Anna Sienicka is a fascinating and super down to earth Holistic Health Coach and Entrepreneur who I was blessed to sit down with to record this podcast. She comes from Poland originally and now lives and works in Toronto where she runs her Wholistic Care Centers, writes books, is raising her son, offers community education around homeopathy, health, foraging, wild food and much more.
This was one of the most inspiring and motivating conversations I’ve had as of late, especially as we’re entering the spring time here in Toronto and I’m so eager to get out, forage for food/medicines, and reconnect with the natural world.
We talk about all sorts of topics and cover her trip across Canada via bicycle, the truth about homeopathy – including how not every remedy is a serial dilution which was news to me – various berries, plants and herbs you can find across the country and the future of integrated healthcare.
She also dropped some insights on focus, direction, goals etc that I felt was meant especially for me as in the past I’ve often gotten caught up with “Shiny Object Syndrome” been distracted from my goals with all sorts of fun experiences but then feeling like I’m wasting my time and not getting the results that I truly want.
Her trip across Canada totaled 7200 km in 77 days. 55 Days riding, 22 days resting, with her biggest day being 260 kilometers in 9.5 hours.
Mentioned in this Episode:
Our Mutual Friend Sonia – Holistic Dental Care Using Essential Oils and Homeopathy
Wholistic Care Center – Anna’s clinic
Wild and Edible – Online Store for Mushrooms, Tinctures etc. and her Book Wild and Edible Plants of Canada
Anna’s answer to the question – What 5 plants would you start with if you wanted to get started with wild foraging?
Plantain – the source of psyllium seeds
Dandelion – Root, Leaves, Yellow Flowers (high source of lecithin), Seeds (can be turned into flowers)
Wild Carrot – very high in Beta Carotene, can use flowers, leaves, seeds (can make your own oils
Garlic Mustard – Green during the winter, leaves taste bitter and garlicky
Wild Violets – Purple Flowers, apparently extremely high in vitamin C
BONUS: Birch Trees as a source of fresh water (their sap runs year round) and Birch bark tea (almost as good as the Chaga that is so popular these days).
As always you can book a free intro consult with myself to discuss your health symptoms and goals at THIS LINK.