126 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

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 16 Ratings

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.

    127 Uwe Blesching- Mind-Body Medicine with Cannabis Based Care

    127 Uwe Blesching- Mind-Body Medicine with Cannabis Based Care

    Uwe Blesching, Co-founder and Chief Science Officer at CannaKeys360°, an App and online platform designed to demystify the science of the endocannabinoid system, is a medical writer in the areas of cannabinoid health sciences and mind-body medicine. In this episode, Uwe talks about the complexity of how healing happens and rapidly accumulating research which is revealing exciting trends in therapeutic cannabinoid and terpene use that can inform clinicians, patients, and students looking for the best outcomes.
    He is the author of multiple books including The Cannabis Health Index (now in its 3rd edition), Breaking the Cycle of Opioid Addiction, and Your Cannabis CBD:THC Ratio. Before committing to research and writing he worked for about 20 years as a paramedic in the emergency medical services (EMS) for the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH). He holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education and Social Change from the Western Institute for Social Research. His most recent work has been as Co-founder and Chief Science Officer at CannaKeys360° an App and online platform designed to demystify the science of the endocannabinoid system.

    Useful Links
    https://www.uweblesching.com/

    https://cannakeys.com/
    The Cannabis Health Index: Combining the Science of Medical Marijuana with Mindfulness Techniques to Treat Over 200 Chronic Diseases
    Breaking the Cycle of Opioid Addiction: Supplement Your Pain Management with Cannabis
    Your Cannabis CBD:THC Ratio: A guide to precision dosing for health and wellness


    To learn more about plants & your health from Colleen at LabAroma check out this informative PDF https://www.labaroma-education.com/pl/2147628476


    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.

    • 43 min
    126 Hannah Charman - Natural health management for menopause

    126 Hannah Charman - Natural health management for menopause

    Hannah Charman first became interested in alternative medicine when she was 15 after seeing various therapists who helped her recover from chronic fatigue syndrome. She trained in Reiki at the age of 16 and began helping with treatments at her parent’s practice.

    She graduated in 1999 with a degree in western herbal medicine and has been in practice ever since. More recently Hannah has incorporated health coaching, iridology and hypnotherapy into her programmes, so that she can help clients with the physical and emotional aspects at the same time. She is dedicated to helping women who can’t or don’t want to take HRT, get happily through menopause.

    Hannah lives in Shropshire, UK with her partner and young son. In her spare time she loves exploring the countryside, horse riding, and gardening.

    Useful Links
    www.physichealth.uk
    Hannah Charman | LinkedIn
    Natural Menopause UK | Groups | LinkedIn
    Natural Menopause UK | Facebook


    To learn more about plants & your health from Colleen at LabAroma check out this informative PDF https://www.labaroma-education.com/pl/2147628476

    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.

    • 24 min
    125 Nadja Cech - Getting further together

    125 Nadja Cech - Getting further together

    Dr. Nadja Cech is Patricia A. Sullivan Professor of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). She has had a lifelong interest in the use of plants for medicine, stemming from her involvement as a child in establishing one of the world's largest medicinal plant and seed companies, a company still operated by her family today. In this episode, Nadja talks about her unusual start in life, her love of nature and gardening which led to being a research chemist studying medicinal plant compounds, and her current take on whole plant synergy vs. single-molecule medicines.

    Dr. Cech leads a dynamic research group at UNCG, funded by the National Institute of Health, for which a major focus is developing ways to understand synergy and complexity in medicinal plants. She has published more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers.

    Useful Links
    https://chem.uncg.edu/cech/
    https://www.ntnu.edu/isb/nadja-b.-cech-nmsc-2020
    Strictly Medicinal Seeds
    Twitter @nadjacech


    To learn more about plants & your health from Colleen at LabAroma check out this informative PDF https://www.labaroma-education.com/pl/2147628476


    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.

    • 42 min
    124 Doug Reil - The role of cannabis in personalised medicine

    124 Doug Reil - The role of cannabis in personalised medicine

    Douglas Reil is the co-founder and CEO at CannaKeys, whose mission is to empower patients, medical professionals, caregivers, and the industry with the tools to maximize the effectiveness of cannabis therapeutics and create an agency with regard to their applications. In this episode, Doug talks openly about his combined experience as a patient and work in the publishing industry that led to the creation of CannaKeys. In addition, he describes his vision for a new clinical model that would offer a science-based holistic, individualised approach using plant-based therapies and mind-body medicine.
    He is motivated to drive this mission by his experience working with patients and as his own path incorporating cannabis to help treat his Crohn's Disease. In the cannabis industry, he has worked in compliance and community development and was the Program Director of the compassion program Mission: Compassion which provided free cannabis medicine to low-income patients. He was a founding member of the California Compassion Coalition which drove the passage of SB34 which created compliant pathways for compassionate cannabis activities in California. His thirty- five year career in publishing includes serving as Publisher and Executive Director at the nonprofit publisher North Atlantic Books and currently as Associate Publisher and Managing Director at Synergetic Press which focuses on psychedelics, regenerative practices, and social justice.





    Useful Links
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/douglasreil/
    https://synergeticpress.com/
    https://cannakeys.com
    https://www.facebook.com/douglas.reil


    To learn more about plants & your health from Colleen at LabAroma check out this informative PDF https://www.labaroma-education.com/pl/2147628476

    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.

    • 43 min
    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://www.labaroma-education.com/pl/2147628476

    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://www.labaroma-education.com/pl/2147628476

    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

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