• 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..


     

  • 02:00

    Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed & Goddess Calling with Karen Tate

    in Self Help

    Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with Karen Tate. Considered a trail blazer and visionary in her community, Karen Tate is an independent scholar of the Sacred Feminine, published author, lecturer, radio show host and sacred tour leader. Her weekly radio show, Voices of the Sacred Feminine, airs every Wednesday evening. As a sacred tour leader, she has had her passport stamped on five continents as she chased down sacred sites circling the globe.


    this episode Q&A- includes:


    • kidney infection in cat and using nettle infusion ..


    • drugs have a direct action, whereas herbs are plants with 1000's of actions, a globe of actions..


    • using yarrow orally and echinacea angustifolia internally to counter infection from root canal..


    • using chickweed for sore eye socket from prosthetic eye ..


    • changing things with nutrition works quickly..


    • type II diabetes and polyphenols..


    • breast tumor- mushrooms, the immune system and surgery as possible best option..


    • how to prepare usnea as a tincture..


    • go to the drug store as the best option for lice trearment as opposed to using dangerous and ineffective essential oils..


    • and much more..


     

  • 02:00

    Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed & Shamanic Journeys Nicki Scully

    in Self Help

    Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with  Nicki Scully.Nicki Scully has been teaching healing, shamanic arts, and the Egyptian Mysteries since 1983. During her first visit to Egypt with the Grateful Dead in 1978, Nicki experienced an epiphany that transformed her life. She deepened her focus on healing and began delving into the hidden shamanic arts of Egypt. She is now a lineage holder in the Hermetic tradition of Thoth, her teacher and mentor. With Thoth she developed Alchemical Healing, a comprehensive healing form that is practiced by thousands of practitioners internationally.Nicki lives in Eugene, OR, where she maintains a healing and shamanic consulting practice. She is the author of numerous books.
     


    this episode Q&A- includes:


    • toothpaste? use yarrow, echinacea or blood root tincture and brush for 2 minutes..


    • bad breath? try tongue scrapping..


    • upcoming hysterectomy- call HERF- more than 90% of women that call do not need a hysterectomy. keep your ovaries!!


    • hypericum perforatum is the only medicinal hypericum variety- tincture and oil turn bright red..


    • ingrown hair- discutient herbs to soften skin- red clover oil or chickweed oil..


    • deep wound- want it to heal from inside out..yarrow or plantain..


    • facial hair- New Menopausal Years- Hairy Problems..


    • how much nourishing herbal infusion to drink? Susun's goal is to drink 1 quart per day..


    • no nutrition available from raw foods..


    • acne in teenage boy- remove keloid scarring with calendula oil..


    • partially ruptured ovarian cyst..

  • 01:59

    Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed & Motivational Speaker Lynnie Vessels

    in Self Help

    Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health Questions followed by a 30 minute interview with Lynnie Vessels. Lynnie has a master's degree in Secondary Education and has been teaching English in the public school system more than twenty years.  She has taught over forty graduate education courses in the areas of communication and discipline, including Teacher Effectiveness Training, Self-esteem for Educators, Resolving Conflicts in Classrooms and Schools, Stress Management for Teachers, and Researching Today's Students.  She appeared as a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show and has traveled the country as a surprisingly candid motivational speaker and is the author of the book, To Soften the Blow  She lives in Virginia with her Maltese, Okie.  Visit www.lynnievessels.com for more information.


    this episode Q&A- includes:


    • honey is a soverign healer for wounds that wont heal..


    • herbs to heal the immune system- astragalus and echinacea


    • herpes like wounds with the possibility of being cancer..


    root canal and using yarrow in the mouth..


    • dropperful of St. Joan's Wort to prevent soreness


    • if you wish to become a mother you must consume the gift of the mother- milk and grains..


    • bacterial vaginosis..


    • tick bite with head left in..


    • burdock root vinegar..

  • 02:00

    Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed & Life Bridge Solutions Sheri Samotin

    in Self Help

    Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with Sheri Samotin. Sheri is the founder of LifeBridge Solutions, LLC. She has worked with hundreds of families, helping Older Adults and their Adult Children deal with the challenges of aging. Sheri is a life transition coach, certified National Guardian, and certified Professional Daily Money Manager. She earned a degree in economics from Wesleyan University and went on to gain a master of business administration (MBA) from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Sheri is a prolific writer and sought-after speaker on topics related to navigating life's transitions.


    this episode Q&A- includes:


    • miscarriage/ retained tissue- make sure tou have support, go through the 7 medicines..


    • genital herpes- St. Joans Wort, burdock root and echinacea root infusions and avoid raw foods and essentail oils..


    • hydrogen peroxide kills cells and prevents healing- use yarrow tincture instead..


    • puncture wounds can be soaked and echinacea tincture is always a good idea..


    • uterine fibroids are so common! what causes them?


    • high cholesterol..


    • massage and alternatives to essentail oils- natural scent therapy..


    • comfrey leaf infusion to heal bones..


    • anxiety and stress- motherwort tincture made from fresh flowering plant, meditation, NHI's..


    • yellow dock tincture to aid regularity..


    • anxiety not just caused by the brain, but gut flora- eat at least a quart of full fat yogurt a week..


    • and much more..

  • 02:00

    Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed and Spiritual Teacher Gina Lake

    in Self Help

    Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with Gina Lake. Gina is a spiritual teacher and the author of twelve books about awakening to ones true nature, including From Stress to Stillness, Trusting Life, Embracing the Now, and Radical Happiness. She is also a gifted intuitive with a masters degree in counseling psychology and over twenty years experience supporting people in their spiritual growth. The focus of her writing and teaching is on helping people be in the present moment and live the happy and fulfilled life that is possible and on shedding light on the ego and other programming that interferes with that.


    this episode Q&A- includes:


    • excessive sweating- sage infusion by the sip..


    • irritated upper eyelids- try wet very warm cloth followed by applying honey


    • loose stools- give the gut something to hold onto- whole grains and slippery elm..


    • using a wide variety of active organisms found in yogurt, sauerkraut, kombucha and feed them with seaweed, mushrooms..


    • cancer, chemo and not sleeping..


    • milk thistle tincture while going through chemo..


    • aromatic seeds such as fennel, corriander and anise seeds to release gas..


    • dandelion root tincture before eating to help the digestive organs function..


    • surgery- gather the loving kindness of those around us..


    • hysterectomy- fight for your ovaries!


    • do not mix herbs in infusions and use one full ounce of dried herb per quart jar of infusion..


    • scleroderma- comfrey to loosen tissues of skin, linden infusion to stop inflammation..


    • sinus infection- linden flower infusions, comfrey infusions, echinacea tincture..


    • nerve pain- skullcap tincture made from fresh flowering plant..


    • anxiety and stomach pain..


     

  • 02:00

    Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed and Authentic Living Andrea Mathews

    in Self Help

    Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with Andrea Mathews. Andrea is a psychotherapist with a thriving private practice, offering Transpersonal Therapy to her clients for the past seventeen of her overall thirty years? experience as a therapist, manager and a supervisor of therapists, in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health field. She is the author of two other books, Restoring My Soul: A Workbook For Finding And Living The Authentic Self, and The Law Of Attraction: The Souls Answer To Why It Isn't Working And How It Can, as well as several articles in national and international magazines, and several poems in literary presses. For the past five years she has been the host of the Authentic Living Show on VoiceAmerica.com. Learn more about her and her work at www.andreamathewslpc.com and at www.innerwings.com.


    this Q&A- includes:


    • fierce teacher- Susun Weed..


    • genital herpes- hypericum perforatum, burdock root and echinacea root infusion for outbreaks..


    • use only fresh plant material for making oils..


    • thoughts of suicide and depression..


    • grains and beans, the paleo diet, phytic acid, eating seeds, preparing seeds.. 


    • roast nuts to remove anti-nutrients..


    • cut on labia that is not healing- medi honey to the rescue..


    • meditation for nerve pain..


    • sinus infection- humidifier, horseradish, hot/cold foot bath, hot cloth across  the face.. anti infective- elderberry..


     

  • 00:31

    Misconceptions in natural supplements - discussion continued

    in Health

    We will be continuing our discussion of supplements - going over ones that are over used and/or possibly dangerous when misused.


    Additionally we will also discuss supplements and herbs that are under used. Also supplements that people may have been told are dangerous when in fact they are not.


    List of supplements on our list to discuss include:


    Antioxidants
    Testosterone supplements
    iodine // kelp
    Echinacea ( traditional use versus current way it is marketed)


    Things underused 


    Magnesium
    Kava
    5 htp
    Hcl
    Glanulars
    Alternatives (red clover, calendual, cleavers, burdock)


     

  • 01:59

    Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed and Goat Wrangler Tammy Dunakin

    in Self Help

    Susun will answe 90 minutes of health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with Tammy Dunakin. Tammy started Rent-a-Ruminant LLC in 2004. She had no idea how to do this business and there were no "how to" books or programs set up to teach her. She lives in the Pacific Northwest on Vashon Island and service cities and towns throughout. Tammy currently has about 140 goats and 2 herding dogs. They are what she calls Urban Nomads and travel from job to job munching unwanted vegetation as they go.. They live on site. The goats are her friends and are almost all rescues. They are never slaughtered and when they can no longer go on jobs are retired to live out their days on Tammy's farm in peace.


    this episode Q&A- includes:


    • thyroid issues? eat kelp for deep rich mineralization..


    • lymphoma- red clover and burdock infusion, poke root tincture, cleavers tincture..


    • lupus means immune sysytem is exhausted, nourish with fresh echinacea root tincture..


    • polycystic ovarian syndrome? check out Down There at www.wisewomanbookshop.com


    • hot flashes and waking at night- find rest outside of sleeping..


    • arthritis pain? whip with fresh stinging nettle and check out "oh my aching joints" in New Menopausal Years..


    • the real power is in the moon logde not the sweat lodge..


    • jaw pain and clenching the teeth- Have you biten off more than you can chew? tincture of st. joans wort prevents and relives muscle spasms..


    • vaginal dryness- drink oatstraw infusions and acidophilus capsules inserted vaginally..

  • 00:31

    Guest Kim Duke is Motivating us and Supplement Talk With The Coach

    in Fitness

    The majority of adults in the United States take one or more dietary supplements either every day or occasionally. Today's dietary supplements include vitamins, minerals, herbals and botanicals, amino acids, enzymes, and many other products. Dietary supplements come in a variety of forms: traditional tablets, capsules, and powders, as well as drinks and energy bars. Popular supplements include vitamins D and E; minerals like calcium and iron; herbs such as echinacea and garlic; and specialty products like glucosamine, probiotics, and fish oils.


     

  • 02:00

    Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed and Herbal Birth Control

    in Self Help

    Susun Weed shares her herbal medicine secrets - learn how to use herbs simply and safely. Empower yourself with easy herbal remedies. Herbal Medicine is People's Medicine: simple, safe, effective. Bring your curiosity and health questions. Susun will enlighten, surprise, and delight you...
    Q&A with Susun Weed - this episode includes:
    • rotate through infusions..
    • echinacea for infections..
    • calcium supplements are dangerous
    • take charge of your own health!
    • ovarian cyst? try chickweed tincture, commit to a creative project and experiment with poultices..
    • comfrey for bone, tendons and ligaments..
    • repair nerves with Saint Joan's Wort
    • oatstraw infusion to rebuild nervous system..
    • restless leg syndrome and lack of minerals-try nettle infusion to build adrenals..
    • how wild carrot seed works as birth control..
    • astragalus infusion for attacks on the immune system.
    • red raspberry infusion to coordinate contractions in labor..
    • skullcap tincture for pain relief.. 

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