Circadian Rhythm and the Forces of Darkness & Light: 2 Part Series | International Integrative Educational Institute

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Circadian Rhythm and the Forces of Darkness & Light: 2 Part Series

Course Dates: 

The course will be held from 5:00pm - 6:30pm on the following dates:

April 2, 2018
April 9, 2018

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Class Details

Join us for a two part webinar series with K.P. Khalsa and Ellen Kamhi to increase your understanding of the circadian rhythm and help your community and yourself feel better.

Our bodies thrive on rhythm. Remember, it was a blink of the eye in human history that we lived in caves, and our entire life and schedule was ruled by the cycles of nature. We roamed during the day, and slept in the deepest dark. We picked berries in the summer, when the sun was high, harvested roots in the fall, and stayed inside during the dark winter. Today, we might be watching Netflix at midnight, but our bodies know the difference. We are attuned to the natural circadian rhythm, the sleep cycle, and when we try to cheat it, we pay the price.

Modern science and ancient traditions agree that cultivating a consistent pattern in life’s activities is critical to sound sleep, good energy, healthy immunity, potent vigor and robust aging.

  • April 2nd with K.P. Khalsa: You'll discover how to improve health by focusing on Seasonal Factors.

The rhythms of the seasons have dominated human life and health since there were humans. We are less at the mercy of the seasons now, but our bodies still respond to the cycles of the sun and the earth, and or health can succeed or suffer depending on how we recognize and cooperate with those rhythms. We’ll take a deep dive into managing a personal herbal routine over the course of the year, and how the right herb for the right time can enhance our emotions, our physical stamina and our disease resistance. Learn how to flow herbally with the seasons, and which herbs will keep you cool as a cucumber in the summer and strong as an ox in the winter.

  • April 9th Ellen Kamhi: We'll dig into balancing the Hypothalmus, Adrenal, Pituitary(HPA axis), Pineal, Circadian Rhythm and the Sleep Cycle

The HPA Axis (hypothalamus, pituitary, adrenal) and the pineal gland, are intimately connected through feedback mechanisms that are influenced by Circadian Rhythms, triggered by the natural cycles of darkness and light. Imbalances caused by stress, inflammation and our modern overlit modern world, can disrupt this balance, leading to sleep disturbances that cascade into health challenges.

We'll cover the best herbs for balancing the HPA Axis and how to use them. You will discover specific botanicals that lead to enhanced patient comfort and support a healthy sleep cycle. With these tools you'll have the tools to greatly improve mood, energy, stamina and cognition, and help offset the negative effects of stress.

Join these two natural medicine experts in learning how herbal remedies can restore your body rhythms and reestablish your health. Get in sync!

Time: 5:00 to 6:30 PM Pacific Time (Los Angeles), 8:00 to 9:30 PM Eastern Time (New York)

A recording of the webinar will be available to everyone who has registered. If you can't make the broadcast, don't worry, you can watch it later at your convenience :-) Once you have registered, you will receive an email with details on how to access the webinar from GoToWebinar.

Ellen Kamhi, PhD, RN, AHG, AHN-BC, The Natural Nurse® has been involved in Natural Medicine since 1973, when she directed a program in Ethnobotany at Cochise College in Douglas, Arizona. Dr. Kamhi is the author of many books, including "Cycles of Life, Herbs for Women", "The Natural Guide to Great Sex, WEIGHT LOSS - the Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide", and Co-authored "The Natural Medicine Chest and Arthritis", "The Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide". She is on the Peer Review Editorial Board of several journals/organizations, including: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, Natural Medicine Journal, Natural Standard Database. She offers online/onground CE broker approved Herbal Certification Programs for nurses, midwives, acupuncturists, massage therapists and dieticians, and leads to experience shamanic healing traditions in indigenous areas of the world. Her passions include sharing her 4 decades of in depth herbal knowledge with individuals who will carry natural healing arts forward. Her website is

Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa, A.D., D.N.-C., R.H., is an herbalist, nutritionist, yoga teacher, and educator who has been making holistic health approaches palatable to the modern mind for over 40 years. He was the herbal apprentice of an Ayurvedic master, Yogi Bhajan, for thirty-two years, and was first person to be professionally certified in both herbalism and Ayurveda in the U.S. He is president emeritus of the American Herbalist Guild, and is director emeritus of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association.