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Real Herbalism Radio

Check out Real Herbalism Radio, a weekly podcast by The Practical Herbalist team (including yours truly), to learn more about herbalism, homesteading, and the herbal lifestyle. To get the Show Notes and the latest updates from the team, sign up for Practical Herbalist Today, too!

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Real Herbalism Radio Podcast from The Practical Herbalist

  • Show 170 - Take Control of Your Moods - Sara-Chana Silverstein
    by Candace Hunter and Sue Sierralupe on January 15, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    Emotions are wonderful but they can overwhelm us. Today, we’re talking with Sara-Chana Silverstein, Master Herbalist, Classical Homeopath, mother of 7, Lactation Consultant and author of Moodtopia about using natural herbs to control your moods so the moods don’t control you. […]

  • Rosemary Water and Achieve Your New Year's Resolutions
    by Candace Hunter and Sue Sierralupe on January 9, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    New Year’s resolutions are a traditional part of the turning of the calendar. Although our intentions are well placed, few resolutions actually help us live better lives in the long run. The Real Herbalism Radio team takes on this trend the same way we tackle other questions: practically. We turn this on its […]

  • Achieve Your New Year's Resolutions
    by Candace Hunter and Sue Sierralupe on January 1, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    New Year's Eve is when we usually make promises to ourselves that we rarely expect to keep. It results in shame, dejection and despair. Stop this cycle of destruction. Herbalists are all about healing and that includes ourselves. Sue and Candace give some practical tips on making healthy resolutions and keeping them […]

  • Pumpkin Spice is the Perfect mix for the Holidays - Show 114 ReAir
    by Candace Hunter and Sue Sierralupe on December 18, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    Pumpkin Spice is so hot right now with good reason too. The chilly change of weather fall brings calls for warming and nourishing foods and spices. today, we'll be talking about how to blend and use your own Pumpkin Spice along with why this much touted blend truly is an herbal remedy for the pros. […]

  • Kratom on Trial with Dr. Michael Tierra
    by Candace Hunter and Sue Sierralupe on December 11, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    This is a reairing of a show that was until today was only available to Herbal Nerd Society Members.Plants may be the medicine of the people but not all plants are equal in the eyes of the law. Over the past few months, kratom has been targeted by the United States DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) and FDA (Food […]

  • Show 167: Herb Lab - Milk Thistle for the Liver
    by Candace Hunter and Sue Sierralupe on December 4, 2018 at 7:02 am

    Yaakov Levine, a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Nutritional Health Coach explained on our last show how milk thistle works and what herbs you can combine it with to make it more effective. This week Sue and Candace explore more uses for milk thistle and creative ways to bring it into your life. Although it can […]

  • Show 166: Milk Thistle for the Liver - Yaakov Levine
    by Candace Hunter and Sue Sierralupe on November 28, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    Liver health often comes up as a hot topic among herbalists, nutritionists and natural health professionals for good reason. The modern diet and lifestyle so many of us practice create a lot of work for our livers. The bad news is that is leading to more health problems at younger ages. The good news is that we have […]

  • Show 165: The 3rd Annual Gift Show for Herbalists
    by Candace Hunter and Sue Sierralupe on November 20, 2018 at 10:53 pm

    Herbalists can be a tough group to buy presents for. Patrick, Candace and Sue have saved up their favorite tools and books to fill out their gift guide for 2018. They have used the supplies themselves so they know form personal experience how helpful and durable they are. They have read the books (or at least most of […]

  • Show 164: Herbs for Anxiety, Depression and the Holidays
    by Candace Hunter and Sue Sierralupe on November 13, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    The winter holidays can bring in a flurry of the blues. Stress from seasonal change, shopping and changes in our schedule offer anxiety and depression to many of us. Fortunately, there are a bevy of herbs, exercises and supplements that bring relief. Patrick, Candace and Sue of the Real Herbalism Radio podcast team […]

  • Show 163: Herb Lab - Brewing Beer with Desert Herbs
    by Candace Hunter and Sue Sierralupe on November 6, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    Show 163: Herb Lab - Brewing Beer with Desert HerbsHerbal Beer Brewing is a hot topic. herbalist Christina Sanchez, founder of Every Leaf Speaks, brought us a new beer from Joshua Tree Brewing to sample. We let it season for 6 months to bring out the refined flavor. Now the cap is off the bottle and our glasses […]

  • Show 162: Desert Beer Brewing with Christina Sanchez
    by Candace Hunter and Sue Sierralupe on October 31, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    As herbalism hasAnyone who's been down to the pub lately can testify to the amazing renaissance of flavors now available on the beer brewing scene. We herbalists have been quite pleased to note the variety of bittering herbs and wonderful herbal flavors we are finding among home brews and micro brews. We […]

  • Show 161: Herb Lab - The Changing Face of Herbalism
    by Candace Hunter and Sue Sierralupe on October 23, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    After talking with Thomas Easley, Director of the Eclectic School Herbal Medicine and founder of Functional Herbalism, Sue and Candace evaluate how herbalism itself has changed over the last few years. Challenges to wildcrafting, cultural appropriation and lack of unity within the herbal community itself has stirred […]

  • Show 160: Thomas Easley - What is Functional Herbalism?
    by Candace Hunter and Sue Sierralupe on October 16, 2018 at 5:37 am

    Podcast Show 160: Thomas Easley - Functional HerbalismAs herbalism has grown in popularity over the past couple of decades, we herbalists have seen an explosion in the number of practicing herbailsts and quality of care they provide. In many ways, that's been a true gift to our field but it's come with some challenges […]

  • Show 159: Herb Lab – Medicinal Mushroom Tincture Making
    by Candace Hunter and Sue Sierralupe on October 9, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    Podcast Show 159: Herb Lab – Medicinal Mushroom Tincture MakingSue and Candace were inspired to make their own medicinal mushroom tinctures after their talk with Jeff Chilton, who is an author, founder of Nammex, and an expert in the medicinal mushroom industry for over 40 years. They also discuss […]

  • Show 158: Secrets of the Mushroom Industry Revealed - Jeff Chilton
    by Candace Hunter and Sue Sierralupe on October 2, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    Some secrets are meant to be shared. Just like not all herbs are created equal; not all medicinal mushroom remedies are created with the same quality. This means that some medicines are more effective than others. Today, we're talking with Jeff Chilton, commercial mushroom grower, author, founder of Nammex, and expert […]

  • Show 157: Herb Lab - Moodtopia Author Sara-Chana Silverstein
    by Candace Hunter and Sue Sierralupe on September 26, 2018 at 12:56 am

    Show 157: Herb Lab – Moodtopia Author Sara-Chana SilversteinSue and Candace were very motivated by their interview with Sara-Chana Silverstein, Master Herbalist, Classical Homeopath, mother of 7, Lactation Consultant and author of Moodtopia. They share their own herbal and behavioral favorites for taking […]

  • Show 156: Interview with Moodtopia Author Sara-Chana Silverstein
    by Candace Hunter and Sue Sierralupe on September 18, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    Podcast Show 156: Interview with Moodtopia Author Sara-Chana SilversteinHow do you balance modern medicine with traditional and natural approaches to healing? The truth is … you CAN blend these paths into a healthy system all your own. Today, we’re talking with Sara-Chana Silverstein, Master Herbalist, […]

  • Show 155: Herb Lab - Ripples from Community Action
    by Candace Hunter and Sue Sierralupe on September 11, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    The work that we do in our community as herbalists often has surprising consequences. We meet new people, learn new skills and share new ideas. Last week, Sue and Candace interviewed Plaedo, co-founder of Eugene Avant Gardeners, poet, musician, activist, and peace officer for the Downtown You Initiative about crating […]

  • Show 154: Plaedo - How Community Gardens Help People Grow
    by Candace Hunter and Sue Sierralupe on September 5, 2018 at 1:14 am

    Podcast Show 152: How Community Gardens Help People GrowAs herbalism is the medicine of the people, gardening is the medicine of the community. When we come together to nurture the plants, inevitably we find ourselves connecting more deeply.Today, we're talking to Plaedo, co-founder of Eugene Avant Gardeners, poet, […]

  • Show 153: Herb Lab - Recovering from Trauma in our Community
    by Candace Hunter and Sue Sierralupe on August 28, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    Podcast Show 153: Herb Lab - Recovering from Trauma in our CommunityThere are many rumors circulating in the herbal community that speak of trauma. Whether you are directly involved with the issues or not, these stories which land so close to home, have a effect on us. Sue and Candace talk about some of these stores […]

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