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August 8, 2022

#058 – The Healing Power of Plants & Nature | Nicole Apelian, Ph.D.

In today’s episode I’m talking with herbalist, anthropologist, biologist and author Nicole Apelian, Ph.D. She’s also a survival TV celebrity – Nicole was a challenger on the second and fifth seasons of the History Channel’s TV series “Alone”, where she thrived in the wilderness totally solo with little more than her knife and her wits.

Our conversation includes Nicole’s personal story of healing, how she went from being bedridden with an incurable illness to surviving and thriving. Plus we talk about the healing benefits of nature and how to experience it without having to live off the grid. So much goodness packed in this episode! Listen in now…

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Nicole Apelian, Ph.D.

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Dr. Nicole Apelian is an herbalist, biologist, anthropologist, best-selling author, survival TV celebrity, mother, educator, and traditional skills instructor. Nicole is excited to share her knowledge and expertise of herbal medicine, wild foods, nature connection, and survival skills with the world.

Following an unexpected diagnosis of multiple sclerosis in 2000, Nicole applied her scientific research skills towards her own personal wellness. She focuses on holistic wellness, which includes nature connection, gratitude, diet, and herbal remedies.

Nicole was a challenger on the second and fifth seasons of the History Channel’s TV series “Alone”, where she thrived in the wilderness totally solo with little more than her knife and her wits. She also stars in the UK documentary series “Surviving The Stone Age”. She is the author of three books, The Lost Book of Herbal Remedies: The Healing Power of Plant Medicine, A Reference Guide to Surviving Nature: Outdoor Preparation and Remedies, and The Forager’s Guide to Wild Foods: Edible Plants, Lichens, Mushrooms, and Seaweeds.

Show Notes

  • About this Episode

    In today’s episode I’m talking with herbalist, anthropologist, biologist and author Nicole Apelian, Ph.D. She’s also a survival TV celebrity - Nicole was a challenger on the second and fifth seasons of the History Channel’s TV series “Alone”, where she thrived in the wilderness totally solo with little more than her knife and her wits. Our conversation includes Nicole’s personal story of healing, how she went from being bedridden with an incurable illness to surviving and thriving. Plus we talk about the healing benefits of nature and how to experience it without having to live off the grid. So much goodness packed in this episode! Listen in now…

  • Highlights

    - Nicole’s personal journey after being diagnosed with an incurable illness
    - How far we have come in incorporating medicinal plants, the research available now, and how far we still have to go in our culture
    - Realistic, simple, and practical ways to incorporate healing plants into your life
    - How to connect to nature no matter where you live
    - How parents can encourage and educate our kids about herbs and nature
    - More topics plus a listenter Q&A

  • Resources

    To learn about Nicole visit https://www.nicoleapelian.com/

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