Speaker Biography

Diana Marie Dummer

Master Herbalist, Nutritionist, Ayurvedic Practitioner, Educational Trainer, Public Speaker, Product Advisor and Material Development; Business Manager and Health Consultant for Natural Products Companies & the Emerging Cannabis World

For the last quarter of a century, Diana has been passionately involved in all things natural. From being an educator and Master Herbalist to living off the grid for eight years, Diana is astutely aware of the natural world, while at the same time acting as a communication bridge between consumers and natural products. Her motto has always been “Food is Medicine;” and while supporting local farmer’s markets and organic farming, she has dedicated herself to educating consumers about healthier choices in what they consume and what they believe. Diana’s unique life experiences, education, and communication skills have given her the keen ability to take complex scientific information and present it in a way that is highly digestible.


In this workshop, the discovery of the endocannabinoid system, basic understandings of its role in human physiology and its contribution towards health and homeostasis of the body will be discussed.   Though only recently discovered, history has displayed the workings of it via treatments of this system with plant therapeutics.  Phytocannabinoids and their service to the endocannabinoid system are explained.

Preclinical trials over the past four decades have found that the cannabinoids show promise as an anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, neuroprotectant, anxiolytic, just to name a few. Further mention of these natural compounds and their actions will be explored.  New data, current findings and phyto-therapies of Cannabis spp., cacao, and other botanicals, and exogenous compounds will be presented.