Medicinal Herbalism with Sheri Martin, Each class will focus on a different topic, herb or area of focus.
I. Introduction of Sheri Martin
II. The Politics of Natural Medicine
III. The Four “Bad Guys”
IV. 5 Natural Remedies in Every Home
V. Herbal Rx
Sheri Martin Bio
Sheri Martin has been a life and health insurance agent for the past twenty five years. During the course of her insurance career she witnessed the breakdown of our healthcare
system. When she resolved some of her own health problems with herbal medicine after treatment in our allopathic system failed, she embarked on a course of study in natural medicine. She is now dedicated to bringing information on supporting the body naturally to the public.
The body is an amazing machine with innate healing wisdom. Given the right nutrition,
elimination of toxins, stress reduction and appropriate natural support when warranted, the body will heal itself. When the body falls out of homeostasis the immune system weakens making it vulnerable to the ravages of disease.
Our present farming practices with their use of pesticides, antibiotics and hormones, have taken a toll on our health. In spite of technology, our lives have become ever more stressful. Our current allopathic model of healthcare has encouraged overuse and has compromised our natural state of wellness! And the system has little incentive to change. Disease is, after all, BIG BUSINESS! While this is profitable for our healthcare industry, we are becoming sicker, being prescribed one prescription after another, many times to control the symptoms generated by previous prescriptions.
We believe there is a place for allopathic medicine – we just believe that it should be used as a course of last resort, not a first line of defense! In that way we preserve the natural healing ability of our body and save the “Big Medicine” for the “Big Crisis”!
“The FDA protects the big drug companies, and is subsequently rewarded, and using the government’s police powers, they attack those who threaten the big drug companies. People think that the FDA is protecting them. It isn’t. What the FDA is doing, and what the public thinks it is doing are as different as night and day.” – Dr. Herbert Ley, Former Commissioner of the U.S. F.D.A.