COVID & Friends

COVID - Colds - Flus

Dive into classes addressing the ongoing health challenges posed by COVID and its friends, the common cold, flu, and more.
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A comprehensive exploration of health in the post-COVID era.

With COVID and Friends in our environment, Matt and Phyllis recognize that our communities are still in as much need, if not more, than ever.
In their acclaimed class on "COVID, the 'Vaccine' and Shedding," Matthew and Phyllis addressed so many questions and concerns. Attendees eagerly drew from their nearly 100 years of professional experience as health practitioners and what they personally experienced and learned since early 2020 regarding this topic, but many questions still remained

COVID seems to be way more friendly to folks than we'd like. The virus and its effects may live with us for months on end, affecting our health and energy level, not to mention its effect on our body systems. The cardiovascular, immune, nervous, respiratory, endocrine, and reproductive systems seem to be the hardest hit. Many people are suffering from long-hauler symptoms while others are suffering from the side effects of immunization. 

Friends? Who are Covid's friends? Why all those other common viruses and allergens that have been with us for centuries and were in the spotlight pre-COVID and are now reappearing. We have the return of influenza, strep throat, seasonal allergies, and the common cold. We can have each of these separately or more than one at the same time. We can check with doctors, but that won't help us match our conditions with known remedies. What can we do to differentiate one virus or microbial infection from another? Well, we look at the symptoms, the color and consistency of the mucus, the sensations in the throat, ears, lungs, muscles, locations, etc. Then we try to match symptoms to remedies


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COVID and Friends Preview

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1 year to view and review content, ask questions and discuss


15 hours of teaching

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access to the 2020 recordings on this topic

This is for you if you...

want to learn how to differentiate symptoms, understand mucus characteristics, and apply remedies effectively to navigate the complex landscape of COVID and related ailments.
desire a comprehensive understanding of the ongoing health challenges posed by COVID and its "friends".
want to equip yourself with practical strategies to address the effects on various body systems, ex. why were or are women's menstrual cycles changing?

Upon completion, you will...

develop confidence in navigating the prolonged effects of COVID and related ailments.
acquire practical skills in applying holistic remedies, considering factors such as mucus characteristics, sensations, and other indicators.
apply practical insights to differentiate symptoms and effectively match conditions with suitable remedies for improved well-being.


Matthew Wood, MS

Matthew Wood has been a practicing herbalist for over forty years. He is an internationally known
teacher and author with more than ten books to his credit, including The Book of Herbal Wisdom, 
The Earthwise Herbals, Holistic Medicine and the Extracellular Matrix, and A Shamanic Herbal 
(July 2024). Matthew has an MSc in herbal medicine from the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine 
(accredited, U. of Wales). He lives in the Midwest. 

Phyllis D. Light, MA 

As 4th generation herbalist, Phyllis started with lessons from her grandmother who taught from her Creek/Cherokee heritage. Phyllis has studied and worked with herbs, foods, and other healing techniques for 30+ years. She is the author of Southern Folk Medicine and co-author of Traditional Western Herbalism Pulse Evaluation.
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