Ian Spohn, ND
Danger or Detoxifier? A Different Perspective on Herb-Drug Interactions
The presentation will focus on Hypericum's emerging potential as a neuroprotective and detoxifying herb, combining a traditional understanding of the plant with an exploration of the notorious mechanism behind its numerous herb-drug interactions. By further exploring Hypericum's photosensitizing effects in the context of porphyria, its antidepressant mechanism will be reassessed using the ancient concept of melancholie combined with the modern understanding of depression and a toxic and inflammatory disease, to suggest its value not only as an antidepressant but as an ally against toxemia and the many modern diseases resulting there from.
Ian Spohn, ND earned his doctorate from the National University of Natural Medicine in 2016. With a background in psychology and biochemistry, he was drawn to study naturopathic medicine based on personal experience with alternative diets and nutrition. He currently practices classical homeopathy and works as a natural products formulator designing herbal, homeopathic, and nutritional remedies.