Getting Personal with Plant Medicine

Getting Personal with Plant Medicine

Whether you're just starting to explore the potential of plants or are a seasoned alternative healing expert, our show invites you to unwind, learn, and discover the remarkable healing power that nature's botanical treasures offer.


September 17, 2023 30 mins

Listen in as we explore the world of plant medicine with our guest, Maggie Wilson of Fruit Slabs and Metaphysical AF podcast. We unravel the mysteries of the South American cactus, Saint Pedro, a plant with a rich history and profound healing properties, especially when it comes to mental health. Maggie reveals her personal journey with this unique plant and shares the powerful revelations and insights that come with working with s...

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Listen in as we engage in an enlightening discussion with Sysamone Phaphon from Savanh Wellness about the rich tradition of plant medicine within her family. Hear how his refugee immigrant parents incorporated healing plants like cannabis, lemongrass, and Thai eggplants into their daily lives, using them both for food and as remedies for basic health ailments. Listen as Sysamone shares how the war on drugs and the subsequent stigma...

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Join us on this fascinating exploration of the world of plant medicine and sexual wellness. This episode sees us and my co-host JR delve into the ever-growing connection between the two, touching on everything from innovative products like lip glosses for sensitivity to bath salts. Listen in as we discuss the abundance of educational content available online and how it's helping individuals connect to their bodies and promote self-...

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What if plant medicine could transform your life, heal your ailments and improve your relationships? Meet Bryce and Calan of 'Your Mom Likes My Music and 69&Sunny,' who have experienced just that. Their deeply personal journeys with plant medicine have seen its power in their lives and those around them, from aiding their mom's neuro pathways to helping their dad recover from a spinal cord injury. Discover how plant medicine can po...

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Bridget from Crown Creator Studios joins Diana to talk about the personal side of plant medicine and the mind/body connection. 

(0:00:00) - Exploring the Benefits of Plant Medicine (11 Minutes)


We talk about the mind and body connection and how plants can aid in movement. Bridget shares how she incorporates plants into her practice, like using essential oils, CBD lotions, salves, supplements, and burning sage or palo santo. We discu...

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In this episode of Getting Personal with Plant Medicine, host Diana Krach speaks with Dr. Peter Grinspoon about the importance of discussing plant medicine use with your doctor. Dr. Grinspoon, a primary care physician, and medical cannabis expert, shares his experience of treating patients who use plant medicine and provides valuable insights into how to talk to your doctor about it.

The episode begins with a discussion of the stigm...

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In this episode, host Diana Krach welcomes guest Danielle Simone Brand to discuss the normalization of plant medicine and how that pertains to discussions with children. With legislation and social media, herbalism and alternative therapies are becoming more common. However, the conversation around plant medicine often stems from prohibition. Danielle recently wrote a guide for CannaCurious Magazine on how to discuss plant medicine...

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May 22, 2023 34 mins

In this episode of the Getting Personal with Plant Medicine podcast, Diana Krach and Maggie Wilson delve into the topic of food allergies and the importance of label transparency in the plant medicine industry. They share their own experiences with food allergies and how it has affected their lives.

Those experiences led to her involvement with Fruit Slabs. Maggie explains how Fruit Slabs uses natural ingredients in her products to ...

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May 11, 2023 30 mins

In a feed swap with our sister podcast, Dr. Peter Grinspoon joins Diana to talk about his new book and discuss the complex nature of medical care and cannabis use.


0:16 - Welcome to Your Highness Podcast

1:46 - Fave Pot

4:45 - Fave not Pot 

6:46 - Main Segment 

23:45 - Calls to action 

26:00 - Where can people find you?

27:30 - Wrap up and goodbye

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In this deeply personal episode, I have an insightful conversation with Laura Beohner, the co-founder of The Healing Rose, a CBD company. We dive into her journey of normalizing cannabis use in various aspects of her life, from working with children to being a parent. 

Laura shares her experiences of breaking the stigma around cannabis and proving that one can be productive, work wit...

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Skip Stone of Stashlogix, a safe storage company, talks about the challenges of traveling with plant medicine with kids. He gives some background on how traveling safely with a stash requires more than proper storage. 

In the last segment, travel writer Vee Castillo gives great tips for traveling safely with plant medicine. 

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February 8, 2023 29 mins

Stephanie Kerns knows how important it is to have people you trust to turn to when you're beginning a plant medicine wellness plan. She goes above and beyond to create safe spaces for people to explore alternative healing. She profoundly understands holistic health and has an encyclopedic knowledge of all types of mushrooms. In this episode, Stephanie advises those starting with a new plant routine and discusses her challenging (ye...

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January 11, 2023 30 mins

We may be well into the new year, but celebrating new beginnings is never wrong. This is especially true if you're looking for new ways to embrace plants in 2023.  Maggie Wilson talks about how plants inspired her Metaphysical Oracle Deck and even does a reading! She and Diana also talk about some interesting historical uses for plants at the beginning of the year.

If you want to include kratom in your new beginnings, use a vendor w...

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December 28, 2022 41 mins

In our last episode of the year, we take a look at how the personal intersects with the political: Shonda Broom talks about her journey to change legislation, and Diana and JR talk about the Kratom Consumer Protection Act (KCPA). This isn't a deep dive into the political side of plant medicine - but more of a snapshot. 

There are many ways the personal is political, especially when discussing alternatives to Big Pharma, and we'll ex...

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December 6, 2022 21 mins

What's more personal than our pets? They're a part of our family, after all, and deserve the best treatment available. Yanina Kaminski talks about how her dog benefits from CBD, and the journey that led to that experiment. She and Diana talk about other types of medicinal plants used with pets, as well as discuss their own experiences with their fur babies. 

Getting Personal with Plant Medicine is a partnership between Mitragaia and...

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Diana talks to Danielle Simone Brand about the complexities surrounding parenting and plant medicine.
Major talking points include:
* The stigma plant medicine-using parents face
* How to approach conversations about plant use
* Being aware of legal restrictions
* Tips for parents who are starting their plant medicine journey

Important notes:
* You can find Danielle's book, Weed Mom, here. You can also find her on Twitter at @dsimonebran...

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November 4, 2022 25 mins

In this episode, you will learn the following:

1. The personal journey of plant medicine

2. The stigma around seeking pain relief or improving mental health

3. The benefits of plant medicine for pain relief and insomnia

Chapter Summaries:

[00:00:24] - Diana Krach is the host of the Getting Personal with Plant Medicine Podcast. JR Krach is her partner in both podcasting and life, and they talk about how their journey with plant medicine ...

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