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The Immune System Intensive

For 3 weekends in August learn in depth about how you can energize your immunity via herbs, exercise, breath and more!

About this Event

The Immune System Intensive: Brought to you by members of the Herbal Artist Network. A community event to help us all get a better understanding of how to care for our immune systems using practical remedies we can create at home. Now is a great time to strike a better balance and build a better relationship with yourself and the natural world. Our immune systems are ours to take care of. And we will show you some of the ways we can all do that.

6 Workshops – 3 Weeks – 1 Ticket

Self Healing is Self Determination.

COVID -19 exposed the health inequalities and institutional racism embedded in our health care. It’s also clear we cannot count on our government to fill in the gaps in the healthcare system even during a global pandemic. Never has is it been more important to take charge of our health for our own wellbeing, and the wellbeing of our families and communities. The Herbal Artist Network brings to you 6 workshops over 3 weeks In August 2020. Get practical tools, approaches, recipes, herbs and lifestyle changes that will give you the blueprint to enhance your immune system, take care of your family and community. Keeping access & affordability central, buy a ticket to any one of the workshops and unlock access to all 6 workshops.

Aug 15, 2020: Ayurveda of the Immune System

2-4pm EST

Regina Kankinza

In Her It Blooms

Building a strong immune system requires different approaches for different bodies. There isn’t one herb or protocol for all of us. Each body type is likely to go out of balance for different reasons and this is at the root of why our immune systems become run down and how we become susceptible to disease. Knowing your ayurvedic body type and how our body is likely to go out of alignment helps us to know how you can support your body’s unique immune system. In this two hour workshop, we will briefly discuss the three dosha or Ayurvedic Body types and each of their immune systems tendencies, as well as the lifestyle medicine and herbs we can use to nourish our immune systems.


Get to know your body type or dosha’s unique immune system

Learn the lifestyle medicine and herbs for each body type as well as suggestions for supporting your immune system during the global COVID-19 Pandemic along with the stress of our collective struggle for liberation and living under capitalism. Yes, we got some things we can do about that!

Learn how to adapt food as medicine for different members of your household, based on their body types–I’ll leave you with three template “recipes” that you can adapt to different dosha (for different members of the household, seasons, situations,etc).

Aug 16, 2020: Immunity support for the family household.

12–2pm EST

Tamika Albertini

Sacred Color Healing

The health and wellness of our community begins with the family household. It’s important for families to maintain a healthy mind, body and spirit. Join me as I discuss various ways how families can work together to support their immune system and overall wellness. Heal the body as a Whole. Heal the family and community as a whole. At the end of the workshop I will offer a Chakra healing meditation (Family friendly)


Herbal remedies for immunity support (Children and adults)

State of our children’s immune system today

Staying healthy as Parents head back to work and children go back to school

Fun, creative and sustainable ways to work together when maintaining healthy immunity and wellness.

Elemental guide to support the immune system.

Effects on the immune system when energy centers (chakras) are imbalanced

Aug 22, 2020: Immunity Boosting through Gut Health

1-2:30pm EST

Sabrina Keeton – Queens United Holistic

Secora Hoffenden

Iris Sumo

Gut Health can be considered an umbrella term to describe the functions and balance of good/bad bacteria within our gastrointestinal tract. Let’s discuss the importance of keeping a well balanced and healthy ‘Gut’. A healthy gut can strongly improve the immune system, the brain, and one’s mood in addition to improvement of sleep patterns and more. Learn the basics around your Gut Health including ways to identify an imbalanced gut, gut flora and how you can improve your gut. We will show live food and drink demo’s on ways to improve your gut. Let us heal together! Iris, Secora & Sabrina will show live food/drink (kimchee & tea blends) demos on ways to improve your gut.


What is colon & gut health ?

Colon Cleansing

What is an imbalanced gut ? What are the signs ?

Let’s talk Gut Flora: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly Lol

Ways to improve your gut.

Aug 23. 2020 Immunity Boosting in the Kitchen

3-5pm EST

Jashun Reed – Reeds Holistic

Tracey – H.E.A.L. with Love xo

Regina Kankinza – In Her It Blooms

Kitchen medicine is accessible to us all. Join us for a live workshop demonstrating easy to assemble immune boosting recipes made from things you probably already have in your kitchen. Things like Energetic smoothies,cold fighting Super Tonics, medicinal broths and strategies for getting more herbs and plant medicine into the body daily! This isn’t small time medicine, this is all the time medicine. Most of us don’t know the true potential of herbs, spices and foods in our home. Come along as we show you how to shift your perspective in the kitchen to assist the immune system using common household ingredients.


Learn what herbs and foods are beneficial that are probably in you kitchen right now

Show some of the many ways to prepare and maximize said benefits

Open dialog of added variations that can take your journey to the next level

Aug 29. 2020 Clean & Refresh Your Home & body With Incense,Herbs and Essential Oils

6-8pm EST

Adele Adamou – Natural Roots NYC

Jamee Jory – Panacea Herbal Artistry

In this session we will discuss the importance of having your lymphatic system in top shape. Lymph has a very important role in health. The functions of this system include the absorption of excess fluid and its return to the bloodstream, absorption of fat and immune system function. We will also have an herbal incense making demo for the cleaning of the air around you, a dry brushing demo for lymph movement and a guided meditation!

What you will learn:

What is the lymphatic system?

Where in the body is it found?

What does it do?

Role in immune system

Herbs to help lymph do its job

Massage & more for lymph health

Essential oils for lung and immune health.& 2 recipes to takeaway

Providing alternatives to sage and palo santo

Learn how to use common household herbs to cleanse the air in your space

Aug 30, 2020: The Alchemy of Herbs & Breathing

2-4pm EST

TaMaRa – Blends By Tee Albertini

Steve Azor – Ether Herbs

Now more than ever, people are looking for ways to combat stress and anxiety. Join us for a live discussion on the effects of stress and anxiety on the immune system. Your immune system becomes compromised when the body and mind is under stress! This can affect your breathing and your overall health, which makes you vulnerable to all sorts of sickness! We will explore the ancient and traditional ways to reduce stress in our everyday lives. It can be as simple as breathing in and out or fixing yourself a cup of tea! All of these things can be part of your daily endeavors.
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With all that men face in today’s environment, we feel the need to raise the awareness of issues #DEEZNUTS may have to deal with while living in this society, that can lead to common conditions that have been normalized. We will raise your awareness to the energy of the prostate and testes so you can work at eliminating any condition that may develop due to stress, food, lifestyle.

Our goal with #DEEZNUTS webinar is to let you know that it’s easy to stay ready so we never have to get ready.. Not having to reach for a pill 30 minutes before you’re about to put in that bedroom work. We will also share some simple and effective maintenance tips that can sustain the body’s energy. By eliminating stress which is the cause of most conditions we may develop in our society today.

We will share information on herbs that can support improve prostate, sex, lifestyle and a whole lot more. We would also like you to invite the woman in your life, so they can share this experience and have the knowledge they need to help support their men in eliminating conditions from #DEEZNUTS.
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Herbal Artist Training Summer 2020

Begins July 20th, 2020


It has been over 3000 years we have written records of  the human race being plagued with many conditions. Fast forward to 2019 where these conditions have tripled, and we are at a point where our man made inventions are becoming obsolete… Because of this fact we have seen many who are seeking “alternative” solutions to wellness, and even with all the access to so much information some are still running into road blocks on their journey to wellness. Our Herbal Artist Training is to eliminate all guess work along with these conditions that have become so rampant throughout the universe.

  1. We train in the arts of the fundamentals of all life energies. 
  2. Build relationships with herbs.
  3. Master the 12 body systems that work as the one unit of energy it is.
  4. Transform herbs to eliminate any condition that may appear.
  5. Explore mind and body oneness.
  6. Raise the awareness to the knowledge one already possess. 

Our training is designed to be simple and effective. The art of using what nature provides to correct changes within the body. Changes that cause conditions to develop into sickness, bad health and low energy. Our Herbal_artist training will allow you to identify the cause of these changes, either physical or mental and correct them naturally.

Our online Herbal Artist Training runs from July 20th, 2020. We start with our online meet and greet on Monday July 20th, at 7:30 pm training begins and runs through to January, 2021.

Training is done two days per week, every Monday and Wednesday from 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm est. If there is a need for another day to be added for extra training you will be notified in advance.

All training is recorded to both audio and video in the event a trainee is late or misses a session. All literature will be posted ahead of time so trainees can read and observe before training session begins, so we can have a tremendous training experience..


I want to start by saying what a brilliant herbal artist training this is. Although the herbal artist states “we are nature and nature is always doing what is right”. The  brilliance really stems from the way the material is broken down and taught. This method is so igniting that it literally cause one to remember on a cellular level that they are nature. You become connected to the herbs in a way that can never be forgotten.

With that being said the herbal Artist training course is detailed and organized by the different body system. The herbal artist encourages the learning of herbs through using them and observing the characteristics and behaviors of the herbs. This has been an effective learning style for me because its an interactive method that helps to engage all my senses when learning and herb. I pay attention to its smell, color, shape, texture, and where its growing. All that information tells a lot about an herb.  Simply studying what an herb does is only scratching the surface in terms of what that herb does. Furthermore, I was taught the five elements and how they relate to various herbs when healing multiple conditions.The herbal artist training teaches various things: applying herbs to medical conditions, applying proper parts, creating custom blends, formulating salves, making herbal oils, creating home cleaning products, making natural  hand sanitizers, creating fermented foods, making lotions and creams. In addition, this course addresses formulating a business around herbs, herbal product making and conducting consultations.

Overall, I would recommend the herbal artist training to anyone who wants to be an herbalist, learn about herbs for your own health & your familys’ health, build a business around herbs or simply interested in learning about herbs. The herbal artists are amazing herbalist and are dedicated to our understanding of herbs because we are the herbs.

This course will change your life.

It has change mine. Thank you so much Herbal Bush House- Herbal artists…

Yoanne Ismael- Walker

For your Chakra Healing blends.
link Herbal Artist Sabriina @queensunitedwholistic ..

We see people from all walks of life taking our training, many of them say they may just want he knowledge to help themselves and their family members and we always say to them so what would you do when the people you help start to tell others. This is why in our training we cover from the fundamentals of all live, to doing full consultations, public speaking, tea blending and much more.

Your 3rd week into the training we encourage you to begin working with family members, friends even clients. We will have a further discussion on this in training.

All trainees are encourage to join the private chat that is for Herbal Artist and Trainees only. You will be required to put on three community events that we may attended to support Trainees.

Our Herbal Artist Training is a subscription base training for six months @ $200.00 per month for a total investment of $1200.00, which can be broken down to $6.60 a day. See you on July 20th, 2020. #staytrainig

Upon completion of training, you will receive your certificate .

Final day for registration is August 3rd, 2020. After this date we will not be accepting any more trainees.

From Herbal Artist Adele..CEO of Naturalrootsnyc.. thankyou…

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Beware of the unseen

Sugar has now breach the liver and the liver has no choice but to ask the body to help contain the abundance of toxic waste, sorry I meant sugar. Where did the body choose to store this waste is your adipose tissue. Now how does the sugar get there is through the circulatory system, we prefer the river of life.

Have you ever seen a sand blaster in action cutting through dirt and grime. How about use a sugar scrub on your skin. Both actions are for the purpose of cleaning the surface and removing unwanted matter. What we need to understand is, just because sugar has been diluted to the point it can’t be seen by the human eye doesn’t mean its not there. It is just in a tiny molecular structure. Now picture this same coarse sugar that one may use in a body scrub, nano size racing through your arteries, veins and capillaries. Slicing and dicing the interior lining of your arteries and veins weakening the structure of your circulatory system. (Now remember when we train the body is always doing the right thing) Now ask yourself what would be the body’s next move?

Lets see if we can connect some dots. If I was to get a cut my blood will coagulate and close up the cut eventually forming a scab, the scab falls off and cut is healed. (short version) Now in order for the body to heal the same cut and scarring on the inside it begins to produce what is called bad cholesterol. note (the body doesn’t produce anything bad). My dam neck hurting me from typing this shit. Ok so now the body starts producing more ldl than usual to take care of the internal wounds that is being done by the sugar and instead of helping the body accomplish what it’s trying to do which is to heal itself from the internal damage of the sugar, doc say “hey your bad cholesterol is high”. Now the chaos start, ok we will put you on this to manage your cholesterol, while the scaring and cutting of the arteries and veins continue. 

This is where giving the body some good green juices will help provide the body the energy it needs to assist with the internal healing. Along with green juices I also did salads along with increasing my exercise time. When I went back in after 3 weeks my ldl was back to so-called normal levels, why would that be? I would say this is where body functions comes in handy, when you know what the body is trying to do only then you can help it. Listen we don’t want you to just cut out sugar, but we would like you to at least be able to ID sugar. When it comes to diabetes.. sugar is the cause.

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The body’s natural cycle

The absolute worst possible dietary pattern of eating for a type II diabetics is the standard diet advice given by dietitians and doctors across the country for almost all type ll diabetic patients, helping to  lock in an international epidemic of type II diabetes. They routinely tell individuals to snack in order to maintain their blood sugar and to “stoke” their metabolism with fuel. In normal health, when you haven’t eaten for three hours, insulin levels return to a baseline. Now your pancreas makes a  different hormone called glucagon. This hormone tells your liver to release the sugar it has stored (glycogen) to sustain your blood sugar levels, and as it does this it turns on your liver’s fat burning system. Why would one be advise to eat six small portion meals per day? Thus, under the influence of glucagon your liver simultaneously uses sugar and fat to sustain your blood sugar a true fat burning time that helps to clear up stagnating levels of triglycerides in your blood.

Also keep in mind that the body operates on a 24 hour cycle, like the 8 hour work day then you have a shift change. The body’s work day begins with assimilation. This is where we fuel the body when ready with the proper quality nutrients to sustain most of your day, this should always be the most energizing meal of the day. On the second shift comes digestion, the period where food is being broken down and used as fuel for the body with any extra energy being stored for later use. Third shift the body enters its cleansing phase, this period is where the body prepares to eliminate waste. Most of the time the body’s cleansing phase takes place over night when the body is at rest and this is the main reason you tend to go the toilet first thing in the morning. Yet we are taught we should eat 3 meals per day breakfast, lunch and dinner. Removing the body from its natural cycle, forcing it to perform nine cycles per day. Yet we wonder why the body is breaking down so rapidly. 

If you snack on anything surpassing thirty calories you will raise insulin, which automatically turns off glucagen, causing fat burning to stop, and blunts the use of sugar that has been stored in your liver. However, since you haven’t used the stored sugar in your liver, then insuiin can’t put more sugar back in your liver as it normally would, meaning it will readily turn blood sugar into fat (even if you snacked on something with no fat). You are supposed to get a snack between meals, but it’s supposed to come from your liver. Not from eating. The worst thing for leptin and insulin are eating between meals, eating large meals, eating low fiber, eating highly refined sugar or refined carbohydrates and not exercising. If you eat anything after dinner, especially a heavy dinner you make matters even worse, because now you reduce the optimal access into your stored fat during sleep, a prime opportunity to burn fat. When this system is abused and weight is gained, then fat begins to accumulate in excess in your liver. (one of the main reasons some people may wake up tired is eating heavy diner and eating later, now when the body should be cleansing it has to be digesting. Working overtime)

The fat clogs your liver metabolism and reduces the ability of sugar to store in your liver following a meal. This is liver insulin resistance caused by fatty build up. This means that you are much more likely to become hypoglycemic or  low blood sugar between meals, as you don’t have enough sugar in your warehouse to use for blood sugar between meals. This same fatty liver problem also gets in the way of how glucagon would burn fat between meals, causing glucagon to synthesize sugar in an inappropriate and out of-control manner, making blood sugar go high even though you haven’t eaten. This is why diabetics wake up with very high fasting blood sugar levels. These are complicated metabolic problems that are more difficult to fix than simple case of insulin resistance. Furthermore, your pancreas starts to tune out leptin, meaning that leptin resistance is occurring at the level of beta cells and the beta cells aren’t getting the leptin message to stop making insulin  in a timely manner. This causes extra insulin to be made, which excessively lowers blood sugar by turning sugar to fat, while simultaneously inducing hypoglycemia or low blood sugar symptoms. Not to mention all the overtime work the pancreas is doing for because of the problems that this sugar cause.

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Snowball effect

Blood sugar is taken up by fat cells, activating their metabolism, in turn producing the hormone leptin.
Leptin now enters your blood and begins traveling up to your brain. The more you eat, the more insulin your pancreas produce and the more leptin the body makes. When leptin levels get high enough, meaning you have eaten enough, then leptin permeates into your brain and tells your subconscious brain you are satisfied. This is where quality vs quantity matters. At the same time the higher levels of leptin are also telling your pancreas that you are full, which turns off the beta cell production of insulin, as no more taxis are needed.
If you ate the right quality of food for your physical activity level then blood sugar always has some place healthy to go.

Insulin rises and falls in a controlled manner, as does leptin.  When insulin has too many blood sugar passengers and cells don’t need any sugar, then insulin stimulates the production of triglycerides (which can become stored fat aka waste, the majority of this triglycerides build up in the arteries, veins and capillaries). As triglycerides elevate in your blood they get in the way of leptin getting into your brain. This keeps you eating more than you need to because you don’t have a full signal yet, a problem called leptin resistance. This encourages even further insulin-driven triglyceride formation, making it more likely you will gain weight also.

If you continually eat too much and are gaining weight, then your body cells get tired of seeing insulin taxis pulling up. In fact they shutter their windows and lock their doors, yes your cells will refuse to take in anymore sugar for the simple fact that the cells of the body knows it will be destroyed by the toxic sugar intake and here is when we see the body’s limbs turning black in color. Insulin becomes persona non grata. The reason for this rejection of insulin is rather simple “if the cells took in blood sugar when they can’t use it because they already have enough, then the extra sugar will caramelize and kill the cell. The same caramelization or crystallization one may experience in the kidney in the form of kidney stones. Rejecting insulin is a self defense measure some say. We have to understand the intelligence of the body is way beyond what is taught, we must know the body will do the correct thing at any given point in time because it wants to be here. 

This is the mechanism behind basic insulin resistance at the cellular level. If this problem keeps going, blood sugar levels continue to  rise, insulin resistance gets worse, leptin resistance gets worse, cholesterol levels go up, blood pressure goes up, triglyceride levels go up, and inflammation really starts heating up. Then BOOM your a type ll diabetic, Now risk factors for heart and kidney disease lock into place.

The problem for any kind of blood sugar medication is that it only addresses one of many mechanisms that aren’t  working right, while creating its own side effect complications. At best, it is a temporary solution with a narrow scope of benefits and never address the true source of the problem “sugar”. Furthermore, when more drugs are added in an effort to more comprehensively address the multiple aspects of problems, then side effects really pile up in a hurry and destroy your body. This means the risk of multiple drug treatment far outweighs the benefits, more often, the medication either forces sugar into cells killing or injuring them or it transfers the sugar into fat, making leptin problems worse that in turn make insulin problems almost impossible to solve. The shortcoming of these medications is openly acknowledged in the scientific literature, yet this is what passes for standard medical care. Therefore the statement is created “there is no cure for diabetes”

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Blood Sugar 101

First off, your blood is not a very sweet beverage. Normal fasting blood sugar is slightly less than one teaspoon of sugar in your five or so quarts of blood. What happens when you drink a sugar-sweetened drinks that contains ten teaspoons of sugar?  
When you eat any food, even fat, will raise your insulin level. Higher amounts of refined carbohydrates- aka sugar or simple sugars will raise your insulin faster and in higher amounts. The greater the fiber content of what you eat, the slower insulin is raised and the more natural  the process.

When you eat a large meal, regardless of the type of calories, it causes a large surge in insulin. Insulin is a taxicab for calories, its goal is to take blood sugar as its passenger to various locations in the body that needs it. It helps if you are active as some of the sugar is more likely to be wanted by cells in the body, especially muscle cells. this is why regular exercise helps burn up and remove some of the excess sugar. 
Some say blood sugar is fuel to the body, like gasoline is to a car. Your brain must have a regular supply or your head conks out. I guess the difference is your car’s thank when its full it just cant hold anymore, but the body doesn’t come with that type of check valve to say it is full and can’t take any more sugar, so now the body begins to breakdown because of too much sugar (“the number one source of fuel to the body”) yea ok. 

Following a meal your insulin taxis are busy transporting sugar through your circulation and out to your cells, hoping to find cells that need some sugar. In a “healthy person”, insulin drops off a whopping sixty percent of the sugar in your liver which turns it into the body’s toxic warehouse, the body then signals the liver to begin converting blood sugar to glycogen for storage. Insulin is released by your pancreas in two phases, the first phase is from insulin that is already made and stored in your pancreas, which is just waiting for some food to come along. This is your first wave of taxis coming to pick up the first set of blood-sugar passengers. The release of this insulin triggers your pancreas beta cells to start making more insulin to deal with the rest of the meal. As you are eating, some of the insulin transports blood sugar to your white adipose tissue or stored fat aka (waste).