• 01:59

    Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed & Breast Health Expert MD Judy C. Dean

    in Self Help

    Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with Judy Dean. Judy Dean is a board certified diagnostic radiologist who has specialized in women’s imaging for over 25 years.   She was a fellow in ultrasound and body imaging at Stanford University, and subsequently a faculty radiologist at Stanford.  Dr. Dean has been in private practice since 1987. Because of her interest in ultrasound she joined a research project in 2005 for ultrasound detection of breast cancer, and has co-authored peer-reviewed publications on the results of that trial. To date Dr. Dean has interpreted over 10,000 Automated Whole Breast Ultrasound studies, and detected dozens of small occult invasive breast cancers using ultrasound. She has three daughters and lives with her husband, who is also a physician.


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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..


     

  • 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..

  • 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.

  • 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 & 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..

  • 01:53

    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 & 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.

  • 01:58

    Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed

    in Self Help

    Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions.


    this episode Q&A- includes:


    • Susun tells a story of developing a cough after her fathers death- she asks how is this cough serving you? what do you need to cough up?


    • menopause, thyroid, hysterectomy..


    • hysterectomy with removal of the ovaries is castration..


    • palpitations and anxiety- motherwort and daily meditation practice..


    • algins in seaweed bind to radioactive isotopes in the body to help remove them..


    • story medicine- have you asked you wise healer within for a story?


    • multiple cavities in children- get them filled!


    • how much herb for infusion for a year?


    • red clover infusion, fertility and progesterone..


    • linden infusion and making a second brew..


    • oat straw is the herb of desire and brings back libido..


    • what do you mean by sex? intercourse and real personal satisfaction.. 


    • motherhood and feeling trapped- we are prisoners of our own thoughts..


    • mullein flower oil for ear infections...


    • inflammatory reaction to bug bites? try eliminating pepper from the diet..

  • 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..

  • 02:01

    Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed & Vineyard Herbs Holly Bellebuono

    in Self Help

    Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with herbalist Holly Bellebuono author of Women Healers of the World: The Traditions, History & Geography of Herbal Medicine.  Holly has spent the past 2 decades as a traditional and certified herbalist, professional speaker, forager, award-winning formulator and apothecary, and writer. The Essential Herbal for Natural Health: How to Transform Easy-to-Find Herbs into Healing Remedies for the Whole Family and The Authentic Herbal Healer: The Complete Guide to Herbal Formulary & Plant-Inspired Medicine for Every Body System. Holly operates Vineyard Herbs Teas & Apothecary LLC.


    this episode Q&A includes:


    • menopausal symptoms and avoiding BRCA with gingko, red clover infusion and lentils..
    • importance of weighing out herb for infusions and almost immediate results..
    • bloating because of change in gut flora and a tea of almost any aromatic herbs..
    • medical abortion pill, drinking nourishing herbal infusions helps the body to repair..
    • the ability of liver loving herbs to clear the body of drugs too quickly...
    • lung diseases, coming off addictive drugs, marshmallow infusion preparation, comfrey leaf infusion and mullein leaf infusion and pranayama..
    • on a lot of medication and wanting to drink infusions..
    • fat cells produce hunger hormones and specific exercise suggestions..
    • wise woman tradition- pass it on..
    • skin cancer- cooking your food for optimal nourishment and Stylophorum diphyllum (Celandine poppy) to kill skin cancer cells..
    • essential oils are drugs- they are extracted from plant, concentrated and purified
     

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