Dr. Nicole Apelian has been many things throughout her life–biologist, author, herbalist, mother, actor, educator, researcher, anthropologist, expeditionary leader, safari guide, survival skills consultant, successful entrepreneur, and a highly sought-out speaker, but she has always been a champion of the natural world.
She is a leader in the field of transformative natural health education, using her expertise in natural wellness, indigenous knowledge, and survival skills to help thousands of people to implement natural strategies to improve their health and lives.
After working as a game warden with the US Peace Corps, Dr. Apelian began working as a field biologist in Botswana, tracking and researching lions. While working in Botswana, she fell in love with the African landscape and later worked with the San Bushmen, an indigenous hunter-gatherer tribe, completing a doctorate in the field of Sustainability Education with a focus on Cultural Anthropology. She has continued to work with and visit the San Bushmen, developing strong relationships within the tribe and allowing her to learn the primitive skills and practices she teaches today.
In 2000, Dr. Apelian was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
She quickly applied her research skills toward developing a healthy living strategy for her own personal wellness. Her strategy focuses on achieving health and wholeness through simple lifestyle changes and eating habits. With her health strategy, Dr. Apelian restored and maintains her vitality, even going on to become a founder and primary guide of the wildlife safari company Eco Tours International.
Dr. Apelian also used her knowledge of ethnobotany and natural remedies to begin making healing salves and herbal infusions in 2012. At first, making them for her own wellness, she now has her own apothecary where she shares her salves and medicinal tinctures with the world.
More than just sharing natural medicines, Dr. Apelian is a leader in transformative natural health education, helping others to do what she did for herself and improve their health through natural wellness techniques and indigenous knowledge. She sheds light on Nature Deficit Disorder, the belief that because of our sedentary, indoor lifestyles, human beings and especially children are losing our vital connection to nature. Dr. Apelian teaches wilderness living skills such as tracking, nature connection, building shelters, and making natural medicine, emphasizing that we can not only survive in nature, but we can thrive. She also leads safari tours to visit the San Bushmen to help people learn indigenous techniques firsthand for living in harmony with nature.
For Dr. Apelian, the mind-body connection is an essential part of wellness. To have a healthy mind-body connection, part of the wellness strategy for herself includes spending time in nature every day, practicing daily gratitude, living in the moment, and being mindful about life. Through these techniques, she is not only healthy but in her own words, “fully functional and fully alive.”
You can start improving your health by reading Dr. Nicole Apelian latest book,
The Lost Book Of Remedies.