Iodine, Evolution and the Thyroid

with Matthew Wood, MS and Phyllis D. Light, MA

Herbalists with 75 Years of Joint Experience as Consulting Herbalists & Herbal Authors

Iodine was the first antiseptic and anti-inflammatory substance - absorbed by primitive creatures from the sea around them. The thyroid was developed by higher animals, not to regulate heat, but to continue to supply these functions. Finally, warm-blooded animals developed thyroid hormones (T4 and T3), the function of which was to regulate heat production in cells.

Humans discovered iodine, and it was recognized as essential to human health to prevent hypothyroidism & goiters and used as an antiseptic and antibacterial. Many organs other than the thyroid require iodine, particularly the breasts - breast cysts and diseases can be caused by a lack - and the brain, which is protected from some kinds of stroke by iodine released into the carotid sinus. We see the importance of iodine in a wide arena in the body.

This class answers:

  • Why iodine is very important for breast tissue
  • Why fluoride, chlorine, and bromine wreak havoc on this system and how to counteract the effects
  • How low iodine, Hashimoto's, and Hypothyroid are similar but different
  • How to palpate the thyroid
  • How to do a simple iodine content test of foods
  • Comparisons of the various iodine tests for the body
  • Goiter
  • Hyaluronic acid and restoring cartilaginous tissue
  • Herbs and foods to provide iodine and improve uptake
  • and more!


* Phyllis answers the question: is there iodine in Calendula? *


Who is this class for?

This is an Intermediate-level class. Students of all levels are welcome. This class is for anyone - not just herbalists - interested in iodine, evolution, the thyroid, and the naturally existing support and remedies for thyroid and related health conditions.

Includes

  • Online Materials

    View over 100 pages of manuscripts by Matthew Wood and Phyllis D. Light. See Curriculum below.

  • 1 year access to materials and Q&A

    1 year to view and review content, ask questions and discuss with fellow students and teachers.

  • 2 hours of teaching

    2 hours of in-depth teaching with Matthew Wood and Phyllis D. Light

Curriculum

  1. 1
    • Welcome Message

  2. 2
    • About Non-Downloadable Documents

    • Iodine: Reaching an Understanding by Matthew Wood (115 pages, not downloadable)

    • Patterns of Hormonal and Reproductive Imbalance by Matthew Wood and Phyllis D. Light (version 9.1.21) (21 pages, not downloadable)

  3. 3
    • Iodine, Evolution, and the Thyroid - Webinar Chat Text and Transcripts

    • Iodine, Evolution, and the Thyroid - Video

    • Iodine, Evolution, and the Thyroid - Audio

  4. 4
    • Tests and Certificates

    • Iodine, Evolution, and the Thyroid Test

  5. 5
    • Please share your thoughts

 

 

Documents are not downloadable. Please note that Matthew often adds manuscripts of upcoming books and is allowing students early access to these works-in-progress; therefore, they are available as 'view-only' documents and are not downloadable.

Access this foundational class!

1-year access to this class.

The Library Bundle

Access to this class and many more.
(Full list can be found on The Library page.)

Start at any time! Complete the lessons at your own pace.

Certificates designed and signed by Matthew Wood are available for purchase to those who successfully complete all tests with a passing grade of 70% or better. More details regarding herbal course certificates are here.

Tests are multiple-choice, and multiple attempts are permitted.

For those of you seeking clinical hours, we have a list of all classes/courses with corresponding accreditation hours.




Free Starter Materials

Herbs and: Iodine, Thyroid, Endocrine, & Reproductive Systems & Fertility

Free intro content includes: The document, "Patterns of Hormonal and Reproductive Imbalance" and video that covers many female issues with detailed symptoms and useful herbs.
with Matthew Wood MS., Phyllis D. Light MS., and Lise Wolff, RH (AHG) MSc.
herbs, iodine and female reproductive issues

5 star rating

outstanding!

laura costas

thank you for such a comprehensive class! the handouts are really outtasite. so much useful, practicable information, despite the big unknowns. in fact, you ...

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thank you for such a comprehensive class! the handouts are really outtasite. so much useful, practicable information, despite the big unknowns. in fact, you provide the way to handle the unknowns--on a case by case basis with a lot of subjective input from the patient. the history is useful, too, as always, because it helps to bring the big picture into focus. i learned more about my own thyroid condition in this 2 hour class than from any other source over years of inquiry. it's hard to believe that there's a whole second part to this topic, and i'm just so impressed by the breadth of your presentation. thank you so much, very grateful to you and phyllis.

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5 star rating

They did it again

Jeanette Hess

Matthew and Phyllis always work so well together. I enjoy the way they interact and am always so pleased with everything new that I learn. Thanks again for e...

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Matthew and Phyllis always work so well together. I enjoy the way they interact and am always so pleased with everything new that I learn. Thanks again for everything you do.

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