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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!

 

Online Classes with Lori Rose PhD

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Lupus – Survive, Thrive and Live Naturally! :068

Given a diagnosis of Lupus and only 10 years to live (without medication) – Sandie moved back with her parents and pulled out all stops to not only heal herself, but to fulfill her dreams!

Sandie’s amazing Lupus healing story would take more than a simple blog post to summarize, but here are the highlights: beginning at age 7, Sandie experienced debilitating migraines headaches. Eventually, resorting to the prescription medication Effexor for help, she found some relief, but nothing that truly restored her to a normal life.

Her fiery spirit  was not totally tamed by debilitating headaches, cystic acne, depression, mood swings, and insomnia (to name few). Sandie still managed to graduate from university with honors in biomedicine and lead a relatively normal life; until the fateful tuna salad incident that seemed to throw things into a tailspin.

After food poisoning, a Lupus diagnosis and moving back in with her parents, Sandie – with seemingly every last ounce of gumption left in her –  enrolled in a Functional Diagnosis Nutrition Course which, with her determination and spirit, probably saved her life – at least that’s what I heard from her story.

If you are suffering from mystery symptoms or have a diagnosis of Lupus (or any other autoimmune disease) you should definitely listen to this woman’s inspiring story! I had a great time getting to know Sandie, I bet you will too!

Here are some topics we covered:

  • Symptoms: Migraine headaches, insomnia, depression, manic, Interstitial Cystitis, Cystic Acne, Butterfly rash, Mood swings, Joint pain, Chronic throat infections
  • Body-typing
  • Heredity
  • “It changed my path. It changed my whole life… The biggest lesson of my life came from that diagnosis…” – Sandie Gascon, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner and Lupus Thriver
  • Zone of Genius from “The Big Leap” by Gay Hendricks
  • Raw vegan diet
  • Functional Diagnostic Nutrition
  • Un-labeling from disease
  • The difference between Functional Diagnostic Nutrition and Functional Medicine
  • DUTCH testing, Hormone testing, Sex Hormones, Organic Acids Testing (OATs)
  • IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and SIBOS (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth)
  • Cystic Acne and Interstitial cystitis
  • How she healed more in 6 months than in 5 years of prior attempts
  • Why testing is better than trial and error
  • Why it’s easier/better to work with the Liver first
  • Mind-body healing
  • “You want to address the imbalances, but you also have to get to the root cause.” – Sandie Gascon, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner and Lupus Thriver
  • The true cost and value of health.
  • Her opinion and experience with social healthcare.
  • “Be positive. There is hope. Don’t give up.”  – Sandie Gascon, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner and Lupus Thriver

Watch, listen, learn… Enjoy!

About Sandie Gascon

Sandie Gascon - Motivated2Heal - Weight Free WellnessAs a Certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner I am living my dream helping people achieve their health goals. I have spent 6 years researching every aspect of natural healing and have made it my life long quest to continue that learning. I am able to pull knowledge from many sources including my 4 year Honor’s Degree in Biomedicine, my 3 year diploma in Massage Therapy, and many different natural healing courses.

Dogs are my passion. I train and hike with my dogs everyday. I compete in dog agility every weekend I am able. I love yoga, golfing, kayaking and hiking. I am a high energy, passionate woman and I love true, natural beauty. I cherish every moment I am able to do the things I love because it was not long ago that I was in constant pain, fatigued and unable to do anything.

In the photo is Sandie and one of her 5 dogs dogs, Missile, who is retired from agility. Her goal is to be on the Canadian world agility by 2019. She also has a horse named Secret.  Learn more about Sandie here.