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Herbal Skin Care Workshop

Herbal Skin Care Workshop

Join us for this informative class that shows you how to make: -skin lotion -healing salve -herbal oil in your own kitchen. These herb-based skin care products and techniques have been used for 20+ years in my own herb practice. Using only the best quality ingredients, these products surpass any available off the store shelf.… Continue >>>

Colorado Herbal Medicine Field Study

Colorado Herbal Medicine Field Study

This is the itinerary for the optional field study trip offered to students enrolled in the Foundations of Herbal Medicine program for 2019. More details will be shared at the first class meeting in February. Students are responsible for food, lodging (camping or hotel) and transportation. The dates for the 2019 program are July 22-25.… Continue >>>

10 Month “Foundations of Herbal Medicine” Course for 2019

10 Month “Foundations of Herbal Medicine” Course for 2019

Our 10 month Foundations of Herbal Medicine program is full and registration is closed until registration for the 2020 session opens in August, 2019. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Many people begin using herbs in small steps – something for sleep, a cold or maybe a headache. As one continues on the herbal path of independent study, information is… Continue >>>

Nootropics and Improving Cognitive Function

Nootropics and Improving Cognitive Function

Understanding how our brains function and learning ways we can support that is part of the Advanced Topics in Herbal Medicine. The following links are resources to support the information shared during class. Brain Overview http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/B/brain.html Brain Anatomy http://www.mayfieldclinic.com/PE-AnatBrain.htm Alzheimers http://www.innerbody.com/diseases-conditions/alzheimers-disease Hypomania v Mania http://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/breakingbipolar/2010/08/what-is-the-difference-between-mania-and-hypomania/ Neurotransmitters http://www.brighthubeducation.com/science-homework-help/62633-neurotransmitters-in-the-brain/ Neurons http://www.brighthubeducation.com/science-homework-help/62839-function-and-structure-of-neurons-in-the-brain/ Synapse http://www.brighthubeducation.com/science-homework-help/109310-how-brain-synapses-work/#imgn_3 Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor… Continue >>>

Understanding Leaky Gut Syndrome

Understanding Leaky Gut Syndrome

In recent years, the issue of intestinal inflammation, commonly known as Leaky Gut Syndrome, has become a topic of much discussion and some controversy.      The protocol for Leaky Gut Syndrome is addressed in detail in our Advanced Topics in Herbal Medicine program. The following links have been gathered to support the information shared in class.… Continue >>>

Three Weekend Intensive: Advanced Topics in Herbal Medicine 2019

Three Weekend Intensive: Advanced Topics in Herbal Medicine 2019

This series of workshops addresses topics geared for people who have previous training and experience in healing and working with herbs.  It is especially geared toward students who have completed beginning or intermediate coursework at other herb schools. Topics Presented: Cardiovascular Health *Supporting a healthy heart v treating disease *The role of cortisol, inflammation and… Continue >>>

Scheduling Custom & Private Herb Classes

Scheduling Custom & Private Herb Classes

The Forager’s Path offers many day long, weekend and extended courses of study in Community and Bio-Regional Herbalism. These scheduled offerings address topics that are both the most relevant and most commonly requested for developing herbalists and foragers. In addition to the regular calendar of programs, the director, Mike Masek, is available to present individually… Continue >>>

Digestive Bitters for Better Health

In recent years, the traditional practice of using the bitter taste to improve digestion has received renewed interest in the herb community. Yet many people have an incomplete understanding of the What, Why and How of bitters use. The purpose of this workshop is to provide you with the information and skills to make bitters… Continue >>>

Pre-requisites for “Advanced Topics in Herbal Medicine”

Pre-requisites for “Advanced Topics in Herbal Medicine”

The “Three Week Intensive: Advanced Topics in Herbal Medicine” is a course that begins where most introductory programs end. This course assumes that students have completed either an introductory course in herbal medicine or done extensive independent study in order to have a working knowledge of several basic foundation skills for practicing herbal medicine. The… Continue >>>

Cough Syrup & Tincture Making Workshop

Join us for this informative class that shows you how to make personalized cough syrups and alcohol extracts (tinctures) in your own kitchen. These methods have been used for 25+ years in my own herb practice. Learning to create these at home makes the benefits of high quality herbal products affordable for everyone. Location: Flagstaff,… Continue >>>

Latest Courses

Herbal Skin Care Workshop

Herbal Skin Care Workshop

Join us for this informative class that shows you how to make: -skin lotion -healing salve -herbal oil in your own kitchen. These herb-based skin care products and techniques have been used for 20+ years in my own herb practice. Using only the best quality ingredients, these products surpass any available off the store shelf.… Continue >>>

Colorado Herbal Medicine Field Study

Colorado Herbal Medicine Field Study

This is the itinerary for the optional field study trip offered to students enrolled in the Foundations of Herbal Medicine program for 2019. More details will be shared at the first class meeting in February. Students are responsible for food, lodging (camping or hotel) and transportation. The dates for the 2019 program are July 22-25.… Continue >>>

Educational Resources

Variables in Determining the Strength of Herbal Pharmacy

Variables in Determining the Strength of Herbal Pharmacy

1. Time – within reason, the longer the better. The specific time duration depends on the solvent. 2. Heat – Warmth increases movement. Warming a carrier oil, honey, water or sometimes even alcohol increases extraction 3. Agitation – either continuous or intermittent 4. Surface to Volume Ratio – Within reason, the smaller the herb particles,… Continue >>>

Healing Resources for PTSD and Moral Injury

The following links provide resources for a better understanding of these issues and show examples of the work that people are doing to promote healing in their own communities. I want to acknowledge that both PTSD and Moral Injury exist outside the military combat experience. I have chosen to keep the links on this page… Continue >>>

Herbal Support of the Nervous System in Chronic Disease

It is well known that being stressed causes dis-ease. But the fact that disease causes stress is often overlooked. This is why supporting the nervous system is helpful in many (most, all?) health conditions even if the Chief Complaint is not directly related to nerves. The engagement of the nervous system is seen in multiple… Continue >>>

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