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Andropause

Andropause

Analysis and treatment from an Herbalist perspective

Daniel Walsh

October 2014

 

What is Andropause (also known as male menopause or ADAM (androgen decline in the aging

The medical definition is ‘the natural decline in hormones that a man experiences as he ages’.

Unlike women, who go through a relatively well defined period of abrupt hormonal change and

symptomologies (menopause), men experience a gradual decline in androgens (overall

grouping of male hormon…

Herbal Therapy in Post-Traumatic Stress

Herbal Therapy in Post-Traumatic Stress

An examination of the physiological, psychological and psycho-spiritual manifestations, theories, implications, and treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress.

Eric Elliott

September 2014

 

”There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds”

Laurell K. Hamilton

Table of Contents

Introduction

I. Post-Traumatic Stress – Disorder or Injury?

II. What is Post-Trauma

Alzheimer’s: Herbal and Nutritional Support

Alzheimer’s: Herbal and Nutritional Support

Kelsey Barrett

October 2013

 Introduction

According to the Alzheimer’s Association is a growing epidemic.   More than 5 million Americans now have Alzheimer’s disease. By 2050, nearly 14 million (13.8 million) Americans could be living with the disease, unless scientists develop new approaches to prevent or cure it according to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.  Alzheimer’s is the only leadi…

Breaking the Itch-Scratch Cycle: Research and treatment for Eczema/Atopic Dermatitis

Breaking the Itch-Scratch Cycle: Research and treatment for Eczema/Atopic Dermatitis

Krista R. Herbe, Western Herbalist

October 2011  

“The immune system has an incredible capacity for balance and counterbalance

to maintain optimal and properly tuned immune responses,”

John Wherry, Ph.D., Deputy Editor of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology. F1  

Definition

Eczema, also known as Atopic Dermatitis, and Atopy, is very common worldwide. It affects more than 15 m…

Genetic Roadblocks: How to get around them using herbs and nutrition

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Genetic Roadblock

Herbal Care During Pregnancy

Herbal Care During Pregnancy

Kerry Hughes

June 2011

Pregnancy Overview

Pregnancy is the carrying of one or more offspring, with normal gestation being 37-42 weeks after the last normal menstrual period, or 40 weeks in a woman who normally has a cycle length of 4 weeks.   The duration of pregnancy is usually termed in “Trimesters”, with the first trimester occurring until the end of week 12, the second trimester ending at the week 29, and the third trimester occurring until childb…

Holistic Support for Asthma

Herbal Therapeutics Paper 

Cole Lea

October 2011

Introduction

There are increasing rates of asthma in America. More and more people are looking to holistic treatments to help minimize asthma symptoms and to mitigate the unwanted effects of pharmaceuticals prescribed for the condition. Herbs, nutritional support, lifestyle changes and flower essences can help treat, control and even reverse asthma symptoms. These therapies are most effective when used as preventative tonics …

Treating Infertility with Herbs and Nutrition

Riyana Rebecca Sang

Herbal Therapeutics June 27th, 2011

Treating Infertility with Herbs & Nutrition

Introduction

Infertility is a problem that effects about one in every six to ten couples in the United States, with the numbers steadily rising over the last couple of decades.  Medically, infertility is defined as a couple’s inability to conceive after stopping all forms of contraception for one year.  Studies differ on how often the issue is related to the man, the woman, or …

Bipolarism: A More Holistic Approach

Bipolarism: A More Holistic Approach

Joolie Geldner

June 2010

 Introduction

According to the journal, Hospital Pharmacist, one percent of the population will develop bipolarism in their lifetimes.  The World Health Organization lists it as the sixth leading cause of disability in the world and it affects approximately 5.7 million adult Americans.  This is not a modern affliction as the connection between states of depression and mania, which vastly defines bipolarism, has b…

Attention­ Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Herbal and Natural Treatments

Attention­ Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Herbal and Natural Treatments

Daniel Burton

May 2008

Introduction

Attention­ Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), also known by its older name, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), is distinctly a phenomenon of the late 20th and early 21st Centuries.  At no previous time in history have so many children been diagnosed with a psychiatric disor…

Holistic Health for Transgender & Gender Variant Folks

Holistic Health for Transgender & Gender Variant Folks

Dori Midnight

 

Introduction

This paper will cover basic herbal and nutritional support for transgender and gendervariant folks specifically on the transmasculine spectrum. Historically, transpeoples’ accessto health care is limited for multiple reasons and information regarding the long term sideeffects of hormone therapy is miniscule, so it is profound to be able to support the health and well being of tra…

The relationship between the menstrual cycle and the lower gastrointestinal system

The relationship between the menstrual cycle and the lower gastrointestinal system

Lisa Beard

November 2008

Introduction

The female reproductive system and its menstrual cycle is often studied and explained in the domain of the endocrine system.  As we know in holistic medicine, body systems are fundamentally interrelated.  In my own journey of healing extreme intestinal discomfort at the time of menses, it has become important to look at the interrelationship between the fem…

The Thyroid Gland: Anatomy & Physiology

The Thyroid Gland: Anatomy & Physiology

Michelle Steinberg

Spring 2008

Introduction: Hypothyroidism

The Thyroid Gland: Anatomy & Physiology

The thyroid gland is butterfly shaped and sits on the trachea, in the anterior neck. It is comprised of two lobes connected in the middle by an isthmus. Inside, the gland is made up of many hollow follicles, whose epithelial cell walls (also known as follicle cells) surround a central cavity filled with a sticky, gelatinous material ca…