Mark Blumenthal is the  Founder and Executive Director of the American Botanical Council
The American Botanical Council (ABC) is a leading, independent, research and educational nonprofit organization dedicated to disseminating accurate, reliable, and responsible information on herbs and medicinal plants. Blumenthal is editor and publisher of HerbalGram, an international peer-reviewed quarterly journal. For six years, he served as an adjunct associate professor of medicinal chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin, College of Pharmacy, teaching the course Herbs and Phytomedicines in Today’s Pharmacy.  For more than 46 years, he has been a leader in the global botanical and natural products community, promoting science-based herbal education and respect for scientific and clinical research, ethnobotanical traditions, sustainable and regenerative practices, and honesty and authenticity in the manufacture and marketing of herbs and phytomedicines.

Join host Dr Eugene R Zampieron ND,RH(AHG) (DrZ) as he interviews author Dr. Michaël Friedman  & discusses  his  new   book, There's no pill for this…... a Naturopathic Physicians personal prescription for managing multiple sclerosis


Since his diagnosis of multiple sclerosis a decade ago, Dr. Michaël Friedman has been searching for a cure for the disease. After years of research, he realized he had some of the answers right in his naturopathic medicine toolbox , and others, surprisingly,  lay in the realm of conventional medicine. There's no pill for this tells his personal story and offers treatment advice and hope to those who suffer from multiple sclerosis.




David D. Burns, M.D., is an Adjunct Clinical Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine. His Feeling Good and Feeling Good Handbook have sold more than 5 million copies worldwide. His weekly Feeling Good Podcasts are approaching three million download, and more than 50,000 mental health professionals have attended his workshops throughout the United States and Canada. Dr. Burns lives in the San Francisco Bay area. To learn more, visit and

David D. Burns, M.D., tells us how your audience can literally feel great without the use of medications or lengthy therapy in the new book, Feeling Great: The Revolutionary New Treatment for Depression and Anxiety. Contact  


Joanne Shenandoah is one of Native America’s most celebrated musicians and lecturers. She carries beauty in her soul and voice but also through her interactions with diverse communities around the world.  She provides strength and passion for the people that is found in the likes of iconic philosophers and wisdom-keepers.  Holding a Grammy and 45 plus music awards, plus an Emmy nomination, she is an Ambassador of peace, human and earth rights, capturing the hearts of audiences all over the world.  Her philanthropic efforts have included works with organizations for earth and human rights specifically women and children.  In addition, she is a founding member of the Hiawatha Institute for Traditional Knowledge a non-profit educational organization who’s aim is to provide all with ancient knowledge of her ancestors.
 Brigitte Mars is an herbalist and nutritional consultant of Natural Health with almost fifty years of experience. She teaches Herbal Medicine at Naropa University, and School of Health Mastery in Iceland. She has taught at Omega Institute, Esalen, Kripalu, Sivananda Yoga Ashram, Envision, Arise Festivals, and even The Mayo Clinic. She is a founding and professional member of the American Herbalist Guild.
Brigitte is the author of many books and DVDs, including The Natural First Aid HandbookThe Home Reference to Holistic Health and HealingThe Country Almanac of Home RemediesThe Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine, Beauty by Nature, Addiction Free Naturally, The Sexual Herbal, Healing Herbal TeasRawsome! and co-author of The HempNut Cookbook. Her latest project is a phone app called IPlant. Brigitte is also a psychedelic sitter and end-of-life doula.
Today we will discuss her latest book, Topic Addiction Free Naturally.
Maryon Stewart is the author of Manage Your Menopause Naturally and 27 other books. A world-renowned healthcare expert, she has helped tens of thousands of women around the world overcome PMS and menopause symptoms without using drugs or hormones. She was awarded the British Empire Medal and was recognized as one of the 50 most inspirational women by the Daily Mail. 
George Paraskevakos, MBA, is executive director of the International Probiotics Association (IPA) whose mission it is to promote the safe and efficacious use of probiotics throughout the world while being “The Global Voice of Probiotics.” As a probiotics expert and scientific strategist he has developed international outreach programs for regulators and education platforms for healthcare providers and consumers. Since his designation as executive director, Paraskevakos has grown the association from 40 to 110 companies worldwide; hosted numerous international probiotics conferences; published extensive probiotic papers and articles; and collaborated with fellow probiotics associations to further knowledge on probiotics effectiveness and safety. Paraskevakos is also an advisory council member for the Center for Digestive Health at Rutgers University, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences and Alliance for the Education of Probiotics (AEP).
Fay Johnstone combines 20 years of reiki practice with herbal and shamanic training to connect us with the subtle whispers of nature for personal transformation. Following a beautiful awakening to the spirit of plants while running a flower farm in Nova Scotia Fay was inspired to write her first book Plants that Speak Souls that Sing: Transform your Life with the spirit of plants and now offers training and online courses on reiki, plant spirit connection and shamanism online and from her home in Scotland. Fay is also the founder of Plant Spirit Reiki, a therapy which connects Reiki healing to the power of plants as detailed in her 2nd book Plant Spirit Reiki. It's Fay's mission to help people find their unique way to connect with the natural world and come into alignment with their true nature.
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Charley Wininger is the author of  "Listening to Ecstasy: The Transformative Power of MDMA". Charley is a  psychotherapist in private practice and  licensed as a Psychoanalyst as well as a Mental Health Counselor, He specializes in relationships and communication skills, and has been treating couples and individuals in his Manhattan and Brooklyn offices for over 30 years.

He has been featured in The New York Times and Newsday as “The Love Doctor”.

For the past 20 years, Charley has been a member of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (, which funds research into the use of MDMA  for treating PTSD, social anxiety and other ailments. He and his wife Shelley have been instrumental in building the local MAPS community in New York since 2004. He lectures on "Psychedelics Across the Lifespan" and related topics.

Charley was raised in the suburbs of Long Island, and has been a New York City resident since 1969. He currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife Shelley.

 Medical Cannabis for Kids
Vanessa Peck, the Medical Cannabis Nurse for Kids, is a Certified Cannabis Nurse with 12 years of professional nursing practice.  With an extensive background in emergency care, trauma, and pediatrics, Vanessa was compelled to advance her career to help educate and guide families through the world of cannabis.  Vanessa understands and empathizes with parents who feel at their wits end because of failed therapies, enduring the most difficult experience; watching their child suffer.  Together, Vanessa and families walk hand-in-hand down the alternative road of medical cannabis, transforming and restoring their child’s life.
Contact:             Company:       Elevated Healing
Facebook:       Elevated-Healing
Instagram:       @elevated___healing (that is three underscores)

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