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Learn about the varieties and immense benefits of fasting. Sal will give a brief, historical context for fasting and discuss three different types of fasting: a water fast; a fast that targets two organ pairs; and a monofast, where a person eats just one type of food.
The Story of the Health Freedom Movement in Minnesota
What is it? Botany, habitat, migration, constituents, historical & cultural uses(recreational, industrial, medicinal, nutritional), actions & indications from Oriental medicine, Western allopathic medicine & homeopathic medicine perspectives.
To learn more, join us as we discuss the spectrum of illness, the journey to health and the dire need for herbal medicine in mainstream medicine.
Finally a simple technique to help you pick remedies for your friends and family. Learn to sense the quality of different peoples’ pulses and feel shifts when different remedies are administered. Absolutely hands-on.
Please bring 5-7 things you are curious how your body reacts to, but don’t take those things internally that day (like supplements — if it’s necessary medication, please do take it anyway). This could be medication, herbs, supplements, jewelry, bits of food (like a chunk of cheese), etc. The students will pulse test each other on these substances.
Join Twin Cities herbalist Sonia Casey for an interactive evening connecting with the deep and profound healing wisdom of our beautiful native plants and weeds. With plant spirit healing, we can move through challenges in the physical, emotional, and spiritual bodies with the plant-person connection.
We’ll look at Bach’s answers and how he fashioned Flower Essence Therapy in response, and how modern practitioners might forge our own path for our times.
Join us to learn about the importance of growing native North American Elderberry, its hobby and commercial opportunities, as well as its incredible health potentials.
Join Elizabeth Heck as we explore the many ways to eat our medicinal plants.
Aszani Stoddard will review the history and current status of tick-borne illness in the US, delve deeply into the complexities of stealth pathogens, and give tools for screening, diagnosing and treating tick borne illnesses with herbs.
We have both city gardeners and country gardeners. some even grow in pots but we all love plants.
+ How to grow a successful organic garden, soil, seeds, weeds.bugs, saving seeds- where to buy?
+ How to fertilize and what to use
+ Why not use round-up?? We all know why not but discussing this is enforcing more use of organic ways to grow and eat.
Come with your ideas of what an organic farmer like Greg could grow that herbalist would use.
Helen Healy, N.D. is a Registered Naturopathic Doctor in Minnesota. She received her B.A. in BioPsychology from Vassar College in 1977. Following graduation she worked in the Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research at the National Institutes of Health until 1979. She earned her degree of Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine in 1983 from The National College of Naturopathic […]
From the time Jane Hawley Stevens chose her professional path, it was clear it was with the plant world. For over 30 years she has specialized in herbs. In 1987 Jane started producing herbal products made from herbs she grew on her farm. Certified organic since 1990, she still grows and produces herbal products from the 130 […]
For this evening’s North Country Herb Guild Meeting, Carolyn Smith will present a topic she researched for her masters degree thesis — what we can learn about our unconscious attitudes and thought patterns when we become aware of the automatic language we use on a daily basis.
Elder is one of those herbs that deserves a volume of its own in the herbal libraries. In this class we will look at this wonderful helper and healer from various perspectives — folklore, Five Phases of Chinese medicine, plant signature, clinical experience, etc. — to weave a complete picture of its embodied spirit, and thus, the clinical applications of its gently powerful flower essence.
Join Jessie Belden for a medicinal plant walk through Coldwater Springs in Minneapolis. Jessie will identify and talk about how to use the medicinal plants growing in the park. The parking is metered on the road up to Coldwater Springs.
Please join us for the June 6th Guild meeting featuring Matthew Wood – the topic this year is Adrenal Fatigue.
Discover (or rediscover) the fascinating world of adaptogenic herbs and their medicinal properties.
In this class Terra will offer an array of background information on essential oils, and a broad range of ideas and inspiration to use organic essential oils to enhance wellness and well-being.
Come learn about the many things that adversely affect your breast health plus the many powerful strategies to keep your breasts healthy.
As foliage dies back and starts to decompose, the energy in plants descends into their roots. This is the perfect time to collect and make medicine out of our deep, dark underground allies. This talk will cover plant identification of both weedy and cultivated medicinal roots; the medicinal properties of these plants; how to prepare them into tinctures; where to purchase these plants to grow in your own garden.
Kathy will show us how some of the common herbs and spices you may already have in your kitchen can be use to heal us and taste great!! We will get some new ideas on putting together some awesome recipes and at the same time doing good for our bodies.
Internationally known herbalist Matthew Wood takes the guesswork out of the application of medicinal plants and provides an invaluable cross-reference of constitutional types, energetic categories, and specific symptoms that helps the herbalist narrow down the number of possible remedies for a specific condition. Unlike many reference books in which medicinal plants are defined simply by condition or disease name, this book contains tools to differentiate between remedies and analyze each case in a holistic fashion.
Join community herbalist and plant lover, Jessie Belden for an interactive and enthusiastic presentation on Spring Edibles of Minnesota. Learn common and even “invasive” spring fare that will excite and inspire the foodie and plant lover in you! A bountiful harvest of wild recipes will be provided, as well as snacks, and herbal community.