• 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.

  • 02:00

    Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed & Women's Wellness Eve Agee

    in Self Help

    Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with Eve Agee. Dr. Eve Agee, Ph.D. is an international bestselling author, medical anthropologist, certified life coach and motivational speaker.  Her best-selling book, The Uterine Health Companion: A Holistic Guide to Lifelong Wellness (Celestial Arts, a division of Random House), is the winner of the International Book Awards for Women’s Health and and is also an Award-Winning Finalist for The USA Best Books of Book Awards’ Women’s Health Category.  She is also the co-author of the International Bestselling book, Ready, Aim, Excel: The Expert Insights Guide to Personal and Professional Leadership (Insights Publishing). In her work with groups and individuals, Eve provides an innovative whole-person approach to self-discovery, healing and personal and professional transformation that helps people more easily connect to their innate wisdom and power. The founder of the Transform Coaching Academy, her coaching programs and training courses inspire thousands of people throughout the world to create abundant lives and careers they love.


    this episode Q&A includes:


    • making herbal oils and decanting..


    • tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints- comfrey..


    • using fresh nettle for arthritis..


    • long term hoarse cough in child- mullein milk or tincture..


    • swollen tear duct- do nothing..


    • menopausal- bleeding gums, cystic acne, managing bacteria and hormone production..


    • beating yourself up? write down the mean things you say to yourself exercise..


    • digestive enzymes, throwing up, taking a lot of pills -eating plain full fat yogurt, soup, rice water..


    • storing herbs..


    • hypericum oil used as sunscreen..


     

  • 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..

  • 02:00

    Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed

    in Self Help

    Susun Weed answers 120 minutes of herbal health questions.


    this episode Q&A- includes:


    • chickweed is a great healer of the eyes- softening and cooling and freshly boiled comfrey leaf poultice heals sores of any size..


    • problems sleeping and alternatives to melatonin- skullcap, hops and california poppy..


    • vast majority of indigenous peoples have broken sleep patterns- artifact of industrial revolution to sleep in one long stretch..


    • appendectomy and laparoscopic surgery- nourishing herbal infusions, massage, calendula oil..


    • edible marijuana- not a huge issue..


    • Juliette de Bairacli Levy and animal healing.. any of things Susun writes about for people can be used for animals as well.


    • transgender, being two spirited and dangers of taking hormones your body is not creating..


    • possible stomach ulcer- Russian ulcer cure recipe of cabbage and potato juice to kill the bacteria that causes ulcer.. 


    • 6 year old with shingles in eyes and hypericum tincture dosage..


    • clicking in the back- animal fats, massage and ma roller..


    • do not compare yourself with anyone but yourself..


    • bartholin gland cysts- goes through steps of healing found in Down There..


    • growth in breast- 6 steps of healing found in Breast Cancer? Breast Health!


    • safety of ground ivy..


    • eating hibiscus..


    • red clover infusion and menopause..

  • 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 & 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..


     

  • 01:58

    Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed

    in Self Help

    Susun Weed answers 2 hours of herbal health questions.


    this episode Q&A- includes:


    • motion sickness, histamines, ginger, oatstraw and cutting out pepper..


    • bipolar disorder, alternative lifestyles, lithium to function within society, NHI's..


    • stinging nettle infusion to nourish and protect kidneys and counter type II diabetes..


    • liver loving herbs- dandelion, chicory, milk thistle,..


    • hawthorn is everything a heart could want and motherwort nourishing and tonifying..


    • severe adema- poke root tincture has a powerful ability to remove excess fluid..


    • why evening primrose oil is not needed in the last trimester of pregnancy.. 


    • chemotherapy protecting herbs..


    • witch hazel and parsley to change odors of the vagina..


    • yogurt to assist the immune system by feeding gut flora..


    • coltsfoot and its pyrrolizidine alkaloids.


    • cronewort and other artemsias..


    • black cohosh for menopause? Susun says no..

  • 02:01

    Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed & Women's Dances Laura Shannon

    in Self Help

    Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with Laura Shannon. Laura Shannon is one of the grandmothers of the worldwide Sacred / Circle Dance movement. She trained in Intercultural Studies and Dance Movement Therapy, and has been researching and teaching traditional women's ritual dances for nearly thirty years. In Balkan, Greek and Armenian villages, Laura searches out women's songs, dances, rituals and textile patterns which embody an age-old worldview of sustainability, community, and reverence for the earth. Laura gives workshops all over the world and her articles have been published in many languages. Her essay on Women's Ritual Dances appeared in Dancing on the Earth and is available from www.laurashannon.net. 


    this episode Q&A includes: 


    • migraine headaches- feverfew eaten from fresh plant..


    • green goddess week offerings..


    • osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and explanation of what might be causing pain.. 


    • the only circulation the joints get is when they are moved..


    • capsaicin, substance p and topical nerve pain relief..


    • grieving after break up- not leaning into revenge and resentment- how does this open you up? smile!


    • nettle is a kidney saver for kitties!


    • uterine fibroids, lots of bleeding, anemia- nettle infusion, liver, yellow dock.lady's mantle to stop bleeding..


    • testicular infection on lots of medication.. start with nourishing herbal infusions..


    • dangers of cipro and other drugs..


    • meditations on heart of the pain..

  • 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..


     


     

  • 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 & Dr. Robert Hustrulid on Marriage & Divorce

    in Self Help

    Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with Rober Hustrulid. Dr. Robert Hustrulid has been married and divorced twice. He has two children from his first marriage and he watched them struggle with the negative consequences of the marital disruptions.  As a physician practicing for more than 40 years, he also watched many others going through the same thing and wondered what, if anything, could be done to prevent the pain and suffering so many people experience. He shares his insightful breakthroughs in a new book, titled, Men Donít Marry for Sex: Overturning the Assumptions on Why Men and Women Get Married.


     

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