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Show 118: 2nd Annual Book Lover’s Review - Real Herbalism Radio

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, winter is the time for rest and introspection. We herbalists sorely need a break from the activity of fall's harvest and root digging. Instead, we are spending this season digging into a good book. Today, we're talking about our favorite books for rest, introspection, and herbal inspiration.

Duration: 00:44:37

Show 117: Herb Lab – Beauty from the Desert with Christina Sanchez - Real Herbalism Radio

The Practical Herbalist team's interview with Christina Sanchez - cosmetologist, herbalist, and founder of Every Leaf Speaks prompted them to create more skin care products. Although this topic is not a specialty for any of the crew, they stepped out of their comfort zone to explore the world of beauty care.

Duration: 00:35:39

Show 116: Beauty from the Desert with Christina Sanchez - Real Herbalism Radio

Beauty began with the plants. Although our current culture may not knowingly tap into the plant wisdom Cleopatra drew upon to create her legendary allure, the plants most certainly have not given up on us.

Duration: 00:44:00

Show 115: Herb Lab – Pumpkin Spice – Level Up a Seasonal Favorite - Real Herbalism Radio

Pumpkin Spice may be delicious but it is also very healing. Each of the traditional spices in this blend can stand on its own as herbal medicine with a long history of healing around the globe. Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove and allspice warm and tonify in their unique way.

Duration: 00:43:23

Show 114: Pumpkin Spice – Level Up a Seasonal Favorite - Real Herbalism Radio

Pumpkin Spice is so hot right now with good reason too. The chilly change of weather fall brings calls for warming and nourishing foods and spices. today, we'll be talking about how to blend and use your own Pumpkin Spice along with why this much-touted blend truly is an herbal remedy for the pros.

Duration: 00:43:15

Show 113: Herb Lab – Digestive Health with Thomas Easley - Real Herbalism Radio

Bitters have been heralded as a key for good digestion for millennia and for good reason. Just a few drops of bitters under the tongue can mean a world of difference to gut health. Although herbalists and nutritionists have been talking about their importance, the average person sometimes has trouble incorporating them into everyday life.

Duration: 00:30:57

Show 114: Pumpkin Spice – Hot, New Level for a Seasonal Favorite - Real Herbalism Radio

As the weather cools down, our immune systems should be geared up to do the thankless work of keeping colds and flus from settling in for the winter. Podcast hosts, Sue and Candace, review some of their favorite formulas for fortifying the body.

Duration: 00:27:34

Show 111: Herb Lab – Top 5 Herbs for Chronic Conditions with Rosalee De La Foret - Real Herbalism Radio

Sue and Candace reflect on their conversation with clinical herbalist and educator Rosalee de la Foret author of Alchemy of Herbs on her top 5 herbs. Manifesting these herbs in their own lives as herbalists have brought them to new and interesting places. Podcast hosts Sue and Candace also share alternatives to Rosalee's favorite herbs and how they have used them in other situations.

Duration: 00:35:12

Show 110: Top 5 Herbs for Chronic Conditions with Rosalee De La Foret - Real Herbalism Radio

Clinical herbalist and educator Rosalee de la Foret author of Alchemy of Herbs, talks about her top 5 herbs that uses to heal chronic conditions. These herbs are a sometimes seen as humble first aid herbs but Rosalee knows their deeper secrets.

Duration: 00:50:59

Show 109: Herb Lab – Interview with 7song – Clinical Herbalist Pioneer - Real Herbalism Radio

Free clinics are popping up around the world as herbalists step up to share their knowledge with the public. Hosts Sue and Candace discuss the free clinic movement and what it takes to work in a free clinic.

Duration: 00:35:56

Show 108: Interview with 7song – Clinical Herbalist Pioneer - Real Herbalism Radio

Herbalist and Educator, 7song, of the Ithaca Free Clinic, talks about life in one of America's most famous Western herbal clinic. Sue and Candace talk with him about what it means to rekindle the hearth of healing in cooperation with allopathic medicine.

Duration: 00:31:54

Show 106: Back to School with Herbs - Real Herbalism Radio

Whether you're parenting school-aged children or not, Back to School means Back to Cold and Flu Season. As we enter Fall, we're all the more susceptible to the new and improved viruses that are making their rounds throughout our community.

Duration: 00:24:01

Show 105: Herb Lab – Digestive Health and the Microbiome with Yaakov Levine - Real Herbalism Radio

Digestive health is a favorite topic for herbalists. The path to good health begins right in our own microbiome. After an interview with Nutritional Health Coach, Yaakov Levine, Sue and Candace give their own perspective on supporting digestion with herbs and fermentation.

Duration: 00:30:34

Show 102: Unlocking Lyme Disease with Dr. William Rawls - Real Herbalism Radio

Western medicine has improved their ability to test for and treat Lyme disease in the last few decades but much more progress is needed. Join Dr. William Rawls as he talks about the evolution of this tick-borne illness in human culture. The good doctor has focused on Lyme disease over time in response to his own struggle with the symptoms of the bacterial infection.

Duration: 00:33:42

Show 101: Health Questions for the Herbal Experts - Real Herbalism Radio

Candace, Patrick and Sue pitch listener health questions on herbal medicine to their guests: Rebecca Harburg, LAc and Wendy Hounsel, RN, RH (AHG). Over the years, podcast fans have sent in pages of questions from our Herbal 101 segment of the podcast that the Real Herbalism Radio crew has collected.

Duration: 00:55:51

Show 100: Real Herbalism Radio in Review – The Evolution of Herbal Medicine - Real Herbalism Radio

Candace, Patrick and Sue celebrate their 100th podcast by looking back at the herbalism field over past 40 months. So much has changed in their lives and in the world of herbal medicine. When Real Herbalism Radio (RHR) started, podcasting was just begin to take hold as an art form. It seemed as easy way to spread the word about their favorite topic. No one foresaw the changes to come.

Duration: 00:37:07

Show 99: Herb Lab – It’s the Berries! Medicinal Fruit at It’s Best. - Real Herbalism Radio

Summer is here and the Practical Herbalist team is preparing for the berry harvest. Each fruit is a little bit different. The team shares its tips and tricks for freezing and preserving berries and other small fruits such as raspberries, strawberries, elderberries, blueberries, plums, and grapes.

Duration: 00:34:02

Show 98: It’s the Berries! - Real Herbalism Radio

The Herbalist's pantry is well stocked with bitter and astringent herbs with horrible tastes most of us truly don't enjoy. Luckily, summer's glorious warmth brings with it a basket full of sweet, sour and thoroughly enjoyable flavors we Practical Herbalists can tap into.

Duration: 00:30:57

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