Cindy Kennedy, FNP, is joined by clinical herbalist Julie McIntyre, who discusses herbal treatments for Lyme disease and co-infections, and how she helps clients heal.Julie is an Earth ceremonialist and metis of Norwegian and Mohawk/Blackfeet decent. She is the director for the Center for Earth Relations and for the past decade has worked with the Sacred Pipe, Medicine Wheel, and Vision Quests in facilitating closer human bonding with the Earth.
An ordained practitioner of the Church of Gaia, Julie recently directed a state ceremonial program for Native men in prison and also works with young women with ceremonial rites of transition into womanhood. A double-degree graduate in Political Science and Public Communications Julie has completed postgraduate training in sacred plant medicine, Ayurveda, Reiki, medical herbalism, Huichol shamanism, and wilderness survival.
For six years she wrote a monthly column for Tapestry Magazine (Lansing, Iowa) on Earth relationship and ceremony, the sacredness and ecology of the Mississippi River system, raptor ecology, and the healing of human disease through the use of Earth medicine.
For four years she worked as a Holistic Health Practitioner in an integrative medical clinic in Wisconsin, providing herbal and nutritional counseling, colonic hydrotherapy, laser acupuncture detox, lymphatic drainage therapy, and patient education and support.
Julie is the director for the Center for Earth Relations and for over a decade has worked with the Sacred Pipe, Medicine Wheel, sweat lodge and Vision Quests in facilitating closer human bonding with the Earth.
Devoted to helping people reclaim their ecological identity, Julie mentors adults, young adults and children on the sacredness of Earth relations, the heart as the organ of perception, the ecstatic path, healing shame, medical herbology. She has a private Holistic Health practice working with Herbal medicine and chronic illness, sacred Plant Medicine, spiritual mentoring, ecological reclamation of the soul, becoming authentic, and sexuality.
She is the author of Sex and the Intelligence of the Heart: Nature, Intimacy and Sexual Energy.
Julie has a full-time practice at The Foundation of Gaian Studies in New Mexico.