• 02:01

    Ask Herbal health Expert Susun Weed & Wisdom of the Body Teana David

    in Self Help

    Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with Teana David. 
    Téana David is committed to nurturing the wisdom of the body.  She is the Director of Pilates Education at David Barton Gym Astor Place in New York City, where she teaches one-on-one apparatus sessions, mat classes, and leads Pilates teacher training courses.  Like her mentor, Joseph Pilates, she was a competitive gymnast growing up and studied many dance disciplines including ballet, tap and modern. Téana is an advanced Yoga practitioner of 18 years, is certified in Thai Massage, and recently completed a live-out Herbal Medicine apprenticeship with Susun Weed in the Wise Woman Tradition. She holds an MFA from the Buddhist-inspired Naropa University where she studied contemporary performance techniques with an emphasis in Somatic Movement. Téana's Pilates certification is in the lineage of Pilates elder Carola Trier and augmented by Irene Dowd's comprehensive Kinesthetic Anatomy course.
     


    this episode Q&A includes:


    • Susun's preference on personal care products- shampoo, face wash, toothpaste and deodorant..


    • yogurt- absolute star food- makes you more resilient..


    • cystic acne- vitamin A and carotenes, clay, spiritual aspect..


    • increasing nutrition for small child with a lot of food and environmental allergies..


    • Barrett's Esophagus- slippery elm balls, linden, dandelion..


    • bone broth additions of sea weed and mushrooms..


    • high blood pressure- lack of sleep, exercise and motherwort or hawthorne..

  • 02:00

    Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed & Sports Doctor Bob Weil

    in Self Help

    Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with Dr. Robert Weil. Dr. Bob discusses all aspects of sports medicine, shoes, youth safety, health, wellness, and sports performance for both adults and children.This includes injury prevention, current sports news, plus information in all areas of Sports Medicine - mental and physical - with an emphasis on the role of the foot and the use of orthotics. Dr. Bob is the host of The Sports Doctor, heard on http://www.healthylife.net, Wednesdays at 3 pm CT.  He was also formerly on WDCB 90.9 FM in Chicago for more than 20 years. His Sports Doctor newspaper column is also published in The Aurora Beacon News and the Naperville Sun.


    this episode Q&A includes:


    • cyst on breast or infected hair follicle?


    • 5 year old taking poisonous herbs with h pyrlori- important bacteria- can be present with no problems..


    • keep in your heart and mind that your children are perfect- a gift every parent can give..


    • effects of sauerkraut and yogurt are different- yogurt soothes digestive tissues- sauerkraut increases intestinal bacteria..


    • motherwort tincture to ease children's fears..


    • digestive upset arises from nervous system disruption that takes place while sleeping..


    • estrogens and how they work throughout a woman's life..


    • the liver is the guardian of the skin in oriental medicine- dandelion and burdock..


    • comfrey for the skin..


    • possible abscess on tooth- herbal anti infective- echinacea and poke tinctures..


    • ongoing bladder infection and other possibilities..


    • poke is the kind of thing to have in an emergency- benign thing- cleavers or chickweed..


    • juicing throws away all food value and drink the sugar..

  • 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..

  • 00:29

    Cynthia Johnston Talks Herbs for a Healthy Heart

    in Health

    Herbalist Cynthia Johnston chats with Big Blend Radio hosts Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith about herbs for a healthy heart, such as Hawthorn Berries and Motherwort. Cynthia is the owner of MoonMaid Botanicals in the Smoky Mountain region of Tennessee. MoonMaid Botanicals is dedicated to providing high quality herbal remedies that are safe for people and safe for our planet. Watch for her article on Herbs for the Heart in the upcoming April issue of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine.

  • 00:31

    Herbs for Naturally Increasing Sex Drive with Amanda Furbee

    in Health

    Do you have an amazing partner, but just no energy to have sex?  You are not alone!  In our busy, busy culture, with a lack of nutritous food, too many activities and too many toxins, many people feel too tired or stressed at day's end to have sex.


    Luckily we still have access to the earth's potent, natural plants to heal us.


    Amanda Furbee, co-owner of the Herb Shoppe Pharmacy, takes us on a tour of her favorite herbs for energy, relaxation and libido. 


    Some notes from the call:


    Damiana-mood enhancer 


    Shatavari- more for women, menopause, vag dryness


    Ahswagandha- ayurvedic- adatpogen stamina, increse sperm quality and quantity


    Maca- Sweet nutty flavor, nice energy boost, started with horse energy- from the Andes


    Yohimbe- stimulating, blood flow, stamina, the wild animal


    Nervines= treat the nervous system


    Lavender, lemon balm, poppy- relaxing


    Damiana- euphoric


    Rose petal and chamomile in the bath


    ‘Relaxation Now’ tincture


    Bullet Proof ice cream recipe


    Jill Blakeway, author of Sex Again


    Light My Fire Tincture-  (link goes to the Herb Shoppe's website)


    Erectile, cocoa, maca 1-2 dropperfuls 3 times a day

  • 01:20

    WHEN RELIGION FAILS THE OCCULT FEEDS

    in Lifestyle

    Not to qibble but for centuries the argument has been out there for all to consider.  Is occult study the result of religion failing? Add the tincture of time to an occult topic and it becomes safe, even commonplace.  What just happened? Are we smarter? Is that insight?  Have we learned something?  If we expect faith to answer ethical questions of life, we find ourselves drawn to a secular atmosphere- democracy. With all the deceits and conceits of man, whether we will it into existence or cannot see it, it comes.  


    Masonry came along at a time when Europe had paid the horrible price of intolerance. But the lessons of those days have faded. We don't think anymore about the Peace of Westphalia that set in motion the world order in place today. Lessons needed to confirm the ethics of a 21st century freemason need contemporary relevance; adding recent history to the conversation prepares the Craft for that day 100 years ahead. The balance we promote- between past, present and future is undoubtedly platonism- metaphysical.  And now, 21st century man, considers a world bereft of gods and devils and looks into the abyss to define the appetite for consciousness unable to lean on superstitions.   Nothing is off the table. It is for a reason that masons have held this middle ground of being and becoming.  What do they see?


    The world may be a dangerous jungle but there is a choice whether one lives in fear or not as history repeats itself. Is the mind the safe sanctuary? Even masons acknowledge the existence of the occult in intimate corners in small groups while the very idea continues to upset others, whether we understand a concept, it exists.

  • 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..

  • 02:00

    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.

  • 02:01

    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..


     

  • 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

    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..


     

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