Meet Barbara Ford, Master Herbalist

Meet Barbara Ford, Master Herbalist & Owner of The Spirited Sage

Barbara Ford uses plant medicine, energy healing and education to help empower, enlighten and heal those that desire to integrate natural healing with conventional medicine therapies. 

Her passion for plant healing started almost fifteen years ago and has never stopped. Barbara received her Diploma in Herbal Studies Master Herbalist credential from the American College of Healthcare Sciences in 2001 and has been practicing Reiki since 2000. She experienced how the body communicates its needs, which inspired her to receive formal training in nutritional kinesiology (muscle testing), using the Ulan Nutritional Systems method in 2012.

As a practitioner, Barbara realized that holistic practitioners had to practice their craft under an oppressive political climate and has served as a board member of the National Health Freedom Coalition since 2008.  She previously served on the board of the North Country Herbalist Guild in 2005. 

In 2002, Barbara received a Small Business Innovative Research Grant from the University of Wyoming to submit a research grant to the National Institutes of Health to research essential oil herbal remedies for preventing the West Nile Virus. Her work was featured on a newscast on KCNC-TV in Denver, Colo., in July 2004.

Barbara is currently the owner of The Spirited Sage and Assistant Editor for the All Things Healing website. Her practice is at The Wellness Circle in Lino Lakes, MN. Her articles have appeared in The Edge Magazine and All Things Healing website.

Phone: (651) 341-9465

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