Herbs and Nutrition
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: Juliana
Posted on: July 9, 2001

I am developing a new career path in nutrition, but with a hands-on approach. I plan to build a practice that not only educates people about alternative foods, but also I am planing to teach patients to cook healthy, yet, tasty meals too. I am very interested in herbs for both their culinary, and medicinal uses. I want to incorporate the use of herbs in my practice. I have gone on your web site before, and because of a suggestion you gave to another interested person, I was able to find an excellent nutrition program at Bastyr University. I am looking for some books that I could read to help me further understand herbs. Also, do you have any suggestions on classes I could take, or another school that has a herbology program. As of now, Bastyr only offers a bachelors degree program. The entire subject is very new to me. I am learning a lot by just, asking lots of questions.

David Hoffman’s "The New Holistic Herbal" (Element Publisher, Rockport, Massachusetts) is an excellent book that describes the holistic practice of herbal medicine. This is a good book both for the beginning herbal enthusiast and as a reference for the experienced herbalist.

"The Healing Herbs Cookbook" by Pat Crocker (publisher Robert Rose), describes and uses a holistic approach for using herbs in cooking. "The Juicing Bible" by Pat Crocker and Susan Eagles (Robert Rose publisher) lists herbs and food that are useful in various health conditions, as well as listing recipes for juices, smoothies and teas that use healing herbs for general health and for specific health conditions.

Herbal training courses are listed on our website, www.richters.com. Select Q&A from the main menu, then look for the item "Herbal Training".

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