Monthly Archives: July 2012

Turkey Tails & Prostate Cancer

A new study published in the journal PLOSone provided evidence that the polysaccharopeptide (PSP) fraction of Turkey Tail mushrooms (Trametes versicolor) inhibits the development of prostate cancer (1). There is evidence that prostate cancer originates in a subset of cells … Continue reading

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Mushroom Medicine

Here’s a link to an article in the Durango Herald on a mushroom class I gave earlier in the year. http://www.durangoherald.com/article/20110509/LIFESTYLE04/705099992/Mushroom-medicine

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Cleansing

I have to be honest: I cringe when I hear the word “cleanse”. What should be a rather straightforward, natural concept often refers to any one of a number of faddish, mis-directed and possibly damaging attempts to rid the body … Continue reading

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Rosmarinus officinalis

“Where rosemary flourished, the woman ruled.” (1) In Europe, it used to be common for the woman of the house to have a rosemary plant in her garden. Useful in cooking and as medicine, rosemary cuttings were passed along the … Continue reading

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Talking Turkey about Turkey Tails

Most people in the US probably have never heard of Turkey Tails, a mushroom that is widespread here and throughout the world. Those who spend time in the woods have likely seen them, even if they didn’t know what the … Continue reading

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Why scientists should consult with herbalists & aromatherapists

I was scanning the scientific literature for some interesting herb or essential oil research to include in an article. As I was browsing, I got sidetracked by some common problems with the science on herbs and essential oils and wound … Continue reading

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Folk Meds + Future Meds – a Discovery Garden field trip

Did you know that what we consider complementary/alternative medicine is mainstream in much of the world? Learn how you can put plants from your garden and your neighborhood to good use. Join clinical herbalist Anna-Marija Helt, PhD on one of … Continue reading

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Essential Oils for the Throat Chakra

When: Sunday October 21, 11am-3:30pm Where: Osadha Herbal Wellness, 165 Spring Road, DGO Fee: $50 -Space is limited to 10 people – Signup deadline is Wed Oct 17th – Throat chakra: Communication, speaking your truth, creativity Workshop includes: •Introduction to … Continue reading

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Holistic Approach to Arthritis

When: Wednesday 24 October  2012, 6-8pm Where: Osadha Herbal Wellness, 165 Spring Road, DGO Fee: Free, though donations are gratefully accepted Arthritis is one of the oldest human afflictions noted in ancient medical texts. Both herbs and dietary modification can … Continue reading

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