Melanie St. Ours is a clinical herbalist specializing in women's health and mental health, founder of Psyche & Soma LLC, writer, and author of a beautiful new healthful book, the Simple Guide to Natural Health.
If you’ve ever wanted all-natural remedies to improve your health, then do we have the Simple Guide to Natural Health show for you. Today I’ll be talking with Melanie St. Ours, a clinical herbalist, founder of Psyche and Soma, and the author of a beautiful new healthful book, the Simple Guide to Natural Health. And that’s just what I want to talk with her about today, about super easy-to-use home remedies for health and healing! The Simple Guide to Natural Health Self-Improvement & Self-Help Topics Include: Why did Melanie St. Ours get into herbalism? What’s the benefit of looking into natural health? What are natural remedies? How do natural remedies encourage prevention? How do natural remedies complement modern medicine? How do we know when we can DIY our health? What’s the importance of understanding your medications? What do you need to know if pregnant or nursing? What herbs are never safe during pregnancy? What are safety guidelines for children under 12? What plants do we want to stock up on? What are other natural ingredients we want to keep in the house? What are the key essential oils we want to keep in our house? What does it mean to eat the weeds? What are herbal potpourris? What are sweet petal lingerie drawer liners? What are herbal remedies to help the respiratory tract? What herbal remedies can help with smoke in the environment? What herbal remedies can help with stress and anxiety? What herbal remedies can help with depression? What herbal remedies can help with sleep? What are some all natural cleaning products? How can miso soup help us? What are the benefits of ginger and turmeric tea? How can we boost our immune system? How can we increase our fitness and recovery? What do women need to know for their health? How can herbal remedies help with urinary tract infections? How can herbal remedies help with cramping? How can herbal remedies help with fertility? To Find Out More Visit: PsycheandSoma.com And for free meditations, weekly tips, stories and similar shows visit: www.InspireNationShow.com And to support the show and get even more great tools, tips, and behind-the-scenes access, visit: www.Patreon.com/InspireNation
In this episode of The Functional Medicine Radio Show, Dr. Carri’s special guest Melanie St. Ours discusses herbal medicine and how herbs can help mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, and stress.
Melanie is a clinical herbalist. She describes herself as an ‘herbal matchmaker’ and explains how herbs have different qualities and the importance of matching the right herbs to the individual person (instead of matching the herbs to the illness or disease).
She provides some great tips on building emotional resilience, and talks about her own struggles with depression and ulcerative colitis.
Melanie draws from diverse healing traditions to help women recover from depression, anxiety and chronic illnesses in a truly holistic way. She’s the founder of Psyche & Soma, host of The Creative Wellness Podcast, and her private clients come to her from all over the world.
Main Questions Asked:
Why did you become an herbalist? What does an herbalist do, exactly?
What is it about mental health that made you decide to specialize in it? What can herbal medicine offer people with mental health issues?
How does natural medicine and true wellness relate to mental health? Are there natural ways to actually prevent depression, anxiety, or stress?
What are the top 3 things that we can do right now to build more emotional resilience?
Key Points made by Melanie:
Herbalists are like matchmakers – matching the properties of different herbs/plants to the individual person needing help.
There’s more to mental illness than only brain chemical imbalances.
Herbs have many different benefits without the addictive potentials like most medications do.
Where medications do not correct a problem, the ingredients in herbs help symptoms AND correct the underlying imbalance. Medication is like a “monologue” shouting at your body to go in one direction, whereas herbs are like a “dialogue” with your body to help it come back into balance.
Emotional resilience means you have the ability to be like a tree and bend in the wind instead of breaking when there’s stress.
Eating healthy, getting proper sleep and exercising all help prevent depression and anxiety and helps your emotional resilience.
The three things you can do today to help build your emotional resilience:
1. Take time to focus on your breath and add breathing breaks through your day. Melanie takes us through a breathing exercise
2. Make a ‘Heck Yeah’ list and a ‘Heck No’ list and start implementing them.
3. Make friends with some plants, even edible weeds, and learn more about herbs for your health.
Melanie’s website Psyche and Soma
Melanie’s podcast – The Creative Wellness Podcast
Melanie’s facebook page
Your FREE Unwinding Program: Relieve Stress Naturally
Dr. Carri’s book “Reclaim Your Energy and Feel Normal Again! Fixing the Root Cause of Your Fatigue with Natural Treatments”
Thank you for listening!
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