Black Cumin "Seed of Immortality"


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Rebuilding Earth: Foundational Strategies to Restore Gut Health

In this module, we will describe Traditional Chinese Medicine philosophy in understanding gut health.

Course • April 22, 2022 BookmarkBookmark

Tonics, Adaptogens, and Adrenal Modulators

In this module, we will describe the differences of tonics, adaptogens, and adrenal modulators and how to identify their need...

Course • April 22, 2022 BookmarkBookmark

Understanding the Use of Hemp Oil in Veterinary Medicine

This informative module will discuss the legal status of using Hemp oil products. Recognizing the importance of support for the...

Course • September 30, 2021 BookmarkBookmark

Microbiome Overview

This module focuses on defining the microbiome, identifying the microbes that reside in our body, the association and correlation between...

Course • July 22, 2021 BookmarkBookmark

Gut Brain Axis and Its Influence on Well Being

This module focuses on how the gut and brain communicate in a two-way system and how that influences and impacts...

Course • July 22, 2021 BookmarkBookmark

Microbiome and Inflammation

This module describes the relationship between inflammation and the microbiome, discussing which conditions are affected, the underlying mechanisms,...

Course • July 22, 2021 BookmarkBookmark

Keeping Your Head About You: What Does the Brain Need?

In this module, we will describe the basic physiology of the brain, understand the key mechanisms of BDNF, and learn...

Course • July 22, 2021 BookmarkBookmark

Don’t Lose Your Mind: What Damages The Brain

In this module, we will describe several physiological mechanisms of the brain involved in cognitive decline, known causes of cognition...

Course • June 22, 2021 BookmarkBookmark

Mold and Microbes: The #1 Cause of Cognitive Decline

In this module, we will discuss the main cause of cognition issues — biotoxin illness, how to recognize it in...

Course • May 22, 2021 BookmarkBookmark

Addressing Homeostasis and Its Role in Healing Mechanisms

In this module, the speaker will review basic homeostatic mechanism and the systems that govern it. The attendees will learn...

Course • September 18, 2019 BookmarkBookmark

Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Brain Health

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential to the body, especially the brain. The omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA are required at every stage of life to...

Article • September 24, 2022 • 4 min read BookmarkBookmark

The Science of a Gut Feeling: The Gut-Brain Axis

The gut-brain axis communicates between the gut and brain and facilitates the relationship between gut health and brain health. Supporting the...

Article • September 17, 2022 • 4 min read BookmarkBookmark

The Role of the HPA Axis in Stress

The HPA axis coordinates the body’s response to short- and long-term stress. Supporting HPA axis balance through a healthy diet, stress-modulating...

Article • September 10, 2022 • 4 min read BookmarkBookmark

What Is Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome?

Chronic inflammatory response syndrome (CIRS) is an inflammatory immune dysfunction condition associated with biotoxin exposure. CIRS is not resolved...

Article • September 3, 2022 • 2 min read BookmarkBookmark

Defining Glucose Management Terms

As a building block of carbohydrates, glucose is a significant component of understanding health conditions related to insulin sensitivity....

Article • August 27, 2022 • 3 min read BookmarkBookmark

Postprandial Glucose Management

Human bodies are designed to manage blood glucose levels within a narrow range. When this management system goes awry, it can lead to an array of...

Article • August 20, 2022 • 2 min read BookmarkBookmark

Colostrum: More than Milk

Colostrum contains many important bioactive components and is rich in nutrients, immune-regulating compounds, and growth factors, especially compared...

Article • August 6, 2022 • 5 min read BookmarkBookmark

Andrographis: A Bitter and Powerful Herb

Andrographis paniculata is a bitter herb with many pharmacological actions in the body and has been used for centuries to treat a variety of...

Article • July 23, 2022 • 3 min read BookmarkBookmark

What is Inflammation?

Inflammation is foremost a defense mechanism against infection and tissue damage. However, if left unresolved it can progress to chronic inflammation...

Article • July 9, 2022 • 7 min read BookmarkBookmark

Top Health Challenges for Men and Women

Men and women do not always experience similar level of risk for certain diseases. Some conditions are more prevalent in one sex compared to the...

Article • June 25, 2022 • 3 min read BookmarkBookmark

Metabolic Detox & Nutritional Support

Everyday life includes exposure to many toxins, including cigarette smoke, dyes and paints, and cleaning products, as well as preservatives...

Video • May 21, 2022 • 12:24 min watch BookmarkBookmark

Children, Their Immunity, and Colostrum

A baby’s immune system is not yet fully developed even as they exit the womb and enter a world full...

Video • May 7, 2022 • 1 min watch BookmarkBookmark

What Is The Endocannabinoid System?

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) consists of cannabinoid receptors, endocannabinoid molecules, and metabolic enzymes. All three parts work together...

Video • April 17, 2022 • 13:42 min watch BookmarkBookmark

Magnesium: Essential to Human Health

Meghan Hamrock, MS, MPH, explains how magnesium is essential for you in so many areas of your life – energy,...

Video • February 26, 2022 • 11:07 min watch BookmarkBookmark

Food Intolerances vs. Allergies

What is happening when we feel less than 100% after eating certain foods? WholisticMatters shows how your body responds to...

Video • February 12, 2022 • 01:39 min watch BookmarkBookmark

An Integrative Approach to Sleep Issues & Insomnia

From causes related to blood sugar, gut health, and blood flow, Dr. Rivera discusses potential methods for improving the root of sleep problems.

Video • January 12, 2022 • 1:12:02 min watch BookmarkBookmark

An Herbal Approach to Inflammation

Dr. Marisa Marciano, ND, RH (AHG), discusses how herbs stand apart as concentrated, nutritional foods that have powerful effects within our bodies,...

Video • January 3, 2022 • 1:00:27 min watch BookmarkBookmark

The Whole Food Advantage: Immune and Inflammation

David Hogsed, D.O.M., AP., in talking about polyphenols for inflammation and simplifying immune system support, addresses everything from vitamin C...

Video • December 3, 2021 • 1:02:04 min watch BookmarkBookmark

Role of the Endocannabinoid System in Immune Health

Dr. Slavko Komarnytsky dives into the relationship between the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and human health.

Video • November 15, 2021 • 41:02 min watch BookmarkBookmark

Volcanic Zeolites & Toxin Removal

Zeolites are porous, microscopic volcanic sediments. Specific zeolites, such as clinoptilolite, have an incredible ability to trap and remove...

Video • October 30, 2021 • 1:38 min watch BookmarkBookmark

Black Cumin “Seed of Immortality”

In this episode of the Medicinal Herbs podcast, naturopathic clinician Angela Hywood talks with host Sara Le Brun-Blashka, MS, about the...

Podcast • September 2, 2022 • 29:02 min BookmarkBookmark

Tongkat Ali: Age in a Healthy Way

In this episode of the Medicinal Herbs podcast, we welcome back Professor Kerry Bone to talk with our host Sara...

Podcast • August 5, 2022 • 25:12 min BookmarkBookmark

Healthy Children: Herbal Support for Pediatric Patients

In this episode of the Medicinal Herbs podcast series, naturopath and herbalist Jo Boyd joins us to talk about safe...

Podcast • July 1, 2022 • 42:25 min BookmarkBookmark

Pain Management with Botanicals

In this episode, naturopath and medical herbalist Amanda Williams joins our host Sara Le Brun-Blashka, MS, to talk about a...

Podcast • June 3, 2022 • 47:02 min BookmarkBookmark

Superheroes of the Plant Kingdom: Neuro-Endocrine-Immune Botanicals

Essential Therapeutics for Modern Life In this episode, naturopath and medical herbalist Amanda Williams joins our host Sara Le Brun-Blashka,...

Podcast • May 6, 2022 • 1:08:36 min BookmarkBookmark

An Herbalist’s Approach to Anxiety and Depression

There is a good amount of data available to help us understand the prevalence of anxiety and depression in the...

Podcast • April 1, 2022 • 1 min BookmarkBookmark

Herbs for Weight Loss Resistance

At any given point, as many as half of all Americans are trying to lose weight. In this podcast episode, naturopathic...

Podcast • March 4, 2022 • 34:14 min BookmarkBookmark

Immune Herbs: Tonics Vs. Enhancers Vs. Stimulators

Medicinal herbs work in the human body to impact physiological processes through a variety of actions. One herb may act...

Podcast • February 4, 2022 • 32:16 min BookmarkBookmark

Detoxification & Herbal Support

“Detoxification” is a common subject of conversation in the health and wellness industry, especially around the start of the new...

Podcast • January 7, 2022 • 26:30 min BookmarkBookmark

Post-Natal Depletion

Pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood in general can be both incredibly magical and overwhelmingly exhausting. Pregnancy and the postpartum period...

Podcast • November 5, 2021 • 36:47 min BookmarkBookmark

High Intake of Oats Associated with Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes and All-cause Mortality

As part of the research spotlight series on WholisticMatters, “Oat Intake and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease and...

Download • August 13, 2022 • 1 min read BookmarkBookmark

The Body’s Two-Part Immune System

The immune system defends the body against foreign invaders through a two-part system that identifies, responds, and adapts to potential...

Download • July 16, 2022 • 2 min read BookmarkBookmark

Omega-3 Dosing in Pets

As part of the Research Spotlight series on WholisticMatters, “Omega-3 Dosing in Pets” highlights the need for including omega-3 fatty...

Download • June 11, 2022 • 2 min read BookmarkBookmark

Hemp for Pets

Animals have an endocannabinoid system just like humans do, including cannabinoid receptors, endocannabinoids, and metabolic enzymes from within the...

Download • April 6, 2022 • 2 min read BookmarkBookmark

Whole-Food-Based Health Product Improves Gallbladder Function

As part of the Research Spotlight series on WholisticMatters, “Whole-Food-Based Health Product Improves Gallbladder Function” details an original...

Download • March 26, 2022 • 2 min read BookmarkBookmark

The Numbers: Fatty Acids

Understanding the numbers around fatty acids is key to achieving intake in the target range and experiencing maximal health benefits....

Download • February 28, 2022 • 1 min read BookmarkBookmark

Unfolding Fatty Acids

Unsaturated fatty acids can be polyunsaturated (PUFAs) or monounsaturated (MUFAs), indicating the number of double bonds present. These double...

Download • February 21, 2022 • 1 min read BookmarkBookmark

Two Forms of EPA & DHA Delivery

Omega-3 fatty acids are an important part of the diet, but not every fatty acid is created equally. They can...

Download • February 14, 2022 • 1 min read BookmarkBookmark

The Body’s Natural Detoxification Process

The human body is exposed to endogenous metabolic toxins every day. Toxin exposure can put pressure on the body’s natural...

Download • February 5, 2022 • 1 min read BookmarkBookmark

Phytochemical Characterization of Turnip Greens

“Phytochemical Characterization of Turnip Greens (Brassica rapa ssp. rapa): A Systematic Review” profiles the diverse phytochemical profile of...

Download • December 18, 2021 • 1 min read BookmarkBookmark

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