19 episodes

Ready to devour some inspiring herbal education? We're thrilled to share our very own podcast: Herbal Radio! This community resource is a collection of curated lectures from some of our generation's most esteemed herbalists. These informational talks are from our event, the Free Herbalism Project, audio extracted from our YouTube channel, and more.

Herbal Radio Mountain Rose Herbs

    • Alternative Health

Ready to devour some inspiring herbal education? We're thrilled to share our very own podcast: Herbal Radio! This community resource is a collection of curated lectures from some of our generation's most esteemed herbalists. These informational talks are from our event, the Free Herbalism Project, audio extracted from our YouTube channel, and more.

    5 Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle with Dr. Tieraona Low Dog

    5 Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle with Dr. Tieraona Low Dog

    "For so many of my patients, much of what’s driving their lack of well-being is rooted in the way they live their lives. Contrary to what science used to think—that we are victims of our genetics—we realize today that there are so many ways we can live our lives that can positively (or negatively) impact the expression of our genes. We’ve gone back to the ways of our grandmothers, leaning on ancient wisdom to inform new habits. Nature and nurture are intricately intertwined in the tapestry that is our lives.
    The great news is, staying healthy doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Try making these five basics a part of your weekly routine and experience what it will do for your happiness and well-being!"
    ~Dr. Tieraona Low Dog
     
    5 TIPS FOR A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE Eat whole foods. Rather than reaching for the most convenient processed foods, try to cook meals based around whole foods, and snack on things like nuts and apple slices. Aim for nourishment that is minimally processed, low in added sugars, and diverse. This doesn’t have to mean your food needs to be low in fat or flavor! Some whole foods can be high in fat, like avocados or free range eggs, which we’ve been taught are bad for us, but really aren’t. And with the help of organic herbs and spices, even the simplest dish can be a feast for all the senses (while also making your foods more healthful in the process!).

    Get rest. Getting the recommended 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night and giving yourself mental rest by unplugging during the day—stepping away from your tablet, putting down your smartphone, and turning off the TV—can do wonders for your well-being. Make space in your life for quiet.

    Nourish relationships. Maintaining your social networks and investing in healthy relationships can be very protective for you. Research has found that people who are socially isolated (a.k.a. “lonely”) experience serious health consequences. Studies have found that being lonely can be as dangerous as smoking, being an alcoholic, never exercising, or being obese. Find time to have dinner with your family, play board games on the weekends with friends, say hello to your neighbor, or take your kids to the nearby park. Stay connected!  Move your body. Research shows that around 60 million Americans over the age of six years old get less than 30 minutes of movement a day. No question, our  sedentary lives are making us sick. We know that low levels of activity are associated with heart disease, type 2 diabetes, lower back pain, depression, and anxiety. Walk your dog around the neighborhood, use the stairs in your office building rather than the elevator, go out dancing, sign up for a yoga class, take a hike; just keep moving.

    Experience nature. In Japan, there is a common practice referred to as “forest bathing” (or shinrin-yoku), which involves simply being in nature and experiencing it through our five senses—sight, smell, taste, touch, and hearing. Whether you adopt this lovely practice, or find your own way to get outside and pay close attention to the natural world, I expect you’ll feel less stressedand more content afterwards.

    For those of us with limited time, it’s easy to find ways to combine many of these tips into one activity. For example, going on a walk outdoors with a friend and leaving your cell phone behind can check #2, #3, and #4 off the list simultaneously.
    As a physician, I can tell you that all the pharmaceuticals, all the acupuncture, and all the herbs in the world cannot compare to the health benefits you can achieve if you incorporate these five basic tips for enjoying a wonderful life.

    Thanks for listening!
    Mountain Rose Herbs
    www.mountainroseherbs.com 

    • 5 min
    Botanicals and GI Health: A Holistic Approach with Dr. Tieraona Low Dog

    Botanicals and GI Health: A Holistic Approach with Dr. Tieraona Low Dog

    A healthy digestive system is absolutely crucial for overall health. From the growing rate of C-sections, to the widespread use of proton pump inhibitors, NSAIDs and antibiotics, to the persistent state of stress many people are living with, there can be little wonder that the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, our foundation, is under siege. This session will explore the powerful role botanicals play in promoting GI health through the appropriate use of bitters, demulcents, nervines, and much more. 

    Tieraona Low Dog, MD’s exploration of the natural world began more than 35 years ago as she studied midwifery, herbalism, massage therapy, and martial arts before earning her medical degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. An internationally recognized expert in the fields of integrative medicine, dietary supplements, and women’s health, Dr. Low Dog was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy, served as the elected Chair of the US Pharmacopeia Dietary Supplements and Botanicals Expert Information Panel, and was appointed to the Scientific Advisory Council for the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

    She has been an invited speaker to more than 550 scientific/medical conferences, published 40 peer-reviewed articles, written 22 chapters for medical textbooks, and has authored five books, including three National Geographic books, Fortify Your Life, Healthy at Home, and Life is Your Best Medicine. She has appeared on CNN, ABC’s 20/20, and is a frequent guest on the Dr. Oz show and NPR’s The People’s Pharmacy.
     
    This audio was recorded at the Free Herbalism Project hosted by Mountain Rose Herbs on October 14, 2018 in Eugene, OR. 
    Thanks for listening!
    Mountain Rose Herbs
    www.mountainroseherbs.com 

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Herbal Remedies for Loneliness: The Journey of the Free Tea Bus with Guisepi Spadafora

    Herbal Remedies for Loneliness: The Journey of the Free Tea Bus with Guisepi Spadafora

    While herbalism is often used to cure physical ailments, Guisepi has found that tea, and especially free tea, can also heal social and emotional ailments. Join us for the story of the Free Tea Party, as well as how we can build sustainability, community, and relationships through the power of sharing. 
    Guisepi Spadafora has been traveling the country for more than a decade with Edna Lu the Free Tea Bus offering free tea as a community-building project. He finds joy in resource reclamation, tinkering, empowering people with real skills, and creating a more sharing world through gifting.
    This audio was recorded at the Free Herbalism Project hosted by Mountain Rose Herbs on October 14, 2018 in Eugene, OR. 
    Thanks for listening!
    Mountain Rose Herbs
    www.mountainroseherbs.com 

    • 10 min
    Juniper: The Berries that Turned Scarecrows into Horses with Guido Masé

    Juniper: The Berries that Turned Scarecrows into Horses with Guido Masé

    Juniper, these ground-hugging shrubs are common denizens of the temperate and arctic regions of the northern hemispheres, and are well-respected as practical, helpful trees in the Dolomites. Locals harvest the limbs and berries from high mountain crags, bringing them back to the villages and stables for protection, wealth and prosperity. Sit with Guido Masé as we explore the folklore of this aromatic botanical.

    • 4 min
    Mugwort: The Forgettable Tale of Scacciadiavoli with Guido Masé

    Mugwort: The Forgettable Tale of Scacciadiavoli with Guido Masé

    All the members of the genus Artemisia, being moon-related, seem to have an affinity for mind-alteration and fortune-telling, but also banishing, cleansing, and forgetfulness. Sit with Guido Masé for a bit of Mugwort story time!

    • 5 min
    Linden: The Upside Down Justice of the Linden Tree with Guido Masé

    Linden: The Upside Down Justice of the Linden Tree with Guido Masé

    This is a very sacred and important tree in the land of the Ladins, the native inhabitants of the Dolomite region who have been living there, with an intact tradition, since before Roman times. In valleys such as the Val Gardena they still craft beautiful, intricate sculptures from linden wood. But the tree, which we know as a calming, soothing nervine that makes perhaps one of the most delicious teas imaginable, gets the most respect for being a tree of good counsel and calm judgement – as well as having

    • 7 min

Top Podcasts In Alternative Health

Listeners Also Subscribed To