Southwest Conference Preview

The 2021 Southwest Conference on Botanical Medicine has now passed. If you were unable to attend the conference this year, you can now enjoy the sessions on video, audio or digital book.

Here is a sneak peek into the videos that you’ll find in our full video set

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Other sessions include:

  • COVID 19: Acute and Chronic Considerations in Naturopathic Patient Management
  • The Antiviral Materia Medica
  • Opiate Use Disorder and its Treatment from a Body-Mind-Spirit Perspective
  • Hormonal Imbalances and Gynecological Patterns
  • Panel Discussion: Naturopathic Approaches to Weight Management and Obesity Prevention

Preview Transcript:

Lise Alschuler, ND: As you can see in these studies, that really, across the board,St John’s Wort is decreasing the plasma level of the drug.

Paul Bergner, Medical Herbalist: Because all bacteria have a large amount of their genome conserved. It’s the same.

Deborah Frances, ND: But it was really getting at the underlying cause of what was going on. So the plantcan really helpusto open to parts of ourselves as well as others.

Lori Harger, PHMNP: Heart rate variability is very important in terms of psychological resilience,adaptability andexecutive function.

Feather Jones, Herbalist: Think gotukola(Centella asiatica), which is shown to stimulate T-cells by improving vitality through its energizing properties.

Heath McAllister, ND: Scutellaria baicalensis,  I also love this herb. Potent anti-inflammatory,not really related that much to the other, Scutellaria lateriflora,in terms of its actions.

Kenneth Proefrock, ND: Galangal, speaking of heating, moves us into a slightly different category of plant medicines. These are agents that help improve bloodflow and specifically help resolve inflammation more rapidly.

Mary Rondeau, ND, RH (AHG): So we see that crocin inhibits the reuptake of dopamine and norepinephrine, where safranalinhibits the reuptake of serotonin.

JoAnn Sanchez, MS: There’s a wild plantain that grows here in the desert flora and it’s Plantago minorand it has a tiny little stem. So these plantains really tell us which species they are by their leaf size.

Katie Stage, ND, RH (AHG): Topical calendula preparationsare excellentfor skin healingand areanti-inflammatory. Calendula is antiseptic too and can help with Staph aureus.

Jillian Stansbury, ND: We can classify the kinds of phytosterols that we find in plants: steroidal saponins, Isoflavones…..

Naturopathic Approaches to Weight Management and Obesity Prevention

naturopathic approaches to weight management

Working with patients to manage their weight includes prevention of weight gain, control of age-related gains and treatment of obesity. This requires a broad understanding of many factors, including insulin resistance, environmental toxicants, the gut microbiome and the effect of pharmaceuticals on weight gain. Panelists at the 2021 Southwest Conference on Botanical Medicine, naturopathic physicians Marianne Marchese, Katie Stage, and Lise Alschuler, discussed new research, practical naturopathic interventions and specific recommendations for clinical practice. A synopsis of each presentation follows.

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Healthy Aging Audio Series

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An audio series for health care providers – with continuing education for naturopathic physicians – bundled together in one discounted package:

  • Six (6) audio recordings (1.5 – 2 hours each)
  • Digital book of notes (128-page PDF)
  • Continuing education credits for naturopathic physicians
  • Order with one click for $55 ($75 value)

Note: The information in this series is provided as a research resource and is not intended to replace diagnosis and treatment by a qualified health care practitioner.

Audio Series Details
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One click orders all six recordings selected from the Botanical Medicine library, plus a 128-page PDF of notes. Together these provide comprehensive information on healthy aging.

This series begins with understanding the biological aging process in Part 1 of the lecture given by Donald Yance, RH (AHG) and continues in Part 2 with a discussion of botanicals, nutrients and lifestyle recommendations to support and restore health as we age.

Next, Lise Alschuler, ND presents a detailed overview of the consequences of a maladaptive stress response, which manifests as elevated cortisol levels, altered circadian rhythms and an increase in inflammatory cytokines. She explains how the neurological, cardiovascular, endocrine, immunological and gastrointestinal effects of stress can be managed and even reversed with botanicals and diet.

Christopher Hobbs, PhD, LAc provides a review of the latest scientific data on the factors leading to aging, and herbs, both from Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine, shown to address these specific factors. And in a fitting wrap-up to this topic, Jill Stansbury, ND lays out the impact of diet on aging and provides tonics, teas, and smoothies that can easily be included in daily dietary routines.

(Series price of $55 includes an 128-page PDF of lecture notes.)

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Video Series for Clinicians: Building Immunity

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A video series for health care providers – with continuing education for naturopathic physicians – bundled together in one discounted package:

  • Six (6) video lectures (1.5 hours each)
  • Digital book of notes (89-page PDF)
  • Continuing education credits for naturopathic physicians
  • Order with one click for $89 ($135 value)

Note: The information in this series is provided as a research resource for health professionals and is not intended to replace diagnosis and treatment by a qualified health care practitioner.

Video Series Details
(See below for titles and descriptions of videos)

One click orders all six videos selected from the 2020 conference season (4 videos from Medicines from the Earth and 2 from the Southwest Conference on Botanical Medicine), plus an 89-page pdf of notes. Together these provide comprehensive information on the clinical management of immune conditions.

The series begins with an overview of immunity from childhood to the elder years, followed by a more detailed look at the lymph system and the role it plays in immunology.

Specific immune challenges are then addressed, including the influence of estrogen on autoimmunity, managing acute viral respiratory infection, a panel discussion on immune-centered illness and, finally, the latest research on managing COVID-19. (This was recorded in March 2020, just as the pandemic was spreading, so the speaker, Donald Yance, provided an update in August 2020 featuring all the latest research findings. The updated article link is included in the pdf of lecture notes for the series).

Video presentations offer complete clinical information, with the speaker and the PowerPoint playing together in an ideal format for online learning.

(Series price of $89 includes an 89-page PDF of lecture notes.)

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Clinical Management of Anxiety and Depression Series

verbena for anxiety
Verbena hastata (vervain)

An audio series for health care providers – with continuing education for naturopathic physicians – bundled together in one discounted package:

  • Seven (7) audio lectures (1.5 – 2 hours each)
  • Digital book of notes (110-page PDF)
  • Order with one click for $60 ($105 value)

Note: The information in this series is provided as a research resource for health professionals and is not intended to replace diagnosis and treatment by a qualified health care practitioner.

Details: This series of seven audio recordings begins with an overview by David Winston, RH (AHG) of differential treatment according to the cause: hepatic and GI-based depression, hormonal depression, GI-based anxiety and more. Tori Hudson, ND continues with a description of the fearsome twosome of anxiety and depression in women in which she prescribes select botanicals with particular attention to the influence of cortisol and other hormonal states.

Jill Stansbury, ND emphasizes the necessity of delicate incremental therapies for those immobilized by depression, and those undergoing withdrawal from SSRIs and MAO inhibitors. She defines trophorestoratives as those herbs which nourish the whole nervous system, upon which more specific formulas are built for the individual’s situation.

Going further than just an absence of disease, Lise Alschuler, ND gives recommendations for “Supporting Happiness and Reducing Anxiety and Depression.” And finally, Donald Yance, RH (AHG) presents a 4-hour intensive entitled “Mood Disorders: An Integrative Approach to Reducing and Eliminating the Use of Pharmaceuticals.” (Includes a 110-page PDF of lecture notes.)

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Rosemary, Turmeric, and Lemon Balm

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Mary Bove, ND was recently asked a question as part of the 2020 Summer Series: “What three herbs would you recommend for study by beginning students of herbalism?” In the video above she listed Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary), Curcuma longa (Turmeric), and Melissa officinalis (Lemon Balm) as a great place to start. Continue reading

On-Demand Video Streaming CE

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Introducing our new on-demand, video streaming presentations on Vimeo. Find a full chart listing of all available videos below

Video presentations offer complete clinical information, with the speaker and the PowerPoint playing together in an ideal format for online learning. Continuing education credits available for all videos.













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Jillian Stansbury, ND, Jill Crista, ND, Kenneth Proefrock, NMDPanel: Managing Symptoms of Hormonal Disruption with Botanical MedicineHormone Health21ME24Video
Mary Rondeau, ND, RH (AHG), Katie Stage, ND, RH (AHG) and David Winston, RH (AHG)Panel: Restoring Mental Health in the 21st Century: Managing Chronic OverwhelmMental Health21ME21Video
Kat Maier, RH (AHG), Deborah Frances, ND and Mary Bove, NDKeynote Panel: Honoring our Teachers - Stories from the Early Years of Modern HerbalismHerbalism21ME26Video
Teresa Boardwine, RH (AHG)Trauma-Informed Care: First Aid for PractitionersMedicinal Plants21ME16Video
Teresa Boardwine, RH (AHG)Home Health Care for FamiliesMedicinal Plants21ME17Video
Mary Bove, NDBotanical Therapies for Childhood AsthmaChildren's Health21ME04Video
Jill Crista, NDConquering Toxic Mold ExposureMold21ME27Video
Jill Crista, NDPANDAS & PANS: Natural Medicine Rescue for Post-Infectious Autoimmune EncephalopathiesAutoimmune21ME06Video
Deborah Frances, NDPelvic Decongestant Herbs for Clearing and GroundingMedicinal Plants21ME02Video
Deborah Frances, NDThe Treatment of Intestinal Parasites with HerbsGastrointestinal Health21ME03Video
Tori Hudson, NDBrain Aging in the Menopausal Woman: Effects on Moods, Memory and Botanical SolutionsWomen's Health21ME18Video
Kat Maier, RH (AHG)A Seasonal Model for Working with DepressionMental Health21ME08Video
Kat Maier, RH (AHG)Deepening Plant Relations – Goethean Study of NatureHerbalism21ME09Video
Jason Miller, DACM, LAcIntensive: Targeting the Biological Terrain in Collaborative Oncology: Correlating Modern Biomarkers with Traditional Principles of Diagnosis and TreatmentCancer21ME22Video
Jason Miller, DACM, LAcCannabis in Medicine: Applications and LimitationsMedicinal Plants21ME29Video
Jason Miller, DACM, LAcAcute Viral Infections: Addressing COVID and Seasonal Epidemic DiseaseInfections21ME13Video
Jason Miller, DACM, LAcEssence, Hormesis, and Autophagy in Aging and LongevityTraditional Chinese Medicine21ME14Video
Kenneth Proefrock, NMDVaporizer Technologies: Safety Considerations and a Mechanism for the Delivery of Botanical MedicinesMedicine Making21ME20Video
Kenneth Proefrock, NMDThe Chemistry of Flavors: Expanding our Palette and Increasing our Neural ConnectionsBrain Health21ME28Video
Kenneth Proefrock, NMDNaturopathic Formulas and Strategies of the Early 20th CenturyMedicine Making21ME10Video
Mary Rondeau, ND, RH (AHG)Restoring Mitochondrial Function through Botanicals, Nutrients and Dietary ModificationsNaturopathic Medicine21ME15Video
Katie Stage, ND, RH (AHG)Embracing the Change: Botanical and HRT Treatments for MenopauseWomen's Health21ME12Video
Katie Stage, ND, RH (AHG)Hairy Predicaments: Botanical Medicine for Hair Loss and Abnormal Hair GrowthHair21ME01Video
Jillian Stansbury, NDHerbs to Improve Adrenergic Tone – Lifting Deep Lethargy and MelancholiaMental Health21ME05Video
Jillian Stansbury, NDClinical Uses of Autumn Crocus (Colchicum atumnale)Medicinal Plants21ME23Video
Jillian Stansbury, NDNeural Pathways ReviewBrain Health21ME19Video
Marc Williams, MATemperate Medicinal Plant Biogeography and ConservationMedicinal Plants21ME11Video
Donald Yance, RH (AHG)Botanical Medicine Targeting Cancer Stem CellsCancer21ME25Video
Donald Yance, RH (AHG)Clinical Applications for Using 13 Heroic and Potentially Toxic HerbsMedicinal Plants21ME07Video
Lise Alschuler, ND, Kenneth Proefrock, NMD and Katie Stage, ND, RH (AHG)Panel Discussion: Inspiring a Path Toward Wellness for those in our CareWellness22SW22Video
Jason Miller, DACM, LAc, Mary Rondeau, ND, RH (AHG) and Jillian Stansbury, NDPanel Discussion: Botanical and other Naturopathic Therapies for Managing Multiple Drug Resistant InfectionsInfections22SW21Video
Kenneth Proefrock, NMDAlternatives to Polypharmacy in Conditions of Neurologic ImpairmentNeurological Health22SW19Video
Jason Miller, DACM, LAcThe Integral Immune System: Harmonizing the Neuroimmune Axis with Botanical MedicineImmunity22SW18Video
Jillian Stansbury, NDMaintaining a Healthy Heart in the Age of COVIDCardiovascular Health22SW17Video
Katie Stage, ND, RH (AHG)Finding Balance: Herbs and Treatments to Nurture YinTraditional Chinese Medicine22SW16Video
Jason Hawrelak, NDHerbal Medicines and the Gastrointestinal Microbiota: Herbs that Nurture and Herbs that KillGastrointestinal Health22SW15Video
David Eisen, LAc, MSW, OMD(AM)A Multidisciplinary Integrated Model for Treating Chronic Pain and Opioid DependenceSubstance Use Disorder22SW14Video
Andrea Sullivan, ND and Marc Williams, MATwo-Part Lecture: The Roots of Naturopathy: Herbal Remedies from African Slaves and The Ethnobotany of the African DiasporaMedicinal Plants22SW13Video
JoAnn Sanchez, RH (AHG)Herbs of Joy: A Virtual Guided Plant Show and Preparations DemonstrationMedicinal Plants22SW12Video
Isla Burgess, Medical HerbalistBiophilia: How Participating in the Lives of the Plants that Grow Around You Can Inform Your Clinical PracticeMedicinal Plants22SW11Video
Kenneth Proefrock, NMDBotanical and Other Protocols for Opiate Use DisorderSubstance Use Disorder22SW10Video
Lise Alschuler, NDPreserving GI Health During Cancer CareGastrointestinal Health22SW09Video
Deborah Frances, NDReclaiming the Sacred in Women’s Health: Plants as Allies for Physical, Emotional and Spiritual HealingWomen's Health22SW08Video
Deborah Frances, NDStrategies for Creating Herbal FormulasHerbalism22SW06Video
Jason Hawrelak, NDKey Points when Prescribing Probiotics in Clinical PracticeGastrointestinal Health22SW07Video
Paul Bergner, Medical HerbalistHerbs for Herpes and ShinglesMedicinal Plants22SW05Video
Paul Bergner, Medical HerbalistAntianxiety Herbs and Mechanisms of ActionMental Health22SW04Video
Jillian Stansbury, NDTreatment for Acute Panic DisorderMental Health22SW03Video
Erica Zelfand, NDKetamine in Doses Big and Small: Versatility in Treating Depression and Other Mood DisordersMental Health22SW02Video
Lise Alschuler, NDBotanicals for Frailty in EldersElder Health22SW01Video
Kenneth Proefrock, NMDPre-Conference Intensive: Herbal Compounding Workshop for Acute and Chronic ConditionsMedicine Making22ME25Video
Jen Stovall, BSN, RNThe Damage Done: Navigating the Physical Impacts of Long-Term Drug Use with Herbs & NutritionSubstance Use Disorder22ME16Video
Mary Rondeau, ND, RH (AHG)Phenotypes of Depression, Part 1Mental Health22ME11Video
Mary Rondeau, ND, RH (AHG)Phenotypes of Depression, Part 2Mental Health22ME12Video
Ruby Daniels, MSAntiviral Herbs Native to the Appalachian MountainsMedicinal Plants22ME04Video
7SongPrincipal Plants for Herbal First AidMedicinal Plants22ME01Video
Kenneth Proefrock, NMDLost in Translation: Epigenetics, Mental Health and Botanical MedicineMental Health22ME08Video
Kat Maier, RH (AHG)Energetic Herbalism: Understanding the Elements of Plants and Humans for HealthHerbalism22ME06Video
Katie Stage, ND, RH (AHG)Engaging the Post Pandemic LibidoSexual Health22ME14Video
Donald Yance, CN, RH (AHG)Targeting VEGF (Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor): A Main Driver in Cancer Angiogenesis and GrowthCancer22ME20Video
Teresa Boardwine, RH (AHG)For the Joy of BonBons (Demonstration)Medicine Making22ME03Video
7Song, Kat Maier, RH (AHG) and Katie Stage, ND, RH (AHG)Keynote Panel: Inspiring A Way Forward: Navigating the Current Mental Health CrisisMental Health22ME22Video
Teresa Boardwine, RH (AHG)Botanical Therapies to Align Mental, Emotional and Spiritual HealthHerbalism22ME02Video
Katie Stage, ND, RH (AHG)The Impact of the Circadian Rhythm on Hormone and Whole Person HealthHormone Health22ME15Video
Kenneth Proefrock, NMD, Mary Rondeau, ND, RH (AHG) and Donald Yance, CN, RH (AHG)Panel: Reducing Medication Prescriptions and Side Effects in Our EldersElder Health22ME23Video
Donald Yance, CN, RH (AHG)Spirituality and Healing: The Meaning and Practice of Spiritual Care in MedicineSpiritual Health22ME19Video
Mary Rondeau, ND, RH (AHG)The One and Only AshwagandhaMedicinal Plants22ME10Video
Jen Stovall, BSN, RNThe Siren’s Song: Working with Addiction When Someone is Ready to QuitSubstance Use Disorder22ME17Video
Marc Williams, MAAll About Dandelions: Medicinal and Holistic ApplicationsMedicinal Plants22ME18Video
Kenneth Proefrock, NMDArchaic Techniques of Ecstasy: Exploring Botanical Medicine through the Work of Mircea EliadeMedicinal Plants22ME09Video
Katie Stage, ND, RH (AHG)SIBO, IMO and More! Updates on Small and Large Intestinal Bacterial OvergrowthGastrointestinal Health22ME13Video
Ruby Daniels, MSTopical Herbal TreatmentsSkin22ME05Video
Donald Yance, CN, RH (AHG)The Calcium Paradox: Friend or Enemy?Calcium22ME21Video
Kat Maier, RH (AHG)Deep Medicine and Inflammation–How Health is Tied to the Human ConditionHerbalism22ME07Video
Teresa Boardwine, RH (AHG), Ruby Daniels, MS, CoreyPine Shane, RH (AHG) and Marc Williams, MAClosing Panel: Favorite Appalachian Medicinal HerbsMedicinal Plants22ME24Video
Lise Alschuler, ND, Katie Stage, ND, RH (AHG), and Marianne Marchese, NDPanel: Naturopathic Approaches to Weight Management and Obesity PreventionWeight Management21SW20Video
Lise Alschuler, NDPre-Conference Intensive: Managing Pharmaceutical Side Effects and Discontinuance with Botanicals and other Natural TherapiesHerb / Drug Interactions21SW14Video
Lise Alschuler, NDHerbal Impacts on Drug MetabolismHerb / Drug Interactions21SW21Video
Lise Alschuler, NDDiverticulitis: Integrative ManagementGastrointestinal Health21SW01Video
Paul Bergner, Medical HerbalistTopical Antifungal Therapeutics with Western HerbsMedicinal Plants21SW10Video
Paul Bergner, Medical HerbalistThe Antiviral Materia MedicaMedicinal Plants21SW24Video
Paul Bergner, Medical HerbalistMedicinal Uses of the Berberine-Containing PlantsMedicinal Plants21SW09Video
Deborah Frances, NDHerbal Allies for Nourishing the Emotional HeartHerbalism21SW06Video
Lori Harger, PMHNPOpiate Use Disorder and its Treatment from a Body-Mind-Spirit Perspective - Part 1Substance Use Disorder21SW07Video
Lori Harger, PMHNPOpiate Use Disorder and its Treatment from a Body-Mind-Spirit Perspective - Part 2Substance Use Disorder21SW08Video
Tori Hudson, NDMushroom Medicine in Women’s HealthWomen's Health21SW15Video
Feather Jones, RH (AHG)Hormonal Imbalances and Gynecological Patterns Women's Health21SW04Video
Heath McAllister, NDIntegrative and Botanical Interventions for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases and Associated ArthritisGastrointestinal Health21SW22Video
Heath McAllister, NDUnderstanding the Therapeutic Importance of Saponins and Saponin Containing HerbsMedicinal Plants21SW05Video
Kenneth Proefrock, NMDNaturopathic Considerations for Musculoskeletal Pain, Alternatives to Narcotics and Anti-inflammatoriesPain21SW23Video
Kenneth Proefrock, NMDGetting into the Brain: Liposome Based Strategies for Neurological ConditionsNeurological Health21SW12Video
Kenneth Proefrock, NMDCOVID-19, Acute and Chronic Considerations in Naturopathic Patient ManagementInfections21SW17Video
Mary Rondeau, ND, RH (AHG)Cannabidiol (CBD) and Mental HealthMental Health21SW02Video
Mary Rondeau, ND, RH (AHG)Top Ten Botanical Medicines for Managing Mental Health DisordersMental Health21SW13Video
JoAnn Sanchez, MSGarden Presentation: Growing a CureMedicinal Plants21SW25Video
John Slattery, HerbalistMedicinal Herbs in the Kitchen (Demonstration)Medicinal Plants21SW16Video
Katie Stage, ND, RH (AHG) & Arianna Rodriguez, NDMaking Rash Decisions: Naturopathic Therapies for Eczema and PsoriasisSkin21SW19Video
Katie Stage, ND, RH (AHG) & Arianna Rodriguez, NDAbout Face: Natural Approaches to Skin Conditions Primarily Affecting the FaceSkin21SW03Video
Jillian Stansbury, NDIn-Depth Look at Centella AsiaticaMedicinal Plants21SW11Video
Jillian Stansbury, NDPhytosterols: A Review and TutorialMedicinal Plants21SW18Video
Donald Yance, CN, RH (AHG)Pre-Conference Intensive: Mitigating the Effects of Glyphosate and other Environmental ToxinsEnvironmental Illness20ME30Video
Mary Bove, ND, Katie Stage, ND, RH (AHG) and Chanchal Cabrera, RH (AHG)Panel: Clinical Approaches to Immune-Centered IllnessImmunity20ME31Video
Chanchal Cabrera, RH (AHG)Keynote Address: Nature, Spirit, Medicine—Using Biophilia Practice and Shinrin Yoku (Forest Bathing) for Personal and Planetary HealingHerbalism20ME32Video
Kenneth Proefrock, NMD and Mary Rondeau, ND, RH (AHG)Panel: Botanicals and other Therapies for Improving Mechanisms of Cellular Repair to Increase LifespanLongevity20ME33Video
Katie Stage, ND, RH (AHG)In the Zone: Research Considerations for Microdosing EntheogensEntheogens20ME34Video
Joe HollisEcology, Propagation and Cultivation of Native and Oriental Medicinal Herbs at Mountain Gardens with Q&A SessionMedicinal Plants20ME20Video
Christopher Hobbs, PhD, LAc, David Crow, LAc and Teresa Boardwine, RH (AHG)Closing Panel: New Discoveries in Botanical MedicineMedicinal Plants20ME35Video
Teresa Boardwine, RH (AHG)Herbal Tea Apothecary: Teas for Every Body System, Energetic Tissue State and ConstitutionHerbalism20ME24Video
Teresa Boardwine, RH (AHG)Oxymels and Vinegar InfusionsHerbalism20ME28Video
Mary Bove, NDWomen, Autoimmunity and Estrogen MetabolismWomen's Health20ME15Video
Mary Bove, NDCultivating Skin Microbiome Radiance with BotanicalsSkin20ME13Video
Mary Bove, NDAddressing Immune Health through the Ages: Infants to SeniorsImmunity20ME10Video
Chanchal Cabrera, RH (AHG)Chronic Skin Conditions: Case Review of Seborrheic DermatitisSkin20ME07Video
Chanchal Cabrera, RH (AHG)Rubefacient and Vulnerary Botanicals for a Complicated CaseHerbalism20ME02Video
David Crow, LAcPrinciples of Combining Herbs and Essential Oils Part 1: Musculoskeletal Conditions (Arthritic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Injuries, Muscle Spasm)Herbalism20ME03Video
David Crow, LAcPrinciples of Combining Herbs and Essential Oils Part 2: Relaxing the Nervous System (Stress, Anxiety, Insomnia, Tension Headaches and Chronic Adrenal Overstimulation)Herbalism20ME04Video
David Crow, LAcPrinciples of Combining Herbs and Essential Oils Part 3: Strengthening and Energizing the Nervous System (Antidepressant Effects, Protection against Neurodegenerative Conditions, Supporting Cognitive Function and Enhancing Concentration)Herbalism20ME05Video
Doug ElliottVirtual Herb Walk and StorytellingMedicinal Plants20ME22Video
Christopher Hobbs, PhD, LAcMushroom Spirit MedicineMushroom Medicine20ME26Video
Christopher Hobbs, PhD, LAcEssential Oil Therapeutics: Internal Uses for Clinic and HomeHerbalism20ME08Video
Christopher Hobbs, PhD, LAcDiabetes, Obesity and Related DiseasesDiabetes20ME27Video
Robin McGeeSweet Medicine: Herbal-infused Honeys and Herbal Syrups (Demonstration)Medicine Making20ME11Video
Jason Miller, DACM, LAcThe Yin and Yang of Hormone Balance: A Botanical and Nutritional Medicine Approach to Hormone Deficiency and Endocrine DisruptionHormone Health20ME16Video
Jason Miller, DACM, LAcProstate Cancer: A Comprehensive and Collaborative ApproachMen's Health20ME21Video
Jason Miller, DACM, LAcDemystifying Qi: A Reverse-Engineering Approach to Understanding the Concept of Qi in Botanical MedicineTraditional Chinese Medicine20ME18Video
Kenneth Proefrock, NMDRevisiting the Many Faces of Testosterone: How Botanicals Play a Significant Regulatory RoleMen's Health20ME12Video
Kenneth Proefrock, NMDNeuroplasticity and the NMDA receptor: Botanical and Nutritional Influences on Neurological RemodelingNeurological Health20ME14Video
Kenneth Proefrock, NMDLymphagogues and Alteratives: Lessons in Herbal ImmunologyImmunity20ME19Video
Mary Rondeau, ND, RH (AHG)Anxiety: More than an Over Aroused StateMental Health20ME25Video
Mary Rondeau, ND, RH (AHG)Keeping Kids HealthyChildren's Health20ME29Video
Katie Stage, ND, RH (AHG)Taming the Dragon: Botanical Approaches for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)Gastrointestinal Health20ME23Video
Katie Stage, ND, RH (AHG)Botanical Strategies for Pelvic Pain and EndometriosisWomen's Health20ME01Video
Marc Williams, MAThe Ethnobotany of the African DiasporaMedicinal Plants20ME06Video
Jennifer Williams, DACM, LAcSubstance Addiction and Recovery: Herbal Strategies for Emotional and Physical PainSubstance Use Disorder20ME09Video
Jennifer Williams, DACM, LAcTopical Botanical Therapies to Ease Substance WithdrawalSubstance Use Disorder20ME36VVideo
Donald Yance, CN, RH (AHG)Targeting IL-1 in Immunotherapy for Cancer and other Diseases using Botanical MedicineCancer20ME17Video
Kenneth Proefrock, NMD, Katie Stage, ND, RH (AHG) and Mary Rondeau, ND, RH (AHG)Panel Discussion: Neuroplasticity and the Management of PTSD and other Mental Health ConditionsMental Health20SW20Video
Lydia Bartholow, DNP, PMHNPAddiction Series Part A – Understanding Addiction: Neurobiological and Cultural UnderpinningsSubstance Use Disorder20SW12Video
Lydia Bartholow, DNP, PMHNPAddiction Series Part B – Treating Addiction and Promoting Harm Reduction with Botanical Medicine and Some PharmaceuticalsSubstance Use Disorder20SW26Video
Paul Bergner, Medical HerbalistHumoral and Energetic Differentials for Gastrointestinal (GI) HerbsGastrointestinal Health20SW02Video
Paul Bergner, Medical HerbalistAcute Viral Respiratory Infection: Prevention and TherapeuticsInfections20SW03Video
Paul Bergner, Medical HerbalistHealing as a Spiritual PathSpiritual Health20SW28Video
Sam CoffmanMitochondrial Support for Autoimmune and Stress-Related Chronic IllnessAutoimmune20SW29Video
Sam CoffmanDemonstration: Wound and Infection Management using HerbsInfections20SW24Video
Marianne Marchese, NDBotanicals for Mitigating Environmental Toxicant ExposureEnvironmental Illness20SW09Video
Marianne Marchese, NDFood Addiction in Women: Botanical Treatment StrategiesWomen's Health20SW14Video
Heath McAllister, ND, RH (AHG)Botanical Treatment for Difficult Fungal InfectionsInfections20SW04Video
Heath McAllister, ND, RH (AHG)Mystical and Mysterious ArtemisiaMedicinal Plants20SW05Video
Glen Nagel, ND, RH (AHG)Pre-Conference Intensive: Understanding the Herb / Drug Interaction Continuum and Using Risk AssessmentHerb / Drug Interactions20SW18Video
Glen Nagel, ND, RH (AHG)Field Applications in Botanical Medicine: Instant Tinctures with CO2 ExtractionMedicine Making20SW21Video
Kenneth Proefrock, NMDMemory as Medicine: Botanicals Affecting Cognition, Memory and Sense of SelfBrain Health20SW15Video
Kenneth Proefrock, NMDCase Studies and Strategies in the Naturopathic Treatment of Pulmonary ConditionsPulmonary Health20SW23Video
Kenneth Proefrock, NMDStrategies for Acute Illness in Children: Avoiding PharmaceuticalsChildren's Health20SW13Video
Andrea Purcell, NDBrain Aging in the Menopausal Woman: Effects on Moods and Memory with Botanical SolutionsWomen's Health20SW06Video
Mary Rondeau, ND, RH (AHG)Treatment Considerations for Bipolar DisorderMental Health20SW16Video
Mary Rondeau, ND, RH (AHG)Assessing Nutritional Status in Children with Autism Spectrum DisorderChildren's Health20SW10Video
JoAnn Sanchez, MSGrow Your Own Medicine Garden in the SouthwestMedicinal Plants20SW08Video
Yalda Shokoohinia, PharmD, PhDThe Side Effects of Apiaceaous PlantsMedicinal Plants20SW07Video
John Slattery, HerbalistField Study in Bioregional HerbalismMedicinal Plants20SW19Video
Katie Stage, ND, RH (AHG)Upper GI Disorders: Esophagitis, GERD/heartburn, Gastritis and Peptic Ulcer DiseaseGastrointestinal Health20SW25Video
Katie Stage, ND, RH (AHG)A Deeper Look into the Window of the Body: Understanding and Optimizing Oral HealthOral Health20SW11Video
Eric Yarnell, ND, RH (AHG)Managing IgA Nephropathy and FSGS with Natural MedicineUrinary System20SW01Video
Eric Yarnell, ND, RH (AHG)Cancer Pain and Botanical MedicineCancer20SW17Video
Eric Yarnell, ND, RH (AHG)Testosterone and Botanical MedicineMen's Health20SW22Video
Donald Yance, RH (AHG)Targeting COVID-19 with Natural MedicineInfections20SW27Video

Thank you to everyone who has attended our conferences! Here’s what a few of you had to say:

Thank you so much for a great webinar. So good to connect with so many even if in cyberspace! Loved all the presentations.” — D.W., Naturopathic Physician

It has been such a great, great conference. I loved watching lectures I normally would not have invested time in-but could because of time at home and access. It made my COVID isolation brighter and happier. You and your team and the presenters really made a difference in a lot of our lives.” — J.K., Licensed Acupuncturist

Thank you for the best conference to date. Speakers were knowledgeable with great slides.— K.C., Naturopathic Physician and Licensed Acupuncturist

I have told so many people about this conference and I’m a nurse practitioner and I tell them this is like the best conference I have ever been too!” — L.C., Nurse Practitioner

Here is a complete list of our streaming videos available on Vimeo:

2022 Medicines from the Earth Symposium

2022 Southwest Conference on Botanical Medicine

2021 Medicines from the Earth Herb Symposium

2021 Southwest Conference on Botanical Medicine

2020 Medicines from the Earth Herb Symposium

2020 Southwest Conference on Botanical Medicine

Video Bundles:

Managing Osteopenia and Osteoporosis with Botanical Medicine

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Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum)

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Summer Video Series for Continuing Education

We invite you to join us for the Summer Video Series for Continuing Education, a new 6-video series offering continuing education for naturopathic physicians and nurses. Learn about topics including microbiome health, the nervous system, mental health, neuroplasticity, women’s health and cellular repair.2020 Summer Video Series - Graphic for Streaming Videos

This series was aired live from July-September 2020, and now you can access the recordings to earn continuing education on your own schedule at your own pace!

  • Location: Watch from the comfort of your home
  • Dates: 8-weeks of access to streaming video lectures; watch on your own schedule
  • Six 2-hour streaming sessions on Zoom, including speaker lecture and Q&A
  • Continuing Education available for Nurses and Naturopathic Physicians
    • NDsApproved for up to 12 general hours of which 3 can be pharmacy (OBNM); each session is 2 hours credits
    • Nurses: Approved for up to 7.5 nursing contact hours; each session is 1.5 contact hours (NCNA)
  • Cost: $30 per session or a package deal of $99 for all 6 sessions!

Check out the full details on the Summer Video Series for Continuing Education here.

Speakers: Mary Bove, ND, David Crow, LAc, Jason Miller, DACM, LAc, Kenneth Proefrock, ND, Mary Rondeau, ND, RH (AHG) and Katie Stage, ND, RH (AHG)

2020 Summer Series Speaker Lineup