Herbs for Neuro Diseases & The Brain
Are you curious how the brain works? Does a loved one suffer from dementia or another neurodegenerative disease? Would you like to learn how herbs can help support a healthy brain?
Herbalist Holly Bellebuono has lectured about Herbs for Neuro Diseases and The Brain for more than two decades, introducing herbalists and caregivers to how neurons work, including the basics of nerve cells, what neurons do, and the latest research into how plants and foods can help us build better nerve networks.
Why Herbal Remedies Matter
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average life expectancy is roughly 73.5 years for women and 68.5 years for men—we are living longer than at any time in human history. This means we also have an enormous and needy population of people who have entered this late stage in life—in fact, the number of people aged 65 or older is 40.3 million. In fewer than 30 years—by 2050—this population will double to a whopping 83.7 million.
Aging minds are susceptible to dementia; of those ages 65 – 69, between 5% and 8% have some form of dementia. Alarmingly, this percentage doubles every five years after that, so that in the group of those aged 70-74, 10-16% have dementia. In the group of those aged 80-84, an astonishing 40-64% have dementia. The World Health Organization projects a 66% increase in Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias by the year 2030—just 7 years from now.
Supporting those at risk of developing dementia or already suffering symptoms of dementia is not the only reason to look at herbal remedies for the brain. Other neurodegenerative diseases affect populations of all ages and backgrounds, including ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), MS (multiple sclerosis), and Parkinson’s Disease. Additionally, depression and anxiety restrict the lives of countless people around the world, and many of us can relate with foggy thinking due to stress, poor memory and recall, and sub-par mental clarity.
Learning to heal with herbs and natural strategies is one of the smartest things you can do for your own health, for your loved ones, and as part of a career path. Herbal remedies and nutritive foods complement the best therapies and can be used in a wide range of situations, both personal and professional.Enroll Now
What You'll Learn...
Herbal medicine is a powerful ally in supporting brain health and giving respite to those with depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, and more. In this intro course for herbalists who want to brush up on their knowledge of the brain, you will:
- learn how plant-based medicines are used in support of healthy brain tissue and function
- learn how nerve cells work, exploring neurotransmitters and how they work in the synapse
- learn the basic processes behind some of the most damaging diseases such as Alzheimer’s, dementia and Parkinson’s
- discover five important ways common and familiar herbs can support the brain, including the chemistry and physiology of how the plants work in the body
- how simple minerals such as sodium and potassium have a tremendous impact on nerve function
- learn about blood sugar regulation in support of healthy brain function
- discover easy ways to use herbal tonics and brain-supporting common kitchen foods on a daily basis.
This introductory course is a good starting point for those wishing to learn how to support themselves, friends, or clients with better brain health, especially those with or at-risk for neurodegenerative diseases. Written for the lay-person, this course is designed as an overview of the brain, common diseases and their symptoms, and how specific herbs affect and support brain function.Enroll Now
Holly is easily one of the best speakers we have ever had! For her program Herbs for Neurodegenerative Diseases, she was able to take the very complicated function of the human brain and explain it in a way that non-medical people could understand. She taught us the health benefits of many herbs we already have in our pantry.
- Michigan Herb Associates -
The Alzheimer’s presentation was excellent! While I felt a bit overwhelmed by some of the information and heavy science content, you laid it out in a very easy to absorb way. I think you have a gift of taking something heavy and hard to understand, and turning it into something that just makes sense. You make knowledge accessible! That may sound odd, but not everyone has the time and energy to really dive into researching a topic, despite the desire to know more. You are a great teacher Holly!
- Tarah Gibbon -
Holly is a walking encyclopedia of herbs and herbal remedies! As a health coach, my passion is helping people heal with whole foods, so I really enjoyed learning more about herbal remedies from her. Holly is an engaging speaker and the depth of her knowledge and passion for herbalism shines through in every word.
- Caroline Stahlschmidt -
Herbs for Neuro Diseases & the Brain
Are you curious how the brain works? Does a loved one suffer from dementia or another neurodegenerative disease? Would you like to learn how herbs can help support a healthy brain? You'll learn how neurons work, including the basics of nerve cells, what neurons do, and the latest research into how plants and foods can help us build better nerve networks.
What You’ll Get
- 2 Hour Video Training
- PDF of Slides
- BONUS: Audio Training - Live Lecture Discussing Herbs for Alzheimers and Parkinsons
About Holly Bellebuono
Herbalist Holly Bellebuono is known for taking complex subjects in chemistry and anatomy and making them easy to understand—and especially for relating how our beloved edible and medicinal plants can be used to benefit a wide range of ailments and issues. Holly is a proponent of tonic herbs and nourishing support, meaning she advocates supporting health using gentle herbs and foods. And when gentle herbs aren’t enough, Holly teaches the skills needed to apply more active plant medicine in powerful and supportive ways to achieve results for both acute and chronic conditions.
In addition to teaching about herbal medicine for more than 30 years, Holly is an entrepreneur and business coach who has directed award-winning businesses including an apothecary, an herbal medicine school, and environmental and educational nonprofit organizations. Her published books include Women Healers of the World (awarded Book of the Year by The International Herb Association), The Essential Herbal for Natural Health, An Herbalist’s Guide to Formulary, Llewellyn’s Little Book of Herbs, and The Healing Kitchen. Holly has lectured about healing and women’s empowerment in Canada, Costa Rica, England, and across the United States. She is the founder of The Selle Entrepreneur Network, a welcoming community where creative women connect. Clients rely on Holly to teach meaningful and detail-oriented botanical therapeutic courses, to lead empowering and soul-connecting retreats, and to coach business owners with purpose and impact.
The Bellebuono School of Herbal Medicine is an official school of The American Herbalists Guild.