The immune function is crucial for preventing respiratory tract infections and fighting them over their course. Maintaining a robust immune response is critical to avoiding illnesses of all kinds, including Covid.
In this new BotanicWise program, Dr. Hobbs will explain each of the major respiratory tract infections with an in-depth focus on treating accompanying symptoms. We will dedicate an entire session to the prevention and supportive treatment of Covid.
Understanding the functions of the respiratory tract and the causes of symptoms and infections gives you an essential skill in staying safe from the myriad of pathogens that are all around us and in us. This understanding of how the immune system works its magic to keep us safe and learning how to nourish it will help you maintain a strong defense against viral and bacterial pathogens.
This is the promise of becoming knowledgeable in plant medicine – supportive, nourishing, and preventive care rooted in physiology, clinical data, tradition, and a connection with nature. Plant medicine is not an alternative but a natural complement to other forms of medicine. We couldn’t think of a more thorough expert to provide an in-depth program on respiratory health than Dr. Christopher Hobbs (bio below).
This workshop is $245 and includes live sessions, Q&A, materials, bonuses, and lifetime access to recordings (all details are below).
Here’s what you’ll learn in this 12 hour intensive:
- How the respiratory system functions during periods of health and illness
- The causes of symptoms and infection of the major respiratory illnesses
- Tried and true diagnostic methods
- The value of preventive care
- The most widely-used immune herbs, when to use them, and how to prepare them
- Which antibacterial and antiviral herbs are best for preventing and treating common viral and bacterial pathogens
- The best herbs and formulas for early prevention, treatment, and recovery from Covid
This program also includes the following:
- 4 Presentations (3 hours each) by Christopher Hobbs
- Extensive recorded Q&A following each live session
- Questions and answers are indexed for quick reference
- Additional Q&A support in the community
- Unlimited access to class replays, slideshows, and all other course materials
- Detailed digital handouts for reference
- Ongoing access to the private program inside the BotanicWise Community
About your Instructor
Dr. Christopher Hobbs, Ph.D., L.Ac. is a fourth-generation, internationally renowned herbalist, licensed acupuncturist, herbal clinician, research scientist, consultant to the dietary supplement industry, expert witness, botanist, and mycologist with over 35 years of experience.
The author or co-author of over 20 books, including the new “Christopher Hobbs’s Medicinal Mushrooms, the Essential Guide.”
Christopher has lectured on herbal medicine worldwide. He earned his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley with research and publication in evolutionary biology, biogeography, phylogenetics, plant chemistry, and ethnobotany. He is currently on the faculty at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and has presented the treating of respiratory tract infections with herbal medicine several times to M.D.’s and N.D.’s in fellowships.
Session 1: The Ins and Outs of the Respiratory Tract
Starting with the functions of the respiratory tract as well as the causes of symptoms and infections, Dr. Hobbs will review the significant respiratory illnesses, such as common cold, flu, bronchitis, pneumonia, sinusitis, and strep throat. This class will go in-depth on major symptoms such as cough, sinus congestion, sore throat, headache, fatigue, shortness of breath, fever, and more.
Blending knowledge from traditional systems of medicine, we will explore the environmental and constitutional factors that can make us more susceptible to infection and allow the condition to take hold, progress, and last for an extended course. Understanding how the respiratory tract works, including the immune response, gives you a foundation for health and treatment.
Session 2: Maintaining a Healthy Respiratory System
Traditional diagnostic methods, such as tongue diagnosis, will be reviewed in this session to understand how to assess the individual’s constitution and their potential ability to deal with the pathogen effectively.
We’ll also use this session to delve into preventive care methods, with a focus on immune strength, the breath, and herbs.
Dr. Hobbs will systematically cover the most widely-used immune herbs, when to use them, and how to prepare them. This session also covers tried and true methods to reduce stress and maintain peak immune response.
Session 3: Antiviral and Antibacterial Herbs
Learn the most widely used antibacterial and antiviral herbs based on scientific research that strongly supports their use for preventing and treating common viral and bacterial pathogens. Dr. Hobbs will be sharing his full bibliography of research for your reference.
Herbs are widely accessible, affordable, and can each have specific functions to address symptoms, including the underlying causes for each phase of the infection–prevention, early-stage, late-stage, recovery.
Learn how to combine the most potent immune-stimulating herbs like reishi, turkey tail, astragalus, and other less well-known plants.
Some immune stimulants like Elderberry, Andrographis, and Elecampane are important to activate and mobilize the body’s defenses against the pathogen during active infection. Still, these aren’t always helpful in other stages of infection. When the virus or bacterial pathogens are active and spreading, we can combine immune stimulants and potent antibacterials and herbs for symptomatic relief in classic and custom formulas.
By understanding the herbs available, and when and how to combine them, you can address symptoms, support immune function, repair tissue, and recover most effectively.
Session 4: Addressing Covid
Dr. Hobbs has prepared this final session to go deep into the topic of Covid and herbal support.
What will happen next with the pandemic? Drawing from the current literature and the history of pandemics and plagues, Dr. Hobbs will propose the most predictable course from here.
To best understand the most effective herbal formulas to treat Covid, we will emphasize the use of herbs where scientific studies have revealed specific anti-Covid effects. We’ll underline herbs that are readily and sustainably sourced to be best prepared to support ourselves and communities in future waves of respiratory illness.
This session also includes handouts of the best herbs and formulas to have on hand for the early prevention stage, treatment phases, as well as herbs that have been used for more serious infections, including guidelines for helping to determine when to consult with a physician and what symptoms might require hospitalization.
Respiratory Resilience with Dr. Christopher Hobbs, Ph.D., L.Ac
3-day workshop with live classes
All classes are recorded
Lifetime availability to recordings
100% Worth It!
We are so committed to our programs we will happily refund your full tuition price if you are unhappy with the program if requested within 14 days after purchase.
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With 12 hours of content divided into four 3-hour sessions, this intensive workshop will provide and in-depth look into the respiratory system, in sickness and in health. Tuition includes access to the live sessions, the audio and video recordings, access to the private program inside the BotanicWise Community, and all of the bonus materials.
You will learn how the respiratory system functions during periods of health and illness. All major respiratory illnesses will be covered in depth, as well as the causes of symptoms and infection. You will learn traditional diagnostic methods, the value of preventive care, and the most widely-used immune herbs, when to use them, and how to prepare them. Dr. Hobb’s will share which antibacterial and antiviral herbs are best for preventing and treating common viral and bacterial pathogens and the best herbs and formulas for early prevention, treatment, and recovery from Covid.
This course will take place within BotanicWise’s virtual Mighty Network Community.
The BotanicWise virtual community is compatible with all devices so you can conveniently access all class materials at home or on the go. You can download the Mighty Networks App directly from the App Store or Google Play Store by searching for "Mighty Networks." The iOS app is compatible for both iPhone and iPad, and the Android app is designed to work perfectly on your favorite Android device. Otherwise, you can use Text Me the App, the prompt at the bottom of your Personal Settings page of your Mighty Network account.
This program contains 12 hours of content and is available indefinitely.
Who Is This Program Perfect For?
This workshop is geared towards both practitioners and individuals who have some experience with herbal medicine and self-care.
This is an online program that requires a computer, laptop, or device with internet access. If you lack the technology or know-how to participate online, this program may not be an option for you.
Tuition and Guarantee
Full tuition for this intensive workshop is $245.
There is no expiration date for access to course materials.
No, there is no need to renew membership. Your tuition includes ongoing access to course materials.
Yes! We offer a 100% “Worth It” guarantee. We are so committed to our programs we will happily refund you your full tuition price if requested within 14 days after purchase.
We accept all major credit cards as well as PayPal.
Last Little Details
This workshop provides an educated review of the current scientific research and clinical trial data concerning respiratory health with a special focus on Covid prevention, treatment, and recovery.
Tuition includes access to Christopher Hobbs for Q&A inside the private BotanicWise Community which is a community-supported experience geared to help you fully comprehend the materials presented in this 12-hour intensive workshop.
In addition to class Q&A sessions, students will receive downloadable copies of Dr. Hobbs's slideshows and handouts, and ongoing access to the private program inside the BotanicWise Community.
Yes! You may reach out with questions at any time via the BotanicWise community chat feature.
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