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Lessons from the Plants with Herbalist John Slattery

April 8th, 2020 · Comments

John Slattery joins Kris Vaughan on this episode to discuss lessons from the plants during this current time of changing reality due to pandemic concerns. John shares his message from ocotillo and how we each can begin to release fear and assumptions surrounding the current state of affairs. John Slattery is a Southwest herbalist from Tucson, Arizona, an herbal educator, forager, and author.

Learn more about John Slattery: www.johnjslattery.com

Learn more about Herbal Wisdom Institute: www.herbalwisdominstitute.com


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Become Your Own Medicine Woman with Audrey Barron

April 6th, 2020 · Comments

In this episode, Kris Vaughan interviews Audrey Barron of Gaia Chef about developing connection to our food and medicine and becoming your own medicine woman (or man). Audrey discusses her journey onto the plant path and how we each have an opportunity to empower ourselves by learning to grow our own food and medicine. Audrey and Kris discuss the current pandemic and how it is changing our needs and leading to an awareness of the need for self-reliance.

Audrey is the owner of Gaia Chef and Ezra's Enlightened Cafe, a vegan gluten-free cafe in Indianapolis. Audrey and her family also own a 6 acre farm that supplies much of the produce for their cafe. Audrey teaches others how to grow their food in all types of home spaces, and how to make herbal medicines, through her Medicine Woman membership.

Learn more about Audrey and connect on her social channels:



Facebook: @gaiachef

Instagram: @gaiachef

YouTube Channel: Gaia Chef

Learn about Herbal Wisdom Institute: www.herbalwisdominstitute.com


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Botanicals for Women’s Health - Menstrual Irregularities and PMS

August 9th, 2019 · Comments

Botanical medicine provides us with many tools useful for common menstrual complaints. This presentation is useful for any practitioner working in women’s health and who wishes to provide foundational support using botanical medicine. Kris Vaughan offers her experience using botanicals for supporting normal healthy menstrual cycles and in caring for women experiencing different varieties of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS). In this episode, Kris provides an overview of the menstrual cycle and discusses amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, and PMS along with specific botanicals for each condition.

This episode was hosted by Wise Woman Herbals® as a part of their Practitioner Learning Community. Learn more at www.wisewomanherbals.com

 Purchase botanical and dietary supplements discussed using my Fullscript dispensary: https://us.fullscript.com/welcome/herbal-wisdom-institute

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Southwest Tree Medicine with Darcey Blue

February 23rd, 2018 · Comments

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. 


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PMS and PMDD - an Interview with Dr. Katie Stage

November 14th, 2017 · Comments

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.

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Teaching People Self-Reliance - an interview with Peter Bigfoot

November 10th, 2017 · Comments

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

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Essential Oil Essentials - Interview with Hedda Fay

November 3rd, 2017 · Comments

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.

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Living an Herbally Infused Life - Interview with Bella Donna

October 27th, 2017 · Comments

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.

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

October 22nd, 2017 · Comments

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

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Herbal Medicine and Pharmaceuticals

June 22nd, 2017 · Comments

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.

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