A Systematic Approach to Natural Autoimmune Treatment with Thomas Easley

Saturday & Sunday // ​August 26 + 27 // 10am -5pm both days

​Saturday August 26// 10am - 5pm
Overview of Leaky gut and SIBO/SIFO: The hidden cause of many chronic health problems

Leaky gut and SIBO/SIFO. The hidden cause of many chronic health problems. Leaky gut has been talked about in the herbal world for 20+ years, but often in this vague way without a clear understanding of what actually causes it. In this class we will look at all of the known causes of increased small intestinal permeability. We will focus in on identifying and treating two of the most common causes of leaky gut, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and small intestinal fungal overgrowth (SIFO).  in addition we will cover a comprehensive strategy for treating any disorder characterized by GI inflammation.  ​

​Sunday August 27 // 10am - 5pm
A Systematic Approach to Natural Autoimmune Treatment
People with auto-immune disorders are increasingly turning to alternative medicine for help. Yet auto-immune disorders are complex conditions that can be overwhelming. This class covers the role of diet and nutrition, gut health, latent infections, specific botanicals to regulate the immune system, and my step by step approach to reversing autoimmunity. Tying in the topics discussed on Saturday, we will also discuss leaky gut as a prerequisite for autoimmunity

​Cost:
Early Bird Special Until July 26: $150
​Regular Price after July 26: $175

​​Location:
Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine
606 New Leicester Highway, Suite F
Asheville, NC 28806
Instructor Bio:  ​Thomas Easley, RH(AHG), founder and director of Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine, SHM, and co-author of The Modern Herbal Dispensatory, is a Traditional Western Herbalist. While he loves bioregional herbalism he use herbs from all over the world, including Ayuveda and TCM. However he applies them in the Western tradition. You won’t hear Thomas talk much about Chi, or Prana, or even Doshas. He respects other cultures’ systems of medicine, but chooses to focus on the deep and rich tradition of Western Herbalism. Keeping with that approach you will hear him talk about humoral imbalances and constitution, Eclectic and Physiomedical approaches to disease, modern Naturopathic therapies, functional blood work ranges and even the occasional reference to Sheldon’s Somatotypes. Thomas also emphasizes using foods as medicine and uses intensive diets as well as stress reduction techniques, nutritional supplements and exercise to help his clients achieve their health goals. In addition to herbs, diet, supplements and lifestyle approaches, Thomas also uses drop dose botanicals and occasionally homeopathic remedies or flower essences. Thomas believes that herbal medicine has the potential to change the world. Unfortunately much of what is taught about herbs and supplements is driven by marketing and not based in tradition or science. His approach draws on his extensive clinical experience which spans 15 years of full time practice and over 15,000 clients.