Using Naturopathy, Food, & Herbs For Healthier People & Planet With Chris Alstat of Eclectic Herbs

A picture of Chris Alstat holding a beautiful sunflower, owner of Eclectic Herbs, also a picture of several herbs on a table to make tea and other herbal remedies
Thrilled to introduce today's herb lovin’ momma, Chris Alstat of Eclectic Herbs in Sandy, Oregon! Our paths crossed through the herbal and naturopathic community several years back, and it just so happens the farm is just down the road from me. Anyway, Chris is a brilliant, beautiful woman who wears many hats—owner, naturopathic physician, mother, teacher, healer, and a compassionate business powerhouse.

Chris shared her journey into naturopathic and herbal medicine, her passion for using food and plant medicine to make our entire planet a healthier place. And even shared a love story between her and her late husband Dr. Ed Alstat. I always LOVE a good love story! 

Ed was the visionary & founder behind Eclectic Herb. A pharmacist and naturopathic physician, Ed's love for plants and medicine birthed a game-changer—freeze-drying herbs at Eclectic. This innovation preserves the plant's nutritional value, and so much more. From an exclusive physician brand, Eclectic Herb transformed into a household name, supplying health stores and mom-and-pop shops. And don't forget the special kids' line with alcohol-free glycerites!

Now, imagine the joy on the Eclectic Herb farm—kids, friends, herbs, remedies, and potions. The fun was so contagious Chris started some amazing herb camps, hands-on experience for kids to embrace the natural world. COVID pressed pause, but Chris dreams of reviving these camps, especially the garden-to-table cooking camp. 

Chris's golden nugget for moms? 

Teach kids early about food origins. Even with limited space, a windowsill garden works wonders. Nurturing life forms early is a beautiful thing—kids relish being part of the growing process. Take them outdoors, point out plants, and watch them connect with the amazing world around them. 

Plant the seeds of curiosity early, and you'll reap a harvest of excitement for veggies nurtured and grown by little hands. Nature walks? A splendid bonus! ūüĆĪ‚ú®

Tune into the podcast episode to learn more about Chris, and take advantage of the superior quality of herbal products through Eclectic Herb right here.

Eclectic Herb is also one of the great companies that gives discounts to our Apothecary Momma members. If you’d like to be one of the lucky ones with us, you can join us here.

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 *Always remember to contact your healthcare provider when considering the use of botanical medicine as a possible treatment option and the medical considerations. While the information in this article is absolutely relevant, herbs work differently for each person and each condition.
 **I am a trained herbalist and not a licensed or registered healthcare practitioner. I cannot diagnose health conditions, nor prescribe medicines legally; I am not a medical doctor. However, I will recommend or suggest medicinal herbs for various health complaints, as I do believe in the safety and efficacy of botanical medicine.
 ***The information I’ve provided is not intended to be a substitute for medical treatment. Please consult your medical care provider before using herbal medicine, particularly if you have a known medical condition or if you are pregnant or nursing.

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