Do you live near the Driftless in northeastern Iowa, Cedar Rapids, Dubuque, or Decorah, and wish to consult an herbalist? Looking for an online consultation?
Iowa herbalist Adrian White is happy to provide educational herbal consultations both in-person and online. If you’ve been looking for an alternative natural approach to improving basic wellness and self-care in your personal life – no matter where you live! – get expert and professional advice either through an in-person consultation on Adrian’s farm (to be scheduled far in advance) or through convenient online correspondence (email, direct message through social media, whichever you prefer).
Learn how plant therapy and nutrition can both enhance and support your lifestyle and overall wellness situation.
Adrian White is a certified herbalist through two programs since 2012, and has studied and practiced herbalism since 2009, both independently and with stellar herbalist teachers. She first learned herbal healing from locals near Vilcabamba, Ecuador in South America, where she spent four months on a farm during an internship through her University. Those who have professionally trained her include herbalist and ethnobotanist Stephany Hoffelt of Naturally Simple Living, who trained her rigorously on all proper professional approaches to herbal protocols, herbal production creation and sales, and client consultations; as well as curandero Charles Garcia, director of the California School of Traditional Hispanic Herbalism on herbal and spiritual healing, product development, and more.
For more than a decade, Adrian White has worked with over 100 health, wellness, nutrition, and herbalism-related clients completing deep-diving herbalism research projects and producing written content, copy, training material, and educational blog and article content on a near-daily basis. Her work can be found all over the web on nutrition, health, wellness, herbalism, and gardening sites; as well as in product content, professional content, promotional content, and web copy for numerous supplement, health food, or natural living companies (including Primal Herb, Crystal Star Supplements, Dr. Tobias, Natureland, Earth Conscious Life, and many others).
Adrian has professionally consulted as an expert herbalist on the development of natural health, whole food, and herbal products for supplement and superfood companies. Her expertise and knowledge can be found in professional training material for health and lifestyle coaches online, and her product development has even been mentioned and utilized by famous public figures!
Her unique creation of black strap nettle syrup has been emulated and remixed online by many other herbalists and companies, and you can find her recipe for it (among many others) in renowned herbalist Tina Sam’s intro book to herbalism, The Healing Power of Herbs. She has also contributed her writing on health and wellness subjects to Rodale’s Organic Life, Healthline, and Tina Sam’s The Essential Herbal, as well as many other publications on other subjects including The Guardian, Civil Eats, and Good Housekeeping.
Adrian isan organic farmer, co-owner, and operator of Jupiter Ridge Farm, which grows over 70 varieties of vegetables, fruits, herbs (culinary and medicinal), and gourmet mushrooms (culinary and medicinal) that are soon to be Certified Naturally Grown. Her food products may be accessible through her consultations but are also available at the Dubuque Farmers Market, a seasonal CSA, at area restaurants (in Dubuque, Cedar Rapids, Dyersville, Elkader, and surrounding areas), and direct delivery through Farm Share Boxes purchased online (by signing up to an exclusive email list).
Issues and categories Adrian is happy to consult and talk through with you:
- Anxiety and Depression Support
- Stress and Tension
- Female Health
- Menstrual support
- Fertility support
- Immune System Support
- Allergy Issues (Sinusitis, Allergic Rhinitis, etc.)
- Digestive Issues/Gut Health
- Thyroid Support
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Herbal First Aid Training
- Liver Health and Detox Support (Lymphatic system, etc.)
- Basic good nutrition practices (plant-based, animal-based, etc.)
- …and more
The consultation stems from an herbalist-based practice, but it does not end there. Adrian may recommend an herb, blend of herbs, or even a variety of plant-based (vegetables, fruits, etc.) foods, sometimes animal-based foods, nutrients, or wild foods. Consultations may also involve lifestyle change recommendations and nutrition suggestions in order to enhance the effects of herbal or nutrition recommendations.
Herb walks and wildcrafting could also be a feature, with instructions on how to identify, harvest, and prepare certain plants on your own and which might be deemed a good fit for your situation, as well as with what’s available in your area.
Garden consulting can also be part of the consultation (when the season is right). This involves education on how to grow certain foods and herbs yourself.
If certain clients are interested, Adrian may provide astrological chart readings, I Ching readings, and dream work or other work on a spiritual level to those who seek it. (Adrian worked as professional astrologer and psychic for 3 years.)
However, it should be noted: Adrian is an herbalist with a very scientific, practical approach to using herbs for health, often referring to studies and research data that support the best remedies of today, as well as those which are also backed by historical and traditional use.
Consultations typically last 1-2 hours after client fills and returns their intake form, at $120 per consultation, and can be made up of any combination of the above approaches that are appropriate for the client or that the client requests. Consultation fees do not include the costs of materials, herbs, or other products recommended or given during the consult, though they may be discounted or given as a bonus in certain promotions.
Adrian is open also to trade or bartering, and a sliding scale may be applied. No one will be turned away. Clients of any race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or other background are welcome.
Please contact by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule consultations and receive an intake form.