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  • 01:01

    Metalsmith Benchtalk Past Favorites with Tom Herman

    in Art

    This Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 at 3 p.m. PST on MetalSmith BenchTalk, we'll be going back into the archives for one of our favorite past episodes- a chat from 2012 with artist and jeweler Tom Herman of Seven Fingers Jewelers.


     


    About: Since he was a boy, Tom Herman has been an artist. In 1982, he channeled his artistic talents into his new business, Seven Fingers Jewelers, named for his own handprint after having lost three fingers as a child in a Minnesota farming accident. Over the last 30 years, Tom has become a master jewelry maker, renowned for his talents at working with precious stones, metal carving, and unique designs.


     


    Tom’s timeless pieces are inspired by organic forms and geometric balance. In designs that centerpiece precious stones, Tom begins by searching through piles of opals, agates, or other precious materials to find unique stones that, in his words, “are able to take on a greater meaning”. With this vision, Tom cuts each stone and frames it in a way to bring out its natural beauty.


     


    Not all Tom’s pieces focus on precious stones; his precious metal carving is spectacular enough to stand alone. Some of his most popular carvings, including laurel, oak, and ginkgo leaves, have been rendered in earrings, rings, cufflinks, brooches, and bracelets. Throughout his work, Tom has cultivated his talents and created pieces of art that will be worn and admired for many generations to come.


     


    For more information about Tom and his work, visit http://www.sevenfingers.com.

  • 00:32

    Lee Markham of Monroe Public Access Cable Television on Tell Me a Story

    in Culture

    Friday, July 31st 1:30pm EDT ~ Tell Me a Story welcomes Lee Markham, a volunteer at Monroe Public Access Cable Television (MPACT) in Monroe, Michigan, who will share his story about his 22 years as a volunteer producer and crew person at the station. He will talk about why he sees public access TV and radio as a vehicle for free speech, and an opportunity for ordinary citizens to gain a voice in the local community, and his personal experiences both in front of and behind the camera. Be sure to visit this link to watch Lee’s long running public access program The Lotus Ginkgo Show https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=132&v=xEWQ3rBHKCE and be sure to friend him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/lotusg. You may recognize MPACT from the recent appearance of Stephen Colbert as host for the MPACT program Only in Monroe https://youtu.be/rVPlMM_aSn4 (millions of views) Tell Me a Story is a presentation of The Magic Happens Radio Network and you can find us at www.themagichappens.com

  • 01:03

    How can Chinese Herbal Formulas help Me?

    in Current Events

    What are Chinese herbs and how can they be used for health concerns?  Can I purchase these locally or grow them in my back yard?  Herbs are medicine; they should be used by knowledgeable professionals and respected for their medicinal properties.  How can I find help to guide me to choose the right herbal formula?  Do you have issues with hormones, heart, kidney, cancer, skin and digestion and have you been looking for answers?  Have ginkgo, asparagus, reishi, or cordyceps been on your radar? 


    Dr. Tsu-Tsair Chi, PhD, NMD is an expert in Chinese herbal formulas for health and he will be sharing information from his book Dr. Chi's Herbal Formulas in its second edition.  His PhD is in biochemistry and he is a certified Naturopath.  Dr. Chi has published over 30 articles and given over 200 lectures in various countries on his unique herbal formulas. 


    If you want to know more about Chinese herbs, Dr. Chi is the expert.  He offers consultations to help you with health concerns, visit his website for more information:  www.chi-health.com
     

  • 02:01

    Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed & Frugal Goddess Annabel Ascher

    in Self Help

    Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with Annabel Ascher. Annabel Ascher is known as the Frugal Goddess. She specializes in simple and practical advice on saving money in an unsure world. Annabel started The Frugal Goddess blog in 2010 at the height of the great recession, to help regular folks realize that a good life is still possible even in tough circumstances. Annabel started cooking at the age of eight and often made meals for her large family. This led to a lifetime passion for cooking from scratch and for food in general. More recently she has been exploring the environmental impact of agriculture and the economic effects of the need for food on the middle class and the new poor. She is the author of “Whole Food at Half Price—30 Days to Healthy Eating Without Breaking the Bank”.


    this episode Q&A includes:


    • lichen sclerosus- autoimmune disorder- exhausted immune system on overdrive-astragalus, mushrooms and well cooked foods..


    • acid reflux- slippery elm balls..


    • 7 medicines..


    • ginkgo biloba every day for 6 months reduces your chances of ovarian cancer by half..


    • heartburn from medication- dandelion before meals..


    • bladderwrack and nourishing seaweeds..


    • HPV for twenty years- DES daughter?

  • 01:01

    Peter Josling Shares How Allicin Produced By Garlic Can Boost Your Immune System

    in Health

    In this 56th episode of the Healthy Wild And Free podcast I speak with Peter Josling, he is the Director of the Sussex based Herbal Research Centre. He is a trained bio-chemist graduating from Nottingham University in England and he gained a PhD in natural medicine in 2005 from Redding. He has had over 25 years experience in the International Health Food arena devoting his time to conducting and publishing clinical studies and writing scientific articles on a wide variety of natural products including garlic, ginger, ginkgo biloba, phosphatidyl serine, hypericum, saw palmetto, cellulose (first published), vitamin C, black elderberry, magnesium (first published) and allicin (first published). He has also formulated over 20 combination products using stabilised allicin as the base material and completed clinical research on extracts used in human and animal health.


    You can get a copy of Peter's book, Allicin: The Heart Of Garlic, or try his AlliMax Supplement. 


    Thanks for tuning in, be sure to subscribe to the podcast in Itunes and share it with your friends!


    Enjoy your day, Live Healthy Wild And Free!


    - David Benjamin 

  • 01:59

    Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed and Spiritual Health with Dr. Susan Shumsky

    in Self Help

    Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with Susan Shumsky. Dr. Susan Shumsky has dedicated her life to helping people take command of their lives in highly effective, powerful, positive ways. She is the author of 10 books, published by Simon & Schuster, Random House, and New Page. A pioneer in the human potential field, she has spent more than 45 years teaching thousands of people meditation, prayer, affirmation, and intuition. Her book titles include Miracle Prayer, Divine Revelation, Exploring Meditation, Exploring Auras, Exploring Chakras, How to Hear the Voice of God, Ascension, Instant Healing, The Power of Auras, and The Power of Chakras.
     
    this episode Q&A- includes:
    • brca 1 mutation and ovarian cancer- take birth control pills and gingko biloba 
    • tincturing gingko? how, when and why..
    • fertility issues- try adoption or increase fertility with red clover infusion and vitex berry tincture..
    • communicate with plants.. the plant will communicate how to use it for medicine..
    • symptoms of menopausal women..
    • oak bark sitz bath to dry things up down there- sores, yeast and bacteria..
    • many ways of sexual intimacy without intercourse..
    • why to not use st. joans wort with birth control pills
    • use simples- one herb at a time
    • motherwort to ease anxiety
    • turn anxiety into fear to find the treasure of what you really want!
    • depression? take your power back- speak your truth..
    • 7 lifetimes to become an herbalist- be patient with yourself..
    • hypertension? start with a meditation practice
    • want thicker fuller hair during menopause? stinging nettle for healthy hair follicle growth..

  • 00:30

    Alternative Medicine Use In America

    in Health

    American medical training is referred to as "Western Medical Practices". In this training, academic proof and scientific methods are emphasized. Unfortunately, there is a concominant "demonizing" of traditional or folk medicine practices. Folk medicine practicianers have been arrested for "fraud" (impersonating a licensed professional) and methods that are accepted by the masses are called antedotal and not allowed into serious discussions. Folk medicine is taboo.
    Pharmaceutical companies who have exploited traditional cures are revered and "obeyed" without question. Lobbists for pharmaceutical companies go to Washington and spend money, run televisiion commercials, go to doctor offices and give out gifts with the net effect of American people not getting a balanced view of healthcare choices.
    There are cures with historical roots outside of conventional western medicine practiced by  naturopaths, homeopaths chiropractors, yoga, tai chi and accupuncturists. Western medicine guardians are beginning to accept that acupuncture is helpful for osteoarthritis pain, tai chi for fibromyalgia pain, spinal manippulation and yoga decreases chronic back pain. Because the western medical establishment has be so penalizing to traditional methods for curing ailments, the American public has taken matters in their own hands. There is widespread use of herbals today.
    St John's Wort is used for major depression, glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate for knee osteoarthritis, silymarin for chronic liver disease, saw palmetto for benign prostatic hyperplasia, ginkgo for early cognitive decline, and vitamin E and selenium to prevent prostate cancer.
    Herbal and alternative medicine focus on a cure and not the treatment of symptoms. Traditional medical practices require lifestyle changes that are incorporated into the treatment modality.

  • 00:31

    The Morning News with Danan -Wheat Crazy

    in News

     
    The Morning News with Danan is starting! On Today’s Show: Gingko Biloba – A Living Fossil, Is Wheat the Cause of Mental Illness?, Our Spirit Speaks the Loudest.
     
    Thanks for listening and sharing the show!
    DananWhiddon.com

  • 02:00

    Ask Herbal Health Susun Weed & Hololistic Living and Herbalism with Emily Ruff

    in Self Help

    Susun Weed shares her herbal medicine secrets - learn how to use herbs safely. Empower yourself with easy herbal remedies. This episode features a 30 minute interview with Emily Ruff the director of Florida School of Holistic Living. Emily is a community herbalist, health educator and runs the Florida Herbal Conference.
    Q&A with Susun Weed - this episode includes:
    • uterine fibroids and pregnancy ..
    • amazing results with nourishing herbal infusions..
    • got a goiter? eat seaweed-kombu, wakame and bladder wrack..
    • wild carrot seed for birth control..
    • comfrey leaf infusion eases the effects of lichen sclerosis..
    • gingko biloba tincture to kill ovarian cancer cells..
    • worlds leading liver loving herb is dandelion!
    • pregnancy and miscarriage..
    • saint joans wort oil to cure burns.
    • and more...listen to get all the details..
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

  • 01:00

    MetalSmith BenchTalk Past Favorites with Tom Herman

    in Art

    This Thursday, April 25th at 3 p.m. PST on MetalSmith BenchTalk, we'll be going back into the archives for one of our favorite past episodes- a chat from 2012 with artist and jeweler Tom Herman of Seven Fingers Jewelers.   About: Since he was a boy, Tom Herman has been an artist. In 1982, he channeled his artistic talents into his new business, Seven Fingers Jewelers, named for his own handprint after having lost three fingers as a child in a Minnesota farming accident. Over the last 30 years, Tom has become a master jewelry maker, renowned for his talents at working with precious stones, metal carving, and unique designs.   Tom’s timeless pieces are inspired by organic forms and geometric balance. In designs that centerpiece precious stones, Tom begins by searching through piles of opals, agates, or other precious materials to find unique stones that, in his words, “are able to take on a greater meaning”. With this vision, Tom cuts each stone and frames it in a way to bring out its natural beauty.   Not all Tom’s pieces focus on precious stones; his precious metal carving is spectacular enough to stand alone. Some of his most popular carvings, including laurel, oak, and ginkgo leaves, have been rendered in earrings, rings, cufflinks, brooches, and bracelets. Throughout his work, Tom has cultivated his talents and created pieces of art that will be worn and admired for many generations to come.   For more information about Tom and his work, visit http://www.sevenfingers.com.

  • 01:00

    Metalsmith Benchtalk with Guest Tom Herman

    in Art

    My Guest this Thursday, April 4th at 3 p.m. PDT/6EDT on MetalSmith BenchTalk is artist and jeweler Tom Herman of Seven Fingers Jewelers. About: Since he was a boy, Tom Herman has been an artist. In 1982, he channeled his artistic talents into his new business, Seven Fingers Jewelers, named for his own handprint after having lost three fingers as a child in a Minnesota farming accident. Over the last 30 years, Tom has become a master jewelry maker, renowned for his talents at working with precious stones, metal carving, and unique designs.Tom’s timeless pieces are inspired by organic forms and geometric balance. In designs that centerpiece precious stones, Tom begins by searching through piles of opals, agates, or other precious materials to find unique stones that, in his words, “are able to take on a greater meaning”. With this vision, Tom cuts each stone and frames it in a way to bring out its natural beauty.Not all Tom’s pieces focus on precious stones; his precious metal carving is spectacular enough to stand alone. Some of his most popular carvings, including laurel, oak, and ginkgo leaves, have been rendered in earrings, rings, cufflinks, brooches, and bracelets. Throughout his work, Tom has cultivated his talents and created pieces of art that will be worn and admired for many generations to come. For more information about Tom Herman and his work, visit http://www.sevenfingers.com.

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