SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2016 –  Clinical herbalist Justin Garner from Sweet Flag Medicinals Herbal Clinic & Apothecary in Brattleboro, VT, rejoins Becky on WKBK, this time for a lively discussion surrounding holistic approaches to opiate withdrawal – as Justin says,

“I think there are a lot of people who don’t know they can take opioid dependence into their own hands.”    


 Clinical herbalist Justin Garner from Sweet Flag Medicinals Herbal Clinic & Apothecary in Brattleboro, VT, rejoins Becky on WKBK, this time for a lively discussion surrounding

Holistic approaches to opiate withdrawal - as Justin says,

"I think there are a lot of people who don't know they can take opioid dependence into their own hands."


Included in the discussion but not limited to:


Becky says, Nourish your ENDOCANNABINOID system - "endo" means you make these yourself - healthy human breast milk is sky-high rich with cannabis! - but you might not be making enough yourself, in which case God gave us plant sources to fill in the gaps:

Functional Interaction between Opioid and Cannabidiol Receptors in Drug Self-Administration  - The Journal of Neuroscience

Cannabis Use Reduced Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms - Thomas Jefferson University Study 

Why Cannabis is the Future of Medicine

Marijuana's History:  How One Plant Spread Throughout the World


MILKY OAT SEED - Avena sativa


How to Quit Heroin and Opiate Drugs with Kratom


Then, call in with a health issue you are curious about! Justin and Becky will each take a "stab" at it panel-discussion style.  

We also thought it might be fun to explore further last Saturday's subject SEX - and the widespread hormonal health problems affecting not only our ZEST but our overall HEALTH.

Today, in the “SPOTLIGHT!”   


The oh-so-often prescribed PPI's - can these popular purple pills actually cause autoimmune illness??

CASE REPORT:  Client with long-term acid reflux problems prescribed proton-pump inhibitor OMEPRAZOLE develops mysterious rash.

“You may choose to look the other way, but you can never say again that you did not know.”
— William Wilberforce