Many people put up with "minor" digestive upsets, day in and day out, for their whole lives - but they don't have to!

And those little discomforts can signal that a deeper problem is afoot.

Herbs not only offer simple and effective ways to bring relief to heartburn, constipation, gut cramps and more, but they can also correct the underlying imbalances that contribute to serious chronic issues. Get started learning how today - your guts will thank you!

The course includes 12+ hours of video instruction, as well as PDF handouts, quizzes and homework assignments, and integrated discussions where you can talk directly with Ryn and Katja.

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It's hard to trust your gut feelings when you're mostly feeling pain. If digestive issues are cramping your style, discover the many ways herbs can help!

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome! (02:18)

    • Welcome to Digestive Health!

    • How to use this platform

    • How to use the Discussions feature

    • Herbalism (and health!) is Bioregional

    • Herbalism (and health!) is Bioregional [audio]

  • 2

    Introduction (88:01)

    • Introduction and Physiology

    • Introduction and Physiology [audio]

    • Friendly Microbes

    • Friendly Microbes [audio]

    • Enzymes and Supplements

    • Enzymes and Supplements [audio]

    • Eating Habits

    • Eating Habits [audio]

    • Normal Digestive Variation

    • Normal Digestive Variation [audio]

  • 3

    Herbal Actions for the Digestive System (82:09)

    • Digestive Herbal Actions 1

    • Digestive Herbal Actions 1 [audio]

    • Digestive Herbal Actions 2

    • Digestive Herbal Actions 2 [audio]

    • The Rooted & Ready blend podcast episode, featuring Sarsaparilla

    • More On Energetics

  • 4

    Building Overall Health (29:51)

    • Building Health

    • Building Health [audio]

  • 5

    Upper Digestive Health (75:59)

    • Oral Health

    • Oral Health [audio]

    • Herbal Mouthwash and Tooth Powder

    • Heartburn

    • Heartburn [audio]

    • Heartburn Herbs

    • Heartburn Herbs [audio]

    • Further Heartburn Resources

    • More on heartburn herbs!

    • Thoughts on Calamus, from jim mcdonald

  • 6

    Middle Digestive Health (63:15)

    • Nausea & Norovirus

    • Nausea & Norovirus [audio]

    • Studies on Ginger and nausea

    • Dyspepsia - Indigestion

    • Dyspepsia - Indigestion [audio]

    • Stomach Ulcers

    • Stomach Ulcers [audio]

  • 7

    Lower Digestive Health (187:10)

    • Bloating

    • Bloating [audio]

    • Flatulence

    • Flatulence [audio]

    • Constipation

    • Constipation [audio]

    • Constipation checklist

    • Diarrhea

    • Diarrhea [audio]

    • On the topic of poop...

    • Dysbiosis

    • Dysbiosis [audio]

    • Fungi are also part of the microbiome

    • Interesting information about yeasts

    • Parasites

    • Parasites [audio]

    • Phyllis Light on worms and parasites in humans

    • "Old Friends" hypothesis, and how that relates to parasites

    • But parasites *are* serious...

    • Tapeworm in dogs

    • Gluten sensitivity, leaky gut, and Vitamin D3

    • Celiac, Crohn's, IBS, IBD, Ulcerative Colitis, et al.

    • Celiac, Crohn's, IBS, IBD, Ulcerative Colitis, et al. [audio]

    • Crohn's case study

    • Understanding probability in screening tests

    • Q&A Snippet: Gallstones and the Gallbladder

    • Q&A snippet: Gallbladder support

    • Q&A snippet: Gallstones

    • Q&A snippet: Bitters when you've had your gallbladder removed?

  • 8

    Creating a Healthy Digestive System (16:43)

    • Gut troubles and constitutional approaches

    • Creating A Healthy Digestive System

    • Creating A Healthy Digestive System [audio]

  • 9

    Materia Medica for the Digestive System (48:23)

    • Digestive Materia Medica

    • Digestive Materia Medica [audio]

And there's more!

We want your experience to be as close to “being there in person” as possible, and we want to accommodate as many different styles of learning as possible.

That’s why we also provide:

  • 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!)

  • 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!

  • No-risk money back guarantee - no questions asked!

Course Tuition

  • Tuition for this course is $180.
  • Your access never expires, and when we add new material to your course, you get it at no additional charge!
  • With our zero-risk return policy, you get 14 days to try it out after signing up. If at any point within those two weeks you decide it’s not right for you, just let us know and we’ll issue a refund, no questions asked.
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Your Teachers

Two heads are better than one!

Katja & Ryn
Katja & Ryn

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.

Katja is an herbalist and teacher working to help people rebuild their relationships with their bodies and their own ability to heal. She’s been in clinical practice for nearly 20 years, but it all began with a desire to make her own “fancy tea” at home instead of paying high prices for imported blends at specialty stores. Through the years, that desire grew into a passion to improve her own health and ultimately, to help others to do the same.

Ryn has been a practicing herbalist since 2010. He came to herbalism by way of martial arts, where his first experiences with herbs were focused on getting back into the game and becoming more flexible, adaptable, and resilient. Passing that experience on to others is what keeps him motivated every day.

Together, Katja and Ryn teach everyone from children to elders, as well as pharmacy students from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Northeastern University School of Pharmacy, where they both serve as associate faculty. Ryn and Katja are also the creators of the weekly Holistic Herbalism Podcast. You can find their first book, Herbal Medicine for Beginners, on Amazon and in local book stores.

Zero-Risk Return Policy

Teaching isn't just about conveying information - there's also 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.