Zakiyyah MaaKheper-Ast Madyun is a certified herbal educator and practitioner, Naturopath, a Reiki and Pranic Energy Healer, columnist, speaker extraordinaire, and author. Her study of the healing arts began over 35 years ago with reflexology, and she has travelled around the country teaching martial arts, yoga, meditation, and herbology. Zakiyyah hails from the Bronx, New York, and in the early 1980s she created her own “Sacred Healing 7 Herb Center,” has her own line of herbal products, and teaches a full range of herb courses, holds seminars/workshop and women’s womb health symposiums and retreats. She currently writes a weekly herb column, publishes a newsletter, Blog and launched her own public access TV show: Herbs are Nature’s Medicine, in 2017. As a Master Herbalist, her intent remains focused on helping people learn how to identify the source of illness in their bodies, and then give them the knowledge, resources and tools to begin to change existing cycles of illness into cycles of health and wellness.