“Getting to the root of liver imbalance is a matter of understanding the fundamental cause of all disease.”

— Paul Pitchford, Healing with Whole Foods


Love Your Liver: Spring & the Wood Element will benefit individuals, health care providers, and herbal practitioners alike in a holistic understanding of the liver and gallbladder’s vital role in health and disease. The Wood Element is one of five elements in an energetic model of healing corresponding with the liver and gallbladder. Wood is the most out of balance element in the modern person. This course examines how liver imbalance manifests, how it affects our ability to function, and how to restore it. Spring is one of the best times to address liver health, especially if you are experiencing stagnation in any area of your life.

Love Your Liver: Spring & the Wood Element teaches about the physical, spiritual, emotional and psychological issues related to the Wood Element. There is no better time than now to study our relationship with the Wood Element. Empowered people make empowered choices and nowhere can this be seen more powerfully than in the choices that affect health and well-being. When we marry the best of our current models of medicine with the healing modalities of the ancients, a new system emerges: one in which the whole person is seen in the light of a new understanding.

Hi, I am Thea Summer Deer

I am an herbal practitioner in the Energetic model aligned with the Wise Woman and European Herbal Traditions and draw from the wisdom of Chinese Medicine and Five Element Theory. A graduate of BotanoLogos School of Herbal Studies, I also earned a doctorate in Philosophy and Shamanic Psychospiritual Studies from Venus Rising University. I am a clinical herbalist who has been teaching Five Element online for over 10 years and at various herbal medicine conferences and schools.

Teaching Five Element is my passion. It is my personal vision for the future that this knowledge will be taught to our children so they can live healthy lives connected to, and aligned with, natural laws. I also envision a day when this knowledge will be incorporated into our hospitals and global health care systems.

My involvement in Alternative Medicine spans 45 years as a nutritionist, midwife, childbirth educator, herbalist, owner of MindBody and Evolutionary Press, and as Executive Director of Resources for World Health. My articles have appeared in numerous magazines, books, and publications, and I am the author of Wisdom of the Plant Devas: Herbal Medicine for a New Earth.

Please visit my website: Thea Summer Deer

Gallbladder Health

Shouldn't we be asking why there is an epidemic of gallbladder surgery and how we can take better care of this organ? This course will empower you to take another look at why your gallbladder is necessary.

Rooted in the Liver

“Getting to the root of liver imbalance is a matter of understanding the fundamental cause of all disease.” 

— Paul Pitchford

Morning Attunement

Embody the Wood Element correspondences through ritual and movement ~ Wood penetrates Earth, controls and consumes Earth, feel the energy rising…

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Love Your Liver: Spring & the Wood Element

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