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WIN011 – Botany, nutrition and more with Richard Mandelbaum

​​​"​Diet and food choices are something people get ​overly dogmatic and judgemental about. When it comes to food people think that one size fits all. ​The pendulum is always at an extreme when it comes to ​food. ​​We know that herbs need to be individualized in people. I hope that we will start approaching diet the way we approach herbs." ​​​Richard Mandelbaum


In addition to seeing clients and practicing herbal medicine since 1997, Richard Mandelbaum teaches classes in clinical herbal medicine, medicine making, and ​ botany, wild edible plants and mushrooms.  

He is a founding partner, director, and ​faculty at the ArborVitae School of Traditional Herbalism, David Winston’s Center for Herbal Studies and the Tristate College of Acupuncture.

Richard has been an avid student of our native flora for over twenty five years.  In his herbal practice Richard blends use of our native medicinal plants with Chinese and Western herbal traditions.

He is a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild. Richard is active in issues related to fair trade, sustainability, and social justice.  

​During our conversation you'll learn:

  1. ​about Richard's journey ​in herbal medicine​
  2. ​Richard's recommendations of where to start your own education in ​​herbs and botany ​
  3. Richard's incredibly wise and balance take on nutrition, and why gut health and digestion along with sleep are the core of health
  4. how Richard teaches his students and patients to evaluate herbal products ​on the market
  5. some of Richard's favorite resources for understanding plants around you


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About the Author Lana Camiel

I'm a college professor, drug information pharmacist and herbalist. I teach young professionals and students how to be less stressed and more focused with the right herbs and food.

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