Once in a Lifetime Classes!

Three Herbal Masters Describe the Hormonal and Reproductive Systems and Experience-Based Herbal Remedies..

Learn from One Hundred Years of Herbal Experience!

Matthew Wood and Phyllis Light, later joined by their friend, Lise Wolff, herbalists with more than a hundred years of clinical experience between them, will lay out in simple, easy-to-digest terms, one of the most complex, but essential, and least well understood subjects in herbal medicine and biomedicine: the hormonal and reproductive systems.  


   This is an enormous topic, and although these teachers are known for reducing complex medical and herbal conceptions to simple-to-digest, holistic, and clinical descriptions, the subjects need to be introduced slowly in an easy-to-assimilate order. 

We will, therefore be starting with the essential mineral iodine, the driver of evolution and the “creator of the thyroid.” 

In our first two classes we will discuss iodine and the thyroid, reviewing our lengthy experience with treatment protocols which have proved successful in our experience in the clinic with every type of thyroid imbalance. This provides a platform for digging into the most complex system of the body, the endocrine/hormonal. 

Beginning with a class on fundamentals--stress, adaptation, homeostasis, balance and imbalance—we move to an overview of the basic adrenal regulatory system. When the endocrine system was first uncovered in the first half of the twentieth century, the connection to constitutional typology was clear—an impulse later lost in the development of biomedicine. We will lay out the relationships between neuroendocrine regulation and constitutional type. 

That, however, may be the last we will hear of holistic and constitutional thinking for a while as we plunge into a subject which so often defies holistic analysis: a portrayal of the hormones and effects of the endocrine cascade (hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid, adrenals, gonads) and then the additional interactions with the hormones of the heart and ‘outlying’ endocrine organs like the pancreas. 

Where possible, we will provide the holistic, pattern-based analysis which we have had to fill in, working with the hormones from the holistic perspective.  

   This establishes a base for a discussion of the female reproductive tract. And yet, it does not!—because the tract not only is regulated by complex hormones but consists of tissues and organs which so often need attention, but from a completely different angle—one that is overlooked entirely by modern biomedicine: an understanding of the female reproductive system from a mechanical, muscular/skeletal perspective involving also the treatment of tendons, ligaments, muscles, mucosa, liver metabolism of hormones, and imbalances in terms of hot and cold, tense and relaxed, damp and dry. In this segment, Lise Wolff will join us with her sometimes confirmatory-sometimes-different experience with the system. 

At the end of this section we will have a freestanding class on fertility—which all three of us have had years of success in scores or hundreds of cases. 

And finally, not to be overlooked, a class on the male reproductive system (so much easier to treat, especially with the endocrine background filled in).


The Heritage Gift of the Native American Female Medicines 

One of the exciting topics to be covered in these classes are the dozen-or-so great female remedies of Western herbalism, almost all of which come into the tradition from Native American practice via white and black midwives. 

The use of these herbs is in some measure a ‘lost tradition,’ as the very idea that the female system (or even the male) can be treated with herbs cultural preconceptions. There are, for instance, only a handful of ‘female medicines’ in European, Ayurvedic, and Chinese herbalism. (These too, will be included!) 

We want our students to carry on this invaluable ‘heritage gift’ of Native wisdom, which has helped so many women down through the passage of time. Other teachers and books, we notice, often rely on modern vitamin and mineral supplements, not realizing the existence and power of these medicine plants.

Essential Classes coming soon!

In late 2021 and early 2022 renowned herbalists Matthew Wood, Phyllis D. Light and Lise Wolff will be teaching on:

• Iodine, Evolution and the Thyroid

• Herbalism and the Thyroid Intensive

Female Reproductive System Series

     1. Overview: Heritage, Hormones, Tissues, Stress

     2.  Menstruation

     3. Uterine Tone, Bladder & Pelvic Floor

     4. Yeast Infection, Vaginitis, HPV

     5.  Pregnancy, Delivery, Postpartum, Breast Health, Lactation

    6.  Peri-menopause, Menopause & Aging


• Male Reproductive System (coming soon)

• Endocrine System (coming soon)

• Fertility (coming soon)

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• Early Access Materials •

* Details: News of class dates and early-bird discounts *

FREE Starter Materials

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    • Patterns of Hormonal and Reproductive Imbalance by Matthew Wood and Phyllis D. Light (version 9.1.21) 21 pages

    • Free Preview of "Iodine, Evolution & Thyroid" and "Herbalism and Thyroid Intensive" - Video

    • Free Preview of "Iodine, Evolution & Thyroid" and "Herbalism and Thyroid Intensive" - Audio

    • Free Preview of "Iodine, Evolution & Thyroid" and "Herbalism and Thyroid Intensive" - Transcript

    • Free Female Reproductive System Intro Class - Video

    • Free Female Reproductive System Intro Class - Audio

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NOTE the document by Matthew and Phyllis is not downloadable. It is a nearly complete manuscript but is not ready for distribution. A printed copy will be available in the future. Matt and Phyllis wanted to provide it to you in its current state to help you prepare for classes.

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Jessie Morris

Just had 1/2 my reproductive system removed last week ( endo, cysts, etc.) dealt with cuts on my corner of my lip for well years and years back and forth, j...

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Just had 1/2 my reproductive system removed last week ( endo, cysts, etc.) dealt with cuts on my corner of my lip for well years and years back and forth, just had one pop up yesterday actually....as well as spots on my chin. And this paper just helped me figure out why all that has been happening to me. As well as some information on ways to fix it. Thank you so much.

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