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Show 194 - Medical Marijuana Q and A with Dr. Rachna Patel

7/3/2019
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Our podcast listeners sent in their questions about medical marijuana and CBD. We were able to bring Dr. Rachna Patel, doctor of osteopathy and author of the new book, CBD Oil Solution –Treat Chronic Pain, Anxiety, Insomnia, and More-without the High back to our show to answer them. Dr. Patel offers her answers in the same way that she writes her book, through clarity and evidence. Thank you listeners for sending in your questions. We couldn’t answer them all but we managed to get fabulous...

Duration:00:31:35

Show 193 Herb Lab Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies

6/26/2019
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Our conversation with Maria Noël Groves, author of Body into Balance: An Herbal Guide to Holistic Self-Care and Grow your Own Herbal Remediesabout herbal gardening was inspiring. Sue, Candace and Patrick work through their own herbal gardening projects from the seed to the bottle.

Duration:00:36:57

Show 192 Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies with Maria Noël Groves

6/19/2019
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Early summer is absolute heaven for most herbalists. We get to head out into the field to start foraging. Even better – we get to garden. Today, we’re talking with Clinical herbalist Maria Noël Groves, author of Body into Balance: An Herbal Guide to Holistic Self-Care and Grow your Own Herbal Remedies about herbal gardening and choosing the best plants to start your own herbal remedy garden.

Duration:00:50:05

Show 191 Herb Lab Berberine for Better Health

6/11/2019
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In the plant world, we tend to focus on whole plaLast week, Yaakov Levine, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Nutritional Health Coach explained the importance of berberine; one of the vital constituents in bitter herbs like Oregon grape and goldenseal. Sue, Candace and Patrick discuss isolated compounds in these herbs – advantages and disadvantages.nt medicine almost exclusively. A subset of herbal practitioners, however, have been drawing on the tools of our nutrition specialist...

Duration:00:41:54

Show 190: Berberine for Better Health With Yaakov Levine

6/4/2019
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In the plant world, we tend to focus on whole plant medicine almost exclusively. A subset of herbal practitioners, however, have been drawing on the tools of our nutrition specialist counterparts for more targeted, natural healing and prevention. Today, we’re talking with Yaakov Levine, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Nutritional Health Coach at Natural Grocers in Eugene, Oregon about berberine for digestive and brain health.

Duration:00:58:45

Show 189 Herb Lab Medical Marijuana - CBD

6/1/2019
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Legalization of medical marijuana opened the door for safe pain control just as the opioid crisis swooped in. For patients with chronic pain issues, people like Dr. Rachna Patel, doctor of osteopathy and author of the new book, CBD Oil Solution –Treat Chronic Pain, Anxiety, Insomnia, and More-without the High are life savers. Sue, Patrick and Candace reflect on how CBD in hemp/cannabis has made a difference in our lives and those around us.

Duration:00:42:01

Show 188 Medical Marijuana with Dr. Rachna Patel

5/26/2019
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“Use your work to do good in the world.” That was the inspiration that guided at least one plant expert to walk the path of medical marijuana. Today, we’re talking with Dr. Rachna Patel, doctor of osteopathy and author of the new book, CBD Oil Solution –Treat Chronic Pain, Anxiety, Insomnia, and More-without the High about the myths and facts surrounding cannabis.

Duration:00:52:42

Show 187Herb Lab Psychological Connections to Plants

5/20/2019
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The interview with Plant Songs author Jessica Baker, brought up a lot of memories for both Sue and Candace. They share how key plants have inspired connection to family members while inspiring personal change. This relationship has opened the door for human relationships with friends and teachers. Most importantly, it has inspired our own dedication to heal our community.

Duration:00:41:03

Show 186 Learning to Hear the Songs of the Herbs with Jessica Baker

5/8/2019
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The practice of herbalism is often a deeply personal one. As we heal others, we heal ourselves and the plants rejoice. Today, we’re talking with Jessica Baker, licensed acupuncturist, herbalist and author of Plant Songs about connecting with plants as medicine for change.

Duration:00:46:55

Show 185 Herb Lab Wildcrafting with Candace and Sue

5/8/2019
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Spring is in full bloom the Practical Herbalist neck of the woods. Last week’s conversation with Christina Sanchez, founder of Every Leaf Speaks and Howie Brounstein of Columbine School of Botanical Studies reminded us to get out about our own feral harvests. From oyster mushrooms to birch branches to lemon balm leaves, the earth has renewable medicine waiting just outside your door.

Duration:00:35:56

Show 184: Wildcrafting with Howie Brounstein and Christina Sanchez

4/23/2019
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When the weather is right and the herbs are calling, we herbalists love to get into the wild for a little wildcrafting. What is wildcrafting? It is a common term for for harvesting medicinal and food plants that grow in wild or uncultivated places. Whether you're going into the forest, field or desert, there are a few tips and rules for doing it right. Today, we're talking with Christina Sanchez, founder of Every Leaf Speaks and Howie Brounstein of Columbine School of Botanical Studies about...

Duration:00:54:53

Show 183 - Herb Lab Commercially Grown Recreational Marijuana

4/17/2019
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The recreational marijuana growing industry has settled into Oregon to stay. Medical cannabis growing specialists are going out of business. Fields of hemp, rich with CBD are still being planted but it is the escalating levels of THC that the public is pushing growers to breed. After an enlightening talk with Andy Harpole, the CEO of Emerald Valley Growers, we discuss the problems and promises of this evolving field.

Duration:00:33:58

Show 182 - Cannabis with Andy Harpole of Emerald Valley Growers

4/13/2019
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As states legalize recreational marijuana, it is evolving quickly into a growing industry that has the power to make or break businesses. Andy Harpole, the CEO of Emerald Valley Growers, started his business in 2015, the year that Oregon made cannabis legal. Now that cannabis is legal, research is legal too which has expanded our understanding of the healing this complex herb has to offer. Andy shares the different ways that TCH and CBD is extracted through decarboxylation and other...

Duration:00:49:13

Show 181: Herb Lab - Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

4/6/2019
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After an interview with Justin Ehrlich, a practitioner of Classical Chinese Medicine and Licensed Acupuncturist, Sue drills Candace about some of the herbs he brought up. Candace gently explains how a handful of these herbs work together to heal common ailments. Sue throws in the news of a discovery of a new organ interstitium, which may add to our understanding as to how acupuncture works.

Duration:00:38:50

Show 180 - Traditional Chinese Medicine Justin Ehrlich

3/31/2019
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Western herbalists have long used energetics to describe how herbs work. While we have a long practical and energetic tradition routed in European medicine, we often feel called to cultures with much longer, better documented traditions to inform, inspire and guide us int the healing arts. today, we are talking with Justin Ehrlich, practitioner of Classical Chinese Medicine and Licensed Acupuncturist about following that call.

Duration:00:59:01

Show 179 Herb Lab - The Truth Behind Ayahuasca - Real Herbalism Radio

3/20/2019
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Psychedelic plants have been a part of our human heritage since we first rocked in the unsteady cradle of civilization. Last time we talked with Nick Polizzi, author of books like The Sacred Science, documentary filmmaker and explorer of ancient medicines about our culture’s fascination in hallucinogenic herbal traditions. This time we are exploring more psychoactive herbs, how they have been used and abused, and their effect on the modern world.

Duration:00:46:12

Show 178: The Truth Behind Ayahuasca with Nick Polizzi

3/12/2019
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Psychoactive herbs have been a part of human culture since it began. In the last century, we saw an explosion of interest in hallucinogenic experiences as Westerners begin to explore the herbal traditions of other cultures. That exploration has its possibilities and changes. Today, we're talking with Nick Polizzi, author of books like The Sacred Science, documentary filmmaker and explorer of ancient medicines about our culture's fascination in hallucinogenic herbal traditions.

Duration:00:47:53

Show 177 Herb Lab Forest Bathing for Herbalists

3/6/2019
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The best laid plans of the RHR team to forge a forest bathing adventure goes awry after a storm dumps a foot of snow overnight. Although the roads are impassable, there are still herbal voyages to travel. Sue and Candace brew up syrups, tinctures and topical medicine within the confines of their ice fortresses with the heart of Oregon. A little Snowpacalypse doesn’t stand in the way of the Real Herbalism Team in their quest for botanical healing.

Duration:00:47:13

Show 176 - Forest Bathing for Herbalists

2/26/2019
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Forest bathing is familiar practice for plant medicine people. Why must we herbalists go so far out of our way to visit our plant allies in their native environment? Why not just read up on the herbs we love and then give them a try? Those are powerful questions that point right at one key aspect of what makes an herbalist an Herbalist. Today, we’re talking about the ways connecting with nature feeds our souls and our practice.

Duration:00:41:41

Herbalist at the Border - Podcast Show 175 Herb Lab

2/20/2019
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Herbal medicine is everywhere and so are herbalists. Last week, we talked with Jamie Scepkowski, owner of Salmon River Apothecary, Herbalist and medic about the emergency herbal care that she practices in California and on the US/Mexican border. Sue and Candace share a sampling of herbal care that they rely on for shoring up physical and mental health needs.

Duration:00:32:16