Featured Articles

The Disease Tree: A Holistic Model of Disease

The Disease Tree™ is one thing that sets the School of Modern Herbal Medicine apart from other training programs. This comprehensive framework helps a person understand where disease comes from and how to approach it from a holistic perspective rather than a symptom-treatment perspective. It also gives structure to everything a person learns about disease, health, the body, remedies, and assessment techniques.

The Six Tissue States

The biological terrain is the internal environment of the body and is the common demonimator in the entire disease process. Understanding biological terrain is key to understanding the basic actions of herbs and how to select effective remedies. This article introduces the six tissue states and corresponding basic actions of herbs.

Fasting

Have you ever noticed that little children and sick animals tend to shun food when they are sick?  There is a reason for this. Fasting or avoiding food for a period of time is actually a powerful aid to healing, not only from acute disease, but from chronic illness as well. The famous saying of Hippocrates, "Feed a cold, starve a fever," actually means "If you feed a cold, you will wind up having to starve a fever." This article, extracted from a chapter of my book, Coming Clean, explains the many benefits of fasting.


Featured Courses and Programs

Seven Keys to Effective Natural Healing

Natural healing differs from allopathic medicine in many ways. We don't just substitute herbs and nutritional supplements for drugs, we approach illness in an entirely different manner. Allopathic medicine focuses on altering symptoms. However, disease symptoms are typically the result of imbalances in the person's body caused by stress, poor nutrition and environmental toxins. Natural healing works by addressing and fixing these root causes. This course will provide you with seven important secrets to getting effective results with natural healing. It is the foundational course for all of our training programs.

Complete CHC Course (2014 correspondence)

The complete Certified Herbal Consultant (CHC) Program is a series of six courses, written by Steven Horne, RH(AHG) and two courses co-authored by Steven Horne. It is a completely integrated program to give people a systematic approach in understanding how to work effectively with herbs, nutritional supplements and lifestyle changes to improve health and overcome disease. All of the material is based on a cohesive philosophy about health and healing, which makes learning and applying the material easy.

Reversing Diabetes

18.8 million Americans are diagnosed diabetics with another 7 million probably having diabetes that hasn't been diagnosed. Another 79 million are pre-diabetic, a condition that has been dubbed metabolic syndrome. Chances are pretty high that you or someone you love is diabetic or pre-diabetic. This webinar explains how to understand and assess pre-diabetes and diabetes and what to do to actually correct, not just treat, both of these conditions. Learning how to overcome this problem will not only increase one's quality of life, it can also potentially increase their lifespan.

Working with Autism

Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is one of the most complicated disorders facing Americans today. The newest statistics from the CDC show that 1 in 88 children in the U.S. have ASD. Thomas Easley, RH(AHG) has been working with numerous children suffering from this disorder and has had a very good track record in helping them. In this special class, he joins forces with Steven Horne to share what he has learned.

Herb Walk (2015 onsite)

I'll be hosting an herb walk on Saturday, July 18, 2015. We'll start at my home in Leeds, drive to Cedar City and go up Cedar Canyon, stopping at various elevations. We'll end the herb walk at Cedar Breaks National Monument.