Yarrow Willard is a Clinical/Master Herbalist and co-visionary of the Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary. Raised by herbalist parents, he has been immersed in the world of plant medicine since before he was born and is continually updating his knowledge with the growing edge science of re-claiming wellness. Yarrow shares health empowering practices and teachings through advanced nutrition and cultivating a deeper connection with the natural world.
Today’s interview features Shane Tyler Milson of Black Magic Alchemy, a company and philosophy inspired by Shane’s love of foraging mushrooms. Black Magic Alchemy’s premier product is a Chaga mushroom-based Rootbeer Elixir, and all of the Chaga used to create this magical elixir is wild harvested deep in Canadian forests by Shane and his crew. Chaga mushrooms are typically found growing on birch trees and contain powerful immune boosting health benefits. We enthusiastically discuss Chaga and Reishi mushrooms and discuss at length the many reasons one should consider adding them to their diet. We also discuss modern Shamanism and its re-emergence into our daily lives. This interview was magical and inspired from start to finish.
“We sustainably hunt our own wild rare mature Chaga mushrooms in pristine Canadian forests, blessing every birch tree before harvest & taking only a small portion of the mushroom to protect the life force energy of the tree, mushroom and forest.” ~ Shane Tyler Milson
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Today, Malcolm Saunders is joining us to discuss how to recreate your relationship to food. Malcolm is a passionate educator in the field of health and nutrition and an intuitive chef who enjoys teaching others how to make their own energizing and healing superfoods.
Malcolm has created events and shared the stage with world-renown speakers including David Wolfe and Daniel Vitalis, and is the visionary founder behind The Light Cellar, a health food store and community teaching kitchen located in Alberta, Canada.
Today with so many divergent diets, clashing opinions and research being touted – everything from Vegan to Paleo to Ketogenic – many people are left confused as to what exactly to eat for optimal health.
Malcolm brings what he calls a “Food Scope” approach to intuitive eating, and also discusses some of the optimal superfoods, such as chocolate and medicinal mushrooms, to consider adding to our diets.
We’ll also discuss the importance of gut health in building a strong immune system and healthy brain function.
You can find our more about Malcolm’s approach to health at his website, MalcolmSaunders.com. There, you’ll find an array of topics such Intuitive Eating, Wild Harvesting, and Fermentation. The website of his health food store, The Light Cellar contains a wealth of educational videos, as well as information on his upcoming workshops.