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Traditional Roots Conference 2018

Title & DescriptionPresenter

Cost

(CE Hours)


All Presentations


Multiple presenters

$859 CAD

(36 hours)


Tick-Borne Diseases: Their Effective Treatment
Including Botanical and Complementary Therapies

This class discusses the history and current understanding
of tick-borne diseases such as Lyme Disease, Ehrlichiosis, Babesiosis and other co-infections. We examine both the current conventional approaches to treatment as well as complementary protocols, the use of botanicals to
enhance the effectiveness of orthodox therapy, and the treatment of many Lyme-related symptoms such as
fatigue, arthritis, Bell’s Palsy, brain fog and insomnia.We also
explore new research on dosing patters that can make both
conventional and herbal therapies more effective for treatment of acute and chronic Lyme infections. We also discuss conventional antibiotics used to treat tick-borne diseases, including doxycycline, amoxicillin, cefurotime, telithromycin, azithromycin, tetracycline, mepron.


David Winston, RH (AHG)

$89 CAD

(2.0 hours)


Delights of Diversity, Medicinal Trees on the Landscape: Zero Medicine Miles

Join Richo Cech on a photographic tour through his gardens at Strictly Medicinal Seeds in Williams, Oregon. Participants learn about the medicinal uses, horticulture and landscaping potential of elderberry (Sambucus nigra), hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna), linden (Tilia cordata), witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana), slippery elm (Ulmus rubra), spice bush (Lindera benzoin), horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) and Eleutherococcus (E. senticosus). Richo also discuesses herbaceous medicinal plants that grow well in the shade of these trees.


Richo Cech

$89 CAD

(2.0 hours)


Beyond the Bottle: Botanicals as Partners in Practice

Explore the use of medicinal plants in daily, dietary preparations with therapeutic targets. Through a case-study model, we review the use of plants in medicinal preparations such as soups, pestos, beverages, and even healing desserts. As herbalists, we have the option to move beyond the bottle to a sensory approach to herbal medicine that can fit seamlessly into life and practice.


Bevin Clare MSc, RH, CNS

$89 CAD

(2.0 hours)


Fresh vs. Dry Herbs: Is There a Difference

There is a significant debate about whether or not dry herbs differ from the fresh herbs they derive from in nature. Examples from the scientific literature will look at differences in chemistry when plants are dried, as well as a comparison of tinctures made from fresh and dry specimens of the same herb in a study conducted in part by Dr. Yarnell. Examples of herbs that are best used fresh vs. dried are presented. Clinicians are urged to share their own anecdotes and experience with fresh vs. dry herbs.


Eric Yarnell, ND

$89 CAD

(2.0 hours)


Analgesics: The Search for Effective Pain Relief

The search for effective, safe and non-addictive pain medication is an age-old quest. Studies show many people – especially the elderly, the poor, people of color and women – are undertreated for chronic pain. While herbs are not as powerful as opiates and other pharmaceutical medications, they can offer safer and often highly effective pain management. In this talk we discuss how specific herbs can relieve specific types of pain, how to combine herbs to create a synergistic effect and reduce inflammation, pain perception and spasm and how botanicals can enhance the effects of pharmaceutical pain medications. The focus of this class is to give the clinician the precise tools needed to manage pain with herbs. To that end we learn to describe the types and nature of pain, the location of the pain and the most effective combinations of herbs to treat pain syndromes. For too long herbalists have thought our ability to effectively relieve pain is very limited. This is untrue once you stop using generic “pain” herbs and understand how we can help control pain with precision and specificity in our herb choices. We also discuss some conventional pain medications and their limitations and adverse effects. Pharmaceutical classes covered include opiods, COX-2 inhibitors, NSAIDS.


David Winston, RH (AHG)

$89 CAD

(2.0 hours)


Native Infusion: Diabetes Prevention through Traditional Teas

Simply changing what we drink can have a profound impact on our health. In this hands-on workshop Elise Krohn will share knowledge from Native Infusion: Rethink Your Drink. Elise co-developed the curriculum and educational resources with Muckleshoot Traditional Plants Program Director Valerie Segrest through First Nations Development Institute to promote healthy and culturally rooted beverages. Elise will share specific seasonal plants that can be prepared as flavored waters and teas including evergreen tree tips, dandelion, hawthorn, huckleberry, nettle, strawberry and rose. Strategies for educating people about the health impacts of sugary drinks will be included, as well as time to sample teas.


Elise Krohn, M.Ed.

$69 CAD

(1.5 hours)

Sambucus: A Global Medicine of Substance and Magic

Take a journey to discover the Sambucus genera and their application, research and lore around the globe with specific clinical prescriptions as well as a presentation rich with the story and lore of these globally embraced plants.

Bevin Clare MSc, RH, CNS

$69 CAD

(1.5 hours)


Organ Reserve and Trophorestorative Herbs

Organ reserve was first was described in the 80s by Dr. James Fries after seeing the significant variability in function in geriatric populations. Defined as innate and environmentally induced modes of favorable adaption that lead to extended cellular defense as well as physical and cognitive function, this construct is not just about genes. Environmental exposures such as diet and medicinal plants appear to play a significant role in extending functional capacity. Unfortunately, the paradigm of organ reserve is poorly understood in clinical therapeutics four decades later. We discuss this insightful and clinically relevant model and the implications of the trophorestorative plants that may preserve our reserve and induce the ability of organs to successfully return to their original physiological state following repeated episodes of biochemical, physical and emotional stress.


Kevin Spelman, PhD, MCPP

$89 CAD

(2.0 hours)


Herban Legends and Clinical Pearls

An Herban Legend is a persistent, widely and firmly held belief about a plant and its medicinal effects which is not true. The origin of the Legend or its rationale is obscure or forgotten, and is usually based on misinterpretation of some fact of science or tradition. It is repeated, believed and repeated again from textbook to textbook, teacher to teacher, article to article and herbalist to herbalist, across a generation, and guides regular practice. A large number of such Legends, most arising in the last 30 years, infect the modern North American materia medica and weaken the effectiveness of our clinical practice. Each of the herbs, however, have some potent “clinical pearl” unrelated to the legend itself. We discuss Herban Legends and Clinical Pearls for Devil’s Club (Oplopanax), Lomatium, Saw Palmetto (Serenoa), Feverfew (Tanacetum), Juniper (Juniperus), Lobelia, Echinacea, Goldenseal (Hydrastis), and Wild Yam (Dioscorea).


Paul Bergner

$89 CAD

(2.0 hours)


Herbal First Aid

Herbal First Aid takes advantage of widely available materials such as kitchen spices, weeds and wild plants. Knowing which useful remedies are often close at hand can be empowering to communities, especially those facing economic challenges, a catastrophic natural disaster, or just simply those who wish to live closer to the earth and focus on resilience and self-sufficiency. This class covers basic herbal first aid skills and assessment tools gathered from Greta’s 26 years of herbal first aid and healthcare practice.


Greta de la Montagne RH (AHG)

$89 CAD

(2.0 hours)


The Worst Weeds are Your Best Medicine

Weeds are despised, poisoned and known for creating significant environmental damage. We spend billions of dollars and endless work hours in our attempts to eradicate them, while damaging our environment further by spraying toxic herbicides. What if there was a way to reduce their spread without dangerous chemicals that also provided people (and animals) with time-tested medicines to cure our ills? In this class we explore the medicinal use of common aggressive weeds and how they are used in other cultures (TCM, Ayurveda, TEM) as effective remedies. By encouraging the use of these plants we provide environmental benefits, reduce pressure on over-harvested indigenous herbs and have an almost endless source of fresh, potent and effective medicinal plants growing in our gardens, backyards, farm fields and forests.


David Winston, RH (AHG)

$89 CAD

(2.0 hours)


Healthy Grieving Guide to Death and Dying

We will describe little-known, but well-established facts about human physiology, each of which either demonstrates the wisdom and relevance of some traditional herbal practices in herbal medicine, or will change the way you use herbs with patients now. Subtopics include the healing power of mucus; the urinary alkaline tide; the speed of kidney filtration; the gut wall as lymphoid tissue; connective tissue as immunological organ; plasma protein re-circulation in the lymph; and transdermal absorption of botanical medicines. In each case the relevance of the physiology to one or more categories of herbal forms or actions is described. Categories of herbs include expectorants, demulcents, vulneraries, anti-inflammatories, lymphatics and alteratives, as well as comparison of tinctures, teas and topical applications.


Greta de la Montagne RH (AHG)

$89 CAD

(2.0 hours)

Amazing Physiological Facts that Will Change Your Practice of Herbalism


Paul Bergner

$89 CAD

(2.0 hours)


The House that Herbs Built: Creating Safe Space for People with Mental Illness

Sue Sierralupe discusses the four most common mental health conditions she sees in her street clinic in Eugene, Oregon, including anxiety, schizophrenia syndrome and symptoms, substance abuse and several forms of depression. She shares the herbal and nutritional protocols that have been most effective clinically along with principles of patient-centered care. Conditions discussed include: Anxiety disorders including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, dissociative identity disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder; Schizophrenia syndrome and temporary schizophrenia symptoms; Substance abuse including cigarettes, alcohol or drugs; Depression including bipolar disorder, peripartum depression, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, situational depression, atypical depression, persistent depressive disorder, seasonal affective disorder, and major depression.


Sue Sierralupe, Clinical Herbalist

$89 CAD

(2.0 hours)


Terpenes

The terpenes have gained increasing notoriety as of late due to their lore in the aromatherapy realm as well as their recent notoriety in the field of cannabinoid therapeutics. There are hundreds of plant species that contain terpenes in notable concentrations, concentrations that allow for therapeutic effect. In this lecture we take a journey through a jungle of small molecules and talk about the therapeutic effects of specific terpenes and the plants that contain them.


Kevin Spelman, PhD, MCPP

$69 CAD

(1.5 hours)


Wild Rose: The Universal Medicine

Rose holds mythic status. Its teachings, medicinal and nutritional value and culinary use are celebrated all over the world. Join Elise Krohn as she shares stories and herbal perspectives about this precious plant. Participants learn how to identify, harvest and use local wild rose, as well as other types of roses. Elise shares therapeutic actions for rose as well as techniques for making several medicines including tea, infused honey, infused oil, lip balm and easy rosehip jam.


Elise Krohn, M.Ed.

$89 CAD

(2.0 hours)


Confessions of a Radical Herbalist

Share in the stories, insights, philosophy and formulating strategy of an activist turned herbalist, turned entrepreneur, turned activist again. Take a fresh look at the difference between pharmaceuticals and ‘whole herb’ extracts and the importance of a broad phytochemical profile in medicinal plants. Learn about the case histories that have informed many of WishGarden’s most popular formulas and Catherine’s formulating philosophy. Rediscover the formidable strength, safety and beauty of whole plant medicine as it contributes towards more effective herbal formulas and a more sustainable future for generations to come.


Catherine Hunziker

$89 CAD

(2.0 hours)


Vanishing North American Materia Medica

Numerous native American herbs have largely fallen out of use (Morella/Myrica, Sassafras, Chionanthus, Fraxinus, Polymnia, Chelone, Asarum, etc.). The reasons for this are discussed, including the concept of “herbs of commerce” and how profit-driven enterprises has real toxic effects on clinical practice, the move away from contact with plants as urbanization continues unabated, as well as possible failures in the education system for herbalists today. Dr. Yarnell also discusses how to use some of these valuable, forgotten herbs. The case of revival of use of Pedicularis and Fouquieria is used to show that this trend can be reversed, and that there is enormous opportunity for clinicians and herbal scholars today to help maintain and broaden the materia medica.


Eric Yarnell, ND

$69 CAD

(1.5 hours)

Traditional Roots Conference 2017

Title & DescriptionPresenter

Cost

(CE Hours)


All Presentations


Multiple presenters

$799 CAD

(31 hours)


Cancer Materia Medica: Treatment Planning and the Cytotoxic Herbs (Part 1 & 2)

Many herbs can be used to support a person with cancer – well researched options include turmeric, green tea, medicinal mushrooms and adaptogens. However, less frequently used are the cytotoxic herbs that target cancer cells directly. These are often drop-dose herbs with significant risks and side effects, but are also some our most useful materia medica in treating cancer. Knowing when and how to use these herbs, understanding their complex phyto-pharmacology and risk profiles, and their constitutional indications can significantly improve clinical outcomes. Specific discussion includes herb / drug interactions and combining herbs safely with chemotherapy.Botanical remedies discussed include: Artemisia annua, Podophylum peltatum, Taxus brevifolia, Asimina triloba, Camptotheca acuminata, Phytolacca sp., Chelidonium majus, Thuja occidentalis.


Chanchal Cabrera

$158 CAD

(3.5 hours)


The New Herbal Bitters: New Uses for the Most Ancient of Tastes

Herbalists, naturopaths and traditional healers have all understood the power of bitters to support digestion, ease bloating and gas. Now, new models and research point to the possibility that bitters have a much wider role in health and disease. Could chronic thyroid disease, heart disease, metabolic disease, and diabetes be a bitter deficiency? Is our aversion to bitter foods and herbs hurting our health? This talk covers the emerging theories and describes a new world of activity for the most ancient of tastes.


Glen Nagel, ND

$89 CAD

(2.0 hours)


Oceans of Emotion: Addressing the Roots of Imbalance

How do we and our clients remain emotionally balanced when life keeps throwing curve balls? Trauma is real and some populations have more exposure than others, so how do we address trauma as clinicians if we are not trained to offer talk therapy? Some physical signs of illness and disease can be traced back to emotional, or some believe, spiritual roots. This class covers ways to stay mentally healthy and offer unique solutions for clients dealing with mental health struggles pulling from traditional practices like Curanderismo and Ayurveda. We discuss story medicine, ritual, and using unique herbal remedies for cleansing, as well as ways to incorporate plants on various levels of healing for emotional and spiritual health. We also talk about single plants and pairs that are used to help balance emotions as whole plants, and essential oils, and flower essences.


Nicole Telkes

$89 CAD

(2.0 hours)


Reclaiming Lost Herbal Treasures: Surprising Findings in Kneipp’s Apotheca

In 1896, Benedict Lust had opened up his first business selling health products, including a full line of Father Sebastian Kneipp herbs. Kneipp’s apotheca became the foundation for the early naturopaths and continue to form the main elements of an herbal apothecary today. Lust had studied with Kneipp and used the entire Kneipp apotheca, which consisted of less than 50 common herbs all of which were classified as non-toxic. Over the next two decades, Lust enriched and expanded the Kneippian apotheca to include more than 175 herbs — with uses that may surprise that may surprise the modern practitioner.


Sussanna Czeranko, ND

$89 CAD

(2.0 hours)


Mastering the Menstruum in Herbal Extracts

A menstruum is a liquid mixture used to extract herbal products. Herbalists and medicine makers always have lively discussions about using which concentrations and combinations of alcohol, glycerin and water make the best herbal extracts. Dr. Nagel discusses the various menstruum options and which maximize different herbal constituents. This class offers answers and practical, take- home advice on how to making the best medicine for your purposes.


Glen Nagel, ND

$89 CAD

(2.0 hours)


Natural Management of Surgery

This presentation covers natural options that clinicians have for providing post-surgery care to their patients. Focus is given to herbal treatments that can reduce inflammation and pain associated with recovery from surgery.


Chanchal Cabrera

$89 CAD

(2.0 hours)


Red, White, Black and Blue: Differentiating the Cohoshes

Actaea and Caulophyllum species have been used in North American medicine for centuries, and were mainstay herbs in the medical practice of all schools medicine. Baneberry and Black Cohosh of the Actaea genus are frequently viewed today as different medicines even though historically they have been used interchangeably. And while Actaea species and Caulophyllum are not related through constituents or botany, they have many properties in common, and have frequently been used historically as a pair in neurological, respiratory, and obstetrical applications. This presentation reviews the science and the traditions of these three powerful herbs.


Paul Bergner

$89 CAD

(2.0 hours)


The Art of Herbal Formulation

Formulation is the artistry of herbalism: it combines everything you know about materia medica and research with gut instinct to create unique formulae for each patient. But formulating also can be daunting, trying to cover all bases while offering the minimal intervention necessary to help the body restore itself. This class looks at simples, pairs and structures for creating multi-herb formulae. The presenter also discusses ways to improve your formulations and common pitfalls.


Alexis Durham

$89 CAD

(2.0 hours)


Restoring Gastrointestinal Motility

Impaired intestinal motility leads to dysbiosis and predisposes to SIBO. When motility impairment is severe, gastroparesis may result, in turn leading to malnutrition, frequent nausea and vomiting. Impaired motility can also lead to osteroporosis, anemia and other complications. This presentation discusses numerous botanical options for restoring impaired gastric and intestinal motility, and shows why acid-blocking drugs may contribute to motility disorders. Dr. Stansbury also details how the hormones motilin and ghrelin – the hunger hormone – may offer some benefits


Jillian Stansbury, ND

$89 CAD

(2.0 hours)


Shinrin Yoku: The Japanese Art and Science of Forest Bathing

Why do we give flowers for celebrations and special events? Why do we pay premium prices to have room with a view? Why do we cultivate houseplants when we live in apartments and why do we have planter boxes in our malls and public places? Whether we know it or not, these plants are all emitting aromatic molecules, pumping out specific chemistry that can help us heal. In Japan the practice of contemplative waking in pine forests is considered a valuable medicine and your doctor can prescribe you time off work for forest bathing practices. In this exciting experiential session we explore the science and research behind the practice as well as going outside and experiencing the healing power of trees for ourselves.


Chanchal Cabrera

$69 CAD

(1.5 hours)


New Insights into Commonplace and Undervalued Herbs

Sometimes our most commonplace herbs, often growing abundantly around us, are overlooked in favor of newer, exotic, or imported herbs or preparations. But the commonplace “boring” herbs endure through millennia because they are reliable, potent, and often versatile in their applications. Recent scientific research gives insights into the mechanisms of some traditional uses, and adds knowledge about possible expanded applications. This presentation covers recent research and traditional uses for Urtica, Matricaria, Althaea, Allium sativum, Plantago, Calendula, and Hypericum. These plants are abundant, inexpensive or free, powerful and truly “people’s medicines.”


Paul Bergner

$69 CAD

(1.5 hours)


Plant Provings

Traditional, holistic systems of medicine understand that in order to offer remedies and true paths to healing we must be able to not only know their actions, but their qualities and what areas of the body they affect. Today, evidence-based medicine values data in the form of clinical trials. We will be gathering data in the form of organoleptic learning, finding patterns through sipping tea and doing a plant proving. Plant sits often are used to help understand the spirit of the plant, but in this workshop we dissect the physiological workings of a plant we ingest. We look at flavors, qualities, and how to sort through and define actions in the body.


Nicole Telkes

$69 CAD

(1.5 hours)


Herbs for the Heart and Emotional Healing

Historically, the heart has been regarded as a source of wisdom, spiritual insight, courage, thought and emotion. It wasn’t until the 1700s that humans began relegating this spiritual center to the role of a machine, whose function was only that of pumping blood. Modern research reminds us that the heart is an incredibly complex, dynamic and intelligent organ, communicating with and influencing the brain and the rest of the body. This class will cover the traditional uses, mythology and lore of several heart-centered herbal allies, with additional emphasis on dietary and lifestyle changes that can support healing on physical, emotional and spiritual levels.


Alexis Durham

$69 CAD

(1.5 hours)


Herbalism as Resistance

The history of herbal medicine is founded in rooted rebels whose interactions with plants changed the way we experience nature and our own health. What herbs inspired the herbalists who’ve gone on to inspire us? How did they use those herbs in clinical practice? Starting in Culpeper’s time and moving to our modern inspirational figures we look at how they used herbs to create a more vibrant community of resistance – and how they are still fighting to keep herbal medicine the people’s medicine.


Nicole Telkes

$89 CAD

(2.0 hours)


Clinical Case Panel: Herbalism and the Therapeutic Order – Discussion on Fatigue and Thyroid Disease

The therapeutic order describes a strategy, fundamental to naturopathic medicine and applicable across herbal disciplines, of using the gentlest methods to support the foundations of health in all patients, before simply treating the disease. A case study of a patient with fatigue and thyroid disease is reviewed, with three practitioners giving their views on how to approach the case using the therapeutic order as a strategy. Participants also analyze the case using the same strategy.


Tania Neubauer (moderator), Carrie Pattison, & Lupin DeMuth

$89 CAD

(2.0 hours)

Clinical Case Panel: Shingles

In this clinical case panel the moderator reviews case to be discussed and explains format to participants. Each of 3 panelists takes 20 minutes to discuss their approach to the case. The third panelist is the moderator who then reviews how they addressed the case and what happened with it.


Mimi Hernandez (moderator), Missy Rohs & Shalini Almeida

$89 CAD

(2.0 hours)