Cardiovascular health is at the core of so many health issues we face today.

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the US, but it doesn't have to be. You can learn how to improve and rebuild cardiovascular health - and if you have a family history of cardiovascular issues, you can make sure that it won't be an issue in your life!

Take Heart!

Cardiovascular issues respond well to herbal interventions - learn what you need to know to keep your heart happy!

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome! (04:53)

  • 2

    Cholesterol (39:02)

    • Understanding Cholesterol

    • Understanding Cholesterol [audio]

    • Statins and Diabetes

    • THINCS

    • More about the physics of red blood cells

    • Quick Guide: Cholesterol

    • Cholesterol Quiz

  • 3

    Nutritional Guidance for Cardiovascular Health (77:43)

    • Conventional Nutritional Advice

    • Conventional Nutritional Advice [audio]

    • Fat and Cardiovascular Health

    • Fat and Cardiovascular Health [audio]

    • More on fats

    • Salt and Cardiovascular Health

    • Salt and Cardiovascular Health [audio]

    • Nutrition for Cardiovascular Health

    • Nutrition for Cardiovascular Health [audio]

    • Quick Guide: Nutritional Guidance for CV Health

    • Cardiovascular Nutrition Quiz

  • 4

    The Thyroid and Cardiovascular Health (17:45)

    • Thyroid and Cardiovascular Health

    • Thyroid and Cardiovascular Health [audio]

    • Quick Guide: Thyroid and CV Health

  • 5

    Movement and Cardiovascular Health (86:29)

    • Movement and Cardiovascular Health

    • Movement and Cardiovascular Health [audio]

    • Accessibility of Movement

    • Accessibility of Movement [audio]

    • Accessible Outdoors

    • Study: Skip the gym, rake the leaves?

    • "Chronic Cardio"

    • "Chronic Cardio" [audio]

    • Overtraining and Wrap-up

    • Overtraining and Wrap-up [audio]

    • Quick Guide: Movement & CV Health

    • Cardiovascular Movement Quiz

  • 6

    Stress and Cardiovascular Health (102:27)

    • Stress and Cardiovascular Health

    • Stress and Cardiovascular Health [audio]

    • Systemic Racism and Cardiovascular Disease Risk

    • Every kind of heart health

    • Stress and the Spiritual Heart

    • Stress and the Spiritual Heart [audio]

    • Pulse of the Earth

    • The Heart-Brain

    • The Heart-Brain [audio]

    • Heart-Mind Integration

    • Heart-Mind Integration [audio]

    • Quick Guide: Stress & CV Health

    • Cardiovascular Stress Quiz

  • 7

    Herbal Actions for the Cardiovascular System (71:38)

    • Cardiovascular Herbal Actions, part 1

    • Cardiovascular Herbal Actions, part 1 [audio]

    • Cardiovascular Herbal Actions, part 2

    • Cardiovascular Herbal Actions, part 2 [audio]

    • More on Energetics

    • Quick Guide: Herbal Actions for Cardiovascular Health

    • Cardiovascular Actions Quiz

  • 8

    Cardiovascular Pathology (261:09)

    • Risk Factors

    • Risk Factors [audio]

    • Sleep and Cardiovascular Health

    • Sleep Study: middle-aged male workers in Japan

    • Noise Exposure and Heart Disease

    • More information about Food Deserts

    • "Pre-Pathology"

    • "Pre-Pathology" [audio]

    • Health research is hard.

    • High Cholesterol

    • High Cholesterol [audio]

    • Hypertension / High Blood Pressure

    • Hypertension / High Blood Pressure [audio]

    • Palpitations

    • Palpitations [audio]

    • Cardiovascular Disease

    • Cardiovascular Disease [audio]

    • Coronary Artery Disease

    • Coronary Artery Disease [audio]

    • Meditation apps and other helpful things

    • Plain Speech

    • Specialization is for insects...

    • Arteriosclerosis/Atherosclerosis

    • Arteriosclerosis/Atherosclerosis [audio]

    • Chris Kresser's writings on cholesterol

    • Stroke

    • Stroke [audio]

    • Cranberry Relish

    • Poor Circulation

    • Poor Circulation [audio]

    • Varicosities

    • Varicosities [audio]

    • The varicose veins posts

    • Antiatherosclerotic Effects of Plant Flavonoids

    • Understanding probability in screening tests

    • A Discussion on Hemorrhoids

    • Edema

    • Edema [audio]

    • Quick Guide: Cardiovascular Pathology

    • Cardiovascular Pathology Quiz

  • 9

    Cardiovascular Materia Medica (184:12)

    • Materia Medica for the Cardiovascular System [printable]

    • Materia Medica part 1

    • Materia Medica part 1 [audio]

    • Materia Medica part 2

    • Materia Medica part 2 [audio]

    • Materia Medica part 3

    • Materia Medica part 3 [audio]

    • Materia Medica part 4

    • Materia Medica part 4 [audio]

    • My favorite Turmeric tea blend

    • Materia Medica part 5

    • Materia Medica part 5 [audio]

    • Botanical Names in Sign Language

    • Yarrow formula for those supporting others

    • Berries, drupes, hips, haws, pomes...

    • Materia Medica part 6

    • Materia Medica part 6 [audio]

    • Hibiscus and Cholesterol

    • Some Heart Formulas

    • Some Heart Formulas [audio]

    • Quick Guide: Sample Cardiovascular Formulae

    • Cardiovascular Materia Medica Quiz

  • 10

    Building Cardiovascular Health (22:36)

    • Essential Steps In Building A Healthy Heart

    • Building Cardiovascular Health

    • Building Cardiovascular Health [audio]

But wait, there's more! 🙂

In addition to the videos, we provide features to accommodate all the different ways people like to learn, so you can internalize the information easily!

  • Lifetime access - so you can review the content as many times as you like, forever!

  • Weekly live Q&A sessions with Katja and Ryn - to ask your questions directly, live and in person! (They're even archived, in case you miss one!) This course has 1 year live Q&A support.

  • Ask questions anytime - we're always just a click away: you can ask any questions in the integrated discussion forum, and we're committed to personally answering your questions, usually within 24 hours

  • Printable PDF materials - if you like to follow the videos along on paper, or keep them handy for a quick reference

  • Downloadable MP3 files - so you can review the content while you commute, workout, garden, ... anytime!

Take control of your heart health!

You don't have to be a statistic: build a strong cardiovascular system now!

Your Teachers


Katja & Ryn

Two heads are better than one!

Katja & Ryn almost always teach together. They each have particular talents and areas of interest, and their perspectives on certain issues are quite different! Together, they convey a fuller picture of the realities of herbal theory & practice than either one could do alone.

Course Tuition

  • Tuition for this course is $200.
  • Your access never expires, and when we add new material to your course, you get it at no additional charge!

Zero-Risk Return Policy

We’re here for the plants and the people, not the money.

Teaching isn't just about conveying information - there's also just an aspect of being someone's "cup of tea".

So we want you to take the first 14 days to really decide if you love it or not. If for any reason you feel like this program isn’t right for you - if we're just not your cup of tea - we’ll give you a full refund. You don't even need a reason - just please let us know within 14 days of purchase.