Foundations of Herbalism - Herbs & Nutrition for the Endocrine System

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Foundations of Herbalism - Herbs & Nutrition for the Endocrine System

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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Saturday, March 4th: 10am-12:30 pm; 1:30-3:30 pm

Herbs and Nutrition for the Endocrine System

The endocrine system is made up of the endocrine or ‘ductless’ glands, which secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream. These include the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands, the pancreas, and the gonads (ovaries & testes). The hormones secreted by these glands regulate our blood sugar level, rate of metabolism, absorption of calcium, fight or flight mechanism, and many other processes. This weekend looks at historical and modern use of herbal medicine, supplements and therapeutic foods used for the management of endocrine conditions, such as diabetes and thyroid issues.

`10am-12:30 pm: Herbs and Nutrition for Hypo & Hyperthyroid Regulation

This morning, we’ll explore herbs, supplements and lifestyle changes that assist in thyroid regulation, and thyroid dysfunction when dealing with underactive thyroid conditions and Hashimoto’s disease, covering basic thyroid physiology, and materia medica for underactive thyroid including Kelp & Bladderwrack, Coleus forskolii, Guggul, Ashwagandha, Gotu Kola, Hawthorn, Prickly Ash, and Ginkgo biloba. We’ll continue our overview of herbs, supplements and lifestyle changes that assist in thyroid regulation when dealing with overactive thyroid conditions & Graves Disease with materia medica, nutrition, and lifestyle, including Motherwort, Bugleweed, Lemon Balm, Rosemary, and Sage.

1:30-3:30 pm: Herbs, Nutrition and Supplements for Diabetes & Blood Sugar Control

This afternoon, we’ll look at endocrine physiology as well as nutritional strategies, supplements and herbs classically used for diabetes. We’ll cover low glycemic foods and diets, Cinnamon, Fenugreek, Gymnema sylvestre, Stevia rebaudiana, Holy Basil, Bitter Melon, and Berberine-containing herbs and supplements used for blood sugar stabilization and regulation including alpha-lipoic acid, anti-oxidants, beta-glucan, chromium, vanadium, and magnesium.

Wednesday follow-up webinar, April 12th, 7 pm: Weight Management Vis Supportive Diets, Herbs, & Supplements

Join the Mid-Atlantic School of Herbalism!

Intrigued by herbs? Come join us at the Mid-Atlantic School of Herbalism and explore the many benefits of herbal plant medicine. The herbalists at the Mid-Atlantic School of Herbalism (MASH) have a combined experience of working with plant medicine of more than 100 years and we are passionate about sharing the wonders of herbal medicine with our students.

This certification course is currently taught online via Zoom and can be joined at any time during the year. It is run in executive format, with one (1) Saturday a month,10 am-12:30 pm, 1:30-3:30 pm (except August) with a follow-up 1 ½ hour webinar and study group after the weekend classes (on the 2nd Wed evening after the Saturday class at 7-8:30 pm). Assignments and study between classes are required for certification. Classes are recorded so they can be made up if missed. The one-year program runs for 11 months and can be joined at any time during the year as classes are taught on a revolving basis. Monthly Saturday and evening classes must be attended or made up and monthly assignments completed for the Foundations of Herbalism Certificate.

The cost for Foundations of Herbalism (FOH) Certificate: $199/month x 11 or $2,189 in total.