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  • New and exciting research on nutrients and botanicals

    in Health

    Dana Laake and her special guest Alan Miller, ND, will discuss new and exciting research on nutrients and botanicals.

    Dr. Miller is a 1989 graduate of Bastyr University and a well-known clinician and educator who has lectured at medical conferences nationally and internationally. He has been a member of Thorne Research’s Medical Affairs team since 1994. As an author and researcher, Alan has published over 20 articles in the peer-reviewed journal Alternative Medicine Review. He is Chief Medical Editor of the book Alternative Medicine Review Monogrophs, Volume One and is a contributing author to the Textbook of Natural Medicine.

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    Women of A Certain Age and the Importance of Pelvic Health for Healthy Sex Life

    in Women

    MoonMaid Botanicals and Cynthia, the #menopause herbalist, presents Women of a Certain Age and......   This is our opportunity to offer you information on a variety of topics that relate to the aging process.  This evening's topic is The Importance of Pelvic Health for a Healthy Sex Life with special guest, Dr. Sandy Bevacqua.

    Dr. Sandra Bevacqua, a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology, has worked as a research scientist at both the university and government levels. She has lectured as a scientist throughout the Americas, Canada, Europe, and Japan for medical professionals and has led hundreds of lectures and teleconferences for the public since 1986. Her work includes the completion of numerous publications for the University of Arizona Cancer Center, Temple University Center for Thrombotic Disorders and Los Alamos National Laboratory. She started her practice in 1998, where she educates her clients and their healthcare providers to understand how one’s diet, nutrition and lifestyle may be used effectively to balance blood chemistry thereby addressing many health concerns. She works closely with each client to create an individualized program which meets their specific needs and uses a natural approach to gently bring the body back into balance.

    Most recently, Dr. Bevacqua has focused on developing educational programs in the field of Holistic Women’s Health. Frustrated by the lack of options available to women faced with pelvic health concerns she developed The Pelvic Health Transformation Program, Pregnancy and The Pelvic Floor, and The Mystery is Over! Understanding Female Sexual Health in which women of all ages receive the complete education and the techniques needed to naturally recover from pelvic floor discomfort, pain and loss of function due to organ prolapse, incontinence, pelvic pain syndrome, as well as sexual misunderstanding or dysfunction. Learn more about her work at: www.wish4life.com

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    History and Uses of Botanicals with Dr. Engard

    in Health

    The trend is towards a plant based diet but we are yet to fully embrace the medicine of the plants that are around us for our health.  What are we waiting for?  A health crisis that slams us into the wall, that brings us to our knees or that raises the white flag of surrender.  Before you get to the point, plants work their best to keep you in top form.
    My guest today is Dr. Kim Engard, a Naturopathic Physician who also has been an herbalist for more than 30 years.  Dr. Kim's expertise is Botanicals and she works to educate others how to connect to the Natural World of Plants.  Her company Wildwoods Botanicals LLC also has workshops, herbal products and information to improve your overall health.
    As prescription medications are ever changing and presenting with increased side effects, natural therapies have a very safe track record for centuries.
    Dr. Kim Engard's website is here and her company is here. 
    If you need further support, contact me, Dr. Jeanette Gallagher here and my website is www.outoftheboxhealthcare.com

  • 01:16

    Quality of Life Family & Wellness

    in Lifestyle

    Join Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith – publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Quality of Life show, airing live online from the historic Coronado Motor Hotel in Yuma, Arizona.
    On This Episode:
    - Family Unity During the Holidays with Bobbi DePorter, President of Quantum Learning Network & Co-founder of SuperCamp, and co-author of ‘Excellence in Teaching & Learning: The Quantum Learning System’.
    - Herbs for Colds & Flu  with herbalist Cynthia Johnston, owner of MoonMaid Botanicals.

  • 00:26

    Women of A Certain Age and...Camping, Hiking and MotherNature

    in Women

    Join Cynthia of MoonMaid Botanicals, Vesna Plakanis of A Walk in the Woods and Elaine Miller who has a long history with the National Park Service, as they discuss the benefits of getting out in the woods.  All are avid hikers and know a lot about the Smoky Mountains.  This area is very diverse and world renowned for it's plant diversity.  From wildflowers famous in the Spring, to the wide array of disiduous trees, traditional medicinal species, and wild herbs, the Smoky Mountains is a wonderland of plants of all kinds.  Cynthia's land, MoonMaid's Medicinal Botanical Sanctuary, is a 5 acre gem dedicated to preserving, protecting and propagating native medicinal species, many of which are endangered.  A member of United Plant Savers Native Plant Sanctuary network, the land is in the planning stages of expansion to include hiking trails, programs for children and building an Herb Cottage to further our teaching capabilities.

  • 00:33

    The Story of an Herbalist

    in Self Help

    Tune-in and listen to the story of an herbalist, how she adopted the therapeutic ways of ancient Africans, indigenous people and how they used the earth for healing and renewal as a natural supplement to health. And how they can benefit you!

    Jennifer presently resides and works in North Carolina (USA) with her inspiring business and practice, Senebti Botanicals in Charlotte, where she assists patients regionally and internationally. Her academic background is extensive: Biology, Anatomy, Physiology, Natural and Botanical Medicine. She specializes in nutritional and botanical approaches to assisting patients with getting their bodies back into balance; this includes: digestive/colon health, hormones, restoring & building the immune system & more!

    Website of Jennifer TheHerbalist:

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    Women of A Certain Age and....Preventing Hysterectomies

    in Women

    Hysterectomy, removing the uterus, and sometimes the ovaries happen far too often.  Join my guest Dr. Tirso del Junco, Jr . as we discuss his unique approach to saving the uterus.  His alternative surgery is fascinating even with the worst cases of fibroids, cysts and endometriosis.In practice for 17 years, performing over 1000 surgeries, I think this approach is fascinating.  Dr. del Junco, Jr. explains why it is important to keep the uterus when possible, clearly explains how his surgery is perfomed and discusses other important lifestyle choices.

     Find out more about Dr. del Junco, Jr @ www.alternativesurgery.com  His facility in Los Angeles is a great resource for information!!  Get his video Hysterectomy Myths.  This video and his site have a lot of invaluable information.

    Find out more about MoonMaid Botanicals' herbal alternatives to commonly prescribed prescriptions for menopause symptoms @ http://www.moonmaidbotanicals.com/Wild-Yam-Cream.html

  • 01:21

    Interview With Rebecca Ross of Earth Spirit Energy

    in Spirituality

    Join Roxie and Carrie for a special episode with Rebecca Ross of Earth Spirit Energy!  

    Rebecca’s love for the natural world began as a child working in the garden. What seemed a chore then became a lifelong love.

    Her professional career in the plant world began in the early 90’s with her business, The Magic Garden, offering garden maintenance and installation in the Santa Cruz mountains of CA.

    In 1998 she received her first massage certification from the San Francisco School of Massage. From there, her and her husband travelled around and she reestablished herself in each state they lived. She has worked in Rio Mar, Puerto Rico, Dallas, TX, Exeter, NH and now Asheville, NC.

    Her 10 years in New Hampshire was a growing experience. She became a Certified Herbalist, Shamanic Healer and Reiki Master Teacher there. She also had a retail shop, White Lily Teas which was basically a wellness center offering organic teas, herbs and massage. She taught and lectured around the state and immersed herself in the wellness community. This was also the time of her private herbal line, White Lily Botanicals.

    Now in Asheville, NC she is sharing her unique gifts and experience with an amazing community of like minded individuals with her private practice Earth Spirit Energy. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains she enjoys connecting to this beautiful land through ceremony, hiking, wildcrafting medicine, and dancing with the earth spirits.  http://earthspiritenergy.com



  • Power of Positive Thought & Living with Multiple Sclerosis

    in Lifestyle

    Join Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith – publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine for Big Blend Radio’s Champagne Sundays variety show, airing live from the historic Coronado Motor Hotel in Yuma, Arizona, headquarters for the Big Blend Spirit of America Tour of all 408 National Park units.

    On This Episode:
    - Power of Positive Thought with Kelly F. Holland, Physical Therapist and Author of ‘Primary Gift: Awaken to the Excellence of Your Life's Journey’
    - Hollywood History of Roses with Steve Schneickert
    - Flowers that Heal with Cynthia Johnston of MoonMaid Botanicals
    - Fall Rose Care with Rosarians Chris VanCleave ‘The Redneck Rosarian’ and Teresa Byington, co-hosts of the Rose Chat Podcast


  • 01:07

    Following Your Dreams: Botanicals, Being the Change

    in Relationships

    Kim Stokely is Our Guest Tonight!!! There is FOCUS needed to follow through on what you initiated and dreamed up during your time of breakthroughs and expansion. Even if you can’t quite determine what happened for you in July, everyone was affected by an expansive energy and it just may take time for the understanding to settle in. But that is what August is all about. The support for Following Through gives you an opportunity to participate in what is unfolding in your life and to actually enjoy the more organized and solidly grounded energy.
    Kim spent 20 years as a nonprofit leader coaching emerging nonprofits and community groups as they’ve formed, developed, and taken action. She co-founded Leading From Within and the Courage to Lead program for nonprofit leaders to nurture other nonprofit leaders in their professional and personal lives so that they can bring the gifts of leadership to whole-hearted service for others and the world. Kim also facilitates the Healing Circle Community and on-line communications for Ancient Ways Botanicals. Kim brings with her 25 years of managing non-profit businesses and supporting non-profit leaders. She is an experienced educator and facilitator, having been trained as a life and professional coach and prepared by the Center for Courage and Renewal as a Circle of Trust facilitator. Kim provides life coaching for those who are on a journey toward greater wholeness and connection in their lives, helping individuals rise to their highest potential and bring their greatest gifts to the world. She is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz and holds a teaching credential from California State University, Chico.Kim also fulfills orders. http://ancientwaysbotanicals.com/

  • Friday FARcast: Exploring The Hawaiian Healing Traditions With Maka'ala Yates

    in Paranormal

    On today's show I'll be speaking with Maka'ala Yates, who might just qualify as one of the most interesting men you'll ever meet or at the very least, listen to.  Dr. Maka'ala Yates D.C., is a Kanaka Maoli (Hawaiian Ancestry) who specializes in Hawaiian medicine. His studies began at the age of 6.  He has been teaching Hawaiian medicine and practices for 35 years.  He is the founder of  Mana Lomi®.and Indigenous Botanicals.  Maka’ala received the Kaonohi Award in 2005 for his excellence in Hawaiian medicine and community support. He is author of "Na'auao Ola Hawaii:Hawaiian Practices and Principles of Being Well."

    Please join me as we explore Maka'ala's fascinating path and dive deep into the sacred mystery of Mana Lomi.

    Maka'ala's website:  http://www.manalomi.com/

    Indigenous Botanicals: http://www.indigenousbotanicals.net

    Mana Lomi Healing Demo:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJG3_L8XPB0