©2020 Nichole Montanez
Remembering Charlotte Figi: 2006-2020
By Connor Yearsley
Piper methysticum©2020 Chris Kilham
The Rising and Falling Fortunes of Vanuatu Kava
By Chris Kilham
Barker, a practicing herbalist and instructor with decades of experience, generates an in-depth discussion on integrative and holistic health in this text, focusing on wellness of the whole person instead of disease states. The book is divided into three parts. Part One, Poise, describes the broad outline of terms used, the limitations of current health models, and theories of wellness, biology, and ecology. Part Two, People: Within and Without the Clinic, deals more specifically with various medicine practices, the social aspects of being a practitioner, and clinical theory. Part Three, Plants, becomes even more detail-oriented on the subject of medicinal plants and includes a lengthy list of complaints followed by an equally in-depth materia medica. This text primarily is aimed at beginner practitioners or those that wish to increase their knowledge base.
Human Health and Its Maintenance with the Aid of Medicinal Plants can be purchased from the publisher in the United States and Canada or in the United Kingdom and Europe.
Ancient Pipe Found to Contain Smooth Sumac and Was Smoked 1,400 Years Ago. Nature World News. June 29, 2020. New evidence suggests that ancient people in the Pacific Northwest smoked Rhus glabra, possibly in a medicinal capacity.
AHPA Updates Prop 65 Guidance for Hemp and Cannabis. Nutritional Outlook. June 29, 2020. The revised guidance reflects the addition of cannabis smoke and delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol to the list of chemicals known to cause reproductive toxicity.
How Nature Helps Body and Soul. Scientific American. June 27, 2020. Journalist and author Florence Williams talks about her book The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier and More Creative with Scientific American’s Steve Mirsky.
Untapped Market Potential Found in ‘Big Gap’ between Consumers Seeking, Using Functional Foods. FoodNavigator-USA. June 23, 2020. Consumer interest in immunity products is rising steadily, but data reveal a substantial gap between consumers who use foods and supplements to manage their health and boost their immunity and those who say they want to.
Scientists Unlock Secrets of Ethiopia’s Superfood in Race to Save It from Climate Change. EurekAlert! June 18, 2020. Scientists have mapped thousands of varieties of teff, Ethiopia’s native staple grain, in order to create more resilient cultivars.
Plants Are Marvelous Chemists, the Gardenia’s DNA Shows. National Science Foundation. June 22, 2020. Researchers sequenced the genome of the gardenia, identifying genes involved in the production of the compound crocin.
NOSM Announces First Research Chair in Indigenous Health, Traditional Medicine. Sudbury.com. June 15, 2020. Darryl Manitowabi, PhD, will lead research into understanding how the health and wellbeing of Indigenous people were affected by colonialism.
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Learn from Home: More Classes Added to NYBG’s Online Adult Education Offerings in July and August, Including Two Mini-Summer Intensives. New York Botanical Garden (NYBG). June 26, 2020.
NORML Remembers Dr. Lester Grinspoon. NORML. June 25, 2020.
NIH Consortium for Advancing Research on Botanical and Other Natural Products (CARBON) Program. Office of Dietary Supplements. June 24, 2020.
NYBG-led Scientists Foresee a ‘Profound Impact’ from the COVID-19 Pandemic on Research about Relationships between Local Communities and Their Environment. NYBG. June 22, 2020.
Study: Prolonged Cannabis Treatment Associated with Reduced Migraine Frequency. NORML. June 18, 2020.
CRN Files Citizen Petition Calling on FDA to Regulate CBD as a Legal Dietary Supplement. Council for Responsible Nutrition. June 17, 2020.
Cristina Mittermeier and Dr. Russell A. Mittermeier to Receive BRIT’s 2020 International Award of Excellence in Conservation. Botanical Research Institute of Texas. June 11, 2020.
NORML Demands NIDA Acknowledge Marijuana Prohibition's Burden on Public Health. NORML. June 11, 2020.
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians Virtual Convention 2020. July 9-11, 2020. Online.
NBJ Summit Digital Days. July 28-30, 2020. Online.
Institute of Cannabis Research Conference 2020. August 11-13, 2020. Online.
VitaFoods Europe. September 1-3, 2020. Geneva, Switzerland.
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