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Dear Susun:

This week I’ve reconnected with your teachings via the learningherbs teleconference and Wisdom Talks recordings (I’m going to start all the infusions you mentioned in the menopause program!). I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to the programs – I feel nourished just listening to your voice.

Thank you so much for all you have given to the world.


You books have helped me through pregnancy , breastfeeding, and helping
other women friends lost in the medical wasteland! They gave me the first
hope to find health and food in my actual backyard!



Hi Susun,

I am planning to use your advice as you are quoted in the Yoga Journal article listed below for kicking the caffeine addiction. …Most of the articles I have read on getting off caffeine all seem to belittle the effort, like "oh, one can easily quit in a week and you may or may not have a day or two of withdraw adjustment." The article below was the first I have ever seen that really took this addiction seriously and made practical suggestions for helping someone come off caffeine in a healthy way. So thank you very much for this article.

Thank you again!



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Hi Susun,

I am a student Midwife in VA. I came across your website and it reminded me that I appreciate what you are doing. Your wisdom has been in my book shelves for years and are some of the most warn books I have had….

Blessings and many thanks



I am a naturopath and run a women's health clinic in Israel. I have come across a recipe that stops hot flashes within a day or two in over 90 % of the women that I have recommended it to.

Boil 5 cups of organic black beans in 5 cups of water in a covered pot for 1 hour. Strain the juice and drink 1/2 cup of juice 3 times a day between meals.
This recipe works according Chinese Medicine philosophy and raises cooling yin energy which is very low during peri-menopause.

Good luck,



Love your book, Healing Wise, which was included in John Gallagher's Herbal
Medicine Making Kit. The kit, the book and the teleconference have been the
most inspiring and fun stuff I've ever given myself.

Thank you and please sign me up for the ezine.




Hi Susun,
I just love your site! It is down to earth, invigorating, and filled with truths and facts we all need to survive today in our pollutted world. Your site holds vital information rarely offered to us; the public who are searcing for the truth today. …




Hi Susun,

I recently purchased your book, “The Childbearing Year.” It is great. …




Hi Susun,

Thanks a bunch and thanks soooo much for all the great info. you share on
the web and in your books! You have no idea have useful it is to me! Take
care and green blessings,



I never knew your site existed! I love your books and recommend and reread them regularly.

Thank you for being a great champion to all of us!

Many blessings to you, and wishing you a new year filled with love and light!




Dear Susun,

Lately I have been rediscovering your work through your teleconference with John Gallagher. (I used your Childbearing Years book when I was pregnant) But now, after a couple of years and finding that I am understanding your perspective in a profoundly different way and wish to honour the wise woman tradition more than I have. …




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Hi Susun,

Please send me your newsletter… I have just today discovered you and your website due to a book I have been given on herbalism – WONDERFUL !

Thank you and blessings



I just bought another one of your books—“Healing Wise!!” I LOVE IT!!



Please subscribe me to your mailing list. I used to have the Herbal for the Childbearing Year nearly memorized. I just bought the Menopause book and feel like I’ve rediscovered an old friend!




Thank you......most beautiful lady!

i friend called me and insisted i read your book on menopause. thank you for reminding me that i'm NOT losing my mind! i feel better already!

two major changes are more seaweed in my diet <i'm going to make tomato soup with toasted nori for lunch> and oatgrass tea. oh, and exercise. that's key.

i love you already! i feel confident that today<my birthday> is the beginning of a brand new, wonderful life!

with much appreciation,



Dear Friends,

I have read Susun's books and attended a weed wise workshop… I trust your advice more than a doctor's.

all the best ,




While searching for guidance and answers to "do I have fibromyalgia (FMS) or is this issues with perimenopause… Your website is one of the first to state my thoughts on all of this.

Thank you for having this website.



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… I really really appreciate all of the work and resources
that you have available for women and health. It is such a positive,
down to earth, our health is in our own hands approach.

I remember the day when I had more time to get together with my women
friends more and we would share things about our health. It is great to
have your discussion groups available.

best wishes and green blessings,



Dear - Wise Woman Herbal Studies -,

Ive seen your name for yrs and always got a good vibe about you. A weekend working and learning at your farm is my idea of heaven on earth.

Thanks, Aleta (my name means "little winged one" in Spanish.)



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Susun's Biography

Susun S. Weed has no official diplomas of any kind; she left high school in her junior year to pursue studies in mathematics and artificial intelligence at UCLA and she left college in her junior year to pursue life.

Susun began studying herbal medicine in 1965 when she was living in Manhattan while pregnant with her daughter, Justine Adelaide Swede.

She wrote her first book -- Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year (now in its 29th printing)-- in 1985 and published it as the first title of Ash Tree Publishing in 1986.

It was followed by Healing Wise (1989), New Menopausal Years the Wise Woman Way (1992 and revised in 2002), and Breast Cancer? Breast Health! The Wise Woman Way (1996).

In addition to her writing, Ms Weed trains apprentices, oversees the work of more than 300 correspondence course students, coordinates the activities of the Wise Woman Center, and is a High Priestess of Dianic Wicca, a member of the Sisterhood of the Shields, and a Peace Elder.

Susun Weed is a contributor to the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women's Studies, peer- reviewed journals, and popular magazines, including a regular column in Sagewoman.

Her worldwide teaching schedule encompasses herbal medicine, ethnobotany, pharmacognosy, psychology of healing, ecoherbalism, nutrition, and women's health issues and her venues include medical schools, hospital wellness centers, breast cancer centers, midwifery schools, naturopathic colleges, and shamanic training centers, as well as many conferences.

Susun appears on many television and radio shows, including National Public Radio and NBC News.


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