About Ian Hale

Dr. Ian Hale earned his BA (Honors) in Cultural Studies (English and History) at the University of Portsmouth, before receiving his Teaching License from Bristol University (England). He earned his M.A. in Professional Special Education Studies, which included genetics, neurology and haemotology at Bath Spa University in 2008. He received his Ph.D. (H.C.) in Humanitas at UNESCO in 2006. Prof Hale has guest lectured at Touro Law School, Jewish Law Institute under Prof Samuel L Levine, New York on Neurodiversity. He is the author of bit.ly/2SUT00C and amzn.to./31dlbFc Prof Hale also holds an International Diploma in Integrated Medicine.
19 01, 2021

The Benefits of the Bacopa Plant

By |2021-01-19T02:36:25+00:00January 19th, 2021|

The Bacopa (Monnieri) plant is one of the most widely-known and closely studied natural nootropics in the world. Other names for it include Brahmi and Hyssop. It’s a member of the herb genus and a very hardy perennial, growing mainly, like the Maca plant (see previous article) at high altitudes. It’s to be found on the Hindu Kush and Himalayan ranges, along with areas across South East Asia and in some of the southern states of America. Bacopa comes with many colors of small delicate flowers and thick, succulent leaves.

5 01, 2021

The Maca Root: Nature’s Best Kept Secret

By |2021-01-10T01:35:21+00:00January 5th, 2021|

What is Maca? The Maca plant (Lepidium Peruvianum) is a member of the Brassica family, which includes carrots, turnips, and broccoli. A clue to its remarkable effects is that an alternative name is “Peruvian ginseng.” It is extraordinary because it grows only at extreme altitudes - that is, above 3800m (12, 500 feet) in the Andes mountains of Central and South America. Studies have shown that the red Maca (pictured above) is the strongest of the 3 main varieties. That it survives and prospers in such thin soil and with

5 01, 2021

The Elderberry Tree: History & Health

By |2021-01-10T01:31:27+00:00January 5th, 2021|

The Elder (Sambucus) is a bushy plant with delicate white flowers found mostly in semi-temperate parts of the world, differing only slightly from area to area. It is fast-growing, making it ideal as hedgerow and is much sought after for its many other qualities and uses. It ranges from the Himalayas, across most of Europe to America and Australia, where its flowers are used as decoration and in other areas for the wines produced both from the flowers and fruit. It is also used to make the clear, strong liquor,