Topic. Ecotours for Cures Ethnobotanical excursion


Dr. Lindsay Chimileski is a naturopathic physician with an enthralled devotion to herbal medicine, plants, fungi and healing the root cause of illness. She has been participating in leading  botanical excursions through the Jamaican jungle for over 10 years and is an avid hiker, forager and mushroom hunter. Dr. Chimileski is an experienced professor, leading the botanical medicine curriculum, hosting clinic shifts and teaching advanced nutrition courses at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine. She has years of experience lecturing to both the public and professionally at medical continuing education conferences. Dr. Chimileski also teaches a variety of online and in person medicinal mushroom courses. She is an advocate for the mindful practice of mushroom identification and foraging. Dr. Chimileski’s private practice is Hawthorn Holistic Health in Hamden, Connecticut. She has a Naturopathic Doctorate, Masters of Acupuncture and Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies and is a practicing, licensed naturopathic physician and acupuncturist in Connecticut. She is also a registered herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild. On Today’s show Dr. Lindsay will discuss Ecotours for Cures- inviting everyone to experience a supreme Ethnobotanical Excursion.  

Atava Garcia Swiecicki is guided by her dreams and her Mexican, Polish, Hungarian and Diné ancestors.  She studied Feminist Studies at Stanford University and received her master’s degree in the Indigenous Mind Program at Naropa University Oakland.   Atava has studied healing arts extensively for over thirty years and has been mentored by herbalists, curanderas and traditional knowledge keepers.   She works as a clinical herbalist and teacher and is dedicated to remembering the healing traditions of her ancestors and supporting others to reconnect with their ancestral medicine.   She also loves helping people build relationships with plants, whom she considers some of our greatest teachers and healers.  She is the founder of the Ancestral Apothecary School of Herbal, Folk and Indigenous Medicine on Ohlone territory in Oakland, CA.  She’s  currently living in Tewa Pueblo territory in Albuquerque, New Mexico where she finished her first book called The Curanderx Toolkit:  Reclaiming Ancestral Herbal Medicine and Rituals for Healing. 



Topic: Men’s Role In Fertility


Ayla Barmmer MS RDN LDN is a registered dietitian and Functional Medicine Practitioner,  who  earned degrees  at the University of Connecticut and  Boston University . In addition she has studied clinical nutrition, functional medicine, women’s health, herbal medicine, and holistic and integrative therapies. Barmmer is founder of FullWell, and has successfully led an integrative and functional nutrition practice, which specializes in health and infertility and has helped thousands of individuals seeking supportive, individualized care for their wellness and nutritional concerns.


Facebook: fullwellfertility

GUEST:  Heather Dawn Godfrey , author Healing With Essential Oils


 Topic: Healing with Essential Oils


 Heather Dawn Godfrey  studied at the University of Salford, gaining a BSc (Joint Hon) Degree in Counseling and Complementary Medicine, and post graduate Masters Certificates in Integrated Mindfulness, and Supervision of Counselors, and a Post Graduate Teaching Certificate (PGCE) from Bolton Institute. ON todays show, we will discuss her book, Healing with Essential Oils.



Topic:  Trauma to PTSD: Root Causes to Healing Branches


Dr.  Radley Ramdhan completed his undergraduate degree at Barry University in North Miami, Florida where he received his Bachelor of Science in Biology, with a minor in Chemistry. He then attended University of Bridgeport in Connecticut where he completed his Master of Science in Acupuncture and Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. During his time at University of Bridgeport, he also served in the United States Army as part of the New York Army National Guard for 6 years through which he grew a special interest in working with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) patients, and as a result completed his thesis on Understanding and Treating PTSD using a Naturopathic Approach. Dr. Radley served a tour with his New York Army National Guard Unit in Kuwait and Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (2016/17). Dr. Radley has also been co-authors to two articles published by Naturopathic Doctor News and Review relating to PTSD and TBI, and now the author of his first published book "Trauma to PTSD: Root Causes to Healing Branches". He has done several presentations on this topic with various organizations including the AANMC, and continues to do so recently being featured as a Keynote Speaker at the Global Virtual Panel of Veterans Event.




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Guest: Gary Adelman - Alexander Technique

Gary Adelman is a certified Alexander Technique teacher by the American Society for the Alexander Technique who has been in private practice in Glen Cove, NY for 29 years. Gary completed a 3 year , 1600 hour Alexander Technique teacher training program at the Alexander Technique Center ,  followed by post-graduate study at the Alexander Technique School of Shaike Hermelin in Tel Aviv, Israel. Gary has taught this method at Princeton University ,the Omega Institute and the Israeli Tennis Center, as well as giving numerous presentations at local libraries.

Topic: Plant Based Foods with Carolina Schneider
          The Green RD

Carolina Schneider, MS, RD is a registered dietitian and founder of Hungry for Plants. She specializes in plant-based nutrition and has followed a whole-food, plant-based diet for her entire adult life. Her experience, combined with her passion and knowledge, equip her to help others better understand the nutritional benefits of food and how to incorporate them into their everyday lives. Originally from Brazil, Schneider is fluent in Portuguese, English and Spanish. She received degrees in journalism and public relations, which have given her the foundation to become an educator and influencer on the plant-based lifestyle. She frequently posts nutrition tips and recipes at “Carolina the Green RD” on Instagram. Schneider obtained her Master of Science degree in Nutrition & Dietetics, and is passionate about nutrition science and helping individuals improve health and wellbeing through food. 




Guest: Jerry M. Kantor, L.Ac., CCH, MMHS


        Mental Illness Treatment- ANCIENT and MODERN


Jerry M. Kantor, L.Ac., CCH, MMHS Jerry M. Kantor, L.Ac., CCH, MMHS, is a faculty member of the Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine and owner of Vital Force Health Care LLC, a Boston-area homeopathy and acupuncture practice. The first acupuncturist to receive an academic appointment at Harvard Medical School’s Department of Anesthesiology, Kantor is the author of SANE ASYLUMS.  This book explores the ancient and modern treatment of Mental Illness.

Topic:  Natural Solutions for Pain Management
Joseph Pergolizzi, Jr., MD is a leading pain physician who combines the latest medical advances and scientific breakthroughs with a profound professional compassion for patients facing painful, life-altering conditions. He earned his BS in physical chemistry from St. John’s University and an MD with the highest honors from Ross University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in anesthesia at Georgetown University School of Medicine and a clinical research fellowship in the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Pergolizzi is currently a senior partner at Naples Anesthesia and Pain Associates, Inc. Additionally, he works with Healthy Directions as an adviser and educator on natural solutions for pain management. As a physician, inventor, research scientist, and advocate for pain patients, Dr. Pergolizzi has authored over 350 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts, platform presentations, and book chapters.


Topic:  Cannabis Nursing- With Sherri Tutkus THE GREEN NURSE


 Sherri Tutkus RN  earned her bachelor’s in science and Nursing from Boston College. She is a member of the American Cannabis Nurses Association, founding member of the Cannabis Nurses Network, and on the editorial advisory board for Cannabis RX Magazine


 Sherri Tutkus BSN- RN is a leading force in the burgeoning cannabis industry as a nurse, patient, advocate and activist. Sherri is the Founder of The Green Nurse and Chief Nursing officer at Holistic Caring- a global community of health professionals who provide services to support the utilization of plant medicine and other progressive therapies to nourish the endocannabinoid system.


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