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Herbal Flavors and Energetics

April 4th, 2019

Kris Vaughan, CH discusses how herbal flavors and energetics can simplify how you choose herbs. You can apply these concepts to herbs and formulas but also to people and health conditions. Energetics and flavors allow us to formulate with the idea of always working to bring balance to the herbal formula, the body, and the person we are working with.

Kris Vaughan, CH is the owner and Program Director of Herbal Wisdom Institute in Arizona. www.herbalwisdominstitute.com

Herbal Infused Honey with Bella Donna

January 25th, 2019

Bella Donna is an herbalist and bee keeper, and the co-creator of the SW Herb Fest with Kris Vaughan. In this episode, Bella Donna explains the difference between herbal honey and herbal infused honey. She shares her experiences with making herbal infused honey over the years.


Southwest Tree Medicine with Darcey Blue

February 23rd, 2018

Kris Vaughan interviews herbalist Darcey Blue about the medicine allies of the trees of the Southwest.

Darcey Blue is a shamanic herbalist and wildcrafter, an earth medicine guide, a wilderness first responder, and the owner of Shamanaflora in Flagstaff, AZ. 


PMS and PMDD - an Interview with Dr. Katie Stage

November 14th, 2017

Kris Vaughan interviews Dr. Katie Stage, a licensed Naturopathic Physician and Faculty member at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM) in Tempe, Arizona. Dr. Stage will be a speaker at the SW Herb Fest in Prescott, Arizona on May 19, 2018 where she will be teaching natural solutions for PMS and PMDD.

Teaching People Self-Reliance - an interview with Peter Bigfoot

November 10th, 2017

Kris Vaughan interviews Peter Bigfoot, a renowned herbalist and teacher of self-reliance from Arizona. Peter talks about his philosophy on teaching others how to heal themselves. Peter Bigfoot will be teaching at the SW Herb Fest in Prescott, Arizona in May of 2018. www.swherbfest.com

Essential Oil Essentials - Interview with Hedda Fay

November 3rd, 2017

Kris Interviews Certified Aromatherapist, Hedda Fay. They discuss essential oil safety and the education that is involved in becoming a Certified Aromatherapist. Hedda will be a speaker at the SW Herb Fest on May 19, 2018 in Prescott, Arizona.

Living an Herbally Infused Life - Interview with Bella Donna

October 27th, 2017

In this episode, Kris Vaughan interviews Bella Donna, a Holistic Healthcare Practitioner and beekeeper in Central Arizona. Bella shares how she lives an herbaly infused life and her involvement with the SW Herb Fest to be held May 19, 2018 in Prescott, Arizona.

PCOS from a Naturopathic Approach - Interview with Dr. Stephanie Nishek

October 22nd, 2017

Kris Vaughan, CH interviews Stephanie Nishek, ND about the prevalence of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and why she has made women's health a main focus of her practice in natural medicine. Dr. Nishek will be a speaker on this topic at the SW Herb Fest in May 2018. www.swherbfest.com

Herbal Medicine and Pharmaceuticals

June 22nd, 2017

What is the difference between herbal medicine and pharmaceuticals? Kris Vaughan discusses how they each work in the body and how toget the most out of your herbal medicine.

Herbs for Women’s Health

June 8th, 2017

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) and menopausal symptoms are often helped with herbs. In this episode, Kris Vaughan discusses a few herbs for women's health issues.