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My teacher ~ Michael Tierra ~ is hosting a webinar on HOW TO TREAT HI BLOOD PRESSURE WITH HERBS . . . . next week Tuesday, December 16th.  REGISTER NOW



Featured East West
Student of the Month
Michelle Schurig
Read more about Michelle here!

Finding Western Analogues for Chinese Herbs with Lesley


Lesley completed part two of "Berberine Buddies", a discussion of berberine-containing anti-infective and anti-inflammatory herbs in both Eastern and Western traditions.

Read part one here: "Berberine Buddies" 
A Symptom, Not a Disease

Find out how to treat high blood pressure with herbs in a FREE Webinar with Michael Tierra


Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm PST
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat  HERE.
In this highly informative and practical webinar, we will go over the physiological and energetic mechanism of hypertension. Appropriate diet, lifestyle and most herbal treatment from the perspective of Western, Chinese and Ayurvedic herbal medicine will be presented. Notes will be available only for webinar attendees. 

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity:
Fact or Fad?
It's the holidays, which means between office parties and family gatherings, the feast table is replete with treats -- cookies, pies, rolls, breads, and biscuits... not to mention flour-thickened sauces on all manner of rich dishes. In other words: it's a glutinous glut of goodies.

Are you among the growing population who considers themselves sensitive to gluten? Perhaps after consuming pasta or bread you have noticed gastrointestinal upset, mental fog or even mood swings. And perhaps you've ventured into the "gluten-free" aisle at the market.

In his latest pair of blogs, Michael Tierra researches the gluten-free trend, and reaches a conclusion that might be surprising to some: that non-celiac gluten sensitivity is either psychological or just a manifestation of gut dysbiosis, poor food combining, or indigestible sugars common to the Western diet... NOT gluten.

Read about this hot topic starting at part one, Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity: Fact, Fiction or Fancy? and then read about ways to treat this condition at part two, Perceived Gluten Sensitivity and Traditional Herbal Approaches.

If you're willing to finally indulge that craving for a piece of black forest cake in the name of "science," try Michael's suggested protocol. Don't forget to tell us about your experiences in the comments section of the blog!


All I Want for Christmas Is Some Noni Leather
Lesley's done it again! Just in time for the holidays, she has assembled a list of some of the most unique herb- and body therapy-related gift ideas.

Take, for example, her remarkable discovery of "noni fruit leather," which can be eaten as a superfood or used in the most unique ways -- like as a bandage for a wound! In her blog, Some of My Favorite Herbs and Therapies, she describes using the leather to heal a cut on her foot in record time.

Also featured in her list are suction cups to help relieve headaches, a tool that dispels pain and itching instantly, and various herbs and formulas especially useful during winter. Don't miss it!

Year-End Special:
Lowest Price of the Year
with a FREE bonus gift!

Register with our school between Dec. 21-31, 2014, and
get all 36 lessons, 11 supplementary books 
(shown above), and a one-year student membership to the AHG for only $1599
That's $700 off the regular price of $2299!

Plus receive your free bonus gift (a value of $135):
The East West Seminar Foundation track on thumb drive, 34 hours of audio classes from our 2009 seminar!

Once you receive your course materials in the mail, study from home, and go at your own pace. 

Complete self-graded quizzes after each lesson and turn in essays via email to our East West tutors who will give personalized comments and guidance on your progress. 

And, absolutely, you must visit our website to log in to the private student forum to connect with classmates of all levels and contribute to lively, educational discussion

In spring, retreat with us to the beautiful redwoods above Santa Cruz, California, for a week-long seminar you will never forget.

We are a community of students and teachers united in our passion for herbal healing. Start your life-changing journey with herbs and never look back!


(Eucalyptus globulus)

Eucalyptus globulus (leaves and capsules). Location: Maui, Makawao Forest Reserve
1. Eucalyptus may be experienced as a cooling substance, but its true herbal energetic is WARMING.

2. This energetic quality is what allows eucalyptus to break up cold, congealed phlegm as found in stuffy noses, blocked sinuses and chronic phlegmy coughs.

3. Eucalyptus is popularly administered as an external rub or as a steam inhalation. In both of these methods, the essential oil is used.

4. Because this antibacterial essential oil is eucalyptus' key ingredient, internal use is as a tea, made from the leaves infused in hot water while covered. The essential oil itself may be consumed as well in honey, water or as a lozenge, but drop-doses are used with caution here.

5. Eucalyptus is also applied externally or taken internally to relievejoint and muscle stiffness and pain.
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