LIVE CLASS DATE: August 17th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST
With so many viruses, medications and environmental toxicants, the very sensitive endocrine system is becoming more vulnerable. Join us for a rare day of exploring the endocrine system with herbalist Phyllis Light. The morning session will cover an overview of the HPA-axis (hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis) and how it is being tasked at this time.
In the afternoon, we will do an in-depth look at thyroid function, test assessment, as well as nutritional and herbal treatment protocols. Phyllis has been working with thyroid health for decades and brings a wealth of scientific knowledge as well as tried and true traditional remedies.
Phyllis D. Light, a fourth generation herbalist and healer, has studied and worked with herbs, foods, and other healing techniques for over 30 years. Her studies in Traditional Southern Folk Medicine began in the deep woods of North Alabama with lessons from her grandmother, whose herbal and healing knowledge had its roots in her Creek/Cherokee heritage. Phyllis’ studies continued as an apprentice with the late Tommie Bass, a nationally renowned folk herbalist from Sand Rock, Alabama, as well as other herbal elders throughout the Appalachians and the Deep South.
Phyllis has a master’s degree from the University of Alabama in Health Studies, education and promotion, nutrition and healthcare. She has taught continuing education classes for allied healthcare professionals including nurses, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, registered dietitians, occupational therapists, and social workers for Diversified Nursing Services. She is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild and served as vice-president and as a member of the admissions committee.
Currently, she is the director of the Appalachian Center for Natural Health in Arab, Alabama, which offers both online classes and in-person workshops. Phyllis continues to maintain an active private practice and consults with businesses, universities, physicians, and manufacturers. She is on the faculty of the Matthew Wood Institute of Herbalism. In addition, she is on the board of directors of the American Naturopathic Certification Board and sits as education director.
Phyllis is the author of Southern Folk Medicine, Healing Traditions from Appalachian Fields and Forests published by North Atlantic.