Iodine, Evolution and the Thyroid

with Matthew Wood and Phyllis D. Light

Herbalist 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. 

Finally, humans discovered iodine and it was recognized as essential to human health—to prevent hypothyroidism, goiter, and use 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 during and after class

    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

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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Includes

  1. 1
    • Welcome Message

  2. 2
    • About "view only" 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

  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
    • Test will be available soon

    • Iodine, Evolution and the Thyroid - Test

Documents are not downlodable. Please note that Matthew often adds manuscripts of up-coming books and is allowing students early access to these works-in-progress and therefor they are available as "view-only" documents and are not downloadable.

Access this foundational class!

1-year access

Start at anytime! 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 certificates are here.

The test is approximately 20 multiple choice questions. Multiple attempts are permitted.

This class will be added to the Library approximately June 2022.

This class is not included in any other purchases or subscriptions.


Free Preview Material

"Patterns of Hormonal and Reproductive Imbalance"

by Matthew Wood and Phyllis D. Light

Access this 21-page document for FREE and receive news of upcoming classes in this SERIES of classes.