From the Wildflower School of Botanical Medicine:
What is our herbal response to environmental impacts on our bodies? Always consider your genes, environment & the power of what goes into your mouth.
Genetics, and specifically a lack of intrinsic factor, as well as exposure to environmental chemicals are important factors in determining whether the body manifests disease or imbalance in the reproductive organs, fertility and infant health. We will look at how both of these factors impact fertility issues and infant health as well as discuss indications and patterns of imbalance to look for in the body. We will discuss herbs and diet changes that can positively affect and reverse these imbalances. We will also wonder, based on the patterns that I have observed over decades of working with clients, whether exposure to environmental chemicals is altering our gene expression and affecting our ancestral lines.
Pathogenetics, genetics and symptoms of the impact of a lack of intrinsic factor
Environmental Impacts on Fertility and Reproductive Health
Fertilizers and Pesticides Found in Water, soil and air
The Neuro-endocrine & Endocannabinoid Connections to Fertility
Herbal allies will be awakened
The Extracellular Matrix and it’s importance
Visual indicators will be shared throughout
Info: At Big Moon Bee Farm. Cost is $65. Register here.
About the Teacher
Margi Flint practices in the seacoast town of Marblehead, Massachusetts and over the past forty years has become their “village herbalist.” Margi has been Adjunct Professor at North Shore Community College, The Tufts University School of Medicine and currently at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Pacific Rim College in British Columbia. She lectures in Canada, Europe and the States (so far). Home is feeling comfy, the gardens are beautiful.
Margi has been working with people and herbs since she began her herbal studies in 1974. Her clinical practice evolved through continued study with admired herbalists. Influential herbalists have been Rosemary Gladstar, David Winston, Matthew Wood, Christopher Hobbs, Kate Gilday, Donald Yance, Mindy Green, Chancel Chabrera, Annie McIntyre, Jeffrey Bland, the late great William LeSassier, David Crow, Karyn Sanders and many more.
This blend of teachers created a truly American-mongrel-Practitioner. A little Ayerveda, some Chinese, lots of Aromatherapy, Native American with some science and a heavy dose of Folk. Throw in years of studying supplements, their quality, best combinations, and time of day to consume. Add to that twenty years of attending births as a labor coach and herbalist, as well as raising four kids who have grown into wonderful adults.
“We teach through the filter of our experience,” states Margi, and what a varied and powerful experience these teachers and clients have built into her filter!
Margi Flint B. Sc., is a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild~ Herbal Mentor, An Adjunct Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine since 1994, North Shore Community College since 2003 and Mass College of Pharmacy for their Masters program. She lectures at herbal symposiums as well as medical institutions around the States and lectures internationally. Many area doctors refer clients to the office. Her classes at Earthsong Herbals range from beginner programs to advanced herb and practitioner classes. She oversees two Practitioners Circles, one in Marblehead and one in Newport Rhode Island at Kay Parent’s clinic.
More? She continues to practice as a certified Polarity and Reiki Therapist and attends births on occasion. “I just love the human body!”
Margi can reliably be found every morning at the local coffee shop. She is an active, vocal, voting member of her community. Life is busy and full of change!
Alongside Margi you will often find a talented visiting herbalist or intern.