Herbal Hour: Natural Health Podcast

Dr. Bogdan Makartchuk

Inspired discussions on wellness and natural medicine with doctors, naturopaths, herbalists, homeopaths, and integrative healers.

Dr. Bogdan (Dr. Dan) is a licensed naturopathic doctor and traditional herbalist in the lovely state of Oregon.

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In Episode #81 I have on naturopathic doctor and practitioner of shamanism Dr. Kirstin Wilson, ND. She is founder of Tree Roots Wellness a naturopathic clinic, and practices Beaverton, Oregon. Dr. Kirstin Wilson, ND received a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from NUNM, and a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science at San Diego State University. Her Clinical Focus is on Neurology, Traumatic Brain Injury recovery, Sports Medicine and Mental Health.   Please Subscribe to the Herbal Hour Podcast if you love natural healing! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/doctor-dans-herbal-hour-natural-medicine-podcast/id1479250761   Dr. Kirstin Wilson (Guest Link) https://www.treerootwellness.com/providers Tree Root Wellness Clinic # ** 971-220-8627 **   Big news Oregonians that are listening in! If you have issues mind, body or spirit and want to seek naturopathic medical help, my new clinic the Holistic Psyche Natural Care Clinic in North Portland is taking on new patients. My mission is to offer natural therapies and alternatives for those struggling with anxiety, depression, mental health conditions and chronic diseases. In person, or telehealth appointments are available for Oregonians - see link below to see how Dr. Dan can be of service in your health, or to schedule a free phone consult! Learn More at: HolisticPsyche.com Non-Oregon Residents Wellness Online: Doctordans.org Holistic Psyche Clinic # ** 503-303-0930 **   Follow our Social Links to see what we're up to! Guest: Dr. Kirstin Wilson ND: https://www.instagram.com/treerootwellness/ Host: Dr. Bogdan Makartchuk ND: https://www.instagram.com/doctordan_nd/  

Jun 28

1 hr 7 min

In episode #80 I have on naturopathic doctor, professor of history of medicine, acupuncturist and co-founder of Blue Lotus Mystery School - Dr. Mitchell Stargrove to discuss ancient mystery religions, Egyptian/Greek mythology and natural health philosophies. **My apologies for some of the sound issues, I had a problem with my mic - and did my best to edit the sound quality, but our guest sounds great!**]   Mitchell Bebel Stargrove, ND, LAc received an acupuncture degree from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) in 1987, and naturopathic medical degree from National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) in 1988. Dr. Stargrove teaches history of medicine courses at OCOM and practices with Dr. Lori Beth Stargrove at A WellSpring of Natural Health in Beaverton, OR.   Please Subscribe to the Herbal Hour Podcast if you love natural healing! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/doctor-dans-herbal-hour-natural-medicine-podcast/id1479250761   Guest Link: https://wellspringofhealth.com   Big news Oregonians that are listening in! If you have issues mind, body or spirit and want to seek naturopathic medical help, my new clinic the Holistic Psyche Natural Care Clinic in North Portland is taking on new patients. My mission is to offer natural therapies and alternatives for those struggling with anxiety, depression, mental health conditions and chronic diseases. In person, or telehealth appointments are available for Oregonians - see link below to see how Dr. Dan can be of service in your health, or to schedule a free phone consult!   Learn More at: HolisticPsyche.com Non-Oregon Residents Wellness Online: Doctordans.org Clinic Phone: ** (503) 303-0930 **   ** Social Links ** https://www.instagram.com/doctordan_nd/ https://www.facebook.com/mitchstargrove    

May 22

2 hr 21 min

Dr. Schauer is a Naturopathic Doctor and the founder of Sustainable Medicine, a telehealth practice that works with clients to support digestion, mental wellness, sleep and hormones. She also is a long time yogini and instructor of Hatha Yoga. For information on her work or how to schedule a free online consult - see guest link! Guest Link: Schauernd.com   Please Subscribe to the Herbal Hour Podcast if you love natural healing! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/doctor-dans-herbal-hour-natural-medicine-podcast/id1479250761   ** Social Links ** Dr.Bogdan Makartchuk (Dr. Dan): https://www.instagram.com/doctordan_nd/ Dr.Shylah Schauer: https://www.instagram.com/sustainable.medicine/   Big news Oregonians that are listening in! If you have issues mind, body or spirit and want to seek naturopathic medical help, my new clinic the Holistic Psyche Natural Care Clinic in North Portland is taking on new patients.  offer natural & integrative therapies for those struggling with anxiety, depression, mental health conditions and other chronic diseases. In person, or telehealth appointments are available for Oregonians - see link below to see how Dr. Dan can be of service in your health, or to schedule a free phone consult! Learn More: HolisticPsyche.com   Clinic Phone: (503) 303-0930   (Please leave a brief voicemail and I will get back to you ASAP!)   Thank you for tuning in to the herbal hour podcast, the next episode will be on the mystery school religions of the world, Egyptian mythology and ancient healing traditions with the marvelous Dr. Mitch Stargrove!  

May 18

1 hr 51 min

**Special Easter Egg Episode** Tune in for a FREE Demeter's Bitter Digestive Support Herbal Formula! The wonderful Dr. Sierra Goncharoff, ND joins us this week to discuss ways you can improve your gut health, the connection of the gut to the brain, the ins and outs of diet for health. Health begins in the gut as the early naturopaths and Hippocrates commonly said, and food is medicine - these ideas offer us a glimpse into how the natural practitioners of the past discovered what modern research is only now beginning to affirm - that the health of your gut directly impacts your mood, health, hormones and more.   Listen in to find out how you can win a free Demeter's Bitters Digestive blend from KTherbs.com to support your GI health and keep your gut at its best, and your digestion smooth! CONGRATULATIONS TO TAYLOR FOR WINNING A DEMETERS BITTERS TINCTURE - THANK YOU FOR LISTENING TO THE SHOW!   You may have noticed the Herbal Hour hasn't had an episode in almost a month...Well, that's because I have been busy with starting my naturopathic medical clinic in the lovely North Portland, and serving the greater Oregon community through telemedicine.   My natural mental health and chronic health clinic -Holistic Psyche Natural Care Clinic- is now taking phone consults to determine how I can be of service in your natural health treatments, or point you in the direction of resources or practitioners that can! Call 503-303-0930 to see how I can be of service in your natural wellness, and leave a voicemail about your concerns!   If you are in the Oregon area and looking for a natural approach to mental wellness, chronic disease and mysterious symptoms you can schedule a free phone consult at holisticpsyche.com (Oregon residents) or for a wellness consult for those outside of Oregon- doctordans.org   And be sure to check out my organic herbal medicine tinctures on https://www.ktherbs.com and use the podcast special code "Herbal Hour" to get ONE TINCTURE FREE when you order one, and free shipping!   Thanks for listening and please subscribe to spread the good word of natural wellness, alternative health and reconnecting with nature! -Dr. Dan    

Apr 25

1 hr 36 min

Dr. Shannon Curtis is a Naturopathic Doctor that founded Wild Roots Alchemy and practices in Boulder, CO. In this episode we discuss the energy of spring, astrological herbs for the season, how to truly detox and how to make the most of your spring season from a natural wellness perspective!   Free 15 Minute Herb & Mind Wellness Session with me at DoctorDans.org:                    https://www.doctordans.org/bookings-checkout/free-initial-herb-mind-diet-consult?referral=service_list_widget               Buy one get one FREE Herbal Tinctures (Extracts) with promo code "podcast":   https://www.ktherbs.com      Guest Links: https://www.instagram.com/dr.shannoncurtis/ https://wildrootsalchemy.com https://linktr.ee/dr.shannoncurtis   Subscribe, Listen & Watch the Herbal Hour Podcast:              Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcfa_K7p45fRgAGHrK6Bz6Q  iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/herbal-hour/id1479250761  Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0uQ07IELQ3bm2QTM5fpdtT?si=ewkBPmnxSZW6AF_iuPyyhQ

Mar 30

1 hr 20 min

Free 15 Minute Wellness Consult with Dr. Dan:                 https://www.doctordans.org/bookings-checkout/free-initial-herb-mind-diet-consult?referral=service_list_widget               Buy 1 Get 1 Free Herbal Tinctures (Extracts) with code "podcast" https://www.ktherbs.com                  Dr. Alexander Heyne is an Oriental Medicine Doctor, Acupuncturist and Founder of Modern Health Monk (over 300k subscribers on youtube). In this episode we discuss foilowing your dreams, motivational mindsets and how to be successful in business while remaining mindful & joyful. Guest Links:                    https://alexheyne.com/about/           https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCix7wE05YbRdOVUPNHy0KTg                         Subscribe, Listen & Watch the Herbal Hour Podcast:              Youtube:   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcfa_K7p45fRgAGHrK6Bz6Q  iTunes:      https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/herbal-hour/id1479250761  Spotify:     https://open.spotify.com/show/0uQ07IELQ3bm2QTM5fpdtT?si=ewkBPmnxSZW6AF_iuPyyhQ  

Mar 8

1 hr 47 min

This is a special episode! It is my first episode where I got to be the guest, rather than the host; so it was a special treat for me. Jake Weaver is the host of the Midnight on Earth Podcast, where I got the opportunity to speak in depth on naturopathy and the ancient traditions that inspired me to follow the healing path. We also discuss how mythology and the psyche play into natural healing.  Check out my good friend's podcast on all major platforms and at: https://shows.acast.com/midnight-on-earth   If you seek support on your natural healing journey regarding herbs, supplements, mindfulness or diets... I am offering a FREE 15 min 1st wellness consult on DOCTORDANS.ORG for a limited time while I start my naturopathic medical clinic in Oregon this SPRING/SUMMER 2021! (More to come on this, reach out to doctordan@ktherbs.com for more information on the ways I can be or service as your natural medicine provider, or to be added to the waitlist for SPRING/SUMMER 2021)   Dr. Bogdan Makartchuk (Doctor Dan) is a graduate of the naturopathic medical program at NUNM in 2020, host of the herbal hour podcast, and founder of herbal supplement company Kentauros Therapeutics. His interests in healing are in jungian psychology, psychedelic medicines, herbalism & the ancient healing traditions of the world. He has taught workshops on dream psychology & herbal crafts at places such as Portland Community College.   Subscribe, Listen & Watch the Herbal Hour Podcast: Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcfa_K7p45fRgAGHrK6Bz6Q iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/herbal-hour/id1479250761 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0uQ07IELQ3bm2QTM5fpdtT?si=ewkBPmnxSZW6AF_iuPyyhQ

Feb 22

1 hr 22 min

Wishing everyone much love, and hoping you had a deeply intimate or a insightful Valentine's Day. This week I have on Derek Leiss (@derekhealingarts), a naturopathic medical student, lifelong mystical artist, and psychonaut to share his insights on healing thyself, ayahuasca & other sacred medicines, and the mystic perspectives on life & love. Contact Derek at symbalogy@gmail.com, and the host at doctordan@ktherbs.com A special announcement for this week for all the women who listen to the herbal hour podcast

Feb 15

1 hr 47 min

This week we have on spiritual coach, mentor, wilderness therapist and even flight pilot CJ Vashutah! This discussion was phenomenal, ranging from talking on sacred plant medicine experiences and guidance, how being in nature can be a form of therapy, and about the path of shamanism in our current times.   Also, I am offering a free online 15 min wellness consult on my website doctordans.org, so if you are looking for answers on herbs, diets, mindfulness practices, the meaning of your dreams or any other aspect of your natural wellness journey - book your free consult today!   CJ Vashutah is a FFA certified CFI, working on his PH.D from the University of Life on Earth. He is a Wilderness Therapist, working in the field for 8 years and has learned from traditions such as the Lightsong Mystery School in Portland, Oregon. You can learn more about CJ & how he can help you here: https://everbecoming.me/about/   Subscribe, Listen & Watch the Herbal Hour Podcast: Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcfa_K7p45fRgAGHrK6Bz6Q iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/herbal-hour/id1479250761 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0uQ07IELQ3bm2QTM5fpdtT?si=ewkBPmnxSZW6AF_iuPyyhQ  

Feb 7

1 hr 16 min

WATCH VIDEO PODCAST WITH PAINTINGS: https://youtu.be/xJuxmzyW5Bc Doctor Dan's Herbal Hour Podcast is back after a splendid holiday break to bring you the natural health insights that you love! Isabella Rain is an amazing visionary artist, her work reminiscent of the mystical tradition that creators like Alex Grey belong to. In this episode, we discuss Art as Therapy, the symbolism of artwork, the mystery of creativity and share our open minded views on current sociopolitical events. This week I am doing something different for the fans of the podcast: The video version is amazing to watch as we discover the symbolism behind Isabella's Paintings, so you can see her mystical art for yourself. I highly recommend watching at least the first half of the video as much of what we speak on is in direct relation to her showcased artwork! If you normally only listen to the audio, this is a great chance to check out the interactive video edition of this podcast. If you like the video be sure to subscribe, like and comment as it helps natural health become more well known in mainstream! Here is the VIDEO LINK for Episode #72: https://youtu.be/xJuxmzyW5Bc I met Isabella at a Crafters Market where I was selling my organic herbal extracts, and was blown away by the quality and depth of her artwork. In the beginning of this video we go through some of our favorite paintings of hers, and discuss the process that goes into creating this beautiful artwork.   Follow Her Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/izabella.rain.art/ or TYPE in Izabella.Rain.Art on IG. If you love the Herbal Hour Podcast and all things holistic & alternative healing be sure to follow us! Subscribe, Listen & Watch the Herbal Hour Podcast: Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcfa_K7p45fRgAGHrK6Bz6Q iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/herbal-hour/id1479250761 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0uQ07IELQ3bm2QTM5fpdtT?si=ewkBPmnxSZW6AF_iuPyyhQ   #alexgrey #mystical #conscious #arttherapy #artist #painter #spirituality #energy

Jan 23

1 hr 25 min

Jeff Chan, professional MMA fighter signed to ONE Fighting Championship and founder of youtube channel MMAShredded (with over 250,000 subscribers) joins the Herbal Hour Podcast this week to talk about diets for physical fitness, his training regimen, building a strong mentality through martial arts and shares tips on how to get into fighting shape. FULL VIDEO LINK: https://youtu.be/VNT4NONK8uQ Whether you are a martial artist or just someone who wants to get in better shape, this episode is filled with nutrition, training and mentality tips for your personal healing journey.   We discuss Jeff Chan’s martial arts influences, his experience in professional MMA competitions, how he came to martial arts as his life path, nutrition and training for physical fitness and even how his journey on YouTube has led him to be well known in the martial arts community. He also shares recovery techniques and some secrets that he swears by for preventing and healing injuries. This is one of my favorite episodes, as Jeff has been a big inspiration for me and when I want to learn a new technique or something fancy to apply to kickboxing sparring I always visit his Youtube channel first.   Follow MMAShredded for MMA, Muay Thai & Grappling Tutorials: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt1ZR07apYANZ3MmlbipIXg   Follow MMAShredded on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mmashredded/?hl=en   Learn more, Take Online Classes and even Sign Up for Training Camps at Jeff’s Website: https://www.mmashredded.com   Subscribe, Listen & Watch the Herbal Hour Podcast: Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcfa_K7p45fRgAGHrK6Bz6Q iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/herbal-hour/id1479250761 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0uQ07IELQ3bm2QTM5fpdtT?si=ewkBPmnxSZW6AF_iuPyyhQ   #mma #jeff chan #chiropractor #weight loss #injury recovery #muay thai

Dec 2020

1 hr 24 min

Hands down one of my favorite discussions on the Herbal Hour Podcast with one of Portland's great conscious musician/rapper, and mystical man of ritual - Neo Vecci, known by his earthly name Quincy Davis. In this episode Neo Vecci talks about how you can become a wise rebel, and gives us a look inside the lyricism of his new album Rebel Wise. We talk martial arts inspirations, how to open your mind in the times of confusion we live in, and dissect a single from his new album line by line for its meaning. Be sure to watch the video version of this podcast as we play an epic music video for one of my favorite songs on the album...   WATCH VIDEO PODCAST HERE: https://youtu.be/u8lqn1FZLJ4   I have to say, Rebel Wise is a true work of art - it manages to transmit a healing message, and a sense of ritual into lyrics that not only make you bob your head, but open your mind. Quincy is a fellow martial artist at my gym here in Portland (Mata Leao) and we have exchanged much wisdom and even some hands in our sparring sessions...   We talk about how music can be a medium for transformative healing, the tradition that Quincy has learned much from, and how to keep your mind open in times where it is hard to separate truth from fiction. Music is one of humanity's most ancient healing therapies, this week we explore that realm through conscious lyricism and open conversation about our spiritual paths.   Check out Neo Vecci's new album here: Rebel Wise (Latest Album):https://linktr.ee/rebelwise And check out his other conscious musical works & story: https://www.quincydavismusic.com/ https://www.7vision.link https://www.neovecci.com/   Follow Guest Neo Vecci: https://www.instagram.com/neovecci/ https://www.youtube.com/dehypnotizeminds Follow Host Doctor Dan: https://www.instagram.com/doctordan_medicineman/   ALSO: Last week many of y'all enjoyed the 7 Page PDF on herbal energetics I sent out, and this week I have another special treat. I recently taught a class on Ayurveda herbal energetics, the constitutional types of vata, pitta & kapha and the best diets and herbs for your unique constitution... So I'll be sending the Ayurveda energetics workshop notes and FOR THE FIRST 3 WHO REACH OUT the complete Ayurveda workshop video (3 hours worth of herbal and ayurvedic knowledge) for FREE. Just send an email to DoctorDan@ktherbs.com with subject "Ayurveda Herbs" and I'll send it over to you! Now's your chance to learn about the dietary and herbal wisdom of Ayurveda, and how it compares to traditional western herbalism.   As a side note: For those seeking the best herbs and diet for you as an individual, and would love some support in boosting your health naturally check out my new professional website: doctordans.org to sign up now for a limited time FREE 15 minute herbal, dietary and mindfulness consult with me, Dr. Dan and learn about my healing journey.   Subscribe, Listen & Watch the Herbal Hour Podcast: Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcfa_K7p45fRgAGHrK6Bz6Q iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/herbal-hour/id1479250761 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0uQ07IELQ3bm2QTM5fpdtT?si=ewkBPmnxSZW6AF_iuPyyhQ  

Dec 2020

1 hr 51 min

CLICK TO WATCH THE VIDEO PODCAST: Mushroom cultivator and mycologist Jeff Chilton returns to the Herbal Hour this week to share his wisdom on fungi. Jeff's company Nammex is one of the largest bulk suppliers of medicinal mushroom product for supplement companies, and he's been in the mycology sphere for nearly 40 years.  Join us this week as we discuss medicinal mushrooms, herbalism, social media and current global situations we are faced with. Jeff speaks on a mushroom that may become very popular soon that many have not heard of, how mushrooms can contain Vitamin D and much more! This is a fantastic episode, Jeff is always a pleasure to have on the show with his wide knowledge on mushroom cultivation and medicinal fungi.  Learn more about Jeff's work and podcasts he has been on at his companies website: https://www.nammex.com/ Subscribe to the Herbal Hour Podcast! Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcfa_K7p45fRgAGHrK6Bz6Q iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/herbal-hour/id1479250761 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0uQ07IELQ3bm2QTM5fpdtT?si=ewkBPmnxSZW6AF_iuPyyhQ "From atop Mount Olympus the Gods drink of the divine Ambrosia, the nectar of immortality. Inspired by these legends, we crafted the honey imbued Mythical Mixtures. Infused with organic botanicals, these synergistic herbal blends support your health naturally with a flavor fit for the Gods." If you love supporting your health naturally check out these organic herbal products, specially formulated by a Naturopathic Doctor for helping stress, sleep, pain, hormones, mood and more! Use code "family" to get 25% off, special for our herbal hour podcast family. https://www.ktherbs.com/shop    

Oct 2020

1 hr 39 min

The Herbal Hour Podcast is BACK! My apologies to all the listeners who have been waiting on an episode, with all the wild things occurring in Oregon and me graduating naturopathic medical school I have had my hands tied. But Alas we are back with an episode filled with mind-blowing ideas about astrology, aliens, spirituality, conspiracy and the big questions. WATCH NOW (Youtube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4RcbRmqqoM&feature=youtu.be Our return guests Jenny Affan & Chelsea Benjamin of Back to Broth grace the show with tons of insights and laughter! They are both nutritionists who graduated from my lovely school (National University of Natural Medicine), and in this episode instead of the usual we rabbit hole into what turns out to be a fun and amusing episode. Be sure to check out their amazing oregon local bone broths: https://backtobroth.co  And if you enjoy the Herbal Hour Podcast follow me on IG @doctordan_medicineman for tons of new herbal healing posts, my journey as a naturopath and much more...  ALSO, if you love healing yourself with herbs over pills, and are seeking something natural to help you with pain, sleep, mood, allergies, you name it... check out: https://www.ktherbs.com/shop Because I love you listeners I'm offering a 50% off discount on our organic herbal blends crafted with my knowledge of naturopathic medicine, herbalism and energetics! Use Discount code "fam" at checkout, and FREE shipping always.     

Sep 2020

1 hr 29 min

In this episode we dive deep into the mysterious waters of the mind with Dr. Laura Gouge. We discuss the holistic perspective towards mental health, the roots of trauma, speak on the significance of dreams and the medicine for the mind, mindfulness. Towards the end we share some of our favorite herbs specific for mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression. Tune in for the naturopathic approach to mental health, so very needed during these times.   WATCH FULL VIDEO PODCAST HERE: https://youtu.be/Gh9R2hGLuZ0 Dr. Laura Gouge is a Licensed Naturopathic physician and medical director currently practicing with Wolf Pack Consulting and Therapeutic Services in Beaverton, Oregon. Her clinical focus is on mental health disorders and she serves on the board of the Psychiatric Association of Naturopathic physicians.   Podcast Links: Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcfa_K7p45fRgAGHrK6Bz6Q iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/herbal-hour/id1479250761 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0uQ07IELQ3bm2QTM5fpdtT?si=ewkBPmnxSZW6AF_iuPyyhQ   If you love supporting your health naturally check out these organic herbal products, specially formulated by a Naturopathic Doctor for helping stress, sleep, pain, hormones, mood and more! >>https://www.ktherbs.com/shop

Aug 2020

1 hr 21 min

This episode is all about hacking your brain, nootropics and cognitive enhancement through a variety of "smart drugs" and natural substances. BUT FIRST- Exciting News: The Herbal Hour Podcast has reached over 10K downloads so a big thank you to all of our listeners! In the next few months I will continue bringing in experts in the fields of natural health and alternative medicine to share the knowledge of natural living to all those who walk this path. So grateful to be part of this with you all. In this week's episode I have on Dr. Grady Nesbitt, a graduate of the Naturopathic Medicine program at NUNM, and a licensed acupuncturist to talk about the wide world of Nootropics. Nootropics are the class of herbs, drugs, nutrients and supplements that are used to boost memory, attention and cognitive function. Join us this week as myself and Dr. Nesbitt explain how Nootropics work, personal experiences and the science behind brain hacking through nootropic agents. In particular we speak on the "racetams", modafinil, creatine, as well as several other herbs and nutrients that can boost brain function naturally. Tune in this week to get a glimpse into the world of cognitive enhancement through altering neurochemistry.   Podcast Links: Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcfa_K7p45fRgAGHrK6Bz6Q iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/herbal-hour/id1479250761 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0uQ07IELQ3bm2QTM5fpdtT?si=ewkBPmnxSZW6AF_iuPyyhQ  

Aug 2020

1 hr 22 min

Plant medicines that induce visions have been used for millennia by sacred traditions throughout the world, and have in the last decade been experiencing what has been called a "psychedelic renaissance". In this weeks episode of the Herbal Hour Podcast I have on psychonaut Frank Piccirillo to discuss the healing potentials of psychedelics.   We talk about the research behind psychedelic therapies using MDMA & Psilocybin, share experiences and insights on psychoactive plant medicines, address the current state of the psychedelic revolution, and more!   FULL VIDEO PODCAST HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s05OILgThOI Frank Piccirillo is a current student in the Naturopathic medical program at NUNM with a degree in Chemical Engineering.    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcfa_K7p45fRgAGHrK6Bz6Q iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/herbal-hour/id1479250761 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0uQ07IELQ3bm2QTM5fpdtT?si=ewkBPmnxSZW6AF_iuPyyhQ

Jul 2020

1 hr 12 min

Social media has become one of the essential ways to communicate, network and express oneself: especially during these times of increased solitude. In this weeks episode I have on naturopathic medical student with a masters in public health, Clayton Leaders, to discuss the impact of social media on our lives. We discuss the effects of social media & electronics on mental health, loneliness in a time of electronic connection, and how to use social media in a more conscious way.  Clayton Leaders is currently in his clinical studies at my Alma Mater National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon.  WATCH VIDEO PODCAST HERE: https://youtu.be/NDOiVkfaEz0 Podcast Links: Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcfa_K7p45fRgAGHrK6Bz6Q iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/herbal-hour/id1479250761 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0uQ07IELQ3bm2QTM5fpdtT?si=ewkBPmnxSZW6AF_iuPyyhQ

Jul 2020

1 hr 28 min

Happy Independence Day Weekend! Yoga is a practice that can heal not only our bodies but also reconnect us with our spirit. This week on the Herbal Hour Podcast my good friend and fellow philosopher returns for a discussion on the philosophy of yoga and how to apply it to our everyday lives. We speak on the meaning of yoga, the path of karma yoga, how devotional practices can enrich our hearts and the various spiritual insights gleamed from the ancient way of the yogi.  Full Video Episode Live on Youtube: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aPCDPIZlv-E Eric Anderson is a history professor, practicing yogi and fellow graduate with a degree in philosophy. Our previous episodes focused on mythology, archetypes and how understanding history can heal the collective human psyche. Podcast Links: Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcfa_K7p45fRgAGHrK6Bz6Q iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/herbal-hour/id1479250761 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0uQ07IELQ3bm2QTM5fpdtT?si=ewkBPmnxSZW6AF_iuPyyhQ

Jul 2020

1 hr 27 min

Dr. Angela Hardin returns to the show this week to discuss a topic near and dear to our hearts, relationships. In this episode of the herbal hour podcast we discuss how to set healthy boundaries, the struggles & strengths of being an empath, how to deal with "energy vampires", the therapeutic relationship between doctor & patient, and personality disorders! We also discuss our experiences of the past few months of the pandemic and recent movements, and I share fascinating dreams related to them. Dr. Angela Hardin is a licensed naturopathic physician completing her first year of residency at NUNM. Her clinical interests include integrative primary care, mental health and IV therapy. She also has a passion for the energetic aspects of medicine such as homeopathy, astrology and the spiritual. Watch Full Video Episode Here (Youtube): https://youtu.be/596B4Jo-TiY   Podcast Links: Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcfa_K7p45fRgAGHrK6Bz6Q iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/herbal-hour/id1479250761 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0uQ07IELQ3bm2QTM5fpdtT?si=ewkBPmnxSZW6AF_iuPyyhQ

Jun 2020

2 hr 24 min

In this weeks episode we talk homeopathy with licensed naturopathic physician Dr. Meredith Trump. We discuss how homeopathy works, how to choose homeopathic remedies, the energetic aspects of healing and the philosophy behind this holistic health practice. She also shares some tips on how to support your health naturally and simply. For the Homeopathic Geeks we specifically cover: UNDA/Drainage Therapy, Miasms, Constitutional Remedies, Polycrests, and how to integrate homeopathy into your natural health practice. Watch Full Video Podcast on Youtube: https://youtu.be/yHLKw8cOE4s Dr. Meredith Trump is a Licensed Naturopathic Physician who serves as adjunct clinical and academic faculty at NUNM, and has a private practice in Oregon. You can learn more about her work at: https://www.meredithtrumpnd.com/projects   Podcast Links: Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcfa_K7p45fRgAGHrK6Bz6Q iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/herbal-hour/id1479250761 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0uQ07IELQ3bm2QTM5fpdtT?si=ewkBPmnxSZW6AF_iuPyyhQ

Jun 2020

1 hr 2 min

Psychedelic therapies have been the subject of increased interest and research in the past few years with popular books like "How to Change your Mind" and clinical studies at John Hopkins delving into the healing waters of psilocybin & MDMA assisted psychotherapy. In this weeks Herbal Hour Podcast, I talk to naturopathic physician Dr. Matthew Hicks about the process of psychedelic integration therapy, how ketamine is used for depression, the field of holistic mental wellness and much more in the realm of healing the psyche!    Watch Full Video Episode on: https://youtu.be/2ok9AKNbD8A Podcast Links: Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcfa_K7p45fRgAGHrK6Bz6Q iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/herbal-hour/id1479250761 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0uQ07IELQ3bm2QTM5fpdtT?si=ewkBPmnxSZW6AF_iuPyyhQ   Dr. Matthew Hicks is a mental health focused naturopathic physician and host of the podcast integrative psychiatry review. You can learn more about our guest Dr. Matthew Hicks at his website: https://www.drmatthewhicks.com/about-me

May 2020

1 hr 20 min

This week we have on Dr. Angela Hardin to talk about the role of intuition in medicine, synchronicity, paranormal events, psychic connection and the mysterious aspects of healing. Dr. Hardin tells tales of strange occurrences, her views on psychic phenomena and we discuss techniques for increasing intuitive ability. Dr. Angela Hardin is a licensed naturopathic physician completing her first year of residency at NUNM. Her clinical interests include integrative primary care, mental health and IV therapy. She also has a passion for the energetic aspects of medicine such as homeopathy, astrology and the spiritual. Watch Full Video Episode Here: https://youtu.be/NjiHBcn5osU    Podcast Links: Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcfa_K7p45fRgAGHrK6Bz6Q iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/herbal-hour/id1479250761 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0uQ07IELQ3bm2QTM5fpdtT?si=ewkBPmnxSZW6AF_iuPyyhQ

May 2020

1 hr 59 min

In this episode we talk about the IP34 proposition to legalize psilocybin in Oregon as a medical therapy, magical mushroom experiences, the influence of the subconscious mind on our perception, and various magical practices for self healing! Our guest this week is Myrissa Otterbein-Pyle, graduate of NUNM with a degree in integrative health sciences, and avid practitioner of magical self healing techniques. You can find her on facebook, or follow her instagram handle @lovemysmajic to see her current mystical works. Watch Full Video Episode Magical Medicine (Pt.2): https://youtu.be/EtWrclV4D7M Podcast Links: Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcfa_K7p45fRgAGHrK6Bz6Q iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/herbal-hour/id1479250761 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0uQ07IELQ3bm2QTM5fpdtT?si=ewkBPmnxSZW6AF_iuPyyhQ  

May 2020

1 hr 6 min

Welcome to the Herbal Hour Podcast! In this week's episode I have on Naturopathic medical student Jakob Schmidt to discuss our journey's in becoming naturopaths, how our spiritual views enrich our lives, and insights we've had along the natural healing path. In this episode we discuss: -Life difficulties during the quarantine and how to overcome -Healing Relationships -Finding meaning on your path -Christian symbolism, metaphors and how stories can guide us  Watch full video podcast at: https://youtu.be/9qgCQPLdNIw Podcast Links: Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcfa_K7p45fRgAGHrK6Bz6Q iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/herbal-hour/id1479250761 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0uQ07IELQ3bm2QTM5fpdtT?si=ewkBPmnxSZW6AF_iuPyyhQ   Seeking natural health support? Check out Kentauros Therapeutic's new line of organic herbal extracts for supporting your body all naturally :) From atop Mount Olympus the Gods drink of the divine Ambrosia, the nectar of immortality. Inspired by these legends, we crafted the honey imbued Mythical Mixtures. Infused with organic botanicals, these synergistic herbal blends support your health naturally with a flavor fit for the Gods. https://www.ktherbs.com/mythical-mixtures  

May 2020

1 hr 19 min

In this weeks Story Hour I share the tales of King Arthur from one of my favorite books Mythology: Myths, Legends and Fantasies. I read a section from the work on the mythical legends of Camelot, Excalibur, Lancelot, The Knights of the Round Table and other elements of the Arthurian Myth that has inspired countless books and movies.    Podcast Links: Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcfa_K7p45fRgAGHrK6Bz6Q iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/herbal-hour/id1479250761 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0uQ07IELQ3bm2QTM5fpdtT?si=ewkBPmnxSZW6AF_iuPyyhQ  

May 2020

19 min 46 sec

Medical astrology was once a required field of study for doctors but has since fallen out of medical practice. In this episode I have on naturopathic doctor Shannon Curtis to talk about how astrology relates to healing and herbs! Dr. Shannon Curtis, ND is a holistic practitioner at Whole Systems Healthcare in Boulder, Colorado and an avid herbalist. In this episode we talk about: how astrology relates to herbalism, the energetics of herbs, birth charts & healing and how the ancient art of astrology can be applied to improving health. Watch Full Video Here: https://youtu.be/Ajg5D7YYK1A You can find Dr. Curtis at: https://boulder.wshcare.org   Podcast Links: Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcfa_K7p45fRgAGHrK6Bz6Q iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/herbal-hour/id1479250761 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0uQ07IELQ3bm2QTM5fpdtT?si=ewkBPmnxSZW6AF_iuPyyhQ  

Apr 2020

1 hr 13 min

Hello everyone! Welcome to the 50th episode of the Herbal Hour Podcast. In this week's story hour I share selected poems from Rumi about how to live to your utmost this spring. Rumi was 13th century Sufi mystic who aimed to capture the mysteries of the divine in poetry, and has become quite well known in modern times. These poems come from the Essential Rumi by the excellent translator Coleman Barks and tell the tales of a Sufi mystic in touch with the divine, an experience that I hope to share with y'all through this reading. In these strange times, many of us have lost our way and many have found it. Rumi's poems teach us the importance of seeing the beauty right in front of our eyes, and living as children to the world.    Herbal Hour Podcast Links: Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcfa_K7p45fRgAGHrK6Bz6Q iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/herbal-hour/id1479250761 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0uQ07IELQ3bm2QTM5fpdtT?si=ewkBPmnxSZW6AF_iuPyyhQ  Be sure to check out my new line of plant medicines! I think y'all will love the flavor and potency of these mixtures. I craft them in Portland Oregon using my education in naturopathic medicine & herbalism to make effective natural health support extracts. With blends for immune health, supporting adrenals and more, take a peak below :) "From atop Mount Olympus the Gods drink of the divine Ambrosia, the nectar of immortality. Inspired by these legends, we crafted the honey imbued Mythical Mixtures. Infused with organic botanicals, these synergistic herbal blends support your health naturally with a flavor fit for the Gods." https://www.ktherbs.com/mythical-mixtures  

Apr 2020

18 min 13 sec

Hi there natural health lovers! This week we have Herbalist & Medicine Maker Brynn Anderson on the Herbal Hour to geek out about guess what...herbs! In this episode we talk about herbs that support immune health, natural ways to boost our immunity, how to make fire cider, talk our favorite plants and have a discussion on happiness during the quarantine. Herbal Hour Podcast Links: Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcfa_K7p45fRgAGHrK6Bz6Q iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/herbal-hour/id1479250761 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0uQ07IELQ3bm2QTM5fpdtT?si=ewkBPmnxSZW6AF_iuPyyhQ   Please check out my new line of plant medicines! I think y'all will love the flavor and potency of these mixtures. I craft them in Portland Oregon using my education in naturopathic medicine & herbalism to make effective natural health support extracts. With blends for immune health, supporting adrenals and more, take a peak below :) "From atop Mount Olympus the Gods drink of the divine Ambrosia, the nectar of immortality. Inspired by these legends, we crafted the honey imbued Mythical Mixtures. Infused with organic botanicals, these synergistic herbal blends support your health naturally with a flavor fit for the Gods." https://www.ktherbs.com/mythical-mixtures   Also check out the talented herbalist Brynn Anderson's herbal products (creams, balms & tinctures) at: https://vitalforceherbs.com  

Apr 2020

1 hr 55 min

This week we explore the realm of archetypes and how myths can help us through these times of crisis with history professor Eric Anderson. He returns to the show for discussion on the psychology of archetypes, how mythology gives us guidance during uncertain times, ancient philosophies, and the myth of Atlantis.   Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcfa_K7p45fRgAGHrK6Bz6Q iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/herbal-hour/id1479250761 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0uQ07IELQ3bm2QTM5fpdtT?si=ewkBPmnxSZW6AF_iuPyyhQ    

Apr 2020

1 hr 38 min

In this weeks episode we have the Chiropractor Dr. Nancy Doreo returning to the show to talk about ozone therapy. What is ozone therapy, what is the science behind its use, what benefits does it have inflammation, and how can it help us during times of infectious disease? This is a fascinating episode about a somewhat controversial alternative therapy. .  Watch Video on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcfa_K7p45fRgAGHrK6Bz6Q Articles on natural therapies, herbs and stories related to holistic mental wellness: https://holisticpsyche.com

Apr 2020

1 hr 7 min

Are dreams a random misfiring of neurons, or are they something more; perhaps messages from the beyond? Whether you call that the unconscious, the divine spirit or God, what guidance do dreams offer us and what can we learn about ourselves from them? . Carl Jung says "The dream describes the inner situation of the dreamer, but the conscious mind denies its truth and reality, or admits it only grudgingly…the dream shows the inner truth and reality of the dreamer as it really is, not as we think it is, or as we would like it to be, but as it is." . In this weeks Story Hour section I delve into the realm of dreams and how to uncover their meaning. We've all had strange dreams that when we awaken we feel as if something meaningful occurred, yet are confused by the strangeness of these night visions. Dream interpretation allows us to come to understand our dreams and through them ourselves, our spiritual growth and answers to our daily troubles. Join me this week as we explore some Jungian theories of dreams, how to keep a dream journal and what the ancients believed about dreams.  . . Morphean Dream Sleep Support-Organic Herbal Extract: https://www.ktherbs.com/product-page/morphean-dream-sleep-support-2oz . Send me one of your dreams and I'll guide you through an interpretation: https://www.instagram.com/holistic_psyche/ . Articles on natural therapies, herbs and stories related to holistic mental wellness: https://holisticpsyche.com . . PODCAST LINKS:  Watch Video on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcfa_K7p45fRgAGHrK6Bz6Q . (iTunes): https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/herbal-hour/id1479250761 . (Spotify): https://open.spotify.com/episode/28G4S59nJPamSKCfvo6CIO?si=Nn6h_1zFQfmmW2tc2dcw6Q    

Apr 2020

38 min 25 sec

Dr. Tim Irving is a Chiropractor with a Masters in Nutrition that practices physical medicine and teaches in Portland, Oregon. In this episode we discuss the neuroscience of pain, how beliefs shape chronic pain and ideas that revolutionize our views of what pain is and how to be free of it.  Watch Video on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcfa_K7p45fRgAGHrK6Bz6Q (iTunes): https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/herbal-hour/id1479250761 (Spotify): https://open.spotify.com/show/0uQ07IELQ3bm2QTM5fpdtT?si=Nn6h_1zFQfmmW2tc2dcw6Q The Journey to Natural Mental Wellness: https://holisticpsyche.com Mythical Mixtures & Herbal Extracts (Kentauros Therapeutics): https://KTherbs.com  

Apr 2020

1 hr 19 min

  "The stakes seem so high, time is so precious; yet how apt we are to be murderous in the face of it—to “kill time”. The magicians trick is ultimate, if we kill time it slowly drains our soul of creative force. With every hesitance we fall into disorder, with every procrastination a candle goes out—much more difficult to relight the next time. Why the insistence on productivity? The answer is simple, if you don’t do things consciously that we believe are worthwhile; the winds of impulse will carry us to desert sands. It will leave us looking up at the clock and realizing it is bedtime, perplexed as to where the day went. It is the struggle of every creative, to actually create the things we love; even if we have to drag ourselves to do it—there is no other way. The other road leads to sorrow,  and soft reassuring words that lead to more difficulty—“I can just do that tomorrow”. What tomorrow is there when you live in a version of groundhog day, where every day repeats itself ad nauseum? And again, who knows for how long. The words of the sages come into play, this day we live now is the only day we have ever lived. This is how it always has been, we were just too distracted by our scheduled days to notice it. This day is now ONLY what you make of it, rinse and repeat. Will we spend our days on the phone, scrolling through electronic facades and watching shows that have become distasteful through repetition? That is certainly an option, but why is it that at the end of that day we feel cheated? As if our day, our sovereignty over our lives has slipped through our fingers like lukewarm water, and spilled out onto the floor? It is because we have cheated ourselves, our own potential. We awake in the morning with a puddle on the ground from the lost promises of the day before. What are we to do?" This weeks story hour episode is an exploration of my struggles with motivation, creativity and meaning in the times of quarantine. I know many people are being affected by this epidemic and I hope that sharing this story gives insights and shows us that our struggles are shared by many- and how we can overcome them! I also talk about the mythological stories behind the herbal medicines I make; the myth of the gods Morpheus, Hercules, and Eros! Surprise: At the end of this episode is a special offer for podcast listeners of a FREE bottle of our product, listen to learn how. You can find our mythical herbal products at: https://www.ktherbs.com

Apr 2020

22 min 38 sec

This week on the herbal hour podcast we have on history teacher Eric Anderson to talk about what we can learn from the past. We discuss the plagues of Ancient Greece during the Peloponnesian wars, the evils of world war 2, the political implications of times of crisis and other things we can learn from history about living well in modern times. This is a very passionate conversation about what we can learn through history about ourselves, the impact of coronavirus and how through understanding the past we can move towards a positive future. Full Video Episode: Click Here

Mar 2020

1 hr 36 min

My Astral Projection Story: Encounters with the Void Since my youth I have been haunted and blessed by the apparitions of that strange in-between world, what the mystics called the astral realm. At the point of impending sleep, the veil between this world and the unknown wanes, producing strange experiences variously referred to as astral projection, sleep paralysis, and lucid dreaming. This moonlit place, this place of utter strangeness, the mysterious realm that words never reach, this is the place that I had the most remarkable experience. This experience brought me solace in the immediacy of a place so similar to ours, yet so different- and shook me to my very bones with that ancient fear of fates worse than death... Full text to accompany narration click here

Mar 2020

25 min 43 sec

FULL VIDEO PODCAST LINK: https://youtu.be/Qg3eQBwSHbI.  We constantly hear about the importance of preventing virus transmission, but so little about how we can improve our immune function in the face of an epidemic.  That's why this week we have on naturopathic physician & licensed acupuncturist Dr. Loch Chandler to talk about supporting the internal terrain and how we can support immunity & gut health naturally! In this episode of the Herbal Hour Podcast we discuss internal terrain theory vs. germ theory, natural ways to improve immunity, the relation of gut health to immune function and holistic views on cancer prevention. Mythical Mixtures Herbal Extracts: Shop Now

Mar 2020

1 hr 12 min

In this week's Story Hour I share an excerpt from The Book of Herbal Wisdom written by one of my favorite herbalists, Matthew Wood, about the rich history regarding the Elder Tree. Many know of Elderberries, which come from this tree, but did you know there is a long tradition of use of the leaves and bark of the great elder? In this episode, I share mythological stories about how the Elder Tree is associated with the underworld, how it was used during plagues, and the plethora of traditional medicinal uses of all parts of Elder: the elderberries, elder leaves and the bark. This is a truly remarkable plant with much potential health benefits that go way beyond simply supporting the immune system.   Natural Mental Wellness  If you are interested in mental wellness through natural means be sure to check out our website at https://holisticpsyche.com where I share articles about the mental health benefits of a variety of herbs, as well as stories about my journeys to holistic mental health.   Mythical Herbal Products Also, my herbal company Kentauros Therapeutics, will be launching a line of Mythical mixtures this April 1st (no jokes, just mythical quality) available online at https://www.ktherbs.com We make our herbal extracts from all organic ingredients acquired from local oregon farms and use fresh plants when they are in season to bring you the highest quality tinctures (herbal extracts). Be sure to check out what we have in stock, a special promotional deal of a FREE 1oz Fire Cider (Immune Support) or a FREE 1oz Elecampane Extract (Respiratory Support) is being offered to those who order 20$ or more on KTHERBS.COM. This is a limited time offer until the end of April and while supplies last! This episode is not medical advice, you should always seek the guidance of a licensed physician or plant worker when considering use of any herb. This episode is purely for educational and historical information about the rich tradition of this plant. All credits for this excerpt go to Matthew Wood. If you are interested in learning more about his works, and learning about traditional western herbalism check out his website https://www.matthewwoodinstituteofherbalism.com

Mar 2020

32 min 8 sec

This week on the Herbal Hour Podcast we have on the nutritionists and founders of local Portland company Back to Broth to talk about finding a healthy mentality towards diet, spiritual practices & struggles, the health benefits of bone broth, and nutrition therapies such as fasting! This episode was particularly light-hearted with many references to pizza, we probably have some foodie repression towards its deliciousness. Listen in to this episode to learn all about return back to the basics when it comes to nutrition, spirituality and thetradition of bone broth. Check out their coo website at link here to get your hands on some yummy heartwarming bone broth!

Mar 2020

1 hr 29 min

This week on the Story Hour we finish Liber Primus (Book One) of the Red Book by Carl Jung. In this section I Read Chapters 9-11 (Mysterium Encounter, Instruction & Resolution) which detail remarkable visions that Carl Jung had related to biblical figures. Mentions are made of the psychological meaning of the Great War (WW1), the spiritual purpose of war, and Jung's insights in how to unite thinking and feeling to live in a christ-like way.  This is the 3rd and final part that will be read on the Herbal Hour, so be sure to check out the previous 2 parts and grab a copy of the Red Book: A readers edition, so you can enjoy this wonderful and intriguing book for yourself. There's a lot of footnotes and a second book in the print copy, so if you're interested in spirituality, psychology, mysticism or religion it's a must read in my opinion. This is my second time going through it and I still am amazed by the insights of this great work. If you're interested in Carl Jung's other work, I wrote an article detailing his system of Personality Types which later become Meyer's Briggs here: Click Here to Find out your Personality Type: Introvert Vs. Extrovert. (Pt.1) Click here to discover if you're an intuitive or sensation type, and whether you're a thinker or feeling type. (Pt.2)  Blessings on your journey to becoming the greatest version of yourself!

Mar 2020

52 min 26 sec

This week on the Herbal Hour Podcast #27 Naturopathic Physician Dr. Josh Corn joins us for a discussion on natural approaches to men's health, addiction and healthy diet! He is an avid herbalist with a research background, and has a private practice focusing on primary care with a holistic perspective.  In this episode we cover: Herbs for common male issues Psychological/Spiritual aspects of Health Natural therapies for addiction & what causes it Dr. Corn's take on the healthy at every size philosophy Research in the field of holistic health    Learn more about Dr. Josh Corn's work at:  https://www.drjoshcorn.com

Mar 2020

1 hr 4 min

What is your souls purpose and how can we find it? In this weeks episode we have on return guest, Miles French to talk more about the Shamanic path. In this episode we talk about the living the shamanic way, overcoming trauma, shadow work and much more. This was a very deep and heartfelt episode, one of my favorites. I hope y'all enjoy and find benefit from it!   FULL VIDEO EPISODE ABOUT FINDING YOUR SOUL's PURPOSE AND SHAMANISM IS LIVE ON YOUTUBE!   ALSO Check out this months most popular episode on Sacred Fungi with Mushroom Expert Jeff Chilton: VIDEO LINK CLICK HERE   About Our Guest: Miles French is a first year naturopathic student at the National University of Natural Medicine. Miles has been deeply involved in shamanic healing work for some time, and is currently apprenticing with a two-spirit shamanic practitioner of mixed heritage, who traces lineage through Nahua and Bine’zaa ancestry of South Texas and Mexico.   His teacher, Jai, is the founder and lineage holder of the Balanzu Way, a shamanic healing tradition built to support modern people in re-connecting with indigenous ways of being, and in radical inner transformation and healing work. Miles is also active within spiritual and shamanic communities within Portland. His life's work is to bridge integrative primary care with shamanic methods of healing, and to support people in reconnecting with authentic healing modalities in their own lives.   If you'd like to learn more about Mile's shamanic mentor visit here: http://jaimedina.com

Feb 2020

1 hr 12 min

This week I continue readings out of the Red Book written by Carl Jung about visions and spiritual insights he received over the course of greater than a decade. If you have not yet listened to part 1, check it out here (click here). In this section Jung describes a ghastly vision of his descent into the underworld, and all the terrible insights he gained as he passed through what many spiritual teachings refer to as the "dark night of the soul". We all face times of darkness, of great suffering, when we feel that all meaning is lost and we cannot find our way back to the light. These sections describe Jung's encounter with Hell and his way out of it that brings the birth of a mysterious new spiritual force that brings him back to the light. Sections Read: Chapters 5-8; Descent into Hell in the Future, Splitting of the Spirit, Murder of the Hero and The Conception of the God The Red Book, Liber Novus. Written by Carl Gustav Jung. Translated by Mark Kyburz, John Peck. Editting and translations from Sonu Shamdasani. A publication of the Foundation of the Works of CG Jung & Philemon Series. These sections are read under fair use for educational purposes and I receive no monetary benefit from this, and do it simply to share the great insights of Carl Jung. I recommend you purchase the original work and take time reading it slowly, as there is much mystery within it that can bring us closer to spirit.

Feb 2020

39 min 35 sec

How do we overcome the stress of our hectic lives in a natural way that is supportive to the body? A potential answer is the wonderful world of adaptogenic herbs like rhodiola, siberian ginseng, and ashwagandha. These are herbs you may have heard of, but how do they truly work and how can they help us adapt to the stresses of modern life? With us this week is licensed acupuncturist and herbalist Grady Nesbitt to talk about  what stress is, how it effects our hormones & neurotransmitters, and how adaptogenic herbs act to help us overcome stress.  FULL VIDEO EPISODE CLICK HERE In this episode we explore: Cortisol rhythms & how adaptogens help balance this crucial "stress" hormone The "Holy Trinity" of adaptogenic herbs: Ashwagandha, Rhodiola, Siberian Ginseng and their unique effects, energetic uses and how to dose How the Stress response becomes "adrenal fatigue" and how to get out of it Personal experience with adaptogens for cognition, athletic performance and adaptation to stress The HPA axis role in stress and how adaptogens influence this neuroendocrine system.   If you'd like to learn about more about the specifics of adaptogenic herbs and the research behind them check out this free article Be sure to check out our new podcast landing page and natural mental wellness blog If you're interested in learning more about Grady Nesbitt's work or to schedule a acupuncture/holistic health appointment visit his website (click here)

Feb 2020

57 min 58 sec

"The years of which I have spoken to you, when I pursued the inner images, were the most important time of my life. Everything else is to be derived from this. It began at that time, and the later details hardly matter anymore. My entire life consisted in elaborating what had burst forth from the unconscious and flooded me like an enigmatic stream and threatened to break me. That was the stuff and material for more than one life. Everything later was merely the outer classification, the scientific elaboration, and the integration into life. But the numinous beginning, which contained everything, was then." Carl Jung, founder ideas such as archetypes, the shadow, the collective unconscious and many other ideas that became part of common and mystical culture. In this weeks story hour listen in as I narrate the beginning sections of the Red Book, arguably the greatest and most mysterious of Jung's works that was written over a decade. The book describes his personal experiences, visions and prophecies that came from the conversations with his soul. This work is one of the most beautiful, poetic and enigmatic things that came from Jung, and was the basis of all his psychological theories. If you are interested in learning more about Carl Jung, in particular his theory of personality types read more at Holistic Psyche (click here)   Chapters 1-4 read: Refinding the Soul, Soul and God, On the Service of the Soul, the Desert and Experiences in the Desert. The Red Book, Liber Novus. Written by Carl Gustav Jung. Translated by Mark Kyburz, John Peck. Editting and translations from Sonu Shamdasani. A publication of the Philemon Series.  

Feb 2020

29 min 5 sec

Mushrooms are a sacred medicine used for food, healing and mystical experiences! In this weeks episode we have on mushroom expert Jeff Chilton to talk about the fascinating world of healing mushrooms. He shares with us how mushrooms have been used for sacred ceremonies in various shamanic cultures, his experiences growing mushrooms on a farm (over 2 million lbs in a single year), the psychedelic experience and the basics of mushroom cultivation. Jeff Chilton is the founder of Nammex, an organic mushroom farming company, and has studied in the field of ethnomycology for decades! He has many fascinating stories to share about how he got into growing mushrooms large scale, why he traveled too china to learn more about mushrooms and personal experiences with psychedelic fungi.                            

Feb 2020

1 hr 26 min

There are countless myths about the struggles and joys of love throughout the ages. In this weeks Story Hour I narrate the ancient myth of Cupid & Psyche and share other romantic tales from the mythological literature. The story of Cupid & Psyche is a beautiful tale about love, betrayal and redemption that stands the test of time. The Herbal Hour Podcast wishes all our awesome listeners a Happy Valentine's day, may y'all find the love that you truly deserve!

Feb 2020

30 min 10 sec

For Full Video Episode Click Here What is the vital force and how does it apply to healing with herbs? What are traditional ways of looking at how plants work, and the theories of how they exert a therapeutic effect? What is green allopathy and how can alternative practitioners avoid it? Check out this weeks episode with Brynn Anderson of the herbal products company Vital Force Herbs. She is a long time herbalist, medicine maker and even a kindergarten teacher! Here's her website vitalforceherbs.com We delve into many topics related to philosophies and theories as to how herbs can help us heal, plant energetics & spirits, and the future of herbalism! Speaking of herbs: check out these new articles on herbs for anxiety, depression, stress and other aspects of natural mental wellness. They go quite in depth, allowing all the educational information you could want about herb effects on our minds.  Click Here for Herbs and Natural Approaches to Mental Wellness

Feb 2020

1 hr 8 min

In Episode 22 of the Herbal Hour Podcast we have a special treat for y'all! This week we explore the mysterious world of medicinal mushrooms with the mycologist and medicine maker, Jason Scott! We delve into the alchemical technique of spagyrics is and how it is used to make herbal extracts in a holistic way, the medicinal benefits of some commonly used mushrooms such as Reishi and Lions Mane, and speak on evolutionary theories and fun facts about mushrooms! WATCH FULL VIDEO OF EPISODE 22 MEDICINAL MUSHROOM ALCHEMY **CLICK HERE Herbal Hour Podcast Channel** Jason Scott is a Mycologist and Spagyricist based in the Pacific Northwest, founder of Feral Fungi where he produces Mushroom Spagyric Tinctures, and founder of AlcheMycology. His works have been published in Radical Mycology and in Verdant Gnosis! To check out his work visit Jason's website about alchemy & mushrooms and pick up a spagyric medicinal mushroom extract at his herbal supplement website Feral Fungi.    

Feb 2020

1 hr 15 min

This week I share the story of a personal tragedy and how it changed my life. This is dedicated to anyone who has lost anyone dear to them, whether a family member, a significant other or has faced death themselves. The title "the Wound is Where the Light Enters" comes from a famous Rumi poem, the great Sufi mystic. Here it is in full: I said: what about my eyes? God said: Keep them on the road. I said: what about my passion? God said: Keep it burning. I said: what about my heart? God said: Tell me what you hold inside it?  I said: pain and sorrow? He said: stay with it. The wound is the place where the Light enters you. ~ Rumi I also speak about why I started the herbal hour podcast and the mission behind my new website holisticpsyche.com, which is a place of knowledge for all things natural mental wellness. From posts on herbs for depression, anxiety and stress to personal experiences that have defined my journey to peace of the soul, ever growing towards a Holistic Psyche. Here is a link to the full written story "the Wound is Where the Light Enters"  Music credit:  On My Way by Ghostrifter Official | https://soundcloud.com/ghostrifter-official Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en_US

Jan 2020

28 min 6 sec