Monday, January 31, 2011
We are going to be attending the Victoria Tea Festival to provide more information on the services we provide and how you can benefit! We hope you'll come and visit us there: Saturday February 12th (12-5pm) & Sunday February 13th (11-4pm) @ the Crystal Gardens. http://www.victoriateafestival.com/index.php
Contributed by Dayley Harper, student in the Diploma of Phytotherapy program @ Pacific Rim College
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Interested in learning more about herbal medicine and holistic healing? Here is a brief list of upcoming online learning opportunities:
Tuesday February 15th, 2011 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM PST
“This free webinar, presented by Rosalee de la Foret with Michael Tierra, will take a closer look at the therapeutic use of pungent herbs. They will begin by discussing the philosophy of the pungent taste and then look at how these concepts are applied in our daily lives. Rosalee has collected many important historical and modern formulas and recipes to share with you to bring these applications to life.”
Online 8 week intensive
Feb 15th – April 19th 2011
Join Herbalist, Nutritionist, and food lover, Darcey Blue French of Brighid’s Well Herbs (www.brighidswellherbs.com), for an 8 week online intensive course on the energetics of food, true nourishment, nutrition, relationship with place and food, nutritional healing and more.
"The Sylvan Institute of Botanical Medicine strives to facilitate the expression of herbal medicine in clinical settings, homes, and any other imaginable venue. Our classes are geared toward Licensed Acupuncturists, Doctors, Nurses, Naturopathic Doctors, Pharmacists, gardeners, parents, community-based herbalists, and students."
Gail offers a free webcast every Monday as well as more in-depth learning opportunities online or at her Farm School.
Monday, January 17, 2011
Do you have cold hands and feet? Add some cayenne or ginger to your cooking! Both will increase your blood circulation and keep the flow going to your hands and feet. Otherwise, consider visiting a herbalist who may select herbs that support and tone the blood vessels to your limbs.
Do you suffer from seasonal allergies? Plan ahead for spring! It's never too late to start building immune system tolerance to allergens. Drinking Stinging Nettle tea throughout the year, and especially before and during allergy season, can significantly reduce your body's hypersensitive reaction. Stinging Nettles (Urtica dioica) provide the body with nutrients, increase its natural resistance and assist in the elimination of toxins from the body. Remember, if you are going to pick Stinging Nettles yourself this spring – ensure you identify them properly (or ask a herbalist or botanist), wear gloves (they sting!) and dry or boil them before touching or consuming.
A wesbite to check out: http://www.gardenweb.com/. They have a zone finder to help you plan your garden, as well as beautiful photos in their Garden Gallery.
Visit us in our clinic at Pacific Rim College. There is no charge for a herbal consultation. You only pay for the herbs, which are customized for you. We dispense a variety of organic tinctures, creams, dried herbs and tea.
Contributors to this edition: Lauren Truscott, Grace Szucs, and Lindsay Hounslow, students in the Diploma of Phytotherapy program @ Pacific Rim College