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Webinar: Restoring Vitality and Relaxation with Herbs

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 12:00pm
Michael Tims
Community Program
Free Event
Jul 11, 2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM

This webinar will briefly explore lifestyle choices that can help support our vitality. Learn in-depth suggestions for using herbals to effectively help our efforts to restore vitality in the face of daily stress from living in the modern age.

Ashwangandha, Damiana, Ginseng, Passion Flower, Kava, Skullcap, and Milky Oats will be explored, while addressing concepts such as herbal adaptogens, hormesis and how to work with personal dosing.

Dr. Michael Tims, Academic Director of the Herb Program and Bevin Clare, Associate Professor and Program Manager for the MUIH Clinical Herbalism Program, will lead a lively discussion on what it takes to develop marketable skills and expertise.

Michael Tims is Director of Herbal Programs at Maryland University of Integrative Health. He has taught at the University of Maryland and Montgomery College, and has had broad experience in the herbal supplement industry as a managing partner of Cash Grocer Natural Foods, as a clinical herbalist, and as an academic researcher focused on the chemical ecology of endangered medicinal plant species. Dr. Tims also collaborated with federal regulators to provide medicinal plant toxicity assessments. He co-developed HerbMed, a web-based herbal database providing access to scientific data on the use and safety of herbal medicine, and he completed an NIH/NIST postdoctoral fellowship developing Botanical Standard Reference Materials. As the founder of Radix Medicina, a science education and writing business, Dr. Tims provided experimental design support for analytical methods development and field experiments for the herbal products industry; developed online biology textbooks; and created a science education blog, Bardo’s Calculus, and a blogging collective for writers and artists at the Hyattstown Millstone. Dr. Tims received his BA in English/Writing from George Mason University and his Ph.D. in the Chemical Ecology of Medicinal Plants from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Note: Time is Eastern Daylight Time.