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Herbs for the Nervous System

February 13 at 11:00 am - 12:00 PM
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February 13 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Start your own journey to learning more about herbs for wellbeing with this two-part series, presented by Julie Ward.

With a bigger focus on preventative health over the past several years, people are looking for easy, everyday ways to fight off viruses, ailments and aches and pains. One of the most affordable and simple ways to boost your health is through herbs. These days, even major scientific universities, such as the University of Rochester Medical Center, tout the many benefits of herbs for wellbeing.

Start your own journey to learning more about herbs for wellbeing with this two-part series, presented by certified ACE Health Coach and herbalist Julie Ward. In part 1, Julie will cover Herbs for the Nervous System.

Let’s face it, every now and then we get a little stressed. OK, sometimes, maybe really, really stressed. In addition to our regular coping strategies such as yoga, exercise, meditation and mindfulness, there are plants called nervines that can help support our nervous system through challenging times. Nervines are herbs that influence our nervous system, with some research showing they can help to restore, balance, and strengthen our nervous system.

There are different classes of herbs, including: tonic nervines, which can be taken daily; calming nervines for immediate support; sedative nervines to help with rest and sleep; and stimulating nervines to help restore and boost. In this class, Julie will reveal more about the science behind nervines and discuss tonic and calming nervines designed to soothe, support and strengthen our nervous system in everyday life.

Want to learn more? Click here for details on Part 2: Herbs for Muscle Recovery and Relief.

Program note: This is an informational, not prescriptive class. Please speak with your physician or a trained herbalist before you add herbs to your wellness regimens.

This program is presented by Julie Ward and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.

About the Presenter:  

Julie Ward invites audiences to approach health differently. Her presentations merge the power of plant-based nutrition, the spirituality of food, and her own relatable stories. As a 100% plant-based, certified ACE health coach, Julie’s passion for plants enlivens her presentations. Her wealth of firsthand experience makes her presentations personal and inspiring. As an international health speaker who overcame her own digestive issues and depression using food as medicine, Julie gives hope to those facing chronic health challenges. Educating audiences and clients about how we can nurture our digestive systems stands at the forefront of her work.

Emphasizing the interconnectedness of our health, Julie challenges audiences to connect their mental, physical and spiritual experiences. Her presentations provide participants with a foundation of understanding and knowledge that empowers listeners to make better health choices, connect with their food, boost energy, and improve mental clarity.

Julie holds a certificate in Plant–Based Nutrition from eCornell, a Masters in Public Policy from USC and a B.S. in Mathematics from Spelman College. She is also a Plant-Based Chef, certified ACE Health Coach, and an herbalist. To learn more about Julie Ward, please visit https://freshfoodalchemy.com/

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