Maria Noël Groves, RH (AHG)
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 8:00pm EST
Please note webinar time is: 8 pm Eastern Time, 7 pm Central Time, 6 pm Mountain Time, 5 pm Pacific Time
More than half of American adults suffer from acid reflux and heartburn each year, and acid-reducing proton-pump inhibitor drugs are the third most prescribed class of drugs in the nation. Yes these medications do not address the root cause of disease and come with serious long-term side effects. One approach does not fit all! Let’s delve into the different types and causes of acid reflux and heartburn, how herbal and holistic practitioners can assess clients during the intake, and different approaches to addressing heartburn and reflux customized to the client’s patterns including SIBO, low acidity, poor signaling, sphincter issues, and gastric inflammation. We’ll focus primarily on herbal and dietary approaches. We’ll also cover the pros and cons of potential classes of herbs including mucilaginous herbs, vulneraries, astringents, antimicrobials, carminatives, bitters, sours/vinegar, and pungent herbs. Tips for supporting clients as they wean off PPIs will be included.
BIO: Maria Noël Groves, RH (AHG), is the bestselling author of Body into Balance: An Herbal Guide to Holistic Self Care (now a core textbook in herb schools across the country) and Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies. She runs Wintergreen Botanicals Herbal Clinic & Education Center in the pine forests of New Hampshire, offering both on-site and distance herbal study programs and health consultations. She’s a certified clinical herbalist with the Southwest School of Botanical Medicine and lectures nationally about herbal medicine. Her articles can be found in Herb Quarterly, Mother Earth News, Mother Earth Living, Taste for Life, Remedies, Aromaculture, LearningHerbs, HerbMentor, and the Herbal Academy Herbarium. She’s a guest instructor for the Herbal Academy, Maryland University of Integrative Health, and the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. Her fundamental belief is that Good Health Grows in Nature. More information bout Maria and her offerings as well as a host of articles, podcasts, and information about herbs can be found on her website WintergreenBotanicals.com.