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Holistic health and wellness talks hosted by Malcolm Saunders, Co-Owner and Co-Founder of Light Cellar.

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Holistic health and wellness talks hosted by Malcolm Saunders, Co-Owner and Co-Founder of Light Cellar.

    LCP #48: Wild Wisdom & Storytelling - Sun God Ra, Lady's Slipper & Wild Violets

    LCP #48: Wild Wisdom & Storytelling - Sun God Ra, Lady's Slipper & Wild Violets

    Welcome to chat number 30 in the Wild Wisdom & Herbal Storytelling series with host Malcolm Saunders and Herbal Elder Blaine Andrusek.
    Join the pair as they head outdoors to talk about Ra The Sun God, helping usher in this new season from a trail in Sibbald Flats, just west of Calgary, Alberta. They cover quite a few plants via the exploration of this idea of The Path of the Forager, engaging fully with your senses. Blaine shares the wisdom of choosing five plants per year to get to know, in order to build your own knowledge base slowly and surely.
    Might this be the year you learn about Cow Parsnip? Perhaps Venus' Slipper, and the elusive (not related!) Lady's Slipper. Might Wild Violets make the list for you this year?
    If there's anything you'd be keen to hear Blaine talk about, please get in touch by email, info@lightcellar.ca.
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    • 16 min
    LCP #47: Wild Wisdom & Storytelling - Tying Sage Bundles, Herbal Vinegar, & Aspen Bark

    LCP #47: Wild Wisdom & Storytelling - Tying Sage Bundles, Herbal Vinegar, & Aspen Bark

    Join host Malcolm Saunders and Herbal Elder Blaine Andrusek for chat number 29 in the Wild Wisdom & Herbal Storytelling series.
    In this week's episode, the pair cover quite a bit of ground in their conversation. Expect to hear about the Herbalist's garden, parasites and stories and wisdom about the brilliance of teepees and their design.
    As for herbs, gets to know tarragon and its use in vinegar. Learn all about one of the abundant species found in our part of the west -- Artemisia, aka Sage. Blaine shares how to properly prepare and tie sage bundles for usage. Learn all about Aspens and their bark, juniper, uva ursi and their affinity to support a reduction of urinary tract infections.
    And that's just the tip of the iceberg!
    What would you like to hear Blaine share his perspective on? Get in touch by email, info@lightcellar.ca.
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    LCP #46: Herbal Highlights on Tonic Herbs

    LCP #46: Herbal Highlights on Tonic Herbs

    Join us for another episode of Herbal Highlights, with Angela Bewick and Malcolm Saunders.
    In this latest conversation, Angela and Malcolm bring up a word that has some controversy around it. The two define this word, and dive in to which herbs can be considered under this term. Get to know some new herbal helpers in this week's podcast!
    The pair also dive in to Traditional Chinese Medicine specifics as well, and how these principles can be applied, how to utilize these types of herbs. These vitalizing herbs have been an integral part of traditional ways for such a long time. Why might this term have such controversy?
    Let us know what you think, and if you have topics or ideas you'd like to see Angela and Malcolm explore in the podcast. Send us a message at info@lightcellar.ca
    Make sure to come visit us at the shop in the heart of Bowness in NW Calgary as well. Not in town? Connect with us online at www.lightcellar.ca!
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    • 12 min
    LCP #45: Herbal Highlights on Anti-Histamines & other Seasonal Allergy Approaches

    LCP #45: Herbal Highlights on Anti-Histamines & other Seasonal Allergy Approaches

    Here is another episode of Herbal Highlights with Malcolm Saunders and Angela Bewick. 
    The two touch on some of the most allergy-inducing plants, and some solutions and remedies to help ease the symptoms of seasonal allergies. This is the work of supporting the body to better handle the influx of pollen that shows up in abundance this time of year! The two dive in to what histamine does in the body, and ways to help mitigate when there are allergic type symptoms going on in the body. 
    Expect to hear about stinging nettle (popping up at this time of year!), comparing dried versus fresh and why you may want to source fresh if you have hayfever type symptoms. This is to celebrate a new tincture available in the shop!
    Learn about rose hips, golden rod, and the role Vitamin C can play in supporting those with allergic type symptoms. Reishi mushrooms are on the docket too! Can you guess what the herb word of the week will be? We're taking guesses!
    Let us know what you think, and what you'd like to see in the podcast by sending us a message at info@lightcellar.ca
    Make sure to come visit us at the shop in the heart of Bowness in NW Calgary. Connect with us online at www.lightcellar.ca!
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    • 18 min
    LCP #44: Wild Wisdom & Storytelling - Animal Kingdom & the Use of Plants and Gardens for Herbalists

    LCP #44: Wild Wisdom & Storytelling - Animal Kingdom & the Use of Plants and Gardens for Herbalists

    Join us for chat number 28 in the Wild Wisdom & Storytelling series of interviews with Master Herbalist & Herbal Elder Blaine Andrusek and host Malcolm Saunders of Light Cellar.
    The pair meet up to chat about the Animal Kingdom, and how all animals utilize plants to self medicate. Humans seem to be the only ones that need a written set of instructions! The conversation turns to address longevity, and veer to talk of rose hips, hawthorn, wormwood, mushrooms, horny goatweed (& the story of how it got its name!) and other plants. 
    Their conversation touches on current proposals that all Calgarians and anyone in Southern Alberta should know about, especially in regards to our watershed and things that are coming up on the horizon. The conversation wraps up with talk about the role a garden can play in the life of the herbalist, be they a budding newbie or a seasoned wild crafter, or anywhere in between.
    What would you like to hear Blaine share his perspective on? Get in touch by email, info@lightcellar.ca.
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    LCP #43: Wild Wisdom & Storytelling - the Nervous System & Nervine Tonics

    LCP #43: Wild Wisdom & Storytelling - the Nervous System & Nervine Tonics

    Another great conversation with Herbal Elder Blaine 'the Herb Man' Andrusek.
    Host Malcolm Saunders joins Blaine in conversation to talk about the Nervous System and Nervine herbs. Expect to learn a bit more about our Nervous system, and how it works in the body. Learn which herbs can help support this system's function, and where herbs may be of service when it comes to chronic conditions in the Nervous system.  The pair talk about environmental impacts on our Nervous System, and where you may have been misled about this marvellous body system.
    Blaine Andrusek is leading a class called "Alternative First Aid" this weekend, live at the shop. It's a class for all the outdoor enthusiasts, hikers, plant walkers and more... Find out information and register online at https://lightcellar.ca/products/alternative-first-aid
    This was chat number 27 in the Wild Wisdom & Storytelling series of interviews with Blaine Andrusek by Malcolm Saunders of Light Cellar.
    What would you like to hear Blaine share his perspective on? Get in touch by email, info@lightcellar.ca.
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    • 58 min

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