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Ida Vintes Tafari is a socio-cultural medical anthropologist and currently teaches as Adjunct Professor in the Graduate Department of the School of Nursing, Barry University Miami Fl. She has worked on many research agenda’s in South Florida, the Caribbean and Africa focusing on myths, rituals, dietary practices, mysticism and indigenous ethnobotany which continues to be popular today. Dr. Tafari served as visiting professor and adjunct professor at FIU in the Department of Global Studies, Africa and African Diaspora Studies, and Public health over the past decade. She completed a three year Post Doctorial study through the Comprehensive Drug Research Center at the University of Miami Medical School. Of special interest to Dr. Tafari currently is the integration of traditional medicine into the national health care biomedical system. The systematic study of the rich heritage of knowledge, skills, and practices based on theories, beliefs, and experiences indigenous to different cultures that are used to maintain health, as well as to prevent, diagnose, improve or treat physical and mental illness is at the forefront of her health promotion agenday.
TONIGHT on Authentic Enlightenment Radio! Dennis McKenna(brother of Terence McKenna) joins us to discuss psychedelic healing and more!
Show starts at 9:05pm EST!
Dennis J. McKenna, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor, Center for Spirituality & Healing, University of Minnesota, Academic Health Center.
His professional and personal interests are focused on the interdisciplinary study of ethnopharmacology and plant hallucinogens. He earned his doctorate in 1984 from the University of British Columbia, where his doctoral research focused on ethnopharmacological investigations of the botany, chemistry, and pharmacology of ayahuasca and oo-koo-he, two orally-active tryptamine-based hallucinogens used by indigenous peoples in the Northwest Amazon. He received post-doctoral research fellowships in the Laboratory of Clinical Pharmacology, National Institute of Mental Health, and in the Department of Neurology, Stanford University School of Medicine.
Dennis coauthored Botanical Medicines: The Desk Reference for Major Herbal Supplements and The Invisible Landscape: Mind, Hallucinogens, and the I Ching. His papers include Human Psychopharmacology of Hoasca, A Plant Hallucinogen Used in Ritual Context in Brazil, Monoamine oxidase inhibitors in South American hallucinogenic plants: Tryptamine and β-carboline constituents of Ayahuasca, and Clinical investigations of the therapeutic potential of ayahuasca: rationale and regulatory challenges.
He joined Shaman Pharmaceuticals as Director of Ethnopharmacology in 1990, and relocated to Minnesota in 1993 to join the Aveda Corporation as Senior Research Pharmacognosist. He joined the faculty of the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota in 2001. He is a founding board member of the Heffter Research Institute and serves on the advisory board of nonprofit organizations in the fields of ethnobotany and botanical medicines.
Holly Bellebuono directs the award-winning apothecary Vineyard Herbs Teas & Apothecary on Martha’s Vineyard and also The Bellebuono School of Herbal Medicine, where she trains and certifies community herbalists. She lectures around the country to audiences about natural health, herbal medicine, and women’s empowerment. This is Bellebuono’s third book. Her first, The Essential Herbal for Natural Health, was published by Shambhala Publishers/Roost Books in 2012. Her second, The Authentic Herbal Healer, was published by Balboa Press in 2012. Women Healers of the World is listed as a Main Selection of the national One Spirit Book Club, and can be purchased at www.VineyardHerbs.com.
Intimate and inspiring, Women Healers of the World celebrates 16 different healing traditions: conventional medicine, pharmacology, ethnobotany, herbalism, homeopathy, flower essence practitioners, shamanism, nursing, midwifery, conservation, and more. The book culminates with a chapter on Handcrafting Traditions, offering hands-on recipes for remedies inspired by the women in the book.
Join Hugh T Alkemi and special guest Chris Kilham as they discuss Ayahuasca and ethnobotany LIVE with callers and questions! Chris has just released a new book entitled Ayahuasca Test Pilots. Consider calling in to have your questions answered directly 347-855-8334
BIO: Chris Kilham is a medicine hunter, and has explored traditional medicines and psychoactive plants for decades in over 45 countries.
The author of fifteen books, his latest work is The Ayahuasca Test Pilots Handbook, The Essential Guide to Ayahuasca Journeying.
His best-selling yoga book, The Five Tibetans, is published in 27 languages. Chris has practiced yoga daily and taught since 1970, and has studied with South American shamans since 1993. He drinks ayahuasca regularly in the Amazon. He is a chief, a fire walker, a former diplomat.
Chris is a FOX News correspondent featured in over 100 countries, is a regular guest on The Dr OZ Show, and appears on CNN, ABC, NBC, PBS, and numerous other TV networks. He has been featured in major media globally, including The New York Times, Outside Magazine, and Psychology Today. CNN calls Chris “The Indiana Jones of Natural Medicine.” Chris lives and works in western Massachusetts with his wife, artist/activist Zoe.
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Join Elusive1 & Henry May as they welcome John Mionczynski back to the show. John is a wildlife biologist. He has more than thirty years of field experience as a researcher, wildlife consultant, and instructor. Mionczynski worked for years with the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team and has conducted research regarding factors contributing to the dwindling numbers of bighorn sheep in the U.S. and Canadian Rockies. He has extensive knowledge of ethnobotany and has taught related courses for credit at the Teton Science Schools, the National Outdoor Leadership School, and several colleges. In 1972, while at a base camp for a government sponsored bighorn sheep study, a large upright figure, larger than the local bears and exhibiting a human-like hand with a distinctive thumb, collapsed Mionczynski’s tent. The creature, which Mionczynski heard breathing at a rate of six breaths per minute, threw pine cones at him as he spent the rest of the night at his campfire. Since then, he has followed up on similar sightings and experiences and has become familiar with American Indian knowledge of the sasquatch.
SHOW DESCRIPTION: Millions of people, knowingly or not, self-medicate with chocolate every day to enhance their feel good chemicals and improve their moods. But can chocolate help your cardiovascular system, reducing the risk of heart attacks or strokes? Can it reduce the risk of high blood pressure or cancer? My guest this week says that after water, cocoa is the healthiest known substance you can put into your body and believes that if cocoa were consumed judiciously and regularly, it would prove the single greatest life-saving medication of all time.
Chris Kilham is a medicine hunter, author and educator. The founder of Medicine Hunter Inc., Chris has conducted medicinal research in over 20 countries in search of botanical medicines with proven efficacy. Chris is the FOX News Medicine Hunter and appears on FOX News Health online in the US and international television markets. He also writes a weekly column for FOX News Health. Chris is Explorer in Residence at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where he teaches the popular ethnobotany course The Shaman’s Pharmacy through the Department of Plant & Soil Sciences. The author of 14 books, Kilham has appeared as a guest expert on over 1500 radio programs and more than 500 TV shows worldwide including the Dr. Oz Show, ABC 20/20, CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, MSNBC, BBC, and NPR. For more information on Chris Kilham, please visit: www.medicinehunter.com
Very honored to have Ellen Kamhi as my guest. She has been involved in Natural Medicine since 1973. She directed a program in Ethnobotany, attended Rutgers and Cornell Universities, sat on the Panel of Traditional Medicine at Columbia Presbyterian Medical School, and is a Medical School Instructor, where she teaches Botanical Pharmacology.
Ellen was nominated for the March of Dimes, Woman of Distinction, 2004 and received the J.G. Gallimore award for research in science. A respected authority in the field of natural healing, Dr. Kamhi is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild (AHG), is nationally board certified as a holistic nurse (a-HNC), and works to bring together a body of modern and ancient practices and philosophies that use less invasive, less toxic, natural techniques to enhance wellness.
Dr. Kamhi is the author of several books, hosts radio shows daily, and is on the Peer Review board of many journals, including Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine.
Join Nicole and Gwen discussing....
This Thursday evening, Nicole will discuss her personal journey and share her experiences using tools (aromatherapy, divination, meditation, journeying workshops..etc) and reflecting with Gwen on the sameness we are all a part of right now. The discussion includes the making principles that Gwen works with in creating Daughters of Isis Ancestor collections of oils, vibrationals / flower essence formulas, tools of sensual awakening. The ethnobotany of culture and how it pertains to our moment of new consciousness.
Cosmology, Culture, Consciousness... Discussions with authors, bloggers, teachers, ceremonialists, evolutionists, metaphysical outlaws, comedians, Liberal & Democratic or Independents with commentary, Mayan calendrics, theistic evolutionists, esoterics, process philosophers, conscious worldview evoultionists, Integralist theory, atheism, new consciousness....we talk about it all!
Ila (pronouced Eye'-lah) Hatter (website) (blog) is a descendant of Pocahontas whose mother was a Cherokee woman named Amopotuskee and whose father was Wahunsunacock a/k/a "King Powhatan."
In this program, a lot about Snowbird (Eastern) Cherokee culture is discussed.
Ila Hatter’s mission is to tune people in to the many ways they can make Mother Nature’s pantry and medicine cabinet their own. Hatter does not forage the woods in the hope of making a profit. “In my case, I’m not gathering things to sell but instead am using them for education – teaching people what these plants are, how to identify them, what the traditional uses are, what the potential market might be for them. I combine my knowledge of the flora with folklore, telling interesting stories that go with the botany of what I do.”
Ila, known as THE LADY OF THE FOREST, is an interpretive naturalist, artist, wildcrafter, and gourmet cook with more than 25 years experience teaching the cultural heritage of native plants. She is a staff instructor for the Univ. of Tenn.’s Smoky Mtn Field School, guest instructor for the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont, the John C. Campbell Folk School (Brasstown, NC), The Mountain Retreat Center (Highlands, NC), Snowbird Mtn Lodge (Robbinsville, NC), Charter Board Member of the Yellow Creek Botanical Institute; and Storyteller for Elderhostels in 3 states. She has been featured in major newspapers, magazines, and TV shows.
Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest, ethnobotanist Chris Kilham, will be debunking myths and popular hype about various herbs and other botanicals touted to protect, treat and even cure disease — such as green coffee beans for weight loss and cranberries for urinary tract issues.
Chris Kilham is a medicine hunter, author and educator and has conducted medicinal field research in over 30 countries. He works with companies to develop and popularize traditional plant-based food and medicinal products including kava, maca, rhodiola, schisandra, tamanu oil, herbal beverages and dozens of other plants.
Chris teaches "The Shaman’s Pharmacy" at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, a popular ethnobotany course that takes students to the Peruvian Amazon to learn about medicinal plants. He is also FOX News’ Medicine Hunter and a regular expert on The Dr. Oz Show, and has been featured in leading news journals.