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Herbs for a Vibrant Life – with Herbalist Rosalee de la Foret :075

Herbalist Rosalee de la Foret shares ways to re-immerse ourselves in herbs.

Rosalee de la Foret, RH (AHG), is a clinical herbalist, herbal mentor, and herbal educator who has dedicated her life to making herbal education available to everyone to spread the reconnection with herbs around the world.  Rosalee has a gift for making traditional herbal medicine simple and practical and is incredibly inspirational in her message of how to re-immerse ourselves in herbs.  She is the author of the book Alchemy of Herbs, where she shares deliciously created herbal recipes that titillate the taste buds while reconnected them with the diverse taste of herbs.  This inspirational, educational, and fun interview will compel and teach you how to make herbs a daily part of your life, not just part of your medicine chest.

 

Listen to the podcast to hear:

  • How herbs aren’t just for acute health issues, but historically played a much larger role in our ancestors’ lives.
  • How the simplification of the food system and taste profiles have created a nutrient and herb deficit in our culture.
  • How the phytonutrient diversity “herb deficit” has affected the health and spiritual well-being of the more recent generations.
  • How our herb deficit doesn’t just come from a lack of consuming herbs, but also from a lack of being in a relationship with plants outdoors.
  • How to cultivate an outdoor relationship with plants.
  • Practical tips on increasing your use of herbs in your foods.
  • How to take her “phytonutrient” challenge during your meals.
  • How to create nourishing infusions to use nutrient-dense herbs throughout your day.
  • The side effects of using nettles every day.
  • How lack of bitters has affected our health as a culture, and how to incorporate the bitter flavor into your daily life.
  • How to use rituals around herbal teas and bitters to elevate your experience with herbs.
  • What the different tastes of herbs are, and how to sense them for yourself.
  • How the different tastes of herbs can indicate the uses of those herbs.
  • Why we should include all 5 flavors of herbs into our meals and our daily lives.
  • Why it’s important to approach herbal learning (and life in general) from a state of joy instead of stress, pressure, and dread.
  • How to change our perception from moving towards a vibrant life instead of away from an early death.

 

About Rosalee

Herbalist Rosalee de la ForetRosalee de la Foret is a clinical herbalist, herbal educator and author of the book, Alchemy of Herbs: Transforming Everyday Ingredients Into Foods and Remedies that Heal. She is also the Education Director at Learning Herbs with Herb Mentor and a Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild. Rosalee’s teachings make herbs simple and practical for everyone. You can explore herbs and herbal remedies with Rosalee at HerbsWithRosalee.com and LearningHerbs.com . Learn about her healing story here.

 

Join Contributing Podcaster Lori Rose, Ph.D. for interactive classes teaching how to make and use Natural Remedies with your whole family! Join live or enjoy the recordings!

 

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Adverse Childhood Events and Holistic Healing with Niki Gratrix :074

Abundant Energy Expert Niki Gratrix shares how Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs) are probably the most important root cause to address for true holistic wellness.

Niki Gratrix, BA Dip ION NANP, is a nutritionist and energy expert who quickly realized that there was an emotional side to healing that was required in her clients for true wellness and complete healing. Niki discovered a correlative study on adverse childhood events (ACEs) by the CDC whose data shows that ACEs are found in epidemic levels in the population, and how devastating these ACEs are to health and well-being. Niki then started a journey to integrate identifying ACEs with her clients, increasing client awareness of the impact on previous trauma on their own health, and facilitated client-based conversation around facing these past events and moving forward for true holistic wellness. In this information-packed interview, Niki tells all about ACEs, how they contribute to health issues, how to identify ACEs, how to address ACEs, and how increasing awareness about ACEs in both conventional and holistic healing modalities is crucial in the evolution of raising human consciousness and well-being.

 

Listen to the podcast to hear:

  • How what happens to us emotionally always affects us physically via epigenetic changes, even before we are born or aware of ourselves
  • How different ACE scores correlate with your risk of health issues
  • How ACEs contribute to digestive, hormone, thyroid, obesity, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, cancer, depression, anxiety, headaches, pain, fibromyalgia, fatigue issues, lifespan, and more
  • What the ACEs are
  • ACEs: the research missed that need to be addressed
  • How many generations back do epigenetic changes get passed down to offspring from both mother and father
  • What are silent ACEs, and how most trauma is ambient
  • How silent ACEs affect our social relationships
  • How social relationships are more important for survival than BMI and other risky health behaviors
  • Why Niki says ACEs are the number one root cause of modern health issues
  • What the trifecta of contributors to health issues is
  • How ACEs affect epigenetics, behavior, and belief, and how that in turn affects lifestyle choices, health, and chances of fully healing
  • How the addiction therapy world is changing their therapies based upon new knowledge on the importance of ACEs
  • How binging and junk food snacking choices are linked to ACEs
  • How practitioners can create burnout in themselves either through over-giving, over-achieving, or perfectionism in their own hustle for worthiness unless they deal with their own ACEs
  • How ACEs can affect our belief system that we are worthy of getting better
  • How ACEs increase your risk of heart disease via epigenetics, despite 􀍞perfect􀍟 diets and cholesterol levels
  • How our stress thresholds are set epigenetically starting in childhood with ACEs, radiating to brain cell function and gut function
  • How our ACEs can even cause destructive approaches in our healing process, and affect our entire perception of the world
  • How our emotional intelligence is in a worse state than our diet choices as a culture, and how that is initiated in childhood and radiates all the way out through international behavior
  • The difference between superficially addressing stress with clients versus fully diving into ACEs with clients
  • How to prepare yourself as a practitioner to discuss ACEs with clients
  • How assessing ACEs needs to be done on all three levels: physical, energetic, and mental
  • How to figure out your or your clients’ ACE scores
  • Why you need to ask about your familial history of ACEs, not just familial health issues, as part of the pre-intake education process
  • How to know when to refer out clients with certain ACEs
  • How neurofeedback, EFT, essential oils, journaling, time in nature, joyful and creative activities, and daily rituals can be useful in overcoming ACEs and retraining epigenetics back to a more parasympathetic state
  • How enneagram assessment (www.enneagraminstitute.com ) can be used to help figure out how you are coping with your ACEs
  • How setting boundaries in relationships and who you are around is crucial to dealing with ACEs
  • How just talking about a past issue that you have never discussed is so strong that it can change your epigenetics
  • How practitioners can only offer the ACE healing to their clients that they themselves have achieved
  • 􀍞We can only take our clients as far as we have gone ourselves􀍟
  • How forming partnerships with counselors and other CAM therapists is a beneficial way to help clients address ACEs
  • 􀍞If you are just doing biochemistry, you aren’t holistic􀍟
  • How to warn clients (and yourself) about emotional detox when starting to address ACEs, and how to sit with the pain of feeling their feelings

 

Find resources from Niki including her free report/e-book on how to address your or your clients’ ACEs can be found at www.nikigratrix.com

 

 

About Niki Gratrix

Niki is an award-winning nutrition therapist, bioenergetic practitioner, and mind-body expert, helping people to optimize energy.

In 2005 she co-founded one of the largest mind-body clinics in integrative medicine in the UK.

In August 2015 she hosted the largest ever free online health summit on overcoming fatigue.

Niki has spoken on over 20 online health summits and been the keynote speaker at live conferences internationally.

Niki is currently the Education Director at NES Health, a quantum biology health technology company. www.nikigratrix.com

Interview by Contributing Podcaster, Lori Rose Ph.D.

Check out what Lori has going on!

 

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How to Start Using Herbs with Your Family with Herbalist Kami McBride :073

Kami McBride is an herbalist and author whose mission is to change the culture in our houses, communities, and country to one that embraces and cultivates a relationship with plants in our every-day lives.

She takes herbal concepts and theories and translates them to practical, simple strategies that everyone can use to bring the gift and power of plants into every home and every community.  After decades of teaching, she has mastered the skill of bridging conceptual herbal knowledge with practical hands-on strategies to build personal relationships with plants so we can spread their magic throughout our homes and our communities.  Her four pillars of herbalism teach us these practical skills, and allow us to harness the gift the plants offer.

Listen to this podcast to hear:

  • What are the four pillars of herbal home care?
  • Why it’s important to use herbs every day to use them most effectively during illness.
  • How cultural “symptom suppression” deprogramming is essential in using herbalism effectively.
  • How herbal teas can be used as self-care rituals and family care.
  • How making your teas beautiful is part of the medicine of herbs.
  • How to meet people where they are when introducing them to herbalism.
  • How “herb sprinkles” can be used every meal to support digestion, nutrition, and health.
  • How herb-infused oils can be used to support lymph and decrease dryness.
  • How herbal oils are the “least amount of effort for maximum return”.
  • Why “when people get dry they get grouchy,” and how “oiling keeps us happy”.
  • How herbal oils can be used to nurture ourselves and teach our kids self-care.
  • “Nurture yourself and your child at the same time.” Herbalist Kami McBride
  • How herbal baths can be used for self-care and getting herbs into the body, and how to create herbal baths.
  • How getting out of the book and fostering your relationship with a few plants is key to home herbalism.
  • How using the herbs daily during calm times is crucial to using that connection during times when your brain is too tired or sick or crazy to think.
  • How changing our perception of herbalism to include giving back to the plants that give to us is crucial to sustain the culture of herbalism: “local food, local medicine, urban farm, and urban pharmacy.”

 

About Kami

Herbalist Kami McBride - LivingAwareness.com

Kami McBride is a clinical herbalist graduate of the Southwest School of Botanical Medicine (1991) and author of The Herbal Kitchen. Kami has taught herbal medicine in the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Department at University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing. She has helped thousands of families to use herbs and natural remedies for their self-care to prevent illness, take care of common ailments and protect their health naturally.

Find resources from Kami at LivingAwareness.com. Check out her incredibly practical and helpful book The Herbal Kitchen and Free Home Herbalism Video Masterclass.



 

 

 

 

 




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Sunscreen – What This Mom of Four Chooses – Katie Kimball of Kitchen Stewardship :066

Finding a sunscreen that is non-toxic and effective is so important to this mom of four, she tested 80 brands to set her – and hopefully your – mind at ease.

Katie Kimball, founder and creator of the Kitchen Stewardship blog and Kids Cook Real Food e-course, teaches listeners how to choose between chemical and mineral sunscreens, which sunscreen ingredients to choose, versus which sunscreen ingredients to avoid.  Katie dives into the dangers of chemical sunscreens, the efficacy of chemical sunscreens, and if there are any safe chemical sunscreens we can use.  She goes over the different types of zinc, which forms are safe versus unsafe, and if sunscreen is safe for infants.  She then tells listeners about her amazing resources to help moms get healthy, whole foods back into the kitchen, and how her e-course teaches kids the essential life skill of cooking using her own kids as teachers.

In this podcast, Katie discusses:

  • The difference between chemical and mineral sunscreen
  • The difference between active and inactive ingredients
  • “I can’t even stomach thinking about petrochemical sunscreen on my kids’ skin.” – Katie Kimball – Kitchen Stewardship
  • The difference between titanium dioxide and zinc oxide
  • What makes a sunscreen safe versus unsafe
  • The problem with the high amounts of estrogen mimics found in chemical-based products and why it’s problematic – “one application of conventional sunscreen on a bikini-clad woman is equal to daily hormonal therapy for menopause.”
  • Red flag words to look out for on a sunscreen bottle
  • Ingredients to avoid
  • Ingredients to choose
  • The trouble with Avobenzone – staining clothes
  • Why to choose non-nano zinc in sunscreen.
  • Changes that the FDA has made to regulations for sunscreen
  • If higher SPF is better, and which SPF range is optimal
  • How this mom of 4 balances healthy sun exposure for her kids
  • The importance of Vitamin D, and how to use sunscreen in a way the allows sun exposure and sun protection
  • Her inspiring and helpful work and resources available at Kitchen Stewardship and why getting kids into the kitchen is important the mind-body-and-soul of the kids and the family
  • The skills each age level, from 2 years old and up, will gain from her Kids Cook Real Food e-course

 

Contributing Podcaster, Lori Rose, PhD’s teaches

“Everything You Need to Know About Sun Health” 

Demo, e-booklet + 3 Recipes!

How much sun is ok?

What about kids?

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Free for a limited time – Join us!

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Katie Kimball Kitchen Stewardship - Weight Free WellnessKatie Kimball is a Catholic mom from Michigan who has shared her journey to real food and natural living for 8 years at Kitchen Stewardship, a blog that helps families stay healthy without going crazy. Along with her 4 children, she created the Kids Cook Real Food eCourse to help other parents teach their kids to cook, so that they too can get a little break (and raise healthy children who can eat their vegetables). The course serves 4,000 families from 6 continents and over 10,000 kids are learning to cook!





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Follow Your Dreams – Author and Illustrator Michelle Nelson-Schmidt :065

Children’s author Michelle Nelson-Schmidt shares how facing our fears is crucial to the true wellness that comes from following our dreams.

Michelle Nelson-Schmidt is a children’s book author and illustrator who travels the nation teaching children how to face their fears, listen to their inner voices, be themselves despite what the world tells them, and to follow their dreams.  Her story is liberating and inspiring, and shows us that while the road to your dreams may be rocky, scary, hard, and full of failures and mistakes, it’s worth it.  Her books are meant for children, but her message is equally important to all adults because we have been hurt, squashed, and bruised from the negative messages of the world.  Michelle’s wisdom through her stories teaches us how to listen to our hearts underneath the loud voice of our fears, embrace our true authentic selves, believe in the magic of giving, and tune in to our interconnectivity to each other for true wellness.

 

“When you start to trust in who you are in this world and listen to your heart amazing things begin happening [sic].” – Michelle Nelson-Schmidt

 

Michelle Nelson-Schmidt - WhatifMonsters.com - Follow Your Dreams

 

“A bad test grade does not make you a bad person.” – Michelle Nelson-Schmidt

Listen to the podcast to hear:

  • How Michelle’s message changed the entire course of my wellness path and career
  • Michelle’s winding path to following her dreams
  • How Michelle felt watching everyone else following their dreams while she wasn’t
  • How just because you are good at something doesn’t mean it’s your true calling
  • How it felt to choose the safe version of her passion instead of going all in
  • The difference between hard work and heart work, and how following your dreams requires both
  • Why the freedom to fail and embracing mistakes is crucial to following your dreams
  • What Jonathan James and the What If Monster teaches us about facing our fears and anxiety
  • What Bob is a Unicorn teaches us about being ourselves and find our tribe
  • What Cordelia teaches us about taking accountability for your choices, owning your passion, and making the world better because of it
  • How Michelle’s very successful marketing strategy is very different from what we are taught, and how to embrace giving
  • The difference between giving to get, vs. giving for joy
  • The difference between expectations vs. faith
  • The importance of interconnectivity for maintaining joy

Michelle Nelson-Schmidt - Cordelia

 

“Just because some people don’t ‘get you’ or understand you does not mean you’re wrong and you gotta’ stay true to yourself because eventually what happens is your people find you. People that think like you, act like you – we’re magnets in this world. ” – Michelle Nelson-Schmidt

 

“When you shine your light you give permission for others – you shine that light on others and you give permission to everybody else (to shine).” – Michelle Nelson-Schmidt

Contributing Podcaster, Lori Rose, PhD’s teaches

“Everything You Need to Know About Sun Health” 

Demo, e-booklet + 3 Recipes!

How much sun is ok?

What about kids?

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Free for a limited time – Join us!

Learn more here.

 

About Michelle Nelson-Schmidt

Michelle Nelson-Schmidt - WhatifMonsters.com - Follow Your DreamsI am Michelle Nelson-Schmidt, I live in Lilburn, Georgia and I have the great privilege of getting to be an author and illustrator for EDC Publishing. After about 10 years eeking my way towards that goal while working full-time as a mother and graphic designer, I am finally doing it full time. Sometimes I need to pinch myself when I realize that this is actually my life. I still sometimes look behind me to see the ‘author’ that a person next to me is talking about. I write and illustrate books for kids. Wow! THIS IS MY LIFE! I travel to schools all over the United States reading them my books, talking about my journey and encouraging them to follow their dreams – with everything they’ve got – no matter what! Because my life is magical, it truly is and every minute, even the doubting, painful ones were so worth it to get to here, I want every person I know and meet to understand that this life is meant to be magical – and we all can have a magical life. You just have to have the courage to look for it and work for it.

I love that I get to show my children and all the children I meet (over 400,000 now) that life is what you make it. That persistence and hard work will overcome almost any obstacle – and I of course have to make sure that they know reading is pretty much the key it all, no matter what your dream.

When I am not traveling I am busy being silly and having fun with the loves of my life – my husband Kevin, my son Noah, my daughter Sophia and our two crazy dogs, Piggy Pie and Otto Von Schmidt. They are all my everything and I love them more than bees love flowers!

 

Enter Michelle’s wonderful world full of freebies, inspiration and and books at here.

To join her each Wednesday on her Story Time Live, follow her on Facebook here.





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Body-typing: Ancient Wisdom to Balance Mind, Body and Spirit :064

Body-typing is Tara’s interpretation and integration of the ancient wisdom of using constitutional analysis to understand oneself more deeply

… and therefore gain awareness of how our own personal attributes can be used in the most productive way in order to create more peace with ourselves and with others. Tara Baklund, founder and creator of the Weight Free Wellness blog and podcast, teaches listeners how body-typing can be used to holistically find mind-body-spirit balance within, with others, and with the world. Tara shares wisdom that she gained during her healing journey, and how her struggles ultimately led her to use technology as a means of spreading a true holistic approach to wellness with others worldwide. Listeners will gain both philosophical and practical insight on how to use body-typing to cultivate more balance in all areas of their lives, including self-acceptance, food choices, relationship dynamics, and more.

In this podcast, Tara discusses:

  • The mission of the Weight Free Wellness podcast, and how technology can be used to more efficiently spread the word of wellness throughout the world
  • The meaning behind the title “Weight Free Wellness”, and how a mind-shift away from weight as a metric of health is crucial to the wellness movement
  • Why it’s important to “learn to live with our bodies rather than in them”
  • How “healing can and does happen in an instant”
  • How the spirit in which we approach healing greatly determines the success of our healing journey
  • How do use the ancient wisdom of body typing to find a balanced interaction with ourselves and with others at all levels of existence: mind, body, and spirit
  • To take Tara’s body-typing quiz to find out your unique body type and get a free e-course on how to use body-typing in your life.
  • To dive deeper into learning the skills in using your personal body-type to improve your self-understanding, food choices, relationships, and even decorating choices, you can purchase Tara’s body-typing book, You-niversal Self-Care: Improved Health Through Self-Understanding,  “A body love story.”

 

Contributing Podcaster, Lori Rose, PhD’s teaches

“Everything You Need to Know About Sun Health” 

Demo, e-booklet + 3 Recipes!

How much sun is ok?

What about kids?

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Free for a limited time – Join us!

Learn more here.

 

About Tara

Tara BaklundTara Baklund is the founder and director of the Weight Free Wellness® Podcast platform. Her history of life-altering health issues lead her to seek natural solutions. Seeing others experience similar painful skin issues, disturbing digestive diseases, eating disorders and the mental and emotional disturbances that accompany these issues – Tara became deeply motivated to share what she learned from her journey to help others. Her book, You-niversal Self-care: Improved Health Through Self-Understanding tells her story. The book has been called, “A body love story” as it shares how we can stop the relationship of suffering so many have with their bodies and learn to love and appreciate it – and to find balance in the foods, exercises and habits that each Body-type desires. The Weight Free Wellness® Podcast is how Tara fulfills her calling of helping and inspiring others by sharing her message, continuing to learn from others and sharing stories of health and healing through podcasts as well as online classes along with the Weight Free Wellness® Contributing Podcasters. Tara is available for speaking engagements, interviews and consultations. Contact her and take the Body-typing Quiz at WeightFreeWellness.com





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How to Become a Wellness Coach and Nutrition and Herbal Professional with Lori Rose PhD :063

Becoming a Wellness Coach, Nutrition Professional and Herbalist are now easier and more affordable than ever!

Lori Rose, PhD teaches a coarse at Hill College that offers training for credentials in all three of these professions and in this interview we get to learn about her and how her own struggle with weight loss and health got her onto this path.

  • Are you interested in natural health and healing?
  • Do you want to learn more and help others?
  • Would an online program and affordable tuition (including financial aid) be ideal?

 

Here are the highlights of our talk:

  • How positive thinking changed her life
  • Learning that counting calories and measuring food (including carrying measuring cups in her purse) is not the way or a healthy way to lose weight.
  • Her experience and thoughts with being vegetarian and vegan
  • “I was not living life… may weight may have been going down, but I was not living live. I was all by myself, isolated, completely focused on food.” – Lori Rose, PhD
  • Some resources that helped Lori to make a big mental shift: Marianne Williamson, Eckart Tolle, Neale Donald Walsch
  • How her intention to get a full refund in 30 days for book that promised to change the reader’s life actually challenged her to follow the instructions full and she got amazing results! (and did not request a refund)
  • Gardening and companion planting.
  • Lori’s unique program offering through Hill College to earn credentials as: Holistic Nutritionist, Wellness Coach, Herbalist or/and Associate of Science degree
  • What is the difference between being a Holistic Nutritionist, Wellness Coach and General or Clinical Herbalist?
  • What is the difference between a General and Clinical Herbalist?
  • What can a person do with this education? What kind of setting would this person work in?
  • “Plants have their own unique qualities, their own energetics and so do people – and so it’s not just that someone with this diagnosis can take this herb. You have to figure out what are all the components of this person and what are all the components of these herbs and which one is the best one for that client. And you really can’t that deep into it without pursuing herbalism itself.” – Lori Rose, PhD
  • Contraindications – herb/drug and herb/person interactions
  • How long does it take to complete this program? – It’s designed to cover 4 semesters. It’s two fall and spring sessions. This aligns with an associate degree program.
  • What’s the difference being a Naturopath and a Wellness Coach, Holistic Nutritionist or Herbalist?
  • “My dream is that my students will get these credentials and then they will go on to become D.O’s (doctor of osteopathy), M.D.’s, N.D.’s, psychologist, psychiatrist, nurses, massage therapists and anything in the health field – and then we will all have this holistic background… we will just add holistic healing to the world.” – Lori Rose, PhD
  • Will exercise education be included in this program?
  • “I think a very important part of this field is to avoid the competitive nature that is in a lot of other fields… with scarcity mentality… You’re not competitors, you’re partners.” – Lori Rose, PhD

 

Contributing Podcaster, Lori Rose, PhD’s teaches

“Everything You Need to Know About Sun Health” 

Demo, e-booklet + 3 Recipes!

How much sun is ok?

What about kids?

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Free for a limited time – Join us!

Learn more here.

 

 

Lori RoseHi everyone! I am Lori Valentine Rose, PhD, board certified nutrition professional (CNP), board certified holistic nutrition consultant (BCHN), registered herbalist (AHG), wellness coach, teacher, wife, and mom.  I am a passionate studier of nutrition, herbalism, spirituality, and pretty much anything that makes our minds, bodies, souls, and planet a better place to inhabit.  I have taught biology and nutrition at a local community college for around ten years, have been back-yard organic gardening for around five years, and have been pursuing clinical herbalism for several years.   I recently developed, created, and now instruct the Hill College Holistic Wellness Program, the most thorough, affordable wellness program in the country.  Thanks to my variety of education in how the body works, scientific literacy, environmental impact, and nutrition, I skillfully combine this knowledge to use science-based nutrition and herbalism to address the root cause of your health issues.  I am honored you are here, and hope you will join me on my quest for holistic wellness! Visit Lori’s website here.