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Wisdom of the Body

Jul 9, 2021

Listen to Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa discuss natural healing and herbalism with Heather. Understand more of the ancient wisdom of nature, and why our bodies know how to respond to medicinal plants. KP was the first person to be professionally certified in both herbalism and Ayurveda in the U.S., and he may inspire you to reflect on our modern relationship with herbs and herbalism. You'll be wondering where your ashwagandha came from. Learn how nature and plant medicine can heal us. 

In this episode, Heather and KP discuss:

  • How KP turned to natural healing from a childhood illness
  • A renaissance of modern herbalism
  • How the pandemic has influenced the sales of herbal products
  • Ancient vs. modern approaches to healing
  • Why grandma herbalists, clan herbalists and professional herbalists exist everywhere except North America and why we could benefit from such spreading basic knowledge of plant medicines
  • How natural medicine is impacting the environment
  • The quality of medicinal properties in the natural medicines we buy

Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa, A.D., D.N.-C., R.H., is an Ayurvedic doctor, herbalist, nutritionist, yoga teacher and educator who has been making holistic health approaches palatable to the modern mind for over 50 years. He was the first person to be professionally certified in both herbalism and Ayurveda in the U.S. He is president emeritus of the American Herbalists Guild, and director emeritus of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association. He was the principal medical formulator for Yogi Tea, a medicinal tea company, and is the curriculum director and principal instructor for several professional Herbalist, Nutritional Therapy and Ayurveda training programs. Check out his book, The Way of Ayurvedic Herbs, co-authored with Michael Tierra and learn about his training programs. 

Heather Grzych is the author of The Ayurvedic Guide to Fertility and the host of the Wisdom of the Body podcast. A board-certified Ayurvedic practitioner, she bridges the worlds of conventional and alternative medicine to help women and men heal their physical and emotional lives. Heather is on the board of directors for the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) and has consulted with doctors, governments, and insurance companies. She offers virtual consultations and programs worldwide.  

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