Digestive upsets are often at the root of more serious problems.

Whether it's "just gas", or something chronic like Crohn's, learn how to resolve gut issues and build your whole body healthy!

You've heard the sayings:

An apple a day keeps the doctor away

That one started in the early 1900s, and although they didn't know it at the time, it turns out that can apples play a huge role in the health of our microbiome - they were on to something!

You are what you eat

This one comes from a medical writer in France in 1826 - and he wrote it in a publication about sugar and white flour being the cause of a growing epidemic of inflammatory diseases in France at the time!

All disease begins in the gut

That comes from Hippocrates - in 300 BCE! And medical research is finally starting to catch up as we find significant correlations between chronic inflammation and gut health, mental health and gut health, immune function and gut health, endocrine function and energy levels and gut health - even cardiovascular and nervous system function and gut health!

People have been looking at supporting gut health to support whole-body health for literally millenia - and often for the very same diseases and discomforts we are dealing with today.

In this course, you'll learn how to:

  • resolve temporary digestive discomfort with herbs
  • manage and heal from chronic digestive illness
  • build strong healthy gut function
  • support the whole rest of your body through your digestive health
  • the best herbs and formulas to support all kinds of gut troubles

This course includes 12+ hours of video instruction, as well as PDF handouts, resesarch resources, quizzes, and more - plus weekly live Q&A discussions where you can talk directly with Ryn and Katja.

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!

What you'll learn

  • How the Digestive System works

    What's normal in today's culture isn't necessarily what the body expects - learn how things are supposed to work and how you can realistically get that in your own life.

  • Fast fixes for digestive pain

    Learn the best herbs to quickly resolve nausea, bloating, cramping, as well as flare ups of chronic digestive issues.

  • Build your whole health

    Learn how to build strong, healthy gut function specifically to support other chronic health issues you might be dealing with - or would like to avoid!

No signs of Crohn's!

Kathryn Z.

Last week I had to get my regular colonoscopy checkup for Crohn's and for the first time it came back clear - no signs of Crohn's! I've been working with the material in this course for the past several months and I can't believe the difference it's made for me!

Check out the full course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome! (02:18)

    • Welcome to Digestive Health!

    • How many hours is this course?

    • How to use this platform

    • How to use the Discussions feature

    • How to use the Notification Beamer

    • Chatting in the Community Groups

    • Meet our Friends!

    • Every Body is Different

    • Herbalism (and health!) is Bioregional

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

    • Course Outline

    • Action Prompt: Plan your herbs

  • 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]

    • "Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are."

    • Quick Guide: Introduction & Physiology

    • Digestive Intro Quiz

  • 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

    • Quick Guide: Herbal Actions for Digestion

    • Digestive Actions Quiz

  • 4

    Building Overall Health (29:51)

    • Building Digestive Health

    • Building Digestive Health [audio]

    • Quick Guide: Building Digestive Health

  • 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

    • Quick Guide: Upper Digestive

    • Upper Digestive Quiz

  • 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]

    • Quick Guide: Middle Digestive

    • Study: effects of eradicating H. pylori on ghrelin & leptin

    • Middle Digestive Quiz

  • 7

    Lower Digestive Health (201:21)

    • 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]

    • Parasites and MS resources

    • 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?

    • Hemorrhoids

    • Quick Guide: Lower Digestive

    • Lower Digestive Quiz

  • 8

    Creating a Healthy Digestive System (94:34)

    • Gut Heal Tea

    • Gut Troubles and Constitutional Approaches

    • Creating A Healthy Digestive System

    • Creating A Healthy Digestive System [audio]

    • Herbs to help with a Whole30

    • Quick Guide: Creating Healthy Digestion

  • 9

    Materia Medica for the Digestive System (48:23)

    • Materia Medica for the Digestive System [printable]

    • Digestive Materia Medica

    • Digestive Materia Medica [audio]

    • Digestive Materia Medica Quiz

  • 10

    Let's Practice! (55:26)

    • Turn Facts into Skills!

    • Let's Practice!

    • A person with Heartburn

    • Heartburn Solutions

    • A person with an Ulcer

    • Ulcer Solutions

    • A person with Constipation

    • Constipation Solutions

But wait, 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!) 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!

12+ hours of in-depth videos, downloadable quick guides, live Q&A sessions, and more - all for $200!

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 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. She’s kept that do-it-yourself ethic close to her heart.

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 the authors of Herbal Medicine for Beginners, and the creators of the weekly Holistic Herbalism Podcast.

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.

Fix your digestion to improve your whole health!