EP 51 - Hormone Balancing & Gut Healing with Herbalism

Summary: Herbal medicine is a natural option to remedy some ailments.
Air Date: 8/15/18
Duration: 28:05
Host: Dr. Ward Bond
Guest Bio: Jovanka Ciares, Clinical Herbalist
JovankaCiaresJovanka Ciares is a former entertainment executive turned Clinical Herbalist, Wellness expert; detox specialist, nutrition educator and author. She is the creator of The Jolt of Wellness™, an online wellness and learning community for healthy living, which was featured on the first season of ABC's "My Diet Is Better Than Yours."

Jovanka studied nutrition with best-selling author Dr. T. Colin Campbell at Cornell University and herbalism with Dr. Tieraona Low Dog. She offers lectures, workshops and wellness coaching in both English and Spanish. As an Executive and Corporate coach, Jovanka works with high-achieving individuals and teams to help them increase productivity, energy, focus and strength.

In her social media channels, she shows viewers easy natural cures, home remedies and how to use common herbs and spices to address various health complaints.

After years of suffering from IBS, ulcers and fibroids, Jovanka embraced alternative therapies like Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine and Herbalism. Her journey towards self-healing, peace and happiness became her motivation to inspire and support hundreds of others to do the same.

Jovanka is a featured expert at People Magazine, Entertainment Tonight, Whole Foods, Veria Living, Fox News LA, NPR and CBS Radio. She’s also a regular contributor in Spanish-language media outlets like Telemundo and a contributing guest expert at The Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen, BlogHer and PositivelyPositive. Jovanka gave her first TEDx talk on "Rethinking Failure" in November 2013.
  • Book Title: CLEANSE! And COOK
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EP 51 - Hormone Balancing & Gut Healing with Herbalism
Jovanka Ciares left the entertainment industry behind when she discovered herbal treatments for personal ailments. This led her to a new life as an herbal medicine practitioner.

Jovanka looked healthy and fit on the surface during her industry days, but her body was suffering. Reducing stress and using food as medicine set her on the road to healing.

Trying culinary herbs for treatment is fairly safe. Ginger may reduce the symptoms of IBS. An Ayurvedic blend of cumin, fennel and coriander may support gut health.

Adaptogens are calming herbs that won’t put you to sleep. Ashuaganda has relaxing qualities and can support thyroid health. A tincture of rhodiola may also ease your worries

Jovanka recommends keeping a journal of the herbal treatments you use and their effects. Increasing your vegetable consumption and reducing sugar intake also makes a difference.

Listen as Jovanka joins Dr. Bond to share how herbs and dietary changes improved her health.

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