The Endocrine System

In-Depth - Comprehensive - Demystifying

A thorough exploration of each of the major glands and how to work with them using Western herbalism.
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“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.”– Matthew Wood

Demystify one of the most challenging systems

The importance of the Endocrine System for our health and well-being 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 well-being!
Hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid, adrenals, gonads – is one of the most challenging systems to understand and help. Join us for this difficult subject, demystified by the prolific author and world-renown herbalist, Matthew Wood, MS.

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.

Matthew visits topics such as:
  • Using adaptogens for the hypothalamus/pituitary/adrenal axis
  • Hyper and hypothyroid
  • Adrenal exhaustion
  • Agents acting on hormonal regulation of reproduction 
  • Time-tested remedies and more!
NOTE: This course was filmed before the MWIH officially began. Footage is from an in-person seminar. The sound, particularly in the beginning, is less than ideal. Newer classes are filmed with high-quality video and audio equipment.


Additional Resources

Tara Baklund reviews Constitutions/Doshas

Additional Resources

Dr. Spencer Blackie discusses double helix water, energy of the body & heart, etc.

Pay Once = One Year Access

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


11 hours of teaching

This is for you if you...

want to be guided through the intricate web of the endocrine system, unraveling the complexity of its cascade.
want to understand the critical importance of this system and how  affects various aspects of the body and well-being.
want practical guidance on working with each major gland in the endocrine system and appropriate herbal remedies.

Upon completion, you will...

have an enhanced understanding of the functions of major glands within the endocrine system.
gain actionable insights into working with Western herbalism to support endocrine health and make informed decisions about herbal interventions.
gain knowledge on using adaptogens for specific purposes, addressing thyroid conditions, managing adrenal exhaustion, and employing herbal agents for hormonal regulation. 


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.
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The Endocrine System

Unlock glandular wellness with Western herbalism in this comprehensive guide to your endocrine system.

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