View over 100 pages of manuscripts by Matthew Wood and Phyllis D. Light. See Curriculum below.
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2 hours of in-depth teaching with Matthew Wood and Phyllis D. Light
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
- 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.
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)
Iodine, Evolution, and the Thyroid - Webinar Chat Text and Transcripts
Iodine, Evolution, and the Thyroid - Video
Iodine, Evolution, and the Thyroid - Audio
Tests and Certificates
Iodine, Evolution, and the Thyroid Test
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About this course
- 10 lessons
- 2.5 hours of video content
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.
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.
with Matthew Wood MS., Phyllis D. Light MS., and Lise Wolff, RH (AHG) MSc.
This course helped me gain a better understanding of how iodine is needed. It was a great beginning to the series.
This course helped me gain a better understanding of how iodine is needed. It was a great beginning to the series.Read Less
This course was very interesting and informative. I really enjoyed it!
This course was very interesting and informative. I really enjoyed it!Read Less
another great class
another great classRead Less
thank you for such a comprehensive class! the handouts are really outtasite. so much useful, practicable information, despite the big unknowns. in fact, you ...Read More
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.Read Less
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...Read More
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.Read Less