Room 214 Launches the HerbalCast Podcast Show with Host Keely Cormier

March 09, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Boulder, Colo., March 9, 2007 – Room 214, a search marketing and social media agency, launches the HerbalCast podcast show,, with host Keely Cormier sponsored by Rocky Mountain Herbals and White Dove Herbals.

The HerbalCast podcast is a weekly audio podcast production dedicated to engaging in the discussion about the art and craft of herbal medicine, herbal remedies, alternative medicine and the latest trends and news in everything herbal.

The show format will have host Keely Cormier conducting regular interviews with leading herbalist such as Linda Whitedove and natural products pioneer John Hay.

“Herbals is a craft in danger,” says John Fischer, owner of and sponsor of the HerbalCast. “With the increased of mechanized harvesting and manufacturing the practice of hand crafting herbal remedies is becoming a lost art. Our hope is through an open discussion with the podcast, we can further our cause of creating high-quality, high-trust herbal alternatives to everyday products that are free of chemicals, synthetic materials, preservatives or other harmful ingredients.”

The HerbalCast can be heard on or through iTunes, Odeo and other popular podcatchers.

The first show will feature a discussion with John Hay and the buzz around new products featuring Xylitol, a sweetener made from naturally occurring plant products that is safe for humans.

Bios on HerbalCast show experts:
John Hay, the president and CEO of White Dove Herbals was the founder, President and Director of Celestial Seasonings from 1970 to 1984. Mr. Hay was also a key director and strategic planner for Alfalfa's natural food stores in the 1980's. During the same time period, from 1984 through 1988, Mr. Hay was the Founder and President of Cell Technology, a biotech company specializing in the treatment of cancer and AIDS. From 1990 through 1996, Mr. Hay was the CEO of Green Technologies, an electronics firm specializing in the manufacture and sales of electrical energy-saving devices. More recently, Mr. Hay served as CEO of Rudi's Organic Bakery from 1997 to 2002, and expanded it from a locally distributed bread supplier to the nation's largest, certified organic bread manufacturer with US national distribution.

Linda Whitedove is the lead herbalist and product formulator for White Dove Herbals. Her background and herbal training extends over 30 years as an herbal practitioner and certified acupuncturist. From 1987 through 1995 she worked for several large herbal remedy companies including: Turtle Island Herbs as lab manager and new product developer, Nature's Apothecary as one of its founders, lab manager and in new product development, and Tieraona's. Ms. Whitedove is a graduate of the Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture, and the New Mexico Herb Institute. She has served on the faculty of the Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies, the New Mexico Herb Institute, the Wise Women Herbal Institute and the Seven Bowls School of Nutrition and the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism. She presently serves on staff as the Medical Herbalist at Longmont United Hospital in Longmont, CO.

About Room 214
Room 214,, is a search marketing and social media agency offering outsourced search marketing services that includes: custom blog implementations, podcast production and promotion, syndicating press rooms, optimized press releases, RSS marketing, online article marketing, search engine optimization, pay-per-click campaigns and social media campaigns leveraging MySpace, YouTube, Google Video, iTunes and others.

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