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People and Plants: Digestive Health and Healing

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People and Plants: Digestive Health and Healing

Time: June 17, 2011 at 6:30pm to June 19, 2011 at 5pm
Location: Milwaukee, WI
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Phone: 920-452-4372 for information/registration
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Organized By: Linda Conroy
Latest Activity: Jun 3, 2011

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People and Plants: Digestive Health and Healing
A Weekend Intensive with Herbalist Isla Burgess

Sponsored by Moonwise Herbs and held at Kanyakumari Ayurveda & Yoga Wellness Center

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Saturday - Sunday June 18th & 19th, 2011

Isla is well known for her Case Based learning approach to understanding how to optimally use medicinal plants.

Throughout this participatory intensive we will use real life case studies to illustrate the importance of the digestive system in health and healing. How we digest and how we absorb not only affects every cell in the body due to nutritional availability but also affects how our immune system functions, our mental/emotional state, cholesterol levels, hormone levels and plays a role in the treatment of many health conditions such as asthma, eczema, vaginal candida, depression and allergies.

Background notes for reading will be emailed to course participants prior to the intensive.

Isla M Burgess MSc Dip Tchg, Dip HM. FNZAMH.

Isla Burgess is currently researching the development and application of a new methodology for the assessment of the qualities that plants possess. She recently completed a MSc in Holistic Science through Schumacher College, Devon, England as she felt this would offer a deeper understanding of living in relationship with our world and in particular her relationship with the plant world.

An inspiring teacher, Isla has been an educator for the past 40 years, firstly as a teacher of Science and Biology and then as Director of the International College of Herbal Medicine (2000-2010) and Director of the Waikato Centre for Herbal Medicine, Waikato, New Zealand (1990-2000). She is also an experienced herbal medicine practitioner and has presented at conferences both in New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the United States.

More recently the description of ‘Wild and Medicinal Plant Conservationist’ aptly describes her concerns. She is the interim convener for the International Research Group for the Conservation of Medicinal Plants ( and has appeared in two recent documentaries ‘Earth Whisperers Paptuanuku’ (New Zealand) and Numen (USA). She is the author of ‘Weeds Heal. A Working Herbal’.

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