Greening Medicine: The Mainstreaming of Herbs

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Herbalism has finally broken through into mainstream medicine. Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, a physician/herbalist is a pioneer of this new paradigm. She questions modern medicine while practicing it, emphasizes the special relationship that exists between plants and humans and presents exciting evidence that validates the traditional use of medicines like garlic! 


Tieraona Low Dog, M.D.., appointed by President Clinton to the White

House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy, is one of the country's leading experts on botanical and integrative medicines. Medical Director for Tree House Center of Integrative Medicine in Albuquerque and Chair for the United States Pharmacopoeia Dietary Supplements and Botanicals Expert Panel, she is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the UNM School of Medicine and Clinical Lecturer at the University of Arizona School of Medicine. Before medical school, she was a well-respected herbalist, serving as President of the American Herbalist Guild, and apprenticed a midwife for more than five years. 

Bioneers Series III includes the following programs: 

  • BN301 Part 1: The Duh Principle: Better Safe Than Sorry
  • BN302 Part 2: Energy Security: the Growth of Soft Energy
  • BN303 Part 3: Light At The Edge of The World: Reinventing The Poetry of Diversity
  • BN304 Part 4: Greening Medicine: the Mainstreaming of Herbs
  • BN305 Part 5: Soil and Soul: The Future of Farming
  • BN306 Part 6: I Heard the Voice Of A Porkchop: The Theoretical Promise Versus The Actual Perils Of Genetically Modified Organisms
  • BN307 Part 7: Less Is More : Toward A Zero Discharge Industry
  • BN308 Part 8: Daughters of Thoreau: Not Too Well Behaved
  • BN309 Part 9: Plants and People: Who's Cultivating Who?
  • BN310 Part 10: Getting the Real Story: Bypassing Corporate Media
  • BN311 Part 11: Nature As Healer: Restoring Life As Community
  • BN312 Part 12: The Wonders of Gaia: Nature is Symbiotic
  • BN313 Part 13: Nature and Spirit: It's All Connected 

The Bioneers series consists of three sets of 13 programs each:
Bioneers Series I The Bioneers: Revolution From the Heart of Nature
Bioneers Series II "Improving Environment By Changing The World
Bioneers Series III 

Inspired by the philosophies of the Deep Ecology movement, the Bioneers are heroic examples of people living as if nature mattered. Join us as we look deeply into the magic and mystery of the convergence between leading-edge science and ancient wisdom for a Declaration of Interdependence for the new millennium. Though these programs were produced in the 1990s the contents of this series are timelessly relevant. 

HOST: Michael Toms     INTERVIEW DATE: 2002            PROGRAM NUMBER: BN304