Nicole Apelian, Ph.D.

Herbalist, author, biologist, anthropologist, wilderness skills instructor, survival skills consultant, keynote speaker, and survival TV celebrity.

Following an unexpected diagnosis of multiple sclerosis in 2000, Nicole applied her scientific research skills towards her own personal wellness. She focuses on holistic wellness, which includes nature connection, gratitude, diet, and herbal remedies.

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Are you ready to become a Plant Apprentice?

Explore the fascinating world of herbal healing with Nicole Apelian! The Lost Remedies Academy is the only complete plants and remedies master course out there. It lays the strongest foundation for someone new to medicinal plants and gently guides you deeper and deeper into the fine details.

“I invite you to explore the fascinating world of herbal healing with me. As we go deeper and deeper into this knowledge, you’ll be able to simply walk outside anywhere in nature and pinpoint the medicine you need just as if you were shopping at your local pharmacy.”

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Dig Deeper!

Expand and prepare with a good book! These books, written by and featuring Nicole Apelian, are rife with herbal knowledge, survival skills, self-care, and wilderness connection.

Backyard Medicinal Garden Kit

Nicole has gathered together the seeds for 10 plants you’ll want to grow in your very own medicinal garden.

Explore the Searchable Wellness Blog

Dig deeper into the topics that are relevant to you and search Nicole’s blog by herb, ailment, or other keyword.

Survive & Thrive Blog

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Fact or Fiction: Can Lettuce Water Help You to Fall Asleep Faster?

An estimated 70 million Americans suffer from insomnia, it’s no wonder an easy and natural solution would be popular!

Life After Alone: What am I Doing Now?

Check in with Nicole Apelian to see what the Alone alum is up to now. New ventures, adventures, and maintaining that good work-life balance.

Holistic Health Series

Holistic health is knowing your own body and taking charge of it as a complete entity, not as a specific disease.

It encompasses diet, supplements, herbal medicine, exercise, and lifestyle. It is an integration of your mind, your body, and your spirit as it connects to yourself, nature and your community.

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For your Health


Healthful tinctures and salves crafted from Mother Nature’s bounty.

Are you struggling with MS or another auto-immune disorder?

Discover how Nicole manages her symptoms to live her life to the fullest.


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