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June 2007

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Hello to all,

My sister gave me your book "Menopausal Years" years ago, now I am 53 and the book became a "bible" to me. I am raised with some knowledge of herbs. There are not many books about menopause on the market like yours which cover all aspects, the body as well as soul and heart. The forewords of all chapters spoken by "Grandmother Growth" touch me whenever I read them, giving me the feeling that there is someone (inside myself-) who understands me deeply. It makes me cry in relief of whatever. This is something I miss in all other books I read about menopause. …

yours sincerely


Please include me in your mailing list

I receive your Sage Woman faithfuly!
Thank you



… I have been reading your books for years, and I even saw you speak a few times!

Thanks so much!



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please send me weed wanderings.
The first MENOPAUSAL YEARS saw me through it! I'm now passing along
things to daughters-in-law.

Thank you!



Hi Susun,

I enjoyed listening to you speak at a workshop at the womens herbal
conference a while back. I also enjoyed reading your book on womens health.

…Thanks so much!







I'm so glad to finally find you! Please add me to you mailing list, monthly magazine, etc!

Looking forward to hearing from you!!



Hi Susun,

A friend of mine, Francesca De Grandes recommends you highly in the field of
women's reproductive health. …I just ordered your book and am looking forward to it… and perhaps one day I will come visit you for one of
your workshops. …




Please add me to you e-mail list. Your book changed everything for me.

Green Blessings,


hi Susun,

I recently came across your website and tried red clover tea for fertility
and am happy to report that after only a few weeks of using this infusion, I
had an increase in my menstrual flow, which was previously very scanty.
I'm very excited …

thank-you for providing such a wonderful resource for women,




i have been reading your articles they are wonderful ….



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Hi, Susun;

… I'm convinced that our well-being is in our own hands (and it's never been in someone else's hands, not really). Thanks for infusions! And, for showing older women how beautiful and valuable we are! And, for teaching us "wise ways" to care for ourselves! You are such a "gift";




Dear Susun,

Where to begin? Thanks for being there!
I have been struggling with endometriosis since 1991 and bought your books shortly thereafter. Menopausal Years has been my bible for PMS and endo for years. I fled from gynocologists who wanted to do a hysterectomy on me then and have managed to get this far…

Thanks again!!



I just stumbled upon an article you contributed to Holistic Junction. There
was alot of good information in it. …

Thank you,



…I am loving the Healing Wise book and can't wait to get more books and videos. I badly want the Juliette de Baraclai Levi book. I used her book for children when my kids were young. They are now 23 1/2, 27 and 30! I really want to become a Wise Woman and Herbal Healer in my crone years and beyond (I will be 53 in April) and plan to take all of Susun's courses, one by one, if it takes me a decade to do it. I really appreciate the payment plan because I am disabled and money is terribly tight.






I am a two time breast cancer survivor and give service to others with cancer, I am a resource guide, I can't tell you how many times I have helped clients conceive with your book wise women. Thank you for all you are and do for women! …

Love and light and much gratitude,



hello susun-

first- i wanted to tell you how immensely much i enjoyed Juliette de
Bairacli Levy's book "Traveler's Joy"!! I read it three times- i can't wait
until the book about her time in the sierra nevada mountains comes out, and
i'll be ordering one of the others on your site quite soon! whew, what an
amazing story her life is!

thank you thank you THANK YOU for publishing
these books! quote me if ya like-- horaay!



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i called your free help line a couple times about nine years ago.
your advise and counsel on diet and the UTI/Kidney infections i was
experiencing made things much better, and helped me come to a better
understanding of how i live my life, and probably saved my life- and i dont'
know if i ever thanked you for that-- THANK you. i've read YOUR books,
too(except "breast cancer? breast health!", but the other ones i've read
ALOT of times)-- and i think you rock.




I am very interested in learning more about herbal medicine and related topics on your wonderful website. Please include me in your mailing list.

Thanks so much. Lisa


Thanks so very much for taking your time to create this very useful and
informative site. I have learned a lot from your site.




Hello Susun.

I just found my way to your website via Michael Tierras links page. I love what you are doing and how you are helping women! …

I look forward to making some time to take your classes. I am now studying graphic design but will soon graduate.Your classes are going to be a present to myself after I finish my degree.




Your information is fabulous, and I've only scratched the surface of your work. As a woman who has been plagued with high estrogen my entire life, your common sense information about phytoestrogens is just what I needed to see. I'm always skeptical of "popular" remedies, even when they're alternative, so your advice that "Isolated phytoestrogens are not as safe as those 'in matrix'" was just what I had suspected. And I was very confused about the estrogenic effects of soy, being told alternately that it was the best thing for me and the worst thing.

Even more exciting for me is that I'm an organic baker about to open a bakery here in my hometown. My best-selling bread is a multi-grain/multi-seed loaf with lots of sesame and flax seed. I didn't see how I was going to avoid getting fat as a baker, but I now see that I'm definitely on the right road, using many phytoestrogen foods and using low-glycemic agave nectar instead of sugar in my cakes & pastries.

I would like to put together a pamphlet on phytoestrogens from natural food sources rather than from supplementation; about the importance of estrogen reduction for both men and women, and the role of phytoestrogens in that approach.

Also, as a pagan, I'm very excited about your "Green Witch" series. I've barely made a foray into your website, but I'm looking forward to seeing it all!

Thank you for your work and dedication,

Rev. Julian



Please subscribe me to your newsletter, "The Weed Wanderings".

And, Thank You for all you do for us fellow women.



Dear Susun

I have recently looked at your website and read some of your health advice
which is wonderful …

Yours sincerely




Just found your web site. …. I am now
waiting for spring & dandelion to grow. I no longer want to have my yard
look green like the fancy neighbors who spray constantly chemicals all over
to pollute the air. I just wished we had 5-10 acres away from every one. I
hope to learn more from the news letters. About eating the good weeds, that
I have growing but don't know them yet. Thank You.




Dear Susun,

Your menopause book is just excellent - common sense, at last!! I'm 54,
last period over 2 years ago, and have been on the roller coaster of
emotional, spiritual and physical transformation for the past seven years.
Major things in my life tend to go in seven year chunks, so I wasn't
particularly surprised to find lately that it feels as though I've reached
another level.

I tried progesterone cream for a few months but the only
thing it seemed to do for me was to eradicate ongoing and long-standing
urinary tract infections, they stopped completely within days of using the
cream. … and I stopped using the cream a couple of months back.
And guess what - I have fewer hot flashes, sleep better, my weight has
stabilized (at about 7 kg more than it was, but it's stable now) and all
together I feel a whole lot better!

I'll be using your gentle and practical approach as the basis for looking after myself from now on in, and am taking my first tentative steps as a Crone, albeit a baby one!




Please, add me to your mailing list. I have so wanted to find a place I can learn about herbs without spending thousands of dollars.

Thank you for being here.



please sign me up for everything! i love you ladies and the wisdom you
share- thanks for being here- we all need each other



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Dear Susun Weed,

I enjoyed your comments on conception in the 40's!
I am turning 40 and hoping to become pregnant. …

Thank You,



Hi Susun~

First I want to thank you for your work and your amazing books, they have
helped me personally and have inspired me to help others heal with herbs…




When an oncologist/surgeon said i must remove my ovaries, even though a tiny
cyst and an unclear 'mass' had remained unchanged for 3 years, i contacted
susun. her advice included using chickweed tincture, known for healing
growths. i've had 3 ultrasounds since then, and the latest shows the cyst is
unchanged and the mass is a small fibroid....neither requiring surgery.

susun not only quelled my worry, she gave me steps to act on thru this
crisis. her help was empowering and encouraging....as well as successful!
chickweed and susun are my friends for life!

susun, you are a blessing and a gift to so many.
thank you, dear sister.



Dear Susun,

My mom and I have used your books for years for all womanly questions and always refer to them whenever friends have questions as well. Thank you for all the wonderful information.

Bright blessings,



I really enjoyed your writing on the Shamanic Herbalist. I am a 34 yr. old male living in Michigan and have found my way of study into herbs, psychology, cosmology, shamanism, Buddhism and the like. I am no master of anything but felt a like spirit when reading your words.

Thank You,



Dear Susun,

Thank you for the newsletter. Love all your stuff and have been following you for years.…

Thank you.




I've loved your work forever. . . . I picked up your menopause book and held it for some weeks till yesterday. . . .I've been teaching art in a correctional facility part of the day, part day in a junior high and have been feeling OFF, and there was your book. Yes! What I need is down time, quiet time, solo time! School districts provide generous sick leave, only I think I will privately call it wellness leave. I am home today, quiet, the headaches subsiding, doing better. Thank you for the wise reminders and for all your good work. I am out to the garden to make some sage tea--just what I had forgotten. This book is a goddessend to me because I have "forgotten," as we do, the important things.

Love and blessings,



Dear Susun,

I started your Green Ally course on June 7, 2005. It's been two years and I just restarted this year's herbal garden. My journey thus far with Rosemary has been interesting. Because I have twenty some odd years of shamanic/witch training, when I first started this course I figured it would be quick. One season and I would know all Rosemary had to offer. I now realize this is a lifelong journey.
I would like to make a second installment payment. …
I have had...some very intuitive communications developing with my plant friend/s. My journey has been wonderful.




dear Susun,

…thank you for all the very helpful books that you have written regarding
women's health.

truly azadeh

Dear Susun,

I live in Australia and have recently listened to an interview posted on my friend's website. I loved it, and I also love your articles in 'Sagewoman'. Having looked at your site for the first time just now, I'm thrilled by what I read and feel there.

I'm fortunate enough to be moving near my beloved, the rainforest on Mt Tamborine soon, where much connecting, conversation and healing is beginning to take place!
One day, I would love to come and learn with you, and really get the sap moving, throbbing! So, I am taking this opportunity to say thankyou for being you and doing the work you do, in the way you do it. What a gift we all are in each other!




I've enjoyed your newsletters, thanks for making them available…

Many thanks and blessings to you,




love the books, love the website!!! they are truly blessings for all of
us...thank you!!!!

…namaste and thanks again,




I enjoy your website & have 2 of Susun’s books. Thank you for making yourselves available to women. I appreciate the information and love and care that radiate, even from the books and web sites. …




Dear Susun,

The seminar I took with you in Pompton Lakes on menapause several years ago
still helps me everyday. The things I learned that evening helped me to free myself from the misconceptions about the change of life that had come and the 'thud' of it
went away.

For instance, that the hot flashes are good and the little extra fat is
protection, is empowering in itself. As well as the deeper meanings of

And so I thank you from my heart for your empowering work.
Sincerely, Amy

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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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