Herbal Educational Consultations

 

IMG_1518Do you live in the Johnson/Cedar country areas, close to or within Iowa City, and wish to consult an herbalist?

Deer Nation herbalist Adrian White is now happy to provide educational Herbal Consultations!  If you have been looking for an alternative, natural approach to improving wellness in your personal life- and you live in the Eastern Iowa/Iowa City area- Adrian White is a mobile herbalist, nutrition expert and professional health and wellness writer willing to come to your home, or rendezvous with you elsewhere for consultation.

See how plant therapy and nutrition can apply to your life style, struggles, and overall wellness situation.  Adrian is also happy to host you for consultations in a cozy, country herbal apothecary loft and consulting space near Tipton, Iowa.


IMG_0372Issues I’d be happy to walk-through and tackle with you:

  • Anxiety/Mild depression support
  • Female Health
  • Menstrual support
  • Fertility support
  • Enhancing Immune System Support
  • Digestive Issues/Nutrition
  • Thyroid Support
  • …and more!

The consultation stems from an herbalist-based practice, but it does not end there.  I may recommend an herb, blend of herbs, or even a variety of vegetables, fruits, and wild foods for you – but consultations may also involve methods of life-coaching and nutrition.

kalebowlGarden consulting can also be an educational part of my time with you, when the season is right.  I am an organic farmer/gardener of over 5 years,having been involved with local agricultural/farming community projects all around the country and here locally in Iowa (including Clinton Street Social Club, Echo Farm and CSA, and the Green Share CSA Coop).

Perhaps a certain vegetable or herb could be an integral part of improving wellness in your life.  I can then show a client how to grow certain vegetables or herbs, whether in their own backyards or their homes, to have access to it themselves and feel empowered in their own health.

paypal-deposit-buttonINITIAL CONSULTATION FEE: $50 per visit (products, recommendations, and other services may be extra).  Pay cash or online by clicking the link to the right.

Please contact me by emailing deernationherbs@gmail.com to schedule a consult.  Advice, help, suggestions, or ideas on how to improve your health are welcome.  I have been trained by two professional herbalists, in both traditional folk healing method and clinical herbalism, as well as studied deeply many subjects of conventional and holistic health together in my work as a freelance health writer and researcher.

*If these prices are too high, please, don’t be discouraged to reach out to me.  I will try to refer you or do for you what I can, with what you can offer.  Trades/Gifts/Donations accepted.  I will charge only on a sliding scale, sometimes on donation basis, and I would even be open to barter or trade for goods and services.

Some consults I will opt to be pro-bono, when I see fit.  Everyone deserves to be helped, and it should not be based on wealth.

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WHAT CAN HERBS DO?

IMG_1564To me, herbs are the pumped-up version of “eat your vegetables.”  Herbs are foods that we should consider implementing into our diets more and more, in order to help our bodies reach the equilibrium that they have lost- even if we can only incorporate them in small increments.

Perhaps they don’t taste like french fries or ribeye.  But some herbalists could argue that our intolerance of the “less easy” tastes of bitter herbs and vegetables is what has caused our falling from grace from good health, especially in the Western World.

Herbs are not medicines.  They can be called medicines, some support the healing process, and some have more dramatic effects than others.

My primary wish in becoming an herbalist comes from wanting to help people; but as herbalists, we cannot say or act in the place of doctors.  We cannot diagnose, prescribe, or cure.  But we can certainly help and work with people to better and improve health and wellness.

According to legalities and ways we view modern mainstream medicine, herbs simply cannot and do not fit with convention.  Herbs need their own category- not quite a medicine, not quite a supplement, and not quite a food.

In my practice, however, herbs are herbs.  The closest way to anything else in how they act on our bodies is much like a supplemented food, in a way.They are a wholesome, healthful, natural food that speeds up the body’s natural processes and urges it to be well and heal itself.  I know the herbs well, and I research voraciously wherever there are holes in my understanding.

I hope that one day herbs can be regulated completely different from food, supplements, AND medicine all together, but that is a story for another time.

Coupled with good, healthy choices, persistence, nutrition, and optimism, adding herbs into your life can slowly but surely change around some of the most stubborn, deeply-ingrained health imbalances in your life.  Even better, it can prevent the very worst that could happen- even if it is already set in motion- from happening.

IMG_0374Fascinatingly enough, many of our mainstay culinary herbs were once used as healing additions to our meals.  Rosemary, Thyme, and Ginger were not just for taste.  They had noticeable effects on the body too in positive ways, through actions and chemical constituents that are observed even today by both folk tradition and modern science.

As an herbalist (and not to mention: farmer, gardener, and aspiring nutritionist), one of my greatest passions and goals is to bring together the infinite possibilities and myriad choices you can have when you combine herbs with healing foods.  It’s easy…and you can find or integrate that kind of healing in practically every recipe.

With a client, I will sit down and listen to the issues on hand and try to find an herb, food, formula, plan, or other that will help enhance health in their situation.  Before the initial consult, you will be asked to fill out some information on your history.  It can be a bit like detective work, at first, until you find that perfect herb or herbal combination that fits.

The choices and wealth of food and herbal knowledge out there is extensive and overwhelming.  That’s what herbalists are for.  Starting off with a consultation, a little session with me could get the ball rolling on some both tasty and healthy ideas to boost your health- and the rest of the work and magic is completely up to you.

If you are seeking this kind of service in Iowa City, please feel free to contact me.  

*Contact me also for custom tincture/extract formulas, suited to your individual needs, if desired.

Email: Adrian White, deernationherbs@gmail.com

Soy yerbera disponsible por servicio en Iowa.   Se habla espanol.

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