Wondrous Roots Radio Notes - Justin Garner talks about Kratom - May 21, 2016



SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2016 – Clinical herbalist Justin Garner from Sweet Flag Medicinals Herbal Clinic & Apothecary in Brattleboro, VT, calls in to continue last week’s discussion on WKBK:

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.”

Today the subject is a wondrous plant known as KRATOM for easing opiate dependence.

THEN…  Nasty side effects and complications from acid reflux medications.

Good things to talk about – French’s mustard for leg cramps?   Finally, a caller asks about high triglycerides... 


!!!!!!!!!!!!  Ran out of time last week!   Top of the hour, Clinical Herbalist JUSTIN GARNER from Sweet Flag Medicinals Herbal Clinic & Apothecary  in Brattleboro, VT, calls in to finish up our discussion of last week, surrounding holistic approaches for opiate dependence. This time, Justin will tell us about a plant medicine known as KRATOM, which he tells me is the most exciting herbal medicine for this problem of epidemic proportion. 




Today, in the “SPOTLIGHT!”   - THE BAD!

 The oh-so-often prescribed PPI’scan these popular purple pills actually cause autoimmune illness??

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

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

Today, in the “SPOTLIGHT!” -  THE GOOD!  
A SPOONFUL OF MUSTARD MAKES THE LEG CRAMPS GO AWAY  - first heard about this from my Uncle "Spanky!"  


WHAT'S THE ROOT?   Do your detective work.  Look at all the branches, then figure out the ROOT.

"Nourish the roots, and the branches will flourish." - Rebecca Montrone  


Beginning next week - new weekly section - CASE REPORTS - many health problems, many health practitioners - where's the connection?

What's really at the ROOT?