Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with her guest, Dr. Martha Libster.
Dr. Martha Libster is an international expert in the practice of nurse-herbalism, integrative nursing, and botanical self-care. Her work advances the art and science of nurse-herbalism and has been disseminated through publications, presentations, and community events on five continents. Her practice models on integrative nursing, health culture diplomacy, and precision botanical self-care have contributed to global health transformation, policy reforms, and wellness innovations. Dr. Martha is the author of 9 books. Her award-winning history, Herbal Diplomats (2004), documents the lost history of 19th century American nurses’ leadership during a nationwide healthcare reform movement focused on botanical self-care. Dr. Martha is now expanding her nurse-herbalist work to the public through her Self-care Institute and Self-care League. Her latest book, Gentle Medicine for Balance in Body and Peace of Mind, was released in 2020. It introduces her Elements of Care® program, a self-care program that builds on nursing’s centuries-old practice of precision self-care with plants as partners.
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