122 episodes

The secret to truly effective therapeutic plant medicine is through understanding our plant science and backing it up with evidence.

Each week we will learn from the greatest aromatherapists, cultivators, scientists, researchers and boots on the ground plant workers in our medicinal plant world globally. If you work with, treat with or simply appreciate essential oils, plants and herbs you can’t miss a Tuesday episode with Colleen as she takes us on a journey into the brightest minds in our industry.

Get inspired, grow empowered with knowledge in an ecosphere you love.

Have a question or topic you’d like to see covered on the LabAroma Podcast? Go to labaroma.com and reach out to us. I can’t wait to hear from you.

The LabAroma Podcast by Colleen Quinn Colleen

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The secret to truly effective therapeutic plant medicine is through understanding our plant science and backing it up with evidence.

Each week we will learn from the greatest aromatherapists, cultivators, scientists, researchers and boots on the ground plant workers in our medicinal plant world globally. If you work with, treat with or simply appreciate essential oils, plants and herbs you can’t miss a Tuesday episode with Colleen as she takes us on a journey into the brightest minds in our industry.

Get inspired, grow empowered with knowledge in an ecosphere you love.

Have a question or topic you’d like to see covered on the LabAroma Podcast? Go to labaroma.com and reach out to us. I can’t wait to hear from you.

    123 Dr. JJ Pursell - Finding Lost Joy

    123 Dr. JJ Pursell - Finding Lost Joy

    Dr. JJ Pursell (she/her) is a 2007 graduate of NUNM with a doctorate in Naturopathic medicine and Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental medicine. In this episode, Dr. JJ Pursell talks about stress, anxiety, and the human right to be happy. She speaks in detail about how classic herbs can help recover hormonal balance and how psilocybin may have a place in a new medical model.

    She began working with herbs over 25 years ago and her career has centred around her work with plant medicine. She owned and operated community run herbs shoppes for 13 years and wrote her first book, The Herbal Apothecary in 2013.

    Her passions include helping others to empower themselves through health and sharing her knowledge through writing, teaching and public speaking. She is dedicated to those in need and will always answer any question through email.

    At home she is a mama, farmer, gardener, wife and dance party starter.

    Useful links
    Author page: JJ Pursell's Books

    Website: drjjpursell.com

    IG Wildwayswellness

    FB Dr. JJ Pursell

    To learn more about plants & your health from Colleen at LabAroma check out this informative PDF https://mailchi.mp/2fe0e426b244/osw1lg2dkh

    Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

    • 46 min
    122 Dr. Claudia Welch -The philosophy of our hormones

    122 Dr. Claudia Welch -The philosophy of our hormones

    Dr. Claudia Welch has been a lifelong student of life and medicine. She has practiced Āyurveda, has worked in Eastern medicine education, and is licensed as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine. In this episode, Dr. Welch brings a deep understanding of philosophical and pragmatic views of hormonal balance from ancient medical traditions, which can be applied to modern life.

    Dr. Welch is the author of Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life: Achieving Optimal Health and Wellness Through Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine and Western Science, and, The Four Qualities of Effective Physicians: Practical Ayurvedic Wisdom for Modern Physicians.

    Dr. Welch has lectured internationally on Oriental medicine and Āyurveda, exploring how Eastern medicine applies to Women’s Health, and today’s reality in general. She has served on the teaching faculty of The Āyurvedic Institute, Kripalu School of Ayurveda, Southwest Acupuncture College, and Acupractice Seminars.

    She also, as demonstrated above, sometimes makes up statistics. But, when she does, she readily admits it.


    Useful links
    https://drclaudiawelch.com/
    Women's Health & Hormones Part I course
    Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life
    The Four Qualities of Effective Physicians
    Satsangam.net

    To learn more about plants & your health from Colleen at LabAroma check out this informative PDF https://mailchi.mp/2fe0e426b244/osw1lg2dkh

    Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

    • 48 min
    121 Denise Tiran - Complementary Therapies & Midwifery care

    121 Denise Tiran - Complementary Therapies & Midwifery care

    Dr. Denise Tiran, HonDUniv FRCM MSc RM PGCEA, is a freelance midwifery lecturer and internationally renowned authority on complementary therapies in midwifery, having pioneered the subject as an academic and professional specialism since the early 1980s. In this episode, Denise talks about her 'Aha' moment that led her to combine work in hospitals and universities with complementary therapies.

    She is the founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Education Director for her company, Expectancy, which provides a unique range of accredited complementary therapy courses for midwives in the UK and a register of midwives offering complementary therapy services privately across the UK, working under Expectancy's Licensed Consultancy scheme. Denise has eighteen years of experience managing her own business and was runner-up in the 2015 Kent Women in Business Awards. She now mentors midwives wanting to set up in private complementary therapy practice via Expectancy's Licensed Consultancy scheme, developing a growing network of midwives trained to use complementary therapies safely and now offering services privately around the UK.

    Denise has built her reputation of almost 40 years on a strong commitment to safety, professional accountability, and evidence-based practice. She is highly acclaimed and was awarded an honorary Doctorate by the University of Greenwich in 2020 and a prestigious Fellowship from the Royal College of Midwives in 2018 for her work. Expectancy won the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Award for services to complementary healthcare education in 2012.

    She regularly teaches in Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and elsewhere overseas and is a Visiting Professor at the Qingdao Huikang School of Nursing in Shanghai, China. She has taught almost 4000 midwives and student midwives about complementary therapies and is a frequent international conference speaker.

    Denise previously worked as a midwifery lecturer at the University of Greenwich, London. Having trained in several therapies, including massage, aromatherapy, and reflex zone therapy (clinical reflexology) and studied herbal medicine, homoeopathy, and acupuncture, she was given the opportunity to develop and manage the UK's first practice-based BSc (Hons) degree in Complementary Therapies (1992-2004). As part of her university work, she established a complementary therapies clinic at a maternity unit in southeast London, a teaching clinic for student midwives and complementary therapy students. Denise treated almost 6000 expectant mothers with complementary therapies during this time, and the clinic was highly commended in the Prince of Wales's Awards for Healthcare in London in 2001.

    She has written numerous seminal textbooks on complementary therapies in midwifery, over eighty professional journal papers, and three books for expectant mothers. She has revised the last six editions of the world-famous Bailliere's Midwives' Dictionary (14th edition due 2022). Her textbooks include Aromatherapy in Midwifery Practice (2016), Complementary Therapies in Pregnancy and Childbirth: an evidence-based approach (2018); The Business of Maternity Care: a guide for midwives and doulas setting up in private practice (2019), and Using Natural Remedies Safely in Pregnancy and Childbirth (2021). Her latest book, Complementary Therapies for Postdates Pregnancy, is due for publication in late 2022. She is an Associate Editor of the Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice professional journal. She has revised the last four Position Statements on complementary therapies for the Royal College of Midwives. Denise is a consultant on maternity issues for the Federation of Holistic Therapists and complementary therapies for the Federation of Antenatal Educators. She is also frequently consulted for advice on the professional accountability of midwives by the Royal Colleges of Midwives and Nursing and the Nursing and...

    • 41 min
    120 Rachelle Robinett - Reconnecting through herbs

    120 Rachelle Robinett - Reconnecting through herbs

    Rachelle Robinett, RH (AHG) is a Registered Clinical Herbalist, Holistic Health Practitioner, and Founder of Pharmakon Supernatural — a company dedicated to exploring the art of functional nature. In this episode, Rachelle talks about her passion for creating accessible herbalism for modern culture and in detail about holistic women's health approaches. Rachelle combines her knowledge of herbal and traditional medicine, health science, and lifestyle design into plant-based products and accessible, self-care content for those seeking a connection between modern life and natural wellness.


    Useful Links
    Discount code for Supernatural: LABAROMA
    Website: https://www.ursupernatural.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rachellerobinett/


    To learn more about plants & your health from Colleen at LabAroma check out this informative PDF https://mailchi.mp/2fe0e426b244/osw1lg2dkh

    Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

    • 32 min
    119 Jerrik Keller - Autism and Cannabis

    119 Jerrik Keller - Autism and Cannabis

    Jerrik Keller, founder and CEO of The Lighthearted Farmer, an herbal company that specializes in medicinal, high-quality cannabis (hemp) oils. In this episode, Jerrik talks about serendipitous meetings that led him to be one of the earliest CBG farmers, his work with nurses, working with Autism patients, and discovering unique terpene- cannabinoid formulas and extraction methods for optimal outcomes. He grew up in Kansas and participated in conventional agriculture on the family farm. The influences of herbalism, agriculture, and holistic perspectives have shaped Jerrik's vision for The Lighthearted Farmer.

    He studied Agricultural Business at Colorado State University before moving to Arizona and working in a 30,000 sq ft. greenhouse growing medical Cannabis. In 2017, Jerrik started The Lighthearted Farmer in Oregon.

    Through TLF, Jerrik cultivated relationships with nurses, doctors, and other experts in the cannabis world. These collaborations shed light on a need for more targeted cannabinoid formulations, which led to the creation of Unity Formulas. Unity Formulas utilizes specific strains, cannabinoids, ratios, and terpenes to form products that provide a more targeted approach. Unity Formulas' mission is to create more positive customer and patient outcomes using cannabinoids. The brand donates 15% of all sales to a nonprofit Autism Safe Haven.

    He provides an insightful perspective on agriculture, Cannabis, medicine, and what it means to be human. He enjoys one-on-one conversations with customers, discovering through first-hand experience, and laughing. Jerrik values integral relationships, open hearts and minds, and the golden light of a late afternoon sun.

    Jerrik loves to climb, explore the local ecosystem, and disc golf when not in the office.

    Useful Links
    www.unityformulas.com
    www.thelightheartedfarmer.com
    Autism Safe Haven


    To learn more about plants & your health from Colleen at LabAroma check out this informative PDF https://mailchi.mp/2fe0e426b244/osw1lg2dkh


    Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

    • 37 min
    118 David Winston 2 - Women’s Health & Adaptogens

    118 David Winston 2 - Women’s Health & Adaptogens

    David Winston, RH (AHG) is an internationally known lecturer, author, ethnobotanist, and the founder of Herbalist & Alchemist. For over 45 years, David has been studying, practicing, teaching, and researching Chinese, Western/Eclectic, and Southeastern American herbal traditions. In this episode, David clarifies what defines the true adaptogenic herbs and their impressive history of therapeutic potential for all people, but especially for women's health.

    David's world-renowned two-year herbal studies program, the David Winston Center for Herbal Studies, has been educating Herbalists, Physicians, Nurses, Naturopathic Physicians, Veterinarians, and Nutritionists in the art and science of clinical herbal medicine since 1980.
    David has one of the largest private herbal research libraries in the U.S. The Herbal Therapeutics Research Library has over 8000 volumes, from 1550 to present, and over 15,000 articles on file. This library is a working library used for research for the herbal and nutritional industry as well as for his writing and for Herbalist & Alchemist.

    David was one of the professional herbalists who founded the American Herbalists Guild, the first professional herbalists' organization in the US, which certifies clinical herbalists. He is on the professional membership review committee. David Winston has been on the Review Committee of the Botanical Safety Handbook, which produced a significant information resource, which the entire botanical industry, from manufacturers to researchers, relies upon.
    He is the clinical herbal consultant to hundreds of prominent physicians (MDs, NDs, DOs, DCs) throughout the US, Canada and Europe. David has authored hundreds of articles and a number of books on herbs.


    Useful Links
    Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina, and Stress Relief 2nd Edition, Updated and Expanded (Sept 2019)
    https://herbalstudies.net/
    https://www.davidwinston.org/
    Herbalist & Alchemist

    To learn more about plants & your health from Colleen at LabAroma check out this informative PDF https://mailchi.mp/2fe0e426b244/osw1lg2dkh

    Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

    • 51 min

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