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Author: Diana Krach

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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.
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In this episode, host Diana Krach is joined by Dr. Rob Silver, DVM, MS, the Chief Veterinary Officer of Real Mushrooms. Dr. Silver shares his fascinating journey from traditional veterinary practice to becoming a leading advocate for herbal and nutraceutical medicines in pet care. Dr. Silver also recounts how his initial frustration with conventional treatments led him to exploring the health benefits of mushrooms such as lion's mane and oyster mushrooms for dogs.    
In this episode, host Diana Krach talks to Diana Stafford, the founder of Mota Magick. They discuss how cultural heritage influences wellness and healing practices. Diana Stafford shares her journey of reconnecting with her Guatemalan roots and the wisdom of her Mayan ancestors. Through a transformative trip to the Yucatan Peninsula, she discovers the profound role of spirituality and traditional rituals in addressing both physical and emotional health.  This reconnection with her heritage shaped her understanding and practice of plant medicine, highlighting the role of cultural heritage in healing and self-discovery. The conversation moves to the growing trend towards natural wellness and plant-based skincare. (00:24) Cultural Roots and Plant Medicine Influence (15:37) Natural Wellness and Plant Medicine Impact (23:22) Ancestral Connection in Cannabis Brand   This episode is edited and produced by Your Highness Media. 
In this episode, Diana is joined by Seraphina Capranos, a certified herbalist and homeopath, to discuss holistic strategies for managing perimenopausal symptoms through herbal medicine. They discuss the benefits of herbs such as motherwort, wild yam, and vitex (chaste tree berry) for supporting liver function and soothing the nervous system, particularly in individuals experiencing stress and hormonal imbalances.  Seraphina explains the antispasmodic and liver-supporting properties of wild yam and addresses common misconceptions about its hormonal effects. The episode also explores mood swings related to hormonal changes, recommending herbs like lemon balm for anxiety and cinnamon and hawthorn for depression.  (00:23) Exploring Plant Medicine for Perimenopause (07:17) Using Plant Medicine in Perimenopause (15:57) Phytoestrogens and Hormonal Health (26:56) Herbal Medicine for Women's Health (35:17) Herbal Medicine Alchemy Online Course   This episode is sponsored by Mitragaia.com, a leading online kratom supplier. Use code Plantpod for 10% your next purchase. Edited and produced by Your Highness Media. 
In this second part of a two-part episode, Diana Krach is joined by Holly Hillyer, the creative force behind Utokia Herbs. The episode delves into Holly's unique approach to combining playfulness with the serious business of plant medicine. She discusses the challenges of cannabis cultivation and marketing and describes her innovative concept of creating trading cards for each cannabis strain, inspired by games like Pokémon and Magic: The Gathering.  (00:57 - 01:33) Plant Grower's Commitment to Work (10:44 - 12:17) Excitement Over Catnip Toys (17:06 - 18:29) Oregon Farm THC and CBD Products Subscribe to our Substack!   This episode is sponsored by Mitragaia.com, a leading online kratom supplier. Use code Plantpod for 10% your next purchase. Edited and produced by Your Highness Media.
This is part one of a two-part episode. Holly Hillyer of Utokia Herb Co shares her transformative journey from relying on prescription pills to embracing plant-based healing through cannabis. Following a severe horse-riding accident that left her with nerve damage and an addiction to painkillers, Holly discovered the therapeutic benefits of cannabis edibles, which played a crucial role in her recovery. The episode delves into the evolution of her family's clandestine cannabis operation to a legal business in Oregon, detailing the challenges they faced amid changing state regulations and the shift from medical to recreational focus in the industry.   Holly discusses the stigmatization of cannabis as a pain relief option, its complex history, and the pressing need for advocacy to improve access to this form of treatment. The conversation also touches on the potential benefits of other natural remedies like lion's mane mushrooms. The episode concludes with Holly's insights into the hemp industry and her aspirations for helping people manage various health conditions through natural alternatives.    This episode is sponsored by Mitragaia.com, a leading online kratom supplier. Use code Plantpod for 10% your next purchase. Edited and produced by Your Highness Media.
In this episode, Diana is joined by Mallory O'Connor of Normal Moms Club, who discusses strategies for engaging in honest conversations with children about drugs. She shares insights on how to provide age-appropriate education and emphasizes the need for knowledge over fear or misinformation. Diana and Mallory also talk about the shift from programs like DARE, the importance of transparency regarding cannabis use, and personal experiences with educating kids about Narcan and opiates. They also touch upon the historical context of "Reefer Madness" and its relevance today. The episode concludes with a mention of the Normal Moms Club, a community that offers support to mothers on these topics.   This episode is sponsored by Mitragaia.com, a leading online kratom supplier. Use code Plantpod for 10% your next purchase. Edited and produced by Your Highness Media.
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. Seraphina and Diana discuss the importance of focusing on a few herbs deeply rather than many superficially and the transformative nature of engaging with herbal wisdom. The episode encourages listeners to explore the offerings on Serafina's website for a journey into herbalism. (00:23) Exploring Plant Medicine and Herbal Healing (11:21) Exploring Herbalism and Mythology for Healing (21:06) Herbal Medicine Program Offerings   This episode is sponsored by Mitragaia.com, a leading online kratom supplier. Use code Plantpod for 10% your next purchase. Edited and produced by Your Highness Media.
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 the episode, the focus is placed on the importance of education, open dialogue, and setting boundaries within the household to create a safe space for children to ask questions and learn about CBD.    This episode is sponsored by Mitragaia.com, a leading online kratom supplier. Use code Plantpod for 10% your next purchase. Edited and produced by Your Highness Media.
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.  Use code Plantpod for 10% off your next purchase of Mitragaia.com This episode is sponsored by Mitragaia.com, a leading online kratom supplier. Use code Plantpod for 10% your next purchase. Edited and produced by Your Highness Media.
(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 of trust and safety in the realm of plant medicine products. The discussion shifts towards the larger conversation about substance use, recovery, and the various paths to achieving a better quality of life, challenging the traditional views on success and abstinence in the process of healing. This episode is sponsored by Mitragaia.com, a leading online kratom supplier. Use code Plantpod for 10% your next purchase. Edited and produced by Your Highness Media.
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 Child Protective Services' official policies and the challenges real people face. Hear how the Normal Mom's Club offers support and guidance to parents, advocating for responsible education about cannabis and fostering a sense of community through open dialogue. (00:24) Navigating Public Perceptions of Cannabis (12:02) Challenges of Normalizing Cannabis Use (18:56) Advice for Cannabis Consuming Parents (22:48) Supporting Normal Mom's Club   This episode is sponsored by Mitragaia.com, a leading online kratom supplier. Use code Plantpod for 10% your next purchase. Edited and produced by Your Highness Media.
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 for Cats and Dogs (21:10 - 22:21) Conflicting Dosage Labels for Pets Use code Yourhighness for 10% off Treatibles Use code  Plantpod for 10% off Mitragaia   This episode is sponsored by Mitragaia.com, a leading online kratom supplier. Use code Plantpod for 10% your next purchase. Edited and produced by Your Highness Media.
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 Education Important links: Leslie Draffin Maggie Wilson Mitragaia  (use code Plantpod for 10% off) The Healing Rose (use code Highness  for 15% off) This episode is sponsored by Mitragaia.com, a leading online kratom supplier. Use code Plantpod for 10% your next purchase. Edited and produced by Your Highness Media.
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 support for women dealing with sexual health issues, emphasizing the importance of community support and integration therapy in the healing journey. Important links: Mitragaia (get 10% off using code plantpod) The Psilocybin Handbook for Women This episode is sponsored by Mitragaia.com, a leading online kratom supplier. Use code Plantpod for 10% your next purchase. Edited and produced by Your Highness Media.
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 (27:43 - 30:12) Importance of Mycology in Everyday Life   This episode is sponsored by Mitragaia.com, a leading online kratom supplier. Use code Plantpod for 10% your next purchase. Edited and produced by Your Highness Media.
Diana is joined by Leslie Draffin, a menstrual cycle coach and psychedelic guide, who discusses her journey of using psilocybin, a naturally occurring psychedelic compound, for managing menstrual symptoms. Draffin shares how she defied societal stigmas around menstruation and began to celebrate this natural process instead of suppressing it. She discusses how paying attention to our cycles and engaging with our sensual sides can help us transform our relationship with menstruation.   Draffin also offers a fresh perspective on how we view and manage menstrual health. She shares her personal experience and insights into the potential benefits of psilocybin, the importance of managing expectations, and the necessity of cycle planning and tracking. She also discusses how this journey helped her connect with her femininity and navigate cycle challenges.   The episode also explores the societal stigmatization of menstruation and encourages listeners to honor their bodies during their period by resting and paying attention to the color and consistency of their blood. Draffin emphasizes the importance of finding pleasure in everyday activities and offers suggestions for starting to connect with menstruation in a positive way. Important links: The Light Within Mitragaia.com - listeners can get 10% off using code PLANTPOD This episode is sponsored by Mitragaia.com, a leading online kratom supplier. Use code Plantpod for 10% your next purchase. Edited and produced by Your Highness Media.
Join us on this journey as we navigate the intersections of plant medicine and fitness with our esteemed guest, Dr. Darian Parker, also fondly known as Dr. D. Together, we explore the benefits of spirulina and cordyceps, potent plant-based supplements that can potentially enhance athletic performance. Dr. D emphasizes the importance of sleep as a critical aspect of recovery, and we discuss how natural remedies like smoothies can aid in this process. However, he cautions that the search for supplementation should not precede the mastery of basic recovery practices. As the conversation unfolds, we also look at the growing interest in functional mushrooms such as cordyceps and spirulina, and how the term 'magic mushrooms' is increasingly used to describe their effects. We address the potential benefits of using cannabis before a workout, with Dr D suggesting it could enhance focus and concentration. Beyond plant medicine, we also explore other fascinating topics ranging from UFOs and psychedelics to poetry.    (00:23) Plant Medicine in Fitness Exploration   I mention how I use spirulina and cordyceps to supplement my routine, and how research has shown that they can act as ergogenic aids to help enhance athletic performance. Dr D talks about how the best supplement for performance and recovery is actually sleep, and that often people look for supplementation before improving the basics of recovery. We also discuss how natural remedies, like smoothies, can be beneficial for aiding in recovery, and how sedatives do not contribute to deep sleep.   (10:30) Functional Mushrooms and Plant Medicine Power   We discuss the use of functional mushrooms, such as cordyceps and spirulina, as ergogenic aids to enhance physical wellness. We examine how terminology such as 'magic mushrooms' is being used to describe their effects, and how the placebo effect can be just as powerful for those who believe in the effects of the plant medicine. We also look at the use of cannabis before a workout, and how it can help with focus and concentration.   (23:11) Exploring UFOs, Psychedelics, and Poetry   We explore various topics, from UFOs and psychedelics to poetry. We look forward to hearing from a guest whose book was written by the Dalai Lama. We also discuss the production of the podcast and our sponsors, and encourage listeners to subscribe and rate our podcast.   Listeners can get 10% off using code PlantPod at mitragaia.com This episode is sponsored by Mitragaia.com, a leading online kratom supplier. Use code Plantpod for 10% your next purchase. Edited and produced by Your Highness Media.
Do you often find your mind wandering to the realm of fungi, pondering on their healing powers? Our latest episode featuring Charlotte Cruze from Alice Mushrooms will definitely pique your interest. Charlotte takes us deep into the world of plant medicine, unraveling the mysteries of Cordyceps and Lion's Mane mushrooms and their supercharged potential for healing. But that's not all; she spills the beans on why these unique fungi are the star ingredients in the Brainstorm Chocolate, a delectable treat designed to energize your mind and sharpen your focus.  Next, we have Amy Donohue, a seasoned cultivator of mushrooms, who enlightens us on the transformative journey she embarked on, leading to the discovery of the medical benefits of Reishi mushrooms. From regulating blood pressure to aiding in liver health and even assisting in the recovery from COVID-19, the Reishi mushroom proves to be a treasure trove of wellness. Delving into the world of ancient Chinese and Japanese medicine, Amy discusses how different colors of Rishi mushrooms correspond to various parts of the body, making this more than just an intriguing listen. (00:48 - 04:20) Plant Medicine and Educating on Mushrooms (09:19 - 10:38) Making Functional Mushrooms Delicious and Indulgent (14:02 - 15:08) Supporting Alice Mushrooms and Spreading Awareness (24:01 - 24:59) Growing Mushrooms at Home (29:02 - 30:25) Understanding the Importance of Proper Dosage Important links: Listeners can get 10% off their next purchase of Mitragaia.com using the code Plantpod
In this episode, host Diana Krach welcomes Jen Canapp from Manna Life Health and Wellness, a certified medical cannabis card provider in Maryland. They discuss how Jen got involved in the cannabis scene, her background in integrative medicine, and the importance of open communication with healthcare providers about cannabis use. They address the stigma surrounding medical cannabis and the need for patients to be honest with their healthcare providers. Jen also talks about the various services offered at Manna Life Health and Wellness.  Listeners can get 10% off a future order from our sponsor, Mitragaia.com. 
The dandelion plant has many excellent benefits, and holistic nurse Shonda Broom joins Diana to discuss how the "weed" can enhance a wellness plan. This short but informative episode is all about this excellent tool found in backyards and landscapes all over.  Listeners can get 10% off their next order when they visit Mitragaia.com.
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