Archive for April 2020

Kristine Brown is a registered herbalist(RH) with the American Herbalists Guild(AHG). Kristine has a passion of teaching children about herbs and is the creator, writer, and illustrator of Herbal Roots zine, a monthly online publication that teaches kids about herbs, one herb at a time through a variety of games, stories, songs, puzzles, mazes, crafts, recipes, and coloring pages. Kristine helps parents who want to teach their children about the medicinal use of herbs by giving them the tools they need to accomplish that goal. Kristine offers courses that parents can take over a one year time period to help parents focus on a group of herbs each year. Kristine is also the author of Herbalism at Home: 125 Recipes for Everyday Health. 
Kristine was the kid’s camp coordinator for the Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference from 2012 - 2015 and for the Green Gathering in 2018. Along with Leslie Alexander, Kristine has run the Kid’s Herbal Activity Hub for the AHG Symposium since 2015. She has taught kid’s classes at the Montana Herb Gathering, and the Great Lakes Herb Faire. She has also hosted Herbal Sprouts camps out of her home for local children. Contact:
 THE SLIPPERY SLOPE OF HEALTHCARE: Why Bad Things Happen to Healthy Patients and How to Avoid Them
Steven Kussin, MD, is a physician, educator, award-winning author, and a pioneer in the Shared Decision movement. He is a graduate of Columbia College, The Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. In his new book, THE SLIPPERY SLOPE OF HEALTHCARE: Why Bad Things Happen to Healthy Patients and How to Avoid Them ,  Dr Kussin discusses what happens to perfectly healthy people who are the unwitting victims of medical care’s three-ring circus: over-selling, over-diagnosis and over-treatment that results in unintended consequences. The slippery slope of healthcare is “a cascade of escalating misfortunes produced by more tests with incrementally greater risk, expense, and fewer benefits.”  Contact:
 The Four Elements of Healing: Dr. Anita Sanchez shares the four basic elements of healing that can be used in any situation: listening, supportive relationships, unconditional love and committing to change/positive action.
Anita Sanchez, Ph.D., Aztec and Mexican-American, is a transformational leadership consultant, speaker, coach and author. Anita holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Development from the University of Colorado. Today we will be discussing her international bestselling book, “The Four Sacred Gifts: Indigenous Wisdom for Modern Times”. She bridges indigenous teachings with the latest science to inspire and equip women and men to enjoy meaningful, empowered lives and careers. For more information and to download the free song that is based on the book, visit For information on Anita's diversity, inclusion, and unconscious bias training, see consulting website
 Dr. Gary Gruber, is formerly professor of Environmental Medicine at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine. A licensed Naturopathic physician and practitioner, he is recognized as Fairfield County’s leading voice in Environmental Medicine. His private practice is in New Canaan, CT. He is a 2004 graduate of the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine. He has a certification in Biological Medicine from Paracelsus Clinic and is a certified HeartMath practitioner. Prior to entering medical school, he had 20 years of business experience as an investment advisor, certified public accountant, and tax manager for a publicly-traded company. Additionally, he was on the Board of Directors for several community and not for profit organizations. He served on the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Naturopathic Physicians Association where he was responsible for communications and outreach.

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