105.Herb Lab – Digestive Health and the Microbiome with Yaakov Levine


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Digestive health is a favorite topic for herbalists. The path to good health begins right in our own microbiome. After an interview with Nutritional Health Coach, Yaakov Levine, Sue and Candace give their own perspective on supporting digestion with herbs and fermentation. Other herbalists have discussed gut health on Real Herbalism Radio. Sue and Candace bring together these thoughts from across the years to provide a more full picture of fermented food used as supplements.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Herbs we mentioned:


Yaakov Levine

Body into Balance by Maria Noel Groves

Alchemy of Herbs by Rosalee de la Foret

The Modern Herbal Dispensatory by Thomas Easely and Steven Horne

Chili Pepper: Naturally Hot Medicine by Candace Hunter and Sue Sierralupe

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Yaakov Levine

Yaakov Levine

After many years working in health care and in various capacities in the natural products industry Yaakov Levine, NTP, received his certification as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner in 2007 from the Nutritional Therapy Association. Yaakov has had his weekly “Nutritionally Speaking” column in a number of local weekly newspapers since 2007, and has had articles published in the Price-Pottenger Foundation Journal, in the Well Being Journal, and the NTA newsletter and Oregon Senior News. His feature and “In Health” articles have appeared in the quarterly Take Root-Willamette Valley magazine. Yaakov brings his passion for empowering others to find their own path towards optimum health to his writing, classes he teaches and his individual coaching sessions. When not working at Natural Grocers, Yaakov can be found biking, hiking and on leisurely walks out in nature.


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