She is the author of the book ~ The Good Living Guide to Natural and Herbal Remedies. Katolen is an instructor and clinic supervisor at Dominion Herbal College, adjunct faculty at Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine and regularly offers seminars to the general public. Katolen is the Vice President of the Canadian Council of Herbalist Associations (CCHA) and a second term president of the Canadian Herbalist's Association of BC (CHA of BC). From 1998 until 2015 Katolen appeared monthly on a nationally syndicated morning news program in Canada, where she offered herbal information to the public. Katolen has been a guest on the Discovery Channel’s Healthy Home Show and has been published in numerous magazines and health journals. For information on her products and teachings visit: www.katolenyardley.com. You may contact Katolen via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019 Presentations by Katolen Yardley
THURSDAY INTENSIVE, AUGUST 22 ~ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm in Classroom Building B "Holistic Protocol for Rheumatoid Disorders and Inflammatory Arthritis" When inflammation goes wrong! How chronic and acute inflammation affects the body in different ways. Differentiate between osteoarthritis and rheumatoid disorders. We will:
Review inflammatory mediators and their unique pathways including: opioids, Cox 2 pathways, endocannabinoids and investigate the pain response.
Discuss common conventional medication and their possible health complications.
Understand systemic inflammation and what to do about it.
Steps for building a holistic healing path including: nutritional recommendations, herbal medicine support, long term tissue nourishment, and holistic pain management. FRIDAY, AUGUST 23 ~ 9:00 am – 10:30 am in Auditorium A "Herbal Medicine and Holistic Support for Perimenopause" Much has been said about menopausal support. We will discuss tools for optimal health and protection during the years of hormonal transitions prior to menopause. Some topics we will discuss:
Breast health care
Supporting hormone balance and libido
Tips for strong flexible bones
Joint nourishment support and anti-inflammatory support. Anti-aging secrets and favorite herbal tonic blends and well-loved herbal recipes, medicinal tea blends and elixirs for self-care or clinic pre-menopausal support will be covered.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 24 ~ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm in Auditorium A "Materia Medica in Depth: Thuja and Angelica" We will get to know Thuja also called the Tree of Life and a meet up with Angelica archangelica, which is known as archangel or holy ghost.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 25 ~ 8:30 am – 10:00 am in Auditorium A "History of Herbal Medicine" A workshop full of storytelling, folklore and fascinating facts as we trace the historical use of herbal medicines through various times in history and discuss some influential herbalists of times past (such as Hildegard, Galen and Hippocrates). We will focus on some key medicinal plants and understand their application of use from traditional use, to current scientific studies. We explore the role plants have played and still play in the creation of specific pharmaceutical medicine. You will leave with a greater appreciation for plant medicine and the important role botanicals play in todays’ health care and society.
2017 Presentations by Katolen Yardley
INTENSIVE: THURSDAY, AUGUST 24 ~ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm "The Art of Formulating and Protocol Creation" The following items will be explored: (1) How to fine-tune one’s craft (2) How to dive deeper in our relationship with the plants and our client (3) What nature teaches us about healing (4) The art of compounding (5) Thoughts on creating specific client focused protocols based on the unique presentations and needs of each client (6) The importance of health assessments and differential diagnosis (7) How to design specific herbal medicines for specific ailments (8) Matching the person with the plant (9) Details for complete case history taking (10) Lifestyle basics: Where to begin
FRIDAY, AUGUST 25 ~ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm "Enhancing Liver Detoxification: Understanding and Support for Phase 1 and Phase 2 Liver Detox" We will cover: (1) The functions of the liver (2) Have a basic understanding of Phase 1 and Phase 2 liver detoxification (3) Cover the importance of glutathione production and the glucuronidation pathways (4) The role of cytochrome p450 enzymes (5) How to support optimal liver detox through the role of sulfur containing foods, antioxidants and the valuable role of bitters and herbal medicines.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 26 ~ 9:00 am - 10:30 am "Herbs as Edibles and Kitchen Foods as Medicine" We will explore the use of tonic herbs as delicious and nutritious edibles added into daily food recipes, including herbal vinegars, snacks, nutrition bars and desserts. We will cover some general actions of these herbs, chemical constituents, dosage and therapeutic applications of herbal ingredients, benefits of powdered herbs and discuss various recipes for daily and safe use. Bring a spoon to savor some treats made in class!
SUNDAY, AUGUST 27 ~ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm "A Holistic and Herbal Approach to Dermatitis" During this talk we will cover various recipes for dermatitis and other skin complaints. We will discuss common contributing underlying causes, nutritional and environmental triggers and a route towards healing including specific herbal recipes and plants for itching, inflammation, rashes, eczema, hives and dermatitis both internal and topical application.
2017 Recordings by Katolen Yardley
2017 Presentation recordings by Katolen Yardley can be found here.