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Oats with Sharon Gray
Episode 32nd February 2022 • Herbs with Rosalee • Rosalee de la Forêt
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Mild, sweet, gentle, energetically neutral, deeply nourishing – oats are so rich in gifts that we can enjoy! Listen in as I explore the many benefits of oats with Sharon Gray. You’ll also receive Sharon’s wonderful recipe for Oatstraw and Lavender Infusion. If you can benefit from a calming, supportive presence in your life, this recipe is one you won’t want to miss!

Sharon is an acupuncturist, Chinese medicine practitioner, and Sufi chaplain, specializing in digestive health and heart-healing. She's also a vegetable gardener, backyard forager, and she loves cookin' up simple, wholesome food.

Listen in for:

► Why an individualized approach to health and wellness is so important (Timestamp: 08:09)

► Why oats are so nourishing from a Chinese medicine perspective (Timestamp: 11:54)

► Who can especially benefit from working with oats? (Timestamp: 14:40)

► How practicing the back body concept can help us stay grounded (Timestamp: 21:00)

Here is one of my favorite takeaways from our conversation:

“It's really important to remember why we're depleted… just recognizing our role in how we're feeling at that time, and just taking the opportunity to listen. Even in these small moments, pouring yourself a cup of oatstraw [infusion] and offering it to yourself is an incredibly powerful gesture that can create a cascade of events leading to more nourishment in your life… This is powerful medicine and a gift to yourself.”

It was a delight to speak with Sharon and I’m excited to share our conversation with you!


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Rosalee is an herbalist and author of the bestselling book Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients Into Foods & Remedies That Heal and co-author of the bestselling book Wild Remedies: How to Forage Healing Foods and Craft Your Own Herbal Medicine. She's a registered herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild and teaches many popular online courses. Read about how Rosalee went from having a terminal illness to being a bestselling author in her full story here