Daily Archives: April 23, 2017

Back to the Future of Holistic Health Care, Herbs, Nutrition, and Wellness in the 21st Century [04/23/2017]

Guests:

  • Elizabeth Gilhuly, President, American Herbalists Guild, Washington D.C. Metro Chapter (In-Studio)
  • Dr. Susan Leopold, Executive Director, United Plant Savers and Director, Sacred Seeds Project, (In Studio)
  • Dr. Nazirahk Amen, ND, L.A.c., President, Wisdom Path Healing Center and Owner, Purple Mountain Organics, (In-Studio)
  • Cara Cutro, CMT, Secretary, American Herbalists Guild, Washington D.C. Metro Chapter, (In-Studio)*

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Elizabeth Gilhuly, President and Cara Cutro, CMT, Secretary, American Herbalists Guild, Washington D.C. Metro Chapter, (In-Studio)

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Dr. Susan Leopold, Executive Director, United Plant Savers and Director, Sacred Seeds Project, (In Studio)

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Dr. Nazirahk Amen, ND, L.A.c., President, Wisdom Path Healing Center and Owner, Purple Mountain Organics, (In-Studio)

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Elizabeth Gilhuly, President and Cara Cutro, CMT, Secretary, American Herbalists Guild, Washington D.C. Metro Chapter, (In-Studio)*


Program Summary:

The EmeraldPlanet weekly television programs are broadcast and distributed via Channel 10 TV in Fairfax, Virginia USA. The programs are being simulcast to 532 stations around the United States and then overseas by the Internet and C-SPAN television. The EmeraldPlanet programs are currently available in all countries and territories around the world.  The Emerald Trek and companion The Emerald Mini-Treks are identifying the 1,000 “best practices” on location from the 143 nations, 750 cities, and 50,000 communities by Internet TV, local television stations, main stream media outlets, YouTube, Facebook, The EmeraldPlanet Meetup, Twitter, among other social media networks, and all manner of print media.

The EmeraldPlanet TV is broadcasting weekly a number of the “best practices which are identified through collaboration with:  major non-governmental organizations (NGOs); United Nations, universities and colleges; research institutes; government ministries and agencies; Embassies; banking and micro-lending organizations; Chambers of Commerce; World Trade Centers, international bodies such as The World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Inter-American Development Bank, African Development Bank Group, Asian Development Bank, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization), citizens groups; multimedia organizations; among others by utilizing the most advanced broadcasting hardware and software along with an outstanding television Production Crew to reach an ever expanding global audience. The Emerald Trek is focused upon linking principals identified among the 1,000 ‘best practices’ in the 143 nations being visited through this world-wide movement. The Emerald Trek is encompassing over 300,000 miles, visiting 750 major cities, and 50,000 suburban and rural communities in the identified nations.

Our featured guests are:

  • Segment ‘1’: Elizabeth Gilhuly, President and Cara Cutro, CMT, Secretary, American Herbalists Guild, Washington D.C. Metro Chapter, (In-Studio)
  • Segment ‘2’: Dr. Susan Leopold, Executive Director, United Plant Savers and Director, Sacred Seeds Project, (In Studio)
  • Segment ‘3’: Dr. Nazirahk Amen, ND, L.A.c., President, Wisdom Path Healing Center and Owner, Purple Mountain Organics, (In-Studio)
  • Segment ‘4’: Elizabeth Gilhuly, President and Cara Cutro, CMT, Secretary, American Herbalists Guild, Washington D.C. Metro Chapter, (In-Studio)*

Program overview

As the world’s population moves towards all natural and organic food and plant based protein nutrition a similar movement is happening around the world as more emphasis is being placed on wellness focused lifestyles, herbal uses in modern nutrition, remedies for health challenges, and expanding practices of traditional Oriental mind, body, and spirit balanced lives in the 21st Century.  This program is featuring four leading practitioners who are sharing their ideas, ideals, and proven wellness methods. 
 
The American Herbalists Guild (AHG), Washington, D.C. Metro Chapter is the local AHG group for all herbal-related business and community education in the Washington DC-Maryland-Virginia tri-state area. This group serves to connect herbal practitioners with others interested in herbalism. 
 
Networking Sub-Groups will include, but are not limited to: Clinical Herbalists, Naturopathic Doctors, TCM: Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners, Homeopathic & Flower Essence Practitioners, Aromatherapists / Essential Oil Practitioners, Nutritional Herbalists, Medicinal Cannabis Education, Ayurvedic Herbalists, and Majickal Herbalism.
 
Dr. Susan Leopold is an ethnobotanist and passionate defender of biodiversity. Over the past 20 years, Susan has worked extensively with indigenous peoples in Peru and Costa Rica. She is the Executive Director of United Plant Savers of Rutland,  Ohio URL: (ww.unitedplantsavers.org) and Director of the Sacred Seeds Project (http://sacredseedssanctuary.org/)
 
Prior to working at United Plant Savers she was a rare botanical book librarian at the Oak Spring Garden Library, specializing in digitizing rare herbals and botanical travel manuscripts. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for “Botanical Dimensions” and the “Center for Sustainable Economy”.  She is an advisory board member of ABC and a co-founder of the “Medicines from the Edge” conference in Costa Rica. She is a proud member of the Patawomeck Indian Tribe of Virginia and the author of the children’s book Isabella’s Peppermint Flower, teaching about Virginia’s botanical history. 
 
Susan lives on and manages a productive farm, the “Indian Pipe Botanical Sanctuary” with her three children in Virginia, where she raises goats, peacocks and herbs. She is an avid recreational tree climber, in love with the canopy just as much as the herbs of the forest floor.
 
United Plant Savers’ mission is to protect native medicinal plants of the United States and Canada and their native habitat while ensuring an abundant renewable supply of medicinal plants for generations to  ome.  The work of United Plant Savers involves research, education, and conservation of native medicinal plants and their habitats.  Please join us in this worthwhile and important mission. UPS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

UPS believes “These Are Exciting Times for Herbalists.”  The profession is witnessing the art of herbalism rapidly regaining its rightful place in the American tradition of health and healing. However, as herbalism flourishes and winds its way into the “main stream” of America, it is eliciting a unique set of problems and concerns.

Where once herbal enterprises were few and far between, it is now a competitive marketplace which has increased the demand on wild medicinal plant resources. Furthermore, other countries with an uninterrupted tradition of herbalism are experiencing a severe shortage of medicinal plants and look to the North American continent for supplying these herbs. This increased usage along with habitat destruction is causing an ever-increasing shortage of wild plant resources, including some of our most treasured medicinal species.

Dr. Nazirahk Amen, ND, L.Ac, naturopathic doctor, Oriental Medicine practitioner, homeopath of Wisdom Path Healing Center, Takoma Park, MD.  Dr. Amen is a 1998 graduate of Bastyr University, in Seattle, Washington, one of the premier institutes for natural medicine in the United States.  Dr.  Amen has over two decades in practice in the Washington National Capital Region, 

 
Dr. Amen focuses on energy medicine and prescribes an eclectic blend of both Western and Oriental herbs to his clients along with the use of acupuncture, homeopathy, and nutrition.  He is also an advocate of local sustainability and advocates for the local, organic, urban food movement.  He owns Purple Mountain Organics which sells organic farm supplies and does custom farming projects promoting local sustainability.

As you may know EmeraldPlanet is a worldwide non-profit organization dedicated to identifying at least 1,000 ‘best practices’ for sustainable environmental and economic development. Our efforts are to link those having such “best practices” with those needing the technologies, processes, services, and products to be outstanding ecological stewards of their resources. Please support The Emerald Planet Television and The Emerald Trek through your generous donations of US$25, US$50, or US$100. Click the donations button to make your contributions now
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