Session Recordings

Session 1: Plant medicines, aka herbal medicinals, and adaptogens

Understanding Medicines: Session 1

Books and Resources mentioned by Swami Ravi in Session 1

Swami Ravi’s notes:

  • Major back up reading: Radical Healing, Introduction pp 1-16 and Section One pp 17-122
  • My choice for more detailed info on herbs:
    • The Earthwise Herbal, A Complete Guide to Old World Medicinal Plants, Matthew Wood
    • The Earthwise Herbal, A Complete Guide to New World Medicinal Plants

      I like Matthew Woods’ ambitious, wide perspective, but you could study any favorite herbal in conjunction with this discussion.
  • Of course, Chinese and Ayurvedic traditions use myriad plant medicines though they each base the preparation and administration of them on their unique systems of thought.
  • Flower Essences: These are certainly plant medicines, though prepared in a unique way and prescribed in a unique way
  • Main reading, is also in Radical Healing, pp107-121
  • Best other resource: The Flower Essence Repertory, Patricia Kaminskz and Richard Katz, where the remedies can also be had. (The Flower Essence Society, Nevada City, California)
  • Link to PDF handout sent after session 1 for sessions 1 and 2

Session 2: Homeopathic Remedies and Cell Salts

Swami Ravi’s notes:

  • Major back up reading: Radical Healing, pp 53-107
  • There are now a near infinite number of books and guides on Homeopathy.
    • Masie Panos (one of my preceptors) did a simple book on home use of Homeopathy
    • Three of my students did another simple guide titled, rather unimaginatively, Homeopathic Remedies….(Dennis Chernin, David Anderson and another)
  • Which book you choose should be coordinated with which remedies you have on hand (in your “home kit?”) So, I suggest, get the book, then buy the remedies….
    What? You don’t want a kit??!!! You probably will, as you learn more… what can be done inexpensively at home – and safely and effectively – with homeopathy is astounding…..
  • Quantum Physics – finally an explanation of how homeopathy works?
    • Living RainbowH20, by Mae-Wan Ho, Chapter 8, esp pp 72-78

Session 3

Session notes:

  • Recommended supplement companies
    • Sears Institute for Anti-aging Medicine
    • Advanced Bionutritionals
  • For protection from EMFs, Swami Ravi uses Blushield
  • Swami Ravi is experimenting with Chelactive topical cleansing EDTA chelator for heavy metals. Chelation can have side effects from removing necessary minerals, so only use something like this under guidance.
  • The Environmental Working Group offers a card with a Green 15 fruits and veges that are safe to eat nonorganic on one side and a dirty dozen not to eat if they aren’t organic.
  • For updates on what’s toxic, check out “EHN: Newsroom powered by Environmental health sciences (newsletter)
  • Link to PDF handout sent before session 3.

Recipe for a Turmeric – Ginger adaptogen:

  • Put 2 cups of water in a small to medium pot.
  • Add about 1/4 tsp of turmeric plus 
    • 1 tsp chopped dried ginger,
    • 1/4 tsp of “tea massala” (optional)
    • a dash of black pepper
  • Cook on low until it’s 1/2 the original volume
  • Then add an equal amount of milk 
  • Heat until just before it boils
  • Sweeten with honey or stevia  (optional) (avoid artificial sweeteners, e.g., Nutrasweet)  

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