What's going on at Herbalist & Alchemist?
Winter News    February 2020        Vol.11 No. 4
Mild Winter here in the Northeast. Barely a snowflake has fallen.   
Will March surprise us and come in like a Lion?                   
  • Product Update
  • Sustainability Initiatives
  • H&A In the News
  • Proud Sponsor of Para-Equestrian
  • David Winston's Students: Where Are They Now? 
    • Cynthia Lankenau, DVM RH(AHG)
  • Upcoming Events
  • And the Winners Are...
  • Herbal Jeopardy Contest
  • 2020 Herbal Salon Schedule
  • Monthly Specials-Check them Out!
  • Herbalist Training Program Information
Product Update
 
By popular demand...
Blueberry Solid Extract™ will be going to 6 oz. size only   
Get your 3oz. size while still available 
 
Our customers love it, but in case you have not used this top selling, very effective delivery form for concentrated nutrients, what are you waiting for?
 
Solid Extracts are a jam-like paste that can be eaten...
 
  • Straight from a spoon,  
  • Spread on toast or crackers, 
  • Mixed in hot water or tea 
Ideal for people who prefer food-based form supplementation or have trouble with pills.
An excellent form of supplementation for children because it tastes so good.  
 
Blueberries are known for their high antioxidant levels.  
Numerous studies indicate they also strengthen and protect the eyes, enhance cerebral circulation and help prevent adhesion of bacteria in the GI Tract.
Sustainability Initiatives
 
We've been focused upon sustainability since the company started,
and are continually finding ways to do more 
 
B Corp Logo
As part of our B Corp Certification  we   
  • Create an annual Sustainability Report
  • Signed up for the Climate Collaborative program
We continue our robust general practices, but are excited about putting a more formal bench-marking program in place.
                                        
Look for more about our involvement with the Climate Collaborative,
a group of manufacturers, retailers, distributors, brokers, suppliers and other concerned businesses from the natural foods industry working together to take bold action to reverse climate change.We've made commitments to reduce our impact in agriculture and packaging.
 
We will be recognized along with others at Climate Day 2020 Expo West 
 
Recycling can be a challenge
Municipal recycling programs limit what they accept. Incorporating TerraCycle, we now recycle hairnets, tape dispensers, plastic film, pens, electronics, plastic packing straps, white Styrofoam, and many other things that would otherwise be landfilled.
H&A in the News!          
 
 
Whole Foods magazine interviewed David Winston
for an d article teaching retailers about Adaptogens
 
 
Vitamin Retailer interviewed CEO Beth Lambert about the Botanical Boom
Proud Sponsor of Para-Equestrian    

We are so very proud to sponsor para-equestrian athlete   
Alanna Flax-Clark on her journey.
 
We wish Alanna all the best in her quest to go to the 2020 Para Olympics.  
 
David Winston's Students:  
Where Are They Now?  
 

We love to interview David Winston's s tudents to find out what motivated them to study herbal medicine and how they ar e usin g their training.
 
Cynthia Lankenau DVM RH(AHG) is a veterinarian who is also certified in Veterinary Acupuncture and Chiropractic, and on top of that, has extensive herbal medicine training. She has generously shared several fascinating case studies with us. We hope you enjoy her interview as much as we have.
Upcoming Events!  

This year, we chose to exhibit at some regional trade shows such as 
SOHO EXPO rather than at the somewhat overwhelming Expo West. But we are sponsoring the Herb Walk and we will be attending many events and visiting with friends and colleagues. 
 
March 4     
Expo West Herb Walk
Expo Herb Walk
We're once again sponsoring the AHPA-ABC-AHP Herb Walk. Join  renowned herbalists on March 4th to lead participants through the Fullerton Arboretum's 26-acre botanical garden.  
  • Hop on the bus and join a faculty of renowned herbalists.
  • Learn about culinary & medicinal herbs and their traditional uses from the arboretum's permanent collection of more than 4,000 plant species from around the world.
  • Advance registration is required, and the cost is $75. It's always a wonderful time.
Sign up using "Add à La Carte Options" link when you register for Expo West... 
 
March 27-29 
Southwest Conference on Botanical Medicine, Tempe, AZ  
David Winston, RH(AHG) , will be teaching classes on  
  • Herbal and Nutritional Therapies for Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat (EENT) Conditions
  • Herbal/Nutritional Treatment of Kidney Stones
  • Let Your Food be Your Medicine: Medicinal Uses of Common Foods
Other incredible teachers include: Sam Coffman, Tori Hudson, ND, Eric Yarnell, ND, Kenneth Proefrock, ND, and Phyllis Hogan. CE credits for health professionals.
And the Winners Are...   
 
Bobbi Elliott of Healthy by Nature   
SOHO Expo Build Your Herbal Library Basket
 
Dr. Sue Massie, ND   
NJ Naturopathic Conference Build Your Herbal Library Basket
 
Congratulations to All!  
David Winston's Herbal Jeopardy-Winter Edition Contest    

Answer correctly & you will be entered into a drawing to win a H&A "Coupon" worth $50.00 towards future purchases of our quality products.   
Our Autumn Contest Winner was Donna Brown, but Congrats to all who answered  Linden Flower, botanical name "Tilia platyphylios " .
David Winston's Herbal Salon 2020 Schedule*    

Haven't attended David's free Herbal Salons? You are missing a unique educational opportunity.  
  • Open to Herbalist & Alchemist wholesale accounts
  • Online once a month on Wednesdays at Noon Eastern time
  • If you are a practitioner or health food store employee and wish to receive an invitation, please email karen@herbalist-alchemist.com
March 11 - Kidney Health
April 1 - Lymphatic Herbs
May 6 - Menstrual, PMS Issues  
June 3 - Intestinal Health/Parasites
July 1 - New Uses for Well Known Herbs
August 5 - Mental/Brain Health
September 2 - Liver Health
October 7 - Eye/Ear/Nose/Throat
November 4 - Digestive Health/Absorption
December 2 - Sleep/Insomnia
 
*Dates and Topics are subject to change  
Center For Herbal Studies
Eager to expand your herbal medicine knowledge?  Next class starts in 2020... 
       
The Herbalist Training Program meets every Tuesday evening either onsite or online.  
 
Thinking about enrolling in the September 2020 class?  You can attend the two-year course in person or online. David's past students use their training in a variety of ways: clinical work, research, hospital care, product manufacturing, retailing and educating.    
Use the button above to find more information or see where else David is teaching on his Center for Herbal Studies website
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