EPISODE 51: DAVID WINSTON

September 26, 2018

Deciphering the Language of Plants + Adaptogens Explained with David Winston

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What you'll hear in this episode:
  • What the heck are Adaptogens, anyways?!
  • Not all adaptogens are created equal: some are for cooling, stimulation, nourishment, heat…. the list goes on! Check out David’s book for the entire list of Adaptogen categories to find which is best foryou
  • The ‘language’ of plants in the U.S. and other countries
  • Katie + David take a minute to intuit what adaptogens the listeners might need to hear about: from Nervine herbs, to ‘Grief Relief’ … you don’t want to miss this!
  • Grief as an important process in learning, and if not treated, grief can become chronic
  • David’s favorite adaptogens
  • How to classify an herb as an Adaptogen
    1. Works through the HPA axis + SAS system
    2. Works on a cellular level to combat stress
    3. Prevents mitochondrial shut down due to stress
  • The ‘Healing Relationship’: what makes a good herbalist

More about David:

David Winston is an Herbalist and Ethnobotanist with 49 years of training in Chinese,  Western/Eclectic and Southeastern herbal traditions. He has been in clinical practice for over 40 years and is an herbal consultant to physicians, herbalists and researchers throughout the USA and Canada.  David is the founder/director of the Herbal Therapeutics Research Library and the dean of David Winston’s Center for Herbal Studies, a two-year training program in clinical herbal medicine. He is an internationally known lecturer and frequently teaches at medical schools, symposia and herb conferences.  He is the president of Herbalist & Alchemist, Inc. a manufacturer that produces herbal products that blend the art and science of the world’s great herbal traditions. In addition, David is a founding/professional member of the American Herbalist Guild,and he is on the American Botanical Council's Advisory Board.

He was a contributing author to American Herbalism,published in 1992 by Crossings Press,and the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP) , 2000-2013, the author ofSaw Palmetto for Men & Women, Storey, 1999 andHerbal Therapeutics, Specific Indications For Herbs & Herbal Formulas, HTRL, 2013 and the co-author ofAdaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina and Stress Relief, Healing Arts Press, 2007, and Winston and Kuhn’sHerbal Therapy and Supplements; A Scientific and Traditional Approach, (Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott, 2008).  He is also a member of the AHPA Expert Advisory Council that created the new edition of the Botanical Safety Handbook, CRC Press, published in 2013. 


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    Link for David's Grief Relief:
    http://www.herbalist-alchemist.com/item/David-Winstons-Grief-Relief-1154


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