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Natural Awakenings Space & Treasure Coast Florida

Herbs, Bone Health, and the Prevention of Osteoporosis: Joanna Helms, BA, RH (AHG)

Feb 13, 2014 06:23PM

Many nutrients play a vital role in bone health, along with calcium. Joanna Helms will review herbs, movement, supplements, and beneficial foods that provide our body's fundamental needs for healthy bones.

Joanna Helms, RH (AHG), a 6th generation Floridian with a B.A. in Communicative Disorders, has been in clinical herbal practice for 18 years, and is the founder of Mama Jo’s Sunshine Herbals in Indian Harbour Beach, Florida. Mama Jo’s is a unique, family-run community retail herb store and professional dispensary offering a wide variety of bulk herbs, over 200 hand-made herbal products, essential oils, supplies, and custom formulations. Joanna has authored and teaches a Fundamentals of Herbalism course annually, and presents workshops and lectures throughout east central Florida. She is also a co-founder of the Herbal Wisdom Society—a local herb club. Joanna incorporates Traditional Herbalism: Western, Chinese, Native American, Ayurveda and Unani Tibb therapies into her practice and teachings. Her GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices)-compliant dispensary offers a variety of herbal products specifically formulated for clinical practice as an exclusive service for other health care professionals and their clients. In her spare time, Joanna enjoys gardening/nature, and is an advocate for the native flora of Florida. For more information visit her booth on Sponsor Row, call 321-779-4647.