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Folk Medicine in Today's World

Broadcast on October 01, 2021
Hosted by Nicole Telkes
With Phyllis D. Light

In this session, Phyllis D. Light talks about the role that folk medicine plays in helping to heal the chronic illnesses of today through plant medicines that address the mind, body, and spirit. She also shares how geography and place impact folk healing techniques, how we can save those techniques for future generations, and how we can bridge folk medicine and science to our best benefit.

In This Session You'll Discover:

  • What is folk medicine?
  • How is folk medicine connected to place?
  • How can folk medicine and science work together for the benefit of all?
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Phyllis D. Light

Herbalist, Author, Founder of Appalachian Center for Natural Health

Phyllis D. Light, MA, is a fourth generation folk herbalist in practice for over 25 years.  She is a professional member of the AHG and has a MA in Health Studies from the University of Alabama. She is a bridge between tradition and science and desires to save traditional healing methods for the future.

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