From the Amazon to the Andes: Superfoods that Heal

From the Show: Wellness for Life
Summary: The Healing Seekers team has discovered new superfoods that benefit your health, inside and out.
Air Date: 8/7/15
Duration: 10
Host: Susanne Bennett, DC
Guest Bio: Amy Greeson, Executive Director of Healing Seekers
Amy-GreesonAmy Greeson, Natural Discoveries, Inc. CEO, brings over 23 years of experience as a registered pharmacist who formerly specialized in integrative medicine. Greeson has traveled extensively to study indigenous healing methods and plant based medicine, having led expeditions to the Amazon and Andes, Ecuador, Madagascar, and Papua New Guinea. Additional travels to regions in Peru, Belize, Costa Rica, Bolivia, Guatemala, and Mexico have furthered her study and research with herbal and botanical medicine. In January, she will lead a team into the Republic of the Congo for a two-month expedition.

A 1990 graduate of UNC Chapel Hill School of Pharmacy, Amy’s background includes serving as President of the UNC-CH Pharmacy School’s Academy of Students of Pharmacy (the student branch of the American Pharmaceutical Association); awarded one of the prestigious National Pharmacy Internships in Research and Development at Burroughs Welcome Pharmaceutical Company. An externship with the Public Health Service led to stints in Anchorage, Kotzebue, and Bethel, Alaska, before eventually returning home to North Carolina to join the family business, an independent pharmacy of 28 years.

In 2006, she founded and presently serves as the Executive Director to Healing Seekers, (www.healingseekers.com), a 501c3 non-profit which creates unique educational materials for school systems and educators. Materials are with one of the largest on-line media venues, with distribution to over 50,000 schools in the U.S. alone.

Amy’s work in remote bio-diverse countries with indigenous people, searching for novel medical treatments, has attracted interviews with NPR on several occasions, Australian Public Radio, and numerous articles and other press including International Policy Digest and an article in the NYC publication, "Women Around Town."

Her upcoming book, And the Silent Spoke, will be available early 2016.
From the Amazon to the Andes: Superfoods that Heal
Healing Seekers is a 501c3 non-profit which creates unique educational materials for school systems and educators.

Founder and Executive Director, Amy Greeson, and her team have explored some of the most remote areas of the world such as the Amazon and Andes, Madagascar, and Papua New Guinea. 

In the team's upcoming trip to the Congo they will explore areas which have not yet been touched by human existence.

Throughout their travels, they've discovered new superfoods that are beneficial to the health of the inside of your body, as well as the outside.

Amy joins Dr. Susanne to explain more about what Healing Seekers is, as well as some of the organization's most exciting health discoveries to date.