Most people aren’t interested in cardiovascular health until they, or someone they know, is facing a heart-related condition.
Emerging science is confirming what folk traditions worldwide have always known, that the heart is a place of connection; it aches, it breaks, it loves, and the path to cardiovascular health (and wellness in general) begins and ends with your heart.
What happens when we shift our perspective in this way?
What happens when we view cardiovascular health through the lens of connection, relationship, and emotion?
What happens when we broaden our approach to include natural remedies, not to replace allopathic treatments, but to complement them as a part of our overall cardiovascular care protocol?
It’s not a trade-off. These approaches work together.
While interventions such as statin drugs or surgery can work for some cases, many others would benefit from a more holistic approach to care – one that nurtures and supports the system instead of only trying to remove a problem.
The herbalist’s perspective sees the cardiovascular system through an ecological lens, identifying underlying vascular issues and treating them with the plants that are best indicated for your personal constitution.
The herbalist’s perspective unlocks immense opportunity to improve your cardiovascular health with safe, complementary, scientifically supported, and traditionally taught herbal remedies.
About Guido Masé
Guido Masé RH(AHG) is an herbalist and garden steward specializing in therapeutic herbalism and the pharmacology of plants and mushrooms. He spent his childhood in Italy, in the central Alps, and in a Renaissance town called Ferrara. After traveling the United States, he settled in Vermont, where he has been living since 1996.
He is a founder, faculty member, and clinical supervisor at the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, a 501(c)(3) non-profit herbal medicine clinic and school. He serves as an herbalist, principal scientist, and chief formulator at Traditional Medicinals, where he works on herbal teas, supplements, bitters, and tonics. He is a founding member of Railyard Apothecary (Burlington, VT), where he works as part of a collaborative clinical practice. He is the author of The Wild Medicine Solution: Healing with Aromatic, Bitter, and Tonic Plants (Healing Arts Press, 2013) and DIY Bitters (Fair Winds Press, 2016).
He has a talent for explaining complicated subjects in an interesting and understandable manner. He creates a bridge between the scientific community and the public, feeding both groups with practical information that can be used personally in the home or with clients in a clinic.