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Real Herbalism Radio is the weekly podcast created by The Practical Herbalist team to dish up the saucy bits of the herb world in a format that's easy to listen to on the go or relaxing at home. Your hosts, Sue and Candace, offer you their insights into the world of herbs along with a variety of easy, practical ideas for making herbalism a part of your daily life. They'll help you understand some of the complex and often perplexing aspects of herbalism, decode the language of herbalists, and ...
 
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Candace and Patrick talk about the path Real Herbalism Radio has taken in this epic episode. Which show was most heartwarming? Nerve-wracking? Silliest? Who was the biggest Eye-Opener? They shared many of the behind-the-scenes stories and trials and tribulations they've experienced on the Real Herbalism Radio path and talked about awaits. See acast…
 
Candace and Patrick talked about the power of Aroma in healing and herbal practice. They reflected on their conversation with Erika @sovereigntyherbs last week and how her approach to Aromatherapy and Essential Oils is both practical and powerful. Candace answered an Herbal 101 question from Michaela about Essential Oils and Cold Pressed Oil. See a…
 
Scent can awaken in us the deepest memories and strongest and most visceral reactions. That can be mighty powerful medicine. Today, we're talking with Erika Galentin, Clinical Herbalist at Sovereignty Herbs, about using Hydrosols and Essential Oils to re-write the story of your well-being. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Candace and Patrick talked about Holistic Medicine and the Extracellular Matrix by Matthew Wood. The conversation was about how Matthew has offered all of us a solid perspective shift, herbalists and scientists alike Candace reflected on coming full-circle in her practice and understanding of how The Plants work to help us heal and how important pe…
 
Herbalism and Holistic Medicine often clash with modern Scientific champions over the best path to healing. The thing is...the two are far more intimately connected in their research and results than they realize. Today, we're talking with Matthew Wood, Herbalist with a Masters of Science and Herbal Medicine from the Scottish School of Herbalism ac…
 
Candace and Patrick reflected on their chat with Dawn Laska-Tommerdahl last week. They shared how she's influenced their use of incense to heal through the years and encouraged them to experiment. Patrick shared his top tip for becoming a Real Terrific Herbalist. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
The intersection between The Plants and modern medicine is both practical and spiritual. The Plants know how to manifest the spiritual in powerful and deeply healing ways. Today, we're talking with Dawn Lacska-Tommerdahl, RN, Master Herbalist, Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild (RH, AHG), and owner of Dawn's Enchanted Garden abo…
 
Candace and Patrick talked their Solstice Plans and how the conversation with Deatra and Adam last week reflected in our current world, including challenges we've all faced and walking the line between Spirit and Physical healing. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
As modern herbalists, we often focus on the healing properties of The Plants...and we've narrowed our definition of Healing to mainly the physicality of life. That's not how it always was. Before, The Plants let us see healing in a much Bigger way. Today, we're talking with Deatra Cohen and Adam Siegel, authors of Ashkenazi Herbalism: Rediscovering…
 
Candace and Patrick reflected on their conversation with Rhea last week. Patrick had lots to say about growing older and the differences he notices between his own generation and the Millenials. Candace suggested he's really an old man. They discussed the changes that the pandemic have created for so many of us and how the plants can help us find o…
 
At some point in our lives, we all find ourselves facing a Crossroads. When life leads you into the place of change and big decision, it's good to know you have a few herbal allies who will help you find your way forward. Today, we're talking with Rhea Humann, certified Herbalist and Health Coach and owner of The Persistent Pestle Apothecary and Te…
 
Candace and Patrick loved talking with Leslie Shalduha last week. They talked about their own challenges in getting started with herbalism back-in-the-day. They shared a story or two of some of their early efforts and what it took to overcome the old patterning. They finished off with an answer to an Herbal 101 question from Valerie about measuring…
 
Are you an armchair herbalist? Loads of well-worn herbal books on your shelf and romantic ideas about herbs as a lifestyle with a strange block to actually adopting the herbal practice. That is a clear sign you are. Today, we're talking with Leslie Shalduha, practicing herbalist at Sassy Llama Apothecary, makers of simple everyday herbal products, …
 
Candace and Patrick talked about Wildcrafting this week. Patrick shared his disappointment at the shattering of his romantic idea of how Anna Rosa does it...and considered the reasons why his fantasy and her reality aren't quilt the same. Candace answered an Herbal 101 question on herbs for neuropathy. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out …
 
When herbalists think of skin, we often jump straight to trauma-medicine. We think of herbs to heal burns and cuts and rashes...but what about preventing problems and creating glowing, healthy skin? Today, we're talking with Anna Rosa, Medical Herbalist and founder of Anna Rosa Skincare about the power and beauty of Icelandic Herbal Skincare. See a…
 
Candace and Patrick talked about the importance of understanding historical uses and practices in herbalism. They reflected on the power of their conversation with Deatra Cohen and Adam Siegel last week and talked about some of the cross-currents of historical Eastern Europe in The Pale of Settlement as compared to modern herbalism in the USA. See …
 
The Plants love to show us their secrets, most especially when those secrets involve us humans. And, they love to inspire us to uncover the good, the bad, and the healing in those stories. Today, we're talking with Deatra Cohen and Adam Siegel, authors of Ashkenazi Herbalism: Rediscovering the Traditions of Eastern European Jews, about finding the …
 
Candace and Patrick reflected on their conversation with Matthew Wood last week. They talked about how the Herbal field has changed and how different some of the challenges young herbalists face today are from those Matthew and others like him faced. They also talked about changing perspectives and the benefits of seeing The Plants from many differ…
 
No matter where we start our journey on the Herbal Path, The Plants are guaranteed to offer us a few perspective shifts as they show us where healing is most needed. Today, we're talking with Matthew Wood, Herbalist with a Masters of Science and Herbal Medicine from the Scottish School of Herbalism accredited by the University of Wales, author of m…
 
Candace and Patrick talked about the future of medicine and what it takes to be healthy in today's world, all inspired by their conversation with Dawn Laska-Tommerdahl last week. The also talked about the importance of being educated and asking your healthcare providers to be educated on plant-based medicines and lifestyles and on the power of aski…
 
You don't know what you want to be when you grow up? Not to worry! The Plants will lead you in the right direction no matter where you've gotten your start. They have a knack for merging disparate paths. Today, we're talking with Dawn Lacska-Tommerdahl, RN, Master Herbalist, Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild (RH, AHG), and owne…
 
Candace and Patrick talk about how they're preparing for cold and flu season, reflect on the herbal home remedies KP Khalsa suggested in last week's show, and talk about how they're building immunity as the cold months draw near. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
As days grow long, we herbalists get busy in field and the kitchen preparing for the cold months ahead. What are we whipping up? Today, we're talking with K.P. Khalsa, Ayurvedic Doctor and State Licenced Nutritionist, about the Best Natural Approach to Flu and Cold Season. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Candace and Patrick chatted about GMO seeds and whether that technology is a thing of the past...or will be soon. They ruminated on climate change and how genetic modifications may or may not have an intregal relationship. Plus, they answered an Herbal 101 question on mugwort substitutes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
The idea of saving seed has the ring of romance and old-timey nostalgia about it. For many herbalists, it's a neat idea we may or may not implement...and when we do, we're often not super thoughtful at it. Today, we're talking with Elise and Jeff Higley of Oshala Farm about the art of salving seeds for healthy, bio-regionally adapted herbal success…
 
Candace and Patrick discuss some of the challenges of re-integrating into regular life after recovering from Burnout. Challenges in changing lifestyle and attitudes were at the core of their chat. They covered a few herbs that're useful for sticking to the choices that'll help you avoid burnout again. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out i…
 
Exhaustion, Collapse, Nervous Exhaustion, Breakdown, Adrenal fatigue, Mental breakdown, Fried, Drained, Weary, Worn out, Stale, Devoured, Beat, Mental…Burnout has a thousand names. All of them spell trouble. Today, we’re talking about what it means to be utterly exhausted and how to lean into herbal medicine and natural approaches to fix it. See ac…
 
Candace and Patrick are back from Summer Hiatus chatting about herbs in teh garden, climate change, community gardening and finding inspiration from Rebecca Ingalls' work, and the amazing medicinal power of culinary herbs. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Plants create a kind of connection many of us crave, even when we don't realize it. When you step out into nature, that connection happens and it even Heals the places we didn't even know were hurt. Today, we're talking with Rebecca Ingalls, herbalist at Palmer Pond Botanicals and psychotherapist at Swamp Scott Counseling about the healing and joy …
 
Candace and Patrick reflected on the many ways we Herbalists can make our living. They chat with Elise and Jeff of Oshala Farm last week got them thinking about how wide the term Herbalist really is...about as big as the Plants themselves. They explored many ways in which we who love and respect the plants can make a living and even thrive as Herba…
 
What happens when you let go and let The Plants show you the path? Oooooh... Organic. Sustainable. Local. Healthy. Earth-Centered Living. It's hard to go wrong when you follow the calling, but the path may be rocky at times. Even then, The Plants will provide. Today, we're talking with Elise and Jeff Higley of Oshala Farm about following The Plants…
 
Candace and Patrick discussed connecting with herbs as well as hearing Anna Rosa talk about making more money and how to make that happen. They talked about starting The Real Herb Market and how working with so many tremendous herbal product makers is a way of following their bliss. They also talked about whether or not Joseph Campbell's famous quo…
 
Life, like The Plants, is full of change. As an herbalist, that truth seems obvious. Still, we can find ourselves looking at what once worked so well with new eyes. Change has happened, and now we must change wit it. today, we're talking with Anna Rosa, Medical Herbalist and founder of Anna Rosa Skincare about embracing the change in our lives as w…
 
Candace and Patrick talked Tick Prevention, including the brilliance of Alexis Chesney's strategy for using Herbs to support your immune system. Preparing for Allergy Season, strengthening the body before getting the COVID vaccine, and, of course, Protecting against Ticks were hot topics in this episode, as was cleansing body and home. See acast.co…
 
As the seed catalogs start to arrive and we turn our thoughts from last year's harvest to the restfulness of winter and promise of spring, there's one critter too many of us completely forget to prepare for. Today, we're talking with Alexis Chesney, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and author of Preventing Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Diseases about pl…
 
Candace and Patrick talked about getting to the point of No Solution in Western Medicine and how much we all need diversity in our medical care system. They discussed owning your power to create health for yourself, and they answered an Herbal 101 question from Vinon about nettles. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Plants either languish or thrive when faced with serious adversity. Those that thrive follow the path of the most Powerful Medicine. So, too, it is with people. Today, we're talking with K.P. Khalsa, Ayurvedic Doctor and State Licenced Nutritionist, about facing challenge and finding your own path into Powerful Medicine. See acast.com/privacy for p…
 
Candace and Patrick make a few silly jokes...okay, Candace made one silly joke...then they reflected on the wisdom they gleaned from their conversation with Leslie Shalduha of Sassy Llama Apothecary last week. Topics included making good choices for health and the challenges in doing so, good nutrition and how that changes as we age, and recognizin…
 
Sometimes, it takes a crisis to get us to really see the right path. Do or Die, the wake-up call almost always leads us into a whole new adventure. The Plants surely do celebrate when we join them! Today, we're talking with Leslie Shalduha, practicing herbalist at Sassy Llama Apothecary, makers of simple everyday herbal products, about getting up a…
 
Candace and Patrick talked about the meaning of ritual in their lives and how ritual shows up for them daily, weekly, and in the context of bigger events. They talked about Men's Rituals and how the tradition of ritual for men has shifted as compared to that for women. They also talked a little about the Rituals of Spring. See acast.com/privacy for…
 
Ritual is a powerful tool in the Herbalist's toolbox. With the support of the Plants, we can mvoe through transition, change, and even trauma Empowered and Healed. Today, we're talking with Leslie Korn, Doctor of Integrative Medicine for Mental Health, Herbalist, and Author of Natural Woman: Herbal Remedies for Radiant Health at Every Age and Stage…
 
Candace and Patrick chatted about Alyssa's path into herbalism-especially the huge shift she made and how she found her inspiration in modern television. They talked about being Blindsided and Becoming Herbalist in a Shamanic way. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
No matter where you are in the world, The Plants will find you. Some of us are lucky enough to grow up with Herbal Medicine as just a part of life. But, what happens when you move--and find out everyone else forgot the Magic of The Plants? Today, we're talking with Alyssa Humann, certified Herbalist and Mid-level Health Coach, owner of The Persiste…
 
Candace and Patrick get real about how Essential Oils, Hydrosols, and herbs factor into their lives. Candace reveals one of her Little Secrets. Patrick expresses his shock and indignation over the revelation...before acknowledging that certain uses of essential oil spritzers and the like might be actually a welcome addition to home and office for o…
 
The intersection of Modern Medicine with the Deep Healing of the Garden can produce the most amazing Herbs...and Herbalists. Today, we're talking with Erika Galentin, Clinical Herbalist at Sovereignty Herbs, about finding the Joy, the Power, and the Medicine along the garden path. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Candace and Patrick talked about where Oregon has gotten so far since legalizing the use of Psilocybin Mushrooms, aka Magic Mushrooms, for therapeutic use. They covered psychedelics as therapy, profitable business, vacation, and in the stock market. They also talked a little about a new project they've been working on that'll be launching this spri…
 
Herbal Medicines may come in neatly packaged boxes or beautifully labeled bottles today, but they were all once rooted in the healing space of Nature. We can still touch the Magic and power of thse spaces to deepen the medicine for ourselves and others. Today, we're talking with Bett Williams, author of The Wild Kindness: A Psilocybin Odyssey and w…
 
Candace and Patrick reflect on the chaos of the past few weeks, their conversation with Rebecca Ingalls of Swampscott Counseling and Palmer Pond Botanicals, and how they're coping with the stress. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Change can transform our lives, as we're all experiencing through these crazy times. Often, radical change helps us make the connections that show us our life's passion and sets us on our path. Today, we're talking with Rebecca Ingalls, herbalist at Palmer Pond Botanicals and psychotherapist at Swamp Scott Counseling about connecting with your path…
 
Candace and Patrick talk about how the first week of their 2021 New Year's Resolutions have gone. They shared a few tips for using some of the herbs they talked about last week to support you through change and answered an Herbal 101 question on Stevia for Quitting Smoking. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
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