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Brigitte Mars is an herbalist and nutritional consultant of Natural Health with almost fifty years of experience. She teaches Herbal Medicine at Naropa University, and The School of Health Mastery in Iceland. She has taught at Omega Institute, Esalen, Kripalu, Sivananda Yoga Ashram, Arise, Envision and Unify Festivals, and The Mayo Clinic. She blogs for the Huffington Post and Care2. She is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild.
Brigitte is the author of many books and DVDs, including The Natural First Aid Handbook, The Home Reference to Holistic Health and Healing, The Country Almanac of Home Remedies, The Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine, Beauty by Nature, Addiction Free Naturally, The Sexual Herbal, Healing Herbal Teas, Rawsome! and co-author of The HempNut Cookbook. DVDs include Sacred Psychoactive, Herbal Wizardry for Kids of all Ages, Natural Remedies for Childhood Ailments, Overcoming Addictions, and Natural Remedies for Emotional Health. Her latest project is a phone app called IPlant.
Brigitte and her daughter, Sunflower Sparkle Mars run Herb Camp for Kids in Boulder, Colorado. Brigitte's other daughter is world famous activist/yogini-actress/ international model, Rainbeau Mars.
Goal is to empower people to improve their health through the use of food, herbs, essential oils and lifestyle techniques, herb Walks, lectures & kitchen demos.
EDUCATION 1970 to present: Herbal teachers have included Win Smith, William LeSassier, Dr. Alfred Vogel, Michael and Lesley Tierra, Christopher Hobbs, David Hoffmann, Kathi Keville, Mindy Green, Roy Upton, Dr. Roger Wicke, Dr. Bob Flaws, Dr. Daniel Mowrey, Herbal Ed Smith, Kathi Keville, Matthew Wood, Marlowe Brookes, Bob Howard, and Susun Weed.
Nutrition Teachers: Paul Bergner, N.D., Aveline and Michio Kushi, Rebecca Wood, David Wolfe, Juliano, Dr. Garbriel Cousens, Art Baker, Rozalind Gruben, Dr. Robert Snaidach, Victoria and Igor Boutenko.
I lived for two years totally off wild edible plants. I was given an honorary PhD in Nutrition from American Holistic College of Nutrition and an honorary N.D. from Clayton School of Natural Medicine.
1989 - Completed East West Master Course in Herbology.
1987 - Studied with Dr. Vogel founder of Bioforce in Switzerland, Herbology and Homeopathy.
1976 - Graduated Boulder School of Massage Therapy with training in Anatomy, Physiology, Herbology, Nutrition, Shiatsu and Hydrotherapy.
1976 - Completed Advanced School of Herbology program based on work of Dr. Shook
1973 - 1975 Miami-Dade College where my major was Health and Environmental Sciences.
1971 - 1973 Recorded folk use of herbs by the Hill Peoples of the Ozark Mountain Region.
1971 - Recorded medicinal uses of plants used by the Caribbean peoples in rain forest of St. Croix
1970 University of Geneva (Switzerland)
1969 University of Dijon (France) Publications by Brigitte Mars Books The Natural First Aid Handbook, Storey Publications,
2017 The Home Reference to Holistic Health and Healing with Chrystle Fielder, Beverly, MA: Quayside Publishing Group,
2014. The Country Almanac of Home Remedies: Time Tested & Almost Forgotten Wisdom for Treating Hundreds of Common Ailments, Aches & Pains, Quickly and Naturally, with Chrystle Fielder, Beverly, MA: Quayside Publishing Group,
2010. The Sexual Herbal: Prescriptions for Enhancing Love and Passion. Rochester, VT:
2010. The Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine: The Ultimate Multidisciplinary Reference to the Amazing Realm of Healing Plants. Laguna Beach, CA: Basic Health Publications,
2007. Beauty by Nature, Summertown, TN: The Book Publishing Company,
2006. Rawsome!: Maximizing Health, Energy, and Culinary Delight with the Raw Foods Diet. Laguna Beach, CA: Basic Health Publications,
2004. Addiction-Free Naturally: Liberating Yourself from Sugar, Caffeine, Food Addictions, Tobacco, Alcohol, and Prescription Drugs. Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press,
2001. Dandelion Medicine: Remedies and Recipes to Detoxify, Nourish, and Stimulate. North Adams, MA: Storey Books,
1999. The HempNut Health and Cookbook: Ancient Food for New Millennium, with coauthor Richard Rose. Santa Rosa, CA: HempNut, Inc.,
2000. Herbs for Healthy Skin, Hair & Nails: Banish Eczema, Acne and Psoriasis with Healing Herbs That Cleanse the Body Inside and Out. New Canaan, CT: Keats Publishing,
1998. Natural First Aid: Herbal Treatments for Ailments and Injuries, Emergency Preparedness, and Wilderness Safety. North Adams, MA: Storey Books,
1999. Computer Software Program The Herbal Pharmacy: The Interactive CD-Rom Guide to Medicinal Plants. Boulder, CO: Hale Software,
1998. DVDS DVDs Rawsome: Maximizing Health, Energy and Culinary Delight with the Raw Foods Diet, 2007 Healing Herbs and Wild Food, Herb TV,
2009, www.HerbTVonline.com Treating Addictions Naturally,
2010, www.HerbTVonline.com Sacred Psychoactives,
2011, www.HerbTVonline.com Emotional Health,
2011,www.HerbTVonline.com Herbal Wizardry for Kids of All Ages,
2013www.HerbTVonline.com Natural Remedies for Childhood Ailments,
2014, www.HerbTVonline.com, Phone App I Plant EXPERIENCE: Professor at Integrative Earth Medicine, Denver, Colorado,
Fall 2012 till present Herbalist for Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy,
2003 to present. Private practice focusing on herbal and nutritional information.
1981 - to present. Nutritional consultant and herbalist for Alfalfa’s Market in Boulder, Colorado
1981 - 1995. Still consult and teach for them occasionally. Formulator for UniTea Herbs. UniTea's twelve blends are in over 1700 stores in the U.S. and Canada. Sold to allGoode Organics September,
2000 Developed formulas using herbs, vitamins, natural flavorings and essential oils for Aim International, Native Naturals, Pure Colorado Water, Astrological Health, Pangea Organics, The Dushanbe Teahouse, and Amrion Vitamins. Weekly radio show on KGNU (Boulder/Denver/Fort Collins) entitled "Naturally" on Health and Environmental topics
1983 to present. Written over 200 health articles for publications such as "Let 's Live Magazine," "Mothering," "Natural Health, " "Herbs for Health, " "Yoga Journal," "Herb Companion" "Body, Mind and Spirit," "Delicious, " "Great Life," "Healthy Glow," "Australian Well Being" and "Healthy and Natural. " I also blog for The Huffington Post and Care 2 websites. Lead Herb Walks to introduce people to local plants for their medicinal, edible and historical uses for over 20 years in US, Canada, Iceland, Germany, Switzerland and Mexico. Professor at Bauman Holistic College of Nutrition,
2008 to 2016 Instructor on Herbal Medicine at Boulder School of Massage Therapy. Accredited for continuing education for nurses. 1981-2011.
Instructor on Herbal Medicine at The Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies from 1992 to 2003.
Instructor on Herbal Medicine at Naropa University 1989 to present.
Managed and owned a vegetarian restaurant in Miami called The SuperNatural 1973-1976 Manager of Natural Foods Store, The Health Nut in Saint Croix. US Virgin Islands,
1971 Chef for vegetarian restaurant, The Magic Door in St. Croix, Virgin Islands
1970-1971 Lectured at Esalen, Yoga Journal Conference, Omega Institute, Kripalu Institute, The Natural Products Expos in Anaheim, Baltimore, D.C., and Philadelphia, Breitenbush Herbal Gathering, Women's Herb Conference, Green Nations Gathering. Guest speaker on Herbal Medicine at The University of Colorado (Boulder and Denver), Whole Life Expo in San Francisco, Denver Medical School, Community Hospital in Boulder, St. Lukes Hospital in Iowa, and for a pharmaceutical convention sponsored by the Mayo Clinic. Featured on NBC Dateline talking about Alternative Remedies to Viagra. (2000).
Years In Practice
- American Herbalist Guild
- United Plant Savers
- American Botanical Council
- Multi Disciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies