Getting Personal with Plant Medicine

10 Episodes

By: Diana Krach

Whether you're just starting to explore the potential of plants or are a seasoned alternative healing expert, our show invites you to unwind, learn, and discover the remarkable healing power that nature's botanical treasures offer.

Rooted in Tradition: The Synergy of Herbal Healing and Mythology
Last Wednesday at 6:31 PM

Seraphina Capranos, a registered homeopath and herbalist, joins Diana to talk about the world of plant medicine and the interplay with mythology. Seraphina shares her personal journey and the deep roots of herbal healing in human tradition. She also discusses the benefits of specific herbs like black cohosh and motherwort, providing insights into their healing properties. The episode further introduces Serafina's program "From the Wild Edge," co-created with Dr. Carly DeNoon, which combines ancient myths with modern science for women's holistic healing. 

Additionally, the "Alchemy of Herbal Medicine" is highlighted as a self-paced program for aspiring herbalists. S...

Series: Talking to Kids About CBD

In the latest episode in our series: Talking to Kids, Diana sits down with Sysamone from Savanh Wellness and her daughter Riley to discuss the complexities of talking to children about CBD. As CBD becomes more mainstream, there is an increased need for clear and informed conversations with children. 

Sysamone brings her unique perspective as both a parent and a professional in the CBD industry to offer insights into how to differentiate between CBD and THC, as well as hemp-derived and marijuana-derived products. And Riley brings a younger perspective about how CBD is discussed with kids. Throughout t...

Minisode: The Versatility of Vervain

In our latest minisode, we're shining a spotlight on the multifaceted herb vervain. Known for its popularity in witchcraft and metaphysics, vervain's friendly nature sets it apart from its more volatile botanical counterparts. Discover the myriad of ways this powerful plant is used in magical rituals, from creating love potions to turning bad luck into the best luck, and even transforming foes into friends.  Whether it's soothing digestive troubles, easing nervous tension, or mitigating symptoms of chronic illnesses, this versatile herb has a remedy for many health concerns. 

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From Addiction to Advocacy: Peter Perkins’ Journey to Recovery and the Quest for Kratom Legitimization

In this revealing episode, Peter Perkins, CEO of Golden Grove, shares his personal battle with substance abuse disorder and his path to recovery. Perkins discusses his previous addictions to substances like cocaine, alcohol, and opiates, and how pharmaceutical aids such as Suboxone and naltrexone, along with the support of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), played a role in his journey towards sobriety.

Perkins’ narrative takes an interesting turn with his introduction to kratom, spurred by a friend’s success in using the herb to manage chronic pain and opioid dependency. This leads to a broader conversation on kratom’s place...

From Addiction to Advocacy: Peter Perkins’ Journey to Recovery and the Quest for Kratom Legitimization

(00:24) Personal Journey With Plant Medicine

(07:15) Benefits and Proceeding with Caution 

(15:42) Innovative Kratom and Lion's Mane Beverage

(24:26) Corporate Values and Integrity in Business

(00:24) Personal Journey With Plant Medicine

Peter Perkins, CEO of Golden Grove joins Diana for an intimate conversation about his transformative experience with plant medicine. Peter candidly opens up about his past battles with substance abuse and how he found support in kratom, a natural aid that played a pivotal role in his recovery journey. They also discuss the critical efforts to ensure kratom's legality, emphasizing the significance o...

The Clash of Child Custody and Cannabis Consumption

Join us for a candid discussion with Mallory O'Connor from the Normal Moms Club, as she shares her journey navigating the social and legal hurdles of being a cannabis-consuming mother. Mallory recounts the harrowing experience of losing custody of her child and the stark realities of varying cannabis laws across states. Our conversation extends to the essential topic of educating children about cannabis safety, contrasting public perceptions with the often-overlooked dangers of common household items.

We also tackle the complexities parents face in normalizing cannabis use, especially in adult-use states. Mallory sheds light on the dissonance between...

Fur the Love of CBD: Healing Animals Through Plant Medicine

In this episode, Julianne Bryson and Diane Scott of Treatibles, share their personal experiences and expertise on the benefits of CBD for pet wellness. They delve into their company's journey from creating cannabis edibles for humans to pioneering CBD treatments specifically formulated for animals, emphasizing the remarkable improvements in pets with conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. The duo also discusses the science behind full-spectrum CBD and their dedication to educating pet owners about natural, healthful solutions for their furry companions.

(05:51 - 07:32) CBD Benefits for Rescue Pets

(09:26 - 11:05) Discovering True Dog Personalities

(16:42 - 18:18) CBD Products...

Series: Talking to Kids About Plant-Based Pathways to Menstrual Wellbeing

In the second episode of the "Talking to Kids" series, hosts Diana and Maggie delve into natural remedies and cyclical living for menstrual health, with guest expert Leslie Draffin. They share personal stories, debunk menstrual myths, and discuss how to empower young people to embrace their cycles with confidence, utilizing plant medicine and traditional wisdom.

(03:36 - 05:10) Changing the Conversation

(16:47 - 18:18) Teaching Children to Honor Femininity

(21:32 - 23:39) Separating Menstrual Health From Sex Education

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Leslie Draffin

Maggie Wilson

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Psilocybin and Sexual Health

Jennifer Chesak joins Diana to delve into the potential benefits of psilocybin for sexual health. They discuss how historical gender biases in medical research have led to a lack of treatments for AFAB-specific conditions and how women are turning to psychedelics for self-treatment. The conversation touches on the concept of ego death and oceanic boundlessness experienced during psilocybin use, which may enhance intimate partner communication and body image—two factors protective against female sexual dysfunction. While psilocybin isn't presented as an aphrodisiac or a cure-all, the episode suggests that both macro and microdoses of psilocybin could offer insights and su...

Series: Talking to Kids About Mushrooms and Foraging

In the debut episode of the "How to Talk to Kids" series, hosts Diana Krach and Maggie Wilson talk to Melany Kahn, the author of Mason Goes Mushrooming. They delve into mushroom foraging and mycophobia, offering strategies to make these concepts engaging and accessible for children. Kahn also shares unique ideas, such as creating art with non-edible mushrooms, overcoming texture issues while cooking, and keeping track of mushroom findings.

(01:15 - 02:21) Plant Medicine and Kids With Guests

(05:27 - 06:03) Understanding Mycophobia

(08:02 - 10:18) Understanding Spore Prints in Mycology

(17:35 - 18:40) Connecting Generations Through Mushroom Foraging<...