Here I sit in Freiburg, south-west Germany, after meeting my dear friend yesterday who resides here. In my first hours of arrival he took me walking along the Dreisam River and to my utmost delight and excitement I found myself identifying a myriad of medicinal plants along the river’s trail…Read more "Blog # 7 The experiential nature of Western Herbalism"
One of the basic naturopathic tenets I attempt to bring to each healing encounter and therapeutic strategy is vis medicatrix naturae – the healing power of nature.Read more "Blog #6 Exploring the healing power of nature in natural therapies"
These days we are surrounded by an array of language around food, health, diets, recommendations, what’s hip and happening…orgasmic food that makes you beautiful and more loveable.Read more "blog #5 Paleo, Fodmaps, Isagenix…how are we relating to our food?"
These days humanity is informed by such an eclectic array of information that one must navigate choices, privileges, politics, community norms. Cultural values that once clearly held and encompassed a community have become diluted, contradictory and confusing…Read more "blog #4 Navigation in the modern world…finding resilience amidst all the chatter"
Plants have a history of interacting within the human body since the moment that humans and plants both existed on earth. Before the recent use of pharmaceuticals plants were trusted for their ability to heal the concerns of humanity…Read more "blog # 3 From herbalism to the indoor pharmacy"
Naturopathy…people often ask me what a naturopath does and here is an explanation.Read more "blog #2 the practice of naturopathy"
Sometimes wonder what it is you’re swallowing in the name of health? Join me on my quest for knowing every molecule that enters my medicine bottles.Read more "blog # 1 making herbal medicine…a holistic approach"