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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

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 pulled from many sources. After a few years, this person begins to identify as an herbalist and continues to increase both the learning and use… 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

Three Weekend Intensive: Advanced Topics in Herbal Medicine

This series of workshops addresses topics geared for people who have previous training and experience in healing and working with herbs. It is ideally geared to students who have completed the 10 Month Foundations of Herbal Medicine course through our school. It is also open to herb students and instructors from other schools. Topics Presented: Cardiovascular… 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 >>>

Herbal Skin Care Workshop

Herbal Skin Care Workshop

Join us for this informative class that shows you how to make skin lotion, healing salve and 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… Continue >>>

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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

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 pulled from many sources. After a few years, this person begins to identify as an herbalist and continues to increase both the learning and use… Continue >>>

Educational Resources

Pregnancy and Parenting Resources

This article provides resources for promoting health-balance-support during the pregnancy, birth and nursing stages of life for the baby, mother and father/co-parent. It is most definitely *not* meant as a complete substitute for healthcare from a certified medical provider. One of my mentors, Dr Aviva Romm, says it best – “When in doubt, check it… Continue >>>

Sourcing Bulk Herbs

Sourcing Bulk Herbs

Herb courses at our school emphasize the ability of students to create their own herbal pharmacy. The results are both more affordable and higher quality than purchasing finished products off store shelves. Some plants can be harvested from a backyard garden while others can be wildcrafted from the broader landscape. The ability to sustainably wildcraft… Continue >>>

Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating

Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating

Many people struggle with food during the holiday season that runs from late November through early January. During this season, the issues that come up most often in my herb practice are: -The quality of food goes down -The quantity of food goes up -The ability of the digestive system goes down This article gives… Continue >>>

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