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herbs, vitalism & holistic immunity

with herbalist jim mcdonald



from noon till 6(ish) on November 19th, 2017

at Upland Hills Ecological Awareness Center

in Oxford, MI  (map)


$50 in advance (see below for preregistration info)

or $60 at the door
(please bring along a lunch or food to share for pot luck meals)


Perhaps the most popular use of herbal remedies is to "boost the immune system", but few really understand how this is accomplished, or know when to use which herb for what condition. Join herbalist jim mcdonald in a discussion of the herbs traditionally used to improve immune function by nourishing and supporting the body's defenses rather than suppressing and diffusing them, or by simply "killing bacteria/viruses". Detailed handouts further elaborate on the herbs and processes involved, going far beyond "boosting the immune system" and offering a truly holistic understanding of well being.


In addition to covering the proper uses of herbs such as echinacea, astragalus, elder & a few medicinal mushrooms, the roles of the hypothalamus, bone marrow & lymphatic system in the immune response are explained clearly & concisely with a special emphasis on endocrine immune function.

jim mcdonald
has been practicing the art of herbcraft for over 22 years, and offers a knowledge of herbalism that blends western folk and indigenous views of healing with the Vitalist traditions of 19th century western herbalism. He has taught classes and workshops throughout Great Lakes bioregion and the US, hosts the website and is currently writing (alternately) "A Great Lakes Herbal" and "Foundational Herbcraft". Jim is a community herbalist, a manic wildcrafter and medicine maker, an occasional email mangler, and has been an ardent student of the most learned teachers of herbcraft... the plants themselves.


you can preregister for the class by paying $50 to Upland Hills EAC using this link (the class is $60 at the door):

Choose "November: Holistic Immunity" on the menu below...

have questions about classes? 
I've got answers to frequently asked questions (like times, weather exceptions and such) here. 



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