Maya Shetreat, MD is a neurologist, herbalist, urban farmer, and author of bestselling book The Dirt Cure: Healthy Food, Healthy Gut, Happy Child (Simon and Schuster, 2016), which has been translated into ten languages. She has been featured in the New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, NPR, Goop, The Dr. Oz Show and more.
Dr. Maya is the founder of the Terrain Institute, where she teaches Terrain Medicine, earth-based programs for transformational healing. She has studied with several teachers of spiritual work and has worked and studied with indigenous communities, elders and healers from around the world. She is a lifelong student of ethnobotany, plant healing, and the sacred. In this episode, Dr. Maya discusses how we can use tools from the earth and the wisdom of indigenous cultures to increase our happiness and improve our health.
[1:01] Introduction to Dr. Maya Shetreat
[5:13] How can terrain medicine help bring joy into your life?
[16:33] The wisdom and science behind Dr. Shetreat’s Earth Medicine Kit
[21:53] What benefits do stones have for sleep rituals?
[24:32] What are the advantages of seeds?
[26:45] The versatility of mugwort and healing power of candles
[33:41] The lotus pod and its sacred energy
[40:23] Why is sacred play important in adulthood?
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