• 01:58

    Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed & Learning Rights David Flink

    in Self Help

    Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with David Flink. David Flink was diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD at the age of 9. He was a member of the first generation of students to receive special education services and accommodations. In 1998, he co-founded Eye to Eye, a national mentoring organization for students with learning disabilities, where he holds the title of CEO (Chief Empowerment Officer). In his new book, THINKING DIFFERENTLY: An Inspiring Guide for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities. Website:  http://www.davidflink.com/


    this week Q&A includes:


    • pregnant nursing mother wanting to abort using tansy- herbs are not safe or effective to terminate a pregnancy- go to an abortion clinic..
    • gallbladder problems- it's the fats you're eating not the sugar..
    • mucous keeps us free from infection- slippery elm, comfrey leaf and linden infusions, plantain seed, purslane..
    • desire to keep eating for since of security? try taking a walk after meal or chewing xylitol gum..
    • wanting a stronger connection with spirit guide? try taking time to connect with yourself..
    • praise is free criticism is expensive..
    • long term lichen sclerosus- topical estrogen cream and discutient herbs- red clover oil and violet oil..
    • 3 year old thrush pain in mouth- yogurt, comfrey, linden and oatstraw infusions..
    • small heart attack- A Healthy Hear The Wise Woman Way
    • hawthorne helps heart to function better..
    • scar tissue from c-section? chickweed oil..


     


     

  • 02:00

    Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed & TimeFinder Mitzi Weinman

    in Self Help

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


    Mitzi Weinman is the founder of TimeFinder, which offers practical approaches to personal productivity. As a coach, workshop leader, and professional speaker, she helps people develop good habits and techniques to reduce stress which can result from not planning, procrastinating, feeling disorganized, and overwhelmed, and rushing to get things done, at work and/or at home. Since 1989, TimeFinder’s programs have provided  ongoing support and professional and personal development to hundreds of companies, individuals and associations including New Balance, Reebok, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Pearson Education and Marriott University. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University and lives in Needham, Massachusetts, with her husband, son and dog.


    this episode Q&A- includes:


    • PCOS- treatment to achieve fertility..


    • cysts? consider dissolving herbs such as red clover or comfrey..


    • varicose veins- witch hazel, plantain oil, fenugreek, horse chestnut and avoid spicey foods


    • how to make hawthorne tincture..


    • Clostridium difficile colitis- slippery elm balls and corn silk infusions..


    • why Susun does not use golden seal.


    • preventing premature rupture of membranes (PPROM).. 


    • yarrow for mouth care..


    • hiatus hernia- explanation and recommendations..


    • marijuana is a magnifier..

  • 02:01

    Ask Herbal health Expert Susun Weed & 'Daring: My Passages' Gail Sheehy

    in Self Help

    Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with Gail Sheehy. Gail Sheehy is the author of sixteen books, including the classic New York Times bestseller Passages, named one of the ten most influential books of our times by the Library of Congress. A multiple award-winning literary journalist, she was one of the original contributors to New York magazine and has been a contributing editor to Vanity Fair since 1984. She returns with her inspiring memoir — a chronicle of her trials and triumphs as a groundbreaking “girl” journalist in the 1960s, to iconic guide for women and men seeking to have it all, to one of the premier political profilers of modern times. A popular lecturer, Sheehy was named AARP's Ambassador of Caregiving in 2009. She lives in New York City.


    this episode Q&A includes:


    • chickweed and comfrey for opening up oil glands in eyes..


    • removing skin cancer with Mohs and calendula oil around stiched area...


    • PCOS and wanting to conceive..


    • praise for violet infusions and eczema..


    • HPV- 90% of cases clear up on their own without any treatment..


    • lingering nerve pain and tingling from viral meningitis- hypericum perforatum..


    • preparation of seeds and meats..


    • marijuana is the specific herb for glaucoma..


    • reacurring vaginal yeast infection- check out Down There Sexual and Reproductive Health The Wise Woman Way


    • and much more...

  • 01:59

    Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed & Writer and Critic Rita Moran

    in Self Help

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

  • Ask Susun Weed - No Show- Happy Holiday!!

    in Self Help

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  • 02:01

    Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed & Terra Gifts Steve Shaft

    in Self Help

    Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with her brother Steve Shaft. Steve Shaft is the creator of Terra Gifts  and is the owner of LS Shaft's Farm. He is a farmer, gardening consultant,  silversmith, duck herder, dog lover, & accomplished culinary artist.Terra Gifts are made from  resources found in nature. Our skin care products contain no petroleum products, no synthetics, no alcohol & no added water. Find Steve's Rejuvenation cream at the Wise Woman Bookshop.


    this episode Q&A includes:


    • what does imbalance mean?
    • using milk thistle seed tincture as a protective and dandelion as a consistent nourisher of the liver..
    • gathering your own generous dandelion relieves anxiety of not having enough..
    • dangers of drinking raw green drinks..
    • making a tincture of cannabis for pain may be ineffective- try passionflower, california poppy and skullcap tinctures..
    • just in case potting may weaken pelvic floor and one may try squatting over a toilet..
    • thrush in mouth, yeast infections and candida..
    • is sugar disruptive to gut flora? Susun says no!
    • anti infective herbs- yarrow, echinacea and usnea..
    • herbs are western medicine!
    • learn to tell yourself the truth!
    • trying is lying- you either do or you don't!
    • rib muscle pain- detailed explanation of inadequate exhalation- meditation, pranayama, playing wind instruments, singing lessons..
    • breathing in magnifies emotion, breathing out changes emotion..
    • tinctures are not nourishing- nourishing, tonifying, sedating, poisonous herbs..


     

  • 01:59

    Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed & Love Your Life Dr. Shaelyn Pham

    in Self Help

    Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview Dr. Shaelyn Pham. Shaelyn Pham is a psychologist, author, speaker and coach, she reveals why the world needs more selfish people in THE JOY OF ME: Uncover Your Loving Self Through the Art of Being Selfish.  Dr. Pham is about to challenge everything you think you know about selflessness and happiness. The Los Angeles-based psychologist declares that despite what your parents probably taught you about the values of sharing and compromising, adults who take care of their own needs first have more self-confidence and may make better parents and spouses. 


    this episode Q&A includes:


    • eczema treatment- yarrow tincture, honey and aloe..


    • 3 year old with inflamed  uncircumcised penis red and inflamed- anti infective such as echinacea internally and topically..


    • autoimmune disease is an exhausted immune system..


    • nourishing herbal infusions, bone broth, elderberry infusion and sauerkraut for the flu..


    • if you want something out of the kidneys- nourish the liver- milk thistle seed and dandelion..


    • the 7 medicines and hepatitis C and ovarian cancer


    • edema and moving lymphatic fluid with cleavers and poke..


    • giving death..


    • and much more..

  • 01:01

    Children, Parents, Marijuana plus Winners of SF MMJ Cannabis Cup

    in News

    The Family Law & Cannabis Alliance is a clearinghouse for local, state-based, and national information related to marijuana policy, child protective services (CPS), and family court. The Alliance’s Executive Director Sara Arnold provides an overview on the problems parents who are medical marijuana patients are facing and overcoming and how her organization works with local Children’s Protective Service agencies and other private and governmental organizations to keep families intact.


     


    The 8th Annual San Francisco Patient’s Choice Medical Cannabis Cup was held the weekend of November 29th with patient judges awarding prizes for best cannabis in all its form - bud, concentrates and edibles. Cup organizer David Goldman will recount the highlights of the 2014 cup competition including a look at the entrants and how the judges decided on what was the best.

  • 02:01

    Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed & Transpersonal Psychologist Susan Allison

    in Self Help

    Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with Santa Cruz therapist Dr. Susan Allison. Susan has a doctorate in Transpersonal Psychology and has maintained a private practice for 20 years. She was honored as a “Woman of the Year” in California by the Santa Cruz Women’s Commission for her counseling work with adolescents. She currently works with individuals and groups to bring about healing, using traditional therapies, as well as hypnosis, process therapy, shamanic journey, and energy medicine. Susan is also an ordained and licensed interfaith minister who loves to offer prenuptial counseling and perform wedding ceremonies.

  • 01:53

    Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed & Truth Worker Samara Gaev

    in Self Help

    Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with Samara Gaev. amara Gaev is a New York based activist, educator, theatre director, and performer. Her work has taken her to Zimbabwe, Senegal, Hawaii, Brasil, Peru, Cuba, and throughout the U.S. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of Truthworker Theatre Company, a social justice based hip-hop theatre company for high school and college aged youth in NYC. Samara is honored to be the Resident Artist/Scholar at Columbia University’s Teachers College: Graduate School of Education. She serves as an educational specialist, teaching artist, and artist in residence at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. She is also the National Education Director for Question Bridge: Black Males, a Board Member of Project Rhythm, and Curriculum Writer for Hurricane Season. Her work is political, spiritual, transformational, and examines class, race, the PIC, patriarchy, hetero-normative codes and culture, and systems of oppression that not only excuse, but enable cycles of violence.


     

  • 02:01

    Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed & Playful Engineer Ann Marie-Thomas

    in Self Help

    Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with Dr. AnnMarie Thomas. AnnMarie is an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering at the University of St. Thomas. Her teaching and research focus on engineering design, particularly as it relates to PK-12 education. With her students, AnnMarie explores the playful side of engineering exploring topics such as Squishy Circuits, the Engineering of Circus, and toy design. She is the mother of two young makers.  AnnMarie is the author of the recent book Making Makers: Kids, Tools, and the Future of Innovation, a book for parents and other educators—both formal and informal, who are curious about the intersections of learning and making. Through stories, research, and data, it builds the case for why it is crucial to encourage today’s youth to be makers.


    this episode Q&A includes: 


    • vaginal steams- why are you doing it?
    • St. John's wort and St. Joan's wort are the same thing- Hypericum perforatum 
    • hypericum used to treat pain that arises from the nerves
    • parasitic worms- drugs are usually more effective and less damaging than potent herbs..
    • the sexual relationship with yourself is what counts most..
    • plants do not contain estrogen, but do contain phytosterols which are precursors to hormones..
    • seeds, roots and most leaves contain phytosterols..
    • late 40's trying to conceive? vitex, red clover infusion, up the amount of animal fats in diet and petition the soul of unborn child..
    • when we are sick it gives our immune system a chance to work..
    • mental illness and coping strategies..
    • essential oils used in diffuser- most dangerous because they go into lungs and directly into blood..

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