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Medicines from the Earth Herb Symposium 2016: $399
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Medicines from the Earth Herb Symposium 2016: $399

Over 40 presentations by leading practitioners and researchers in botanical medicine. Speaker bios and topics. Schedule Theme: Integrating traditional healing methods with modern medicine. Also offering: Friday field study and pre-conference intensive, panel discussions, meThe symposium site is nestled on a mountainside surrounded by 1200 forested acres with two rushing streams. Lodging, dining and lectures are all within walking distance. Blue Ridge Assembly is 40 minutes east of Asheville, NC

6/3/2016 to 6/6/2016
When: Friday, June 3 - Monday, June 6, 2016
Where: Blue Ridge Assembly
84 Blue Ridge Circle
Black Mountain, North Carolina  28711
United States
Contact: 541-482-3016

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Integrating Botanical Medicine and New Scientific Discoveries

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  • Botanicals to alleviate daily toxicant damage
  • The microbiome: infants and children
  • Botanical considerations in treatment of breast and prostate cancer
  • Latest research on paraoxonase 1 and recommendations for boosting its function
  • Integrating botanicals and pharmaceuticals: safety, efficacy?
  • Intricate relationship: food allergy, endocrine imbalance and weight gain
  • Natural therapies in conjunction with the latest cancer treatments
  • Recent research on pharmacokinetics: how botanicals are processed in our bodies

Pre-conference Intensive: The Digestive System and Neurological Health. Healing the Gut-Brain Axis with Botanical Medicine
Jason Miller
Friday, June 3, 1 – 5 PM ($79)

Friday Ethnobotanical and Native Plant Field Study
David Winston
June 3, 10 AM to 3 PM ($65-Limit 30)

Biophilia: Green Medicine for People and the Planet
Chanchal Cabrera
June 4, 2 – 5:30 PM ($55)

Treating Infections with Natural Medicine-An Integrative and Cross-Cultural Approach
Christopher Hobbs, PhD
June 5, 2 – 5:30 PM ($55)

NEW! Tour the Gaia Herb Farm on Monday June 6
Ric Scalzo, founder of Gaia Herbs, and Mary Bove, ND
June 6, 3 – 5 PM Free of charge  (Pre-registration required, please)

Related Event: Macroscopic and Organoleptic Assessment of Botanical Ingredients
Roy Upton
June 2 (Thursday), 10 AM – 5 PM Near Asheville, organized by BioNetwork. Phone 828.782.2328



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