The endocrine cascade – hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid, adrenals, gonads – is one of the most difficult systems to understand and treat so join us for this difficult subject demystified by master herbalist Matthew Wood. This class gives an in-depth exploration of each of the major glands that make up the endocrine system and how to work with them using western herbalism. Matthew shares common issues that are so prevalent in our society and the appropriate remedies. He visits topics such as using adaptogens for the hypothalamus/pituitary/ adrenal axis, hyper and hypothyroid and its remedies, adrenal exhaustion and treatment, agents acting on hormonal regulation of reproduction and so much more! The importance of the Endocrine System for our health and wellbeing cannot be understated. To care for ourselves it is critical that we have an understanding of the system that truly affects all parts of our bodies and wellbeing!
“The endocrine system forms a “cascade” with dominance from the hypothalamus/pituitary downwards to the thyroid, adrenals, and gonads with a feedback loop back to the beginning. This is the basic endocrine core that we need to understand. The H/P is the master gland of the system, the adrenals are in charge of dealing with stress, the thyroid oversees cellular metabolic rate, and the gonads regulated both reproduction and life maintenance issues.” – Matt Wood
Over 13 hours of content!
The first hour of day one is Tara Baklund overviewing the Body-types/Constitutions/Doshas for Matthew.
In the first hour of day 2 Spencer Blackie presents his studies and findings on water (double helix water), the energy of the body, heart energy and other fascinating correlations. How do Chinese Medicine and Homeopathy work?
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"A Real Live Herbalist"
Matthew Wood has been a practicing herbalist since 1982. In a period when many authors and lecturers are merely "arm chair herbalists" who offer theories and opinions based on book learning, and others have turned to the exotic traditions of India or China, he has been an active practitioner of traditional Western herbalism. He has helped tens of thousands of clients over the years, with many difficult health problems. While Matthew believes in the virtue of many other healing modalities, he has always been inspired to learn, preserve, and practice the tradition of herbal medicine descending to us from our European, Anglo-American, and Native American heritage. He is a member of the American Herbalists Guild (registered herbalist) and has earned his Masters of Science degree from the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine (accredited by the University of Wales).