Nitrogen pollution in Santa Fe River; Acupuncture and herbal therapies

06/11/12 Jon Butts
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We started today's show with Drew Bartlett with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, about algae in the Santa Fe River in North Florida. There is a growing problem with nitrogen in our aquifer that will not be easily fixed. Septic systems, fertilizer run off, storm water run-off and agriculture all contribute to the problem. Florida has some extra money to address the problem, but for now visiting your favorite spring this summer may be a little slimy.

Next up, Bob Linde, a local acupuncture and herbal therapist, joined the program. Acupuncture & Herbal Therapies is a treatment center & school located in Saint Petersburg, offering acupuncture, Chinese medicine, herbal therapies, mental health services, Tai Chi and an herb school. Bob talked about Florida native herbs and the amazing healing abilities of just a few leaves of these Florida herbs that are usually considered weeds. He answered a variety of health questions, and seemed to have an herbal remedy for all of our callers. To find out more about his practice, herb school, and healing herb related events happening in our area check his web site acuherbals.com

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