 2017

2hr 1min

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Rank #19: Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed & Unhappiness Syndrome Mia Tomikawa

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Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with Mia Tomikawa. Mia Tomikawa is a translator and editor in chief at IRH Press, an international publisher of spiritual, religious, and self-improvement books by the bestselling author Ryuho Okawa.

Mia has been working on the English-translated versions of Okawa's books for nearly a decade to share the spiritual truths that he teaches, which have changed the lives of millions around the world including herself. Mia believes that increasing the awareness and deepening the understanding of these spiritual truths are the keys to finding true happiness on a personal level as well on a global scale.

To date, Mia has worked on more than 30 titles by Okawa. In addition to her editing and translation experience, she is a simultaneous interpreter, writer, as well as a U.S. spokesperson for Ryuho Okawa's books.

this episode Q&A includes:

• comfrey *leaf* infusion + compress for bones + wounds

• hiatel hernia 

• Susun spends money on health, free & clear, not insurance 

• constipation: treat colon like a child, be kind + nourish

• the body believes every word we think & say

• start eating meat by adding bones/broth to beans, trust animals like being eaten 

• immune support: "guardian disease" self-protection + adaptogens/mushrooms

• don't watch t.v. when you're stressed, meditate for 10 secs throughout day

• Pacific Botanicals ships fresh herbs (in season) 

• re-do lab test(s) that would ask you to make any large dietary change

• studies refer to feedlot meat + dairy, not grassfed 

• motherwort + oatstraw allies for anxiety; dose will change in time

Nov 22 2017

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Rank #20: Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed & Second Nature Project Jody Dunphy

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Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with 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..

• two herniated discs- reasons for back pain, CBD, Skullcap, hypericum tincture..

• what's the problem with high cholesterol? high C reactive protein is the real problem..

• white stool in child- possible causes and testing..

Apr 24 2018

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