Bev Maya, Honours B.Sc. Chemistry, Medical HerbalistAn Integrated Approach to Female Hormonal Health
1.5 hours of video
Hormone imbalances can occur throughout our lives, changing the way our organs function, and therefore our overall health. Bev Maya, a practicing Medical Herbalist from Vancouver BC, guides students into understanding the common signs and symptoms associated with hormone imbalances. Through this course, she’ll describe the role of each hormone-producing organ and describe how they affect each other. Bev also highlights the key concepts of Somatic Syndrome, and how it’s recognized. Students will be lead through real case studies to further understand the contributors in its development—from the primary organs of elimination, to the entire hormonal signaling axis. This course is also chock-full of preventative holistic health tips!
These videos were recorded at Ravenhill Herb Farm in Victoria BC.
This course has two more parts which we highly recommend taking to further your knowledge and help you understand specific lab test results and herbal treatment medicinals to help heal your female patients struggling with hormonal imbalance:
- An Integrative Female Approach: Treatment Protocols For Common Hormonal Case Studies
- Reading Diagnostic Laboratory Blood Tests For Female Hormonal Health
*Please note that many of the associations listed under ‘CEUs/PDAs’ do not formally pre-approve online courses for credits, and thus require the student to track their own online course hours to submit for approval for their annual CEU/PDA requirements.
Participants will learn about:
Recognizing the signs and symptoms of hormone-producing organ imbalance
Clusters of symptoms that are often treated in isolation, and their common pathological origins
The importance of brain, liver, kidney, and digestive function on female hormonal health
A holistic preventative approach to health
Specific details on preventative and treatment approaches for optimum adrenal, thyroid, pancreatic, and reproductive hormonal health
Course Outline / Lesson Plan
- Treatment: Are you an Individual or a Machine?
This is where you’ll meet Bev and she will give you an overview of what you’re about to learn!
- What is Somatic Syndrome and How do you Recognize it?
In this section, Bev talks about homeostasis and allostasis. She outlines the ideas of homeostasis as a linear model verses allostasis as a complex, organic, and changeable model.
- Primary Elimination
This is where Bev defines Somatic Syndrome and provides clinical symptoms with diagnoses for you to review.
- HPATGG Axis
Here Bev will describe the critical endocrine organs in the body and their interface with immune and nervous systems.
- Recognizing Endocrine Organ Function and Dysfunction
How do we know when a hormone-producing organ is out of balance? In this section, Bev will outline how to spot endocrine imbalance.
- Hormone Pathways and Liver Function
The liver creates the transformations from cholesterol to estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, cortisol and many other intermediary hormones. Bev will describe to you the importance of optimum liver function and its role in hormonal balance. Discover the anatomy of the adrenal glands, as well as the effect of chronic stress on the function of the adrenals in relationship to other hormones in the body. Bev will also cover the effect of stress on neurotransmitters, as well as the three phases of adrenal dysfunction, including dietary and lifestyle considerations.
- Adrenal Glands
Discover the anatomy of the adrenal glands, as well as the effect of chronic stress on the function of the adrenals in relationship to other hormones in the body. Bev will also cover the effect of stress on neurotransmitters, as well as the three phases of adrenal dysfunction, including dietary and lifestyle considerations.
In this unit, Bev describes thyroid anatomy, as well as the activity of T4, T3 and TSH. The role of thyroid hormones on enzymes as “metabolic catalysts” is discussed, and Bev will highlight the effect of “conservation mode” on symptoms related to overall hormone balance.
- Pancreas Here, Bev will discuss the endocrine function of the pancreas in relation to its anatomy. She will also cover the relationship between the stages of adrenal dysfunction and insulin resistance.
Hormones In this section, Bev dives into the function of estrogens, progesterone, androgens, and its precursor, pregnedelone in males and females. She outlines these under the scope of the “yin and yang” balances in the body.
Bev reviews the intricate connection of the hormonal organs with the organs of elimination, the nervous, and immune systems. Symptoms that may seem confusing are dissected by making connections between the adrenals, thyroid, endocrine pancreas and reproductive system.
HOW LONG CAN YOU OWN THIS COURSE?
Lifetime access to watch as many times as you need. Start when you want. Watch when you want.
WHO CAN TAKE THIS COURSE?
“This was an incredible course. I am feeling more confident in my understanding of hormones…”
“Great course. I’ve experienced adrenal fatigue and want to be able to help others. It’s a great starting point for people wanting to know more about how our hormones work and affect us.”
“I thought the course was great! I am a cellular regeneration detoxification specialist that works with women and feel I could learn more about hormonal health and am very passionate about becoming an herbalist. Great informational course! I love the breakdown of each of the organs and what they did.”