Herbalism and the Thyroid Intensive

Transformative - Holistic - Empowering

History, signs, and effective remedies for thyroid health. Ancient insights for the modern age!
"...learned more about my own condition in these hours than I have in years." 
"Very informative...I wish I had this information back then." 
"I feel more in control regarding my thyroid condition"

Unlock the Secrets of Thyroid Health!

Gain valuable insights into various thyroid conditions and explore time-tested remedies that have proven effective in promoting thyroid well-being. Whether you're seeking a broader understanding of thyroid health or aiming to enhance your well-being, this class offers a rich tapestry of wisdom and knowledge. Join us on this enlightening exploration of thyroid health.
At first, all that was known about the human thyroid was that it needed iodine and it was responsible for heat generation. We learn about this in Matt and Phyllis' class Iodine, Evolution, and the Thyroid.

Signs, Symptoms & Diagnostic Terms
In addition to iodine deficiency, various types of goiter, swelling, and small lumps can occur in the thyroid—as well as cancer. We will address the four major conditions of the thyroid that are usually contemplated:
  • hyperthyroidism
  • hypothyroidism
  • Hashimoto’s disease (which usually ends in hypothyroidism)
  • under-secretion of thyroid-stimulating hormone in the pituitary
  • Wilson's Thyroid Syndrome

These can have a multitude of causes and whether we know the cause or not, there are effective remedies for all of these conditions.
Effective, Time-tested Remedies Matt and Phyllis have often and successfully used to improve thyroid conditions:
  • Lemon Balm
  • Motherwort
  • Lycopus
  • Poplar bark
  • Black Walnut
  • Ashwagandha
  • Iris
  • Poke Root

Also, learn what they've found to aid symptoms of Hashimoto's and regulate the pituitary function.

Causes of thyroid-related conditions, even unsuspecting ones like...
  • Misuse of the voice box and tensions in the upper chest, neck, and shoulder structures is known to cause hypothyroid.
  • Leaky gut is another little-known cause of thyroid conditions.
  • Thyroid imbalances are easy to correct.
Who is this class for?
This class is suitable for students of all levels.

To get the most out of this class it is highly recommended to also study the class and materials Iodine, Evolution and the Thyroid with Matthew and Phyllis.


Support Materials

class documents 

  • Iodine: Reaching an Understanding by Matthew Wood
  • Patterns of Hormonal and Reproductive Imbalance by Matthew Wood, MS and Phyllis D. Light, MA
  • Understanding the Thyroid by Phyllis D. Light, MA and commentary by Matthew Wood, MS
  • Herbs, Iodine, and the Thyroid by Matthew Wood, MS and Phyllis D. Light, MA
    (not downloadable)

3.5 hours of teaching


Certificate included
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Pay Once = One Year Access

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

This is for you if you...

want to learn signs, symptoms and commonly used terms relating to conditions of the thyroid.
value a holistic approach to addressing health conditions.
appreciate learning from teachers with decades of experience.

Upon completion, you will...

have a toolkit of herbs to resource and understand the specific cases in which they've shown to be most effective.
be aware of other seemingly unrelated factors that can greatly affect the health of the thyroid.
feel more confident in your ability to help those with thyroid conditions.


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.

Certificate Included

  • How to Get a Certificate

    • Complete course materials
    • Pass the test with a grade of 70% or better
    • Save or print your certificate!

    Available with subscription and individual course purchases.

  • Accreditation hours

    This course is a total of 6 accredited hours
    • 3 hours Materia Medica
    • 3 hours Basic Human Sciences

    *Please check with your accrediting agency whether they will accept accredited hours or certificates from the Matthew Wood Institute of Herbalism
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