Archive for September 2012

Ellen Kamhi, PhD RN, AHG, AHN-BC,  discusses the use of various edible and medicinal plants that YOU can find right outside- including jewelweed, dandelion and Pine Needles, and how to prepare them into teas and use the edible parts of the plants. We then explore the article entitled : “Are Organic Foods Safer or Healthier Than Conventional Alternatives?: A Systematic Review”, conducted at Stanford University and published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Read the abstract here: ( ) . Dr Kamhi discussses the possible motivation of publishing this article as part of the movement AGAINST Proposition 37, which will require labeling of GMO foods in California. Contact:,   Facebook THE NATURAL NURSE,  800-829-0918

Cornell Cooperative Extension, Organic and Local Agriculture and Food Security

Host Ellen Kamhi, PhD, RN,, interviews Laura K. Hunsberger, M.S. . Laura Hunsberger is the Executive Director of Cornell Cooperative Extension, Nassau County, NY. She is past president of the Northeast American Society of Horticultural Scientists (NEASHS) and received a Master’s degree in plant and soil sciences from the University of Massachusetts(Amherst). She has authored several scholarly journal articles and been successful obtaining grants and contracts since 1996.   She joined Cornell in 2010 as a plant pathology research support specialist as a member of the Long Island Horticultural Research Center (LIHREC) research team. One of Laura’s goals is “to lead a more concentrated effort of encouraging Long Islanders to include more healthy food, produced right here on the island, as a regular part of their diets.” Those goals include the support of organic and local agriculture. Hunsberger noted “NassauCounty’s population has a proud agricultural past, but today the county’s needs are much more about gaining access to good nutrition, known as “food security,” and educational programming opportunities about topics such as gardening, landscaping and sustainability, empowering the people of NassauCounty to better care for themselves and their families in the long run.” Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County (CCE-NC) is committed to building healthy lifestyles and healthy communities by conducting educational programs that connect CornellUniversity resources to community needs for all people in the county.  Contact: 516-433-7970 ext 16 ,

Host, Dr. Eugene Zampieron, ND,, interviews KURT SCHNAUBELT, PhD. Kurt Schnaubelt received his PhD in chemistry from the Technical University of Munich. He is the author of numerous books on the topic of aromatherapy. Among those is the classic aromatherapy textbook, Advanced Aromatherapy. His latest book is The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils which explores the biological foundations of aromatherapy. In 1983 Kurt founded the Pacific institute of Aromatherapy (PIA), the first American research institution fully dedicated to aromatherapy. As an international lecturer Kurt Schnaubelt has presented in diverse forums as well as scientific events, and has been involved in state-subsidized as well as privately financed development projects. He remains deeply involved with essential oil producers in France through annual training tours organized by Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy. With almost 10 000 graduates Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy is one of the top educational aromatherapy institutions in the US.

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