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    Ask Your Health Questions here....Susun Weed will enlighten, shock, and delight you...Join us each Tuesday evening for Q&A with health expert Susun Weed...

  • No Show Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed

    in Self Help

    Ask Your Health Questions here....Susun Weed will enlighten, shock, and delight you...Join us each Tuesday evening for Q&A with health expert Susun Weed...

  • 01:59

    Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed & End of Life Care Angelo E. Volandes

    in Self Help

    Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with Angelo E. Volandes. Angelo is a physician and researcher at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also the founder of Advance Care Planning Decisions, a nonprofit organization devoted to encouraging The Conversation through the use of videos. He lives outside Boston, Massachusetts. Through his vocation as a physician and the work of his nonprofit, Advanced Care Planning Decisions—which encourages The Conversation through patient videos—Volandes has dedicated his life to establishing a new standard of care. THE CONVERSATION is the essential guide that has long been missing from American medicine. It will embolden patients and inspire doctors to advocate for the choices that promote peace of mind and improve quality of life, because a life well lived deserves a good ending.


    this episode Q&A includes:


    • sleepless nights and menopause- nourishing adrenals with nettle infusion, stay in bed..


    • distracted and emotional in menopause? ask family not to depend on you for 1 year..


    • NHI's are a simple and deep way of nourishing yourself..


    • successfully conceived with vitex, NHI's and animal fats at every meal..


    • herbs for surgery and looking at other options..


    • side effects from NHI's? drink less, rotate through all of them..


    • chickweed slight blood thinner..


    • poison ivy reaction or gingko reaction- osha root tincture seems to stop histamine reaction..


    • clitoral tissue is non aging- calendula ointment..


    • stroke victim and self care..


    • eliminate heavy metals with seaweed..


    • dream pillows- lavender, hops, cronewort..

  • 02:00

    Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed

    in Self Help

    Susun Weed answers 120 minutes of herbal health questions.


    this episode Q&A includes:


    • dehydrated sick baby- NHI's and elderberry or elderflower..


    • menopause and heart palpatations- motherwort and be gentle with yourself..


    • mineral supplements are incredibly detrimental to our health..


    • addicted to laxatives- yellow dock, fiber, fluid..


    • difference between stomach and intestinal pain..


    • if you do not have celiac disease, avoiding gluten in shooting yourself in the foot..


    • yogurt is the most impotant thing for a person with digestive issues to consume..


    • don't waste your money on probiotic pills or enzymes..


    • herpes simplex 1- hypericum tincture and oil..


    • DCIS is not breast cancer..


    • back pain and knee pain- comfrey leaf infusion strengthening to ligaments and tendons..


    • low iron levels- eat red meat, liver and yellow dock tincture..


    • hydrogen peroxide kills cells..


     

  • 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?

  • Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed 90 Minute Show- No Guest

    in Self Help

    Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions with no guest interview this week.


    this week Q&A includes:


    • infusions- drinking and making..


    • trusting your body..


    • dermatitis- nourish your liver with herbs like dandelion and burdock


    • don't pay so much attention or you will freak out!


    • why Susun does not eat soaked and sprouted seeds and nuts..


    • susun has a strong adversion to alfalfa..


    • be brave enough to see disaster is on the way and take steps to prevent it..


    • very dry skin can be a sign of diabetes- get a home test to see if sugar is in the urine..


    • garcinia indica- the weight loss herb- no food or herb has been proven to have a direct effect on weight loss..


    • fungal skin infection- horsetail infusion applied topically..


    • and much more!

  • 02:02

    Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed & Herbal Teacher Brigitte Mars

    in Self Help

    Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with Brigitte Mars. Brigitte Mars is an herbalist from Boulder, Colorado, with over 40 years’ experience in natural lifestyles. She is the author of  The Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine, Country Almanac of Home Remedies, Addiction Free Naturally, The Sexual Herbal, The HempNut Cookbook, Rawsome!, and Healing Herbal Teas. She has a  private practice, helps out at Pharmaca,  and has a local weekly radio show on KGNU called Naturally. Check out her website http://brigittemars.com


    this episode Q&A includes:


    • infusions are food stuffs we have as normal part of our diets- rotate through all five!


    • eczema- plantain and comfrey leaf or comfrey root infusion soaked in..


    • dog- skin irritation and hair loss- plantain oil..


    • symbolic death state- menopause more powerful transition than puberty..


    • walnut looks like a skull- connected to third eye and protection..


    • ask a friend to be a guardian to cover your back..


    • persistent athletes foot- hysterical hygiene, white vinegar, oak bark, golden seal and horsetail externally


    • sweet is the taste of life..


    • find ways to be gentle, tender and precious with yourself..


     

  • 02:00

    Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed & Speech Pathologist Renee Mollan-Masters

    in Self Help

    Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with Renee Mollan-Masters. Renee worked as a speech pathologist in the Fountain Valley School District and in her own private practice for 10 years. During this time she created with other teachers a reading remediation program which was later used statewide. While teaching a College Success Class at Orange Coast College in Southern California she developed the You Are Smarter Than You Think program. For 10 years during the 90’s she surveyed nursing students all over the country.


    this episode Q&A includes:


    • man on flomax wanting herb to help prostate- saw palmetto tincture..


    • interstitial cystitis- comfrey leaf infusion..


    • psoriasis- autoimmune disease- work with immun system, no processed foods, no essential oils- hypericum oil internally, tincture internally, astragalus and linden infusions..


    • night shade family plants are some of the healthiest in the world..


    • immune system is two armed- one to deal with bacterial infections and one to deal with viral infections..


    • infused oil is not essential oils..


    • do not make infused oils from dried herbs..


    • honey is a humectant- keeps skin moist..


    • swollen lymph nodes- cleavers infusion or tincture and poke root tincture..


    • on antidepressants with heart palpitations and anxiety- meditation practice and motherwort tincture


    • genital herpes- infusions of burdock and echinacea angustifolia..


    • reflux, hernia and anxiety- slippery elm balls dissolved slowly in the cheek..


    • breast cancer- check out Susun's book 'Breast Cancer? Breast Health!'


    • comfrey for cyst on labia..

  • 02:00

    Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed & EagleSong Evans Gardener

    in Self Help

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


    EagleSong Evans Gardener dances her mischief in the hedge, the veld, that luminous place between wild and tended. She is a 3rd generation northwesterner raised on salmon and cedar long enough to find a root and love for a place she calls Home. EagleSong is a practicing herbalist in the wise woman tradition and a lifelong gardener. She is most at home cultivating life and watching things grow. Working with apprentices for over 25 years, her “Healing From the Ground Up” community centered herbal apprenticeship is a 9 month journey for the rigorous adventurer. EagleSong is known for her wit and kitchen table wisdom and her incessant need to go outside and play! She stays busy these days weaving the Pacific Women's Herbal Conference back into being and teaching at her home place, RavenCroft Garden and the flumdiddley kitchen school. Learning opportunities with EagleSong can be found online at:  www.ravencroftgarden.blogspot.com


    this episode Q&A includes:


    • sciatica pain relief- St. Joans Wort..


    • insomnia..


    • suffering? what's wrong with you, why have you chosen suffering?


    • anxiety- stop telling yourself these stories..


    • hormones are not continually pumped into the body but are more like a sound wave..


    lingering dry cough- sage tea with honey..


    • you are not everybody- why are you trying to make yourself everybody- you are a unique human being..


    • former smoker- mullein infusion and pranayama..


    • nothing wrong with gluten- if you quit eating wheat you need to replace it with other grains..


    • cysts in breasts- chickweed tincture made from fresh herb..


    • and much more.

  • 02:00

    Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed & Living with MS Robin Fre

    in Self Help

    Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions and 30 minute interview with Robin Fre.


    this Q&A includes:


    • spiraea is aspirin containing salicylic acid- Susun is more likely to reach for hypericum or skullcap..


    • rudbeckia- interchanegable with echinacea- harvest as late in fall as possible..


    • 33 years old and trying to conceive for 4 years..


    • foot fungus- hysterical hygiene, soak in white vinegar, horsetail, goldenseal powder..


    • making tincture with dried and fresh plant material..


    • lead in soil and harvesting plants..


    • being in menopause- no such thing as perimenopause..


    • phytosterols in food- red clover is safe..


    • nourishment through story medicine..


    • taking care of your ovaries- gingko..

  • 02:01

    Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed & Holistic Women’s Health Dr Sandra Bevacqua

    in Self Help

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


    this episode Q&A includes:


    • poke root tincture- only one drop at a time!! considered a poisonous plant- use minuscule amount..


    • anxiety and depression- taking motherwort tincture from fresh flowering plant- start with small dose and increase as needed..


    • when making nourishing herbal infusions use one herb at a time..


    • persistant pelvic pain..


    • Dr. Duke's phytochemical and ethnobotanical database..


    • harvesting nettle and making nettle soup..


    • swollen lymph nodes in baby- cleavers..


    • lip discoloration and heavy menses- yellow dock tincture, well cooked leafy greens..


    • irritated toddler- trying to wean- sage infusion to dry up breastmilk- poppyseed milk to calm little one..


     

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