Course Description

From the top to the bottom, this class covers all of the process of digestion including anatomy and pathophysiology.

In this series your learn about:

Cavities, infections and oral microbiota balance

Mucosal damage, mucosal vulneraries, nutrient for mucosal health

Beyond Betaine HCL: How to identify and correct stomach hypoacidity and hyperacidity.

Stomach infections including h-pylori

Small intestinal function and dysfunction, including detailed clinical protocols on leaky gut and SIBO.

The role of zonulin and vitamin d in tight junction function/dysfunction.

Leaky gut as a prerequisite for autoimmunity.

The six R’s for correcting functional digestive disorders: Remove, Replace, Restore, Repair, Reduce and Reanimate.

Large intestinal anatomy and pathophysiology. Including detailed protocols for dysbiosis, and the role of the intestinal microbiota in health.

Liver function, mechanisms of detoxification and nutritional and herbal support of liver detoxification.

30 herbs classically used for digestive dysfunction.


This module is 6 classes, averaging 2 hours each.

All of the classes are recorded from a webinar series. The recordings, handouts and resources, are available in the online classroom. Students will have access for a minimum of three years to all materials.

Clinical Herbalist

Thomas Easley

Thomas Easley is a Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild, co-author of Modern Herbal Medicine and the Modern Herbal Dispensatory and Director of the Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Discussion

    • Ask Questions Here

  • 2

    Upper GI

    • Class 1 handouts

    • Class 1 Recording

    • Anatomy and Physiology of the Mouth

    • Anatomy and Physiology of the Teeth

    • Anatomy and Physiology of the Esophagus

    • Anatomy and Physiology of the Stomach

    • Cephalic phase responses

    • Cephalic phase

    • Herbal Tooth Care Recipes

  • 3

    The Small Intestines

    • Class 2 Handouts

    • Class 2 Recording

    • Structure

    • Digestion

    • Absorption

    • Fermented Foods Guide

  • 4

    Leaky Gut and SIBO

    • Class 3 Handouts

    • Class 3 Recording

  • 5

    The Large Intestines

    • Class 4 Handouts

    • The Microbiome TED Talk

    • The Human Microbiome Project TED Talk

    • Class 4 Recording

    • Formulas for the Digestive System

  • 6

    The Liver, Gallbladder and Pancreas

    • Class 5 handouts

    • Herbs for the Liver Part 1

    • Herbs for the Liver Part 2

    • Picrorhiza

    • Bitters for Everyone

    • Class 5 Recording

  • 7

    Review and Clinical Protocols

    • Class 6 Handouts

    • Clinical Protocols for GI Problems

    • Intestinal Permeability

    • Class 6 Recording

    • FODMAP Foods

    • Autoimmune Protocol Low FODMAP Foods

  • 8

    Test

    • Digestive System Test

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