What do D.C., Group B Strep and Publix have in common?

These are a few things that I've been up to the last couple of months!

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1. I flew to Washington, D.C. for D.C. FLI to speak with Florida's legislative offices (senators and representatives) to lobby for Naturopathic Medicine. What were we asking for? Raising awareness in Florida, to be included in the V.A. (Veteran's Affairs) system and to one day be covered by medicare. After days in heels with blisters and tired eyes...the weekend was a success! 

 

2. After a couple days at home in Jacksonville I hopped back in a plane towards Portland, Oregon for the annual Traditional Roots Herbal Conference. It was a great excuse to visit friends and to connect with my favorite author and inspirational speaker, Dr Aviva Romm, MD. She was fabulous! I learned a wealth of information including a great protocol for reducing Group B Strep activity prior to testing in pregnancy. Worth a try to reduce the likelihood of needing antibiotics. 

 

        

 

 

 

3. I returned home to Jacksonville just in time to do an interview for Publix's Greenwise magazine for the fall or winter issue. I researched common questions on hot topics such as honey for wound healing, pollen for seasonal allergies as well as salt water gargles for sore throats and ginger for nausea. Truth or myth? You'll see...I gave them the research to back it. 

 

Now I'm getting re-nested in the Florida heat. Summer is officially here! 

Yours in ice cold drinks, bikinis, and watermelon binges, 

Analisa Jahna, N.D.