The Flaming Crucible: Mood Disorders and Inflammation

flaming fern on volcano, Hawai'i

flaming fern on volcano, Hawai’i











Here is a link to the images and additional readings for the class, The Flaming Crucible: Mood Disorders and Inflammatory Disease, that I taught at the Traditions in Western Herbalism Conference this weekend in beautiful Cloudcroft, NM. There is a mini-reader with articles on everything from the microbiota-gut-brain axis to epigenetics to vagal tone, along with some select images that I used during the presentation. Included papers are not necessarily those I deem most important, but are a sampling of quality articles that are also available as free full-text. There’s so much more, but this is a great primer as we begin to understand the role of inflammation in mental health.

A sneak peek:


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  2. Erika November 16, 2015 at 12:09 PM #

    Hi. I was wondering if there is an audio recording of your presentation available? I am very interested in the subject. Thanks.

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