This week’s guest is Shantree Walter Kacera, D.N., Ph.D. and author of Ayurvedic Tongue Diagnosis. He is also an Ayurvedic Live-Food Nutritionist, Therapeutic & Shamanic Herbalist, and Constitutional Iridology Educator with 35 years experience in the Natural Healing Arts. He is the founder and co-director of The Living Centre (1983), and Living Arts Institute.
Shantree received his doctorate in Nutritional Medicine and Herbalism in the 70′s. Since then he has been exploring the effect of food and herbs on one’s physical, mental & emotional health. His passion and study has lead him to explore the benefits of a high energy Ayurvedic live-food approach to nutrition. He has had the honor to teach, counsel and empower thousands of individuals on their health and educational journey.
A past Vice-President of the Ontario Herbalists’ Association, Shantree served on the OHA board for almost 10 years and has been a member for over 20 years. Shantree is dedicated to providing an integrated preventative approach to well being, applying the healing wisdom of the East and West. He formulates and dispenses his own herbal preparations “HerbSpirit Botanicals.”
Shantree’s deep spiritual connection to the Earth has drawn him into the teachings of shamanic and earth wisdom practices as well as Carolinian Canada native plant preservation and studies. He is a passionate edible forest gardener and well known for his unique circular medicinal-wheel gardenn and medicine trail with over 1,000 species of edible and medicine plants and trees through the 50-acre botanical sanctuary.
Shantree is the author of ‘Ayurvedic Tongue Diagnosis’, the first book of its kind to be published in the west.