The author of several books on herbal medicine and healing, Clinical HerbalistElaine Sheff, RH (AHG) has been passionate about sharing herbal knowledge for over 30 years. Her latest book is Naked: Botanical Recipes for Vibrant Skin and Healthy Hair. Elaine is the Co-Director of Green Path Herb School, located in Missoula, Montana, where she strives to inspire and empower students and clients to remember their connection to the earth, the plants and their own healing process. She is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild and teaches workshops, and at conferences, both nationally and internationally. Elaine has an International Certification in Aromatherapy from the Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy. As a certified Instructor of the Natural Family Planning and Fertility Awareness Methods, Elaine has helped many couples to avoid or achieve pregnancy naturally. She has written numerous articles about her family’s journey with epilepsy and a special needs child. Elaine has written for publications including the Journal of Medicinal Plants and their Applications, Mamalode and Aromaculture magazine. You can often find her bent over an herb in her garden or marveling at small flowers in mountain meadows with her husband and sons. If you’d like to learn more about medicinal plants, you can connect with Elaine, and Green Path Herb School via the Green Path Website or through social media: Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, Twitter, or Instagram. You can find out more about Elaine and her life work at GreenPathHerbSchool.com. You may contact Elaine via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
2020 Presentations by Elaine Sheff
THURSDAY INTENSIVE, AUGUST 20 ~ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm in Classroom Building B "Herbs for Your Last Nerve" Feeling on edge? Join herbalist Elaine Sheff for a in-depth look at herbal support for the nervous system. Elaine will discuss the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system, giving special attention to the Sympathetic and Parasympathetic systems. Elaine will focus on the issues of stress, insomnia, memory and mood. Herbal categories discussed will include adaptogens, analgesics, nervine relaxants, sedatives, nervine stimulants, and tonics for the nervous system. A slideshow, recipes and handouts are included.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 21 ~ 9:00 am – 10:30 am in Classroom Building B "Four Keys to Women's Reproductive Health" Join herbalist Elaine Sheff to learn about the four essential issues to address when approaching reproductive health and hormonal balancing from a holistic perspective. Elaine will discuss the organ systems that are involved with reproductive well-being including the liver, digestive system, endocrine system and the reproductive system itself. Learn which herbs and foods to use to help with imbalances including PMS, painful menstruation, irregular cycles, amenorrhea, infertility, menopausal symptoms and more.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 23 ~ 8:30 am – 10:00 amin Classroom Building B "Healing the Digestive System" The digestive system is the foundation of health for the entire body, absorbing nutrients and eliminating wastes. If this system doesn't work well, it is difficult to attain overall health and well-being. Join herbalist Elaine Sheff to learn the essential components to help to heal the digestive system. Elaine will discuss dietary issues such as pinpointing and eliminating digestive irritants and including proper nutrients in the diet. Elaine will explore herbs for healing the digestive tract and encouraging proper digestion and assimilation including astringents, digestive bitters, carminatives, cholagogues, demulcents, hepatics and laxatives. Useful for anyone with a digestive system, this class is especially helpful for those with chronic diarrhea, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis and acid reflux.
2017 Presentations by Elaine Sheff
GENERAL TRACK FRIDAY, AUGUST 26 ~ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm in Auditorium A "Natural Treatments for Super Bugs" With the use, and misuse, of antibiotics has come the increase of drug resistant microorganisms. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) threatens the effective prevention and treatment of an ever-increasing range of infections caused by bacteria, parasites, and fungi. These pathogens are scary and hard to treat with pharmaceuticals. Plants to the rescue! Herbs and essential oils can be extremely useful to fight off antibiotic resistant microorganisms including MRSA, VRSA and ESBL. Join herbalist Elaine Sheff as she discusses ways we can effectively protect ourselves, our families, and our clients from these “super bugs.” GENERAL TRACK SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 ~ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm in Auditorium A "The Menstrual Map: In-Depth Tools for Hormone Balancing" Many people do not have an extensive knowledge about how the female reproductive hormone cycle works. This knowledge is key when treating issues such as infertility, PMS, amenorrhea, irregular cycles and menopausal imbalances. Let’s take an in-depth look at the cycle, using some simple tools to gather the information we need to effectively balance the hormones without expensive or invasive testing. We will then explore how to apply herbs more accurately to an emerging, cohesive picture of the imbalance. This class is a must for any herbalist working with female reproductive health issues..