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Herbs Are Not Drugs

Broadcast on September 29, 2021
With Christopher Hobbs, PhD, LAc
Hosted by Adriana Ayales

Christopher Hobbs, PhD, LAc explores how herbs are fundamentally different than drugs. They do not force the body, rather they work with the natural processes of our body, its cells and many signaling molecules. We can use herbs to replace allopathic drugs, for example using "phytoestrogens" rather than synthetic estrogens, salicin found in willow bark rather than aspirin, kava rather than benzodiazepines, or antibiotic herbs (garlic, andrographis, oregano oil, and berberine) rather than purified compounds like doxycycline. Herbs connect us with the earth, our source.

In This Session You'll Discover:

  • How herbs can help transform our health with "side benefits" rather than side effects
  • Herbs are safe, sustainable, and body-compatible
  • Herbs are earth friendly medicines, they are "food-medicines"
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Christopher Hobbs, PhD, LAc

Internationally Renowned Herbalist, Mycologist, Clinician & Research Scientist

Dr. Christopher Hobbs is a fourth-generation internationally renowned herbalist, licensed acupuncturist, herbal clinician, research scientist, consultant to the dietary supplement industry, expert witness, botanist, and mycologist with over 40 years of experience. The author and co-author of over 20 books, Christopher lectures on herbal medicine worldwide.

He has taught at numerous universities and medical schools, including Bastyr University and the National School of Naturopathic Medicine. He taught classes for over seven years at University of California, Berkeley, as a PhD graduate student in evolutionary biology, phylogenetics, plant chemistry, and ethnobotany, and also as a faculty lecturer. Christopher is currently teaching a fully accredited lab class in all aspects of herbal medicine at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Christopher Hobbs, PhD, LAc