Hi, my name is Sara-Chana Silverstein. I wear many hats. I’m an energetic master multi-tasker.
I make frequent appearances on TV, radio shows and podcasts to teach women (and men) about herbs, the “peoples’ medicine.”
As a Master Herbalist RH (AHG) I spend much of my time teaching women about the use of complementary medicine, a practice which integrates alternative and conventional medicines. I show my clients how using herbs can help them become emotionally and physically stronger.
I am trained in classical homeopathy and I am an International Board-Certified Lactation/Breastfeeding Consultant (IBCLC). I have helped over 18,000 babies successfully breastfeed.
As a doula, I have helped deliver 450 babies.
I am also an author, columnist, keynote speaker, adult education teacher, community advocate for women and children, a wife, and a mother of seven children (yes, I birthed all of them).
I guest lecture at medical schools to help doctors learn how to incorporate alternative medicine in their practices, which is difficult because alternative medicine has not been and is not part of their regular curriculum. Herbs have been used since the beginning of time. They fell out of popularity due to the availability of pharmaceuticals, but today they are making a robust comeback. Why? Because they work! Herbs make us feel better without side effects and they are easy to use.
My recent book on women and moods is in bookstores now.
Knowledge is power and I hope to help give you the education to empower you to be an active participant in your health and feel confident and joyful.
The World Health Organization (WHO) says that the global market for traditional herbal remedies is thought to be around $83 billion a year, and herbal use is on the rise.
The University of Maryland reported, “Recently, the World Health Organization estimated that 80% of people worldwide rely on herbal medicines for some part of their primary health care. In Germany, about 600 to 700 plant based medicines are available and are prescribed by some 70% of German physicians.”