When's the last time you took a deep breath?

Shouldn't every breath be full and invigorating?

If they're not, never fear! Herbs can help you breathe free & clear. The lungs and sinuses are highly responsive to herbal treatments, and some preparations - like steam and smoke - specifically target the respiratory tract for immediate relief.

The course includes 21 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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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome! (02:18)

    • Welcome to Respiratory 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 (62:58)

    • Respiratory Health Introduction, part 1

    • Respiratory Health Introduction, part 1 [audio]

    • Respiratory Health Introduction, part 2

    • Respiratory Health Introduction, part 2 [audio]

    • Some more thoughts on the Respiratory system

  • 3

    Respiratory Anatomy and Physiology (53:44)

    • Respiratory Anatomy and Physiology

    • Respiratory Anatomy and Physiology [audio]

    • Organs of Elimination

    • Organs of Elimination [audio]

    • The Anatomy of Snot

    • The Anatomy of Snot [audio]

    • Did you know there's a LUNG microbiome?

  • 4

    Herbal Actions for the Respiratory System (115:15)

    • Respiratory Actions part 1

    • Respiratory Actions part 1 [audio]

    • Respiratory Actions part 2

    • Respiratory Actions part 2 [audio]

    • Respiratory Actions part 3

    • Respiratory Actions part 3 [audio]

    • Respiratory Actions part 4

    • Respiratory Actions part 4 [audio]

    • Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids in Pulmonaria species

    • Studies on plants and respiratory health

  • 5

    Herbal Preparations for the Respiratory System (48:13)

    • Steam and Smoke

    • Steam and Smoke [audio]

    • Science studies the antimicrobial actions of herbal smoke

    • Incense and herbal smoke

    • Poultices, Compresses, Neti Pot, and Nasal Spray

    • Poultices, Compresses, Neti Pot, and Nasal Spray [audio]

  • 6

    Respiratory Pathology (240:30)

    • Respiratory Pathology: Overview

    • Respiratory Pathology Overview [audio]

    • Ear Infections

    • Ear Infections [audio]

    • More on ear infections

    • Strep Throat

    • Strep Throat [audio]

    • Canada's approach to Strep

    • Scarlet Fever

    • Scarlet Fever [audio]

    • Bronchitis

    • Bronchitis [audio]

    • More on Bronchitis

    • Pleurisy

    • Pleurisy [audio]

    • Pneumonia

    • Pneumonia [audio]

    • Vaping and Pneumonia/Pleurisy

    • Measles

    • Measles [audio]

    • Measles in an austere environment

    • Vitamin A and Measles and other childhood diseases

    • T-cell stimulation study of mushrooms

    • News reporting on measles boosters for Gen-Xer's

    • Mumps and Rubella

    • Mumps and Rubella [audio]

    • Sinusitis

    • Sinusitis [audio]

    • Pertussis

    • Pertussis [audio]

    • A Pertussis Trick: Cold Air

    • Asthma

    • Asthma [audio]

    • Smoking Cessation

    • Smoking Cessation [audio]

    • Links for Smoking Cessation

    • Cystic Fibrosis

    • Cystic Fibrosis [audio]

    • COPD

    • COPD [audio]

    • The Impact of Wildfires and Flooding on Respiratory Health

    • Impacts of Wildfires and Floods [audio]

    • Acute and Chronic case studies

    • Understanding probability in screening tests

  • 7

    Cold & Flu (151:43)

    • Viral infection and transmission

    • Viral Infection & Transmission [audio]

    • A Cold vs. The Flu

    • A Cold vs The Flu [audio]

    • Flu pandemics

    • Flu Pandemics [audio]

    • Host Resistance - part 1

    • Host Resistance - part 1 [audio]

    • Host Resistance - part 2

    • Host Resistance - part 2 [audio]

  • 8

    Cold and Flu - managing the symptoms (264:11)

    • In the ears

    • In the Ears [audio]

    • Remedy Recipes for the Ears

    • In the eyes

    • In the Eyes [audio]

    • In the nose

    • In the Nose [audio]

    • Remedy Recipes for the Nose

    • In the throat

    • In the Throat [audio]

    • Remedy Recipes for the Throat

    • In the lungs, part 1

    • In the Lungs, part 1 [audio]

    • In the lungs, part 2

    • In the Lungs, part 2 [audio]

    • Remedy Recipes for the Lungs

    • Fever

    • Fever [audio]

    • Remedy Recipes for Fever

    • In All Cases...

    • In All Cases [audio]

    • Remedy Recipes for All Cases

    • Remedy Recipes for Rebuilding & Resilience

    • Support systems beyond herbs

    • Support Systems Beyond Herbs [audio]

    • Rebuilding after illness

    • Rebuilding After Illness [audio]

    • Surviving alone

    • Surviving Alone [audio]

    • Our Bone Broth recipe

    • Katja's NotCoffee recipe with Reishi

  • 9

    More Cold & Flu Remedies (109:24)

    • Harvesting the Winter Elixir Herbs

    • Harvesting the Winter Elixir Herbs [audio]

    • Making the Winter Elixir

    • Making the Winter Elixir [audio]

    • Elderberry Infused Honey

    • Elderberry Infused Honey [audio]

    • Are Raw Elderberries Safe?

    • Are Raw Elderberries Safe? [audio]

    • Fire Cider with Elderberries

    • Fire Cider with Elderberries [audio]

    • Elderberry Syrup - with dried berries

    • Elderberry Syrup with Dried Berries [audio]

  • 10

    Materia Medica for the Respiratory System (158:33)

    • Materia Medica for the Respiratory System part 1

    • Respiratory Materia Medica 1 [audio]

    • Materia Medica for the Respiratory System part 2

    • Respiratory Materia Medica 2 [audio]

    • Materia Medica for the Respiratory System part 3

    • Respiratory Materia Medica 3 [audio]

    • Making Ginger-infused honey

    • notCoffee recipe

    • Materia Medica for the Respiratory System part 4

    • Respiratory Materia Medica 4 [audio]

    • Materia Medica for the Respiratory System part 5

    • Respiratory Materia Medica 5 [audio]

    • More on Respiratory Materia Medica

  • 11

    Building Respiratory Health (12:38)

    • Building Respiratory Health

    • Building Respiratory Health [audio]

Your Teachers

Founders

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.

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Your lungs work 24/7 for you. Spend a little while learning how to give them the care they deserve!

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