Guido shares from his rich knowledge about history and science of ‘the forgotten flavor’ bitter, including significance to modern digestive health and eating concerns with a focus on sugar and carbohydrate cravings!
->The history of ‘Bitter’ and historical applications
->How an herbalist thinks about the use of bitters in modern times
->The concept of Bitter as a ‘forgotten flavor’ (and why it matters)
->How bitters are tasted or sensed (hint: it’s not just on the tongue)
->Impacts of bitter compounds on digestive physiology
->How exposure to bitter compounds can modulate the experience of craving and appetite
->Practical ideas for integrating bitter compounds to improve digestive and immune health
->Additional resources for reading & learning
The Wild Medicine Solution: www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-wild-me…se/1114036215
DIY Bitters: books.google.com/books/about/DIY_…?id=ZgyQDAAAQBAJ
Urban Moonshine: www.urbanmoonshine.com/
Blessed Bitters: www.herbcraft.org/bitters.pdf
Bitters: Time for a New Paradigm (J. Whitehouse): www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2015/670504/
Plants for Human Health Institute: plantsforhumanhealth.ncsu.edu/people/sla…marnytsky/
Additional Link: info.mountainroseherbs.com/free-herbal…t-fall-2016
About My Guest
Guido is a clinical herbalist, herbal educator, and garden steward specializing in holistic Western herbalism, though his approach is eclectic and draws upon many influences. He spent his childhood in Italy, in the central Alps and in a Renaissance town called Ferrara. After traveling the United States, he settled into Vermont where he has been living since 1996.
He is a founder, faculty member and clinical supervisor at the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, a non-profit herbal medicine clinic and school that provides comprehensive services focused on whole plants and whole foods. He serves as chief herbalist for the Urban Moonshine Natural Products Company, where he works on research, development and quality control for an all-organic whole-plant tincture line, offers education in herbal medicine, and houses his clinical practice. He participates in herbal education at the University of Vermont, and is the author of The Wild Medicine Solution: Healing with Aromatic, Bitter and Tonic Plants (Healing Arts Press, 2013).
His experience also includes working on research, development, education and quality control for Urban Moonshine, an herbal extract company focused on high-quality organic formulations; teaching botanical medicine to a variety of audiences ranging from the very young to herbal conference attendees, apprentices, and medical students; and working with clients one-on-one to discover ways to support and enhance health using whole plants and whole foods.