Thomas Easley

Thomas Easley, RH(AHG) is a Clinical Herbalist and professional member of the American Herbalists Guild. He has been in full time clinical practice for 12 years. He is the co-developer of the School of Modern Herbal Medicine’s Advanced Herbal Training Program and Activating the Healing Response Course. Thomas believes in using foods as primary medicine and uses intensive diets as well as stress reduction techniques, nutritional supplements and exercise to help people achieve their health goals.

Thomas is the founder of and primary instructor for the Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine. His philosophy integrates modern science and traditional herbalism into a unified and systematic approach to health and healing. He is trained in and uses functional medicine theory, as well as modern naturopathic therapies along with Traditional Western Herbalism. His approach is influenced strongly by both the Eclectic and Physiomedical Physicians of the 19th century.

Content Posted by Thomas Easley

Thoughts on Crowd-Sourcing Health Advice

I was recently asked why I spoke out against what I consider to be useless and dangerous supplements for people with chronic illness (cancer was the specific topic). The argument was that people should just do their own research on supplements and...

War in the Natural Health World

There is a silent war being waged in the natural health world. The battle is between those who are genuinely interested in helping people to improve their health and those who are just pushing products without good science or even a historical tradition of use. Just because a company's marketing tells you a product is safe and effective doesn't make it so. This article tells you how to tell the difference between legitimate natural health products and services and those that are actually harmful.

Why Herbs? Webinar

In this free webinar, Thomas Easley and I will discuss why herbal medicine is still a viable alternative in modern times. We’ll discuss why herbal medicine is good for our bodies, good for our souls, good for society and good for the environment.

The Language of Herbalism

I was reminded recently that all language is metaphor. We are all just stumbling through this life trying to convey the complexity of the pictures in our minds with vocal expressions. Herbalist are no exception, we use words to convey ideas about ...


Like many adaptogens, Ashwagandha is used as a tonic to support the functioning of the adrenal glands. Unlike most adaptogens, Ashwagandha is not stimulating, it’s a calming adaptogen. Studies and clinical experience show it is as potent as American or Chinese Ginseng, without the risk of overstimulation that can occur with excessive use of both Ginsengs.

Understanding Herbal Formulas

Most herb books are written about single herbs, but well-crafted herbal formulas have some advantages over single herbs. In this special free webinar, Steven Horne and Thomas Easley will discuss strategies for designing herbal formulas and for evaluating existing herbal formulas.

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

Do you suffer from chronic belching, boating, gas, acid reflux, a hiatal hernia or other digestive problems?

You might just have a problem with small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).  In fact, many of the problems attributed to yeast infections are actually caused by SIBO. Read this article to understand what SIBO is, what causes it and how to eliminate it naturally.

An Introduction to Field Botany Webinar

This was a free two hour class, Steven Horne and Thomas Easley did to introduce the Field Botany module for their Advanced Herbal Training program. It covers flower parts and two major botanical families, the rose family and the sunflower or aster family.

Herbs for the Respiratory System

This is the free preview webinar for Module Three of Steven Horne and Thomas Easley's Advanced Herbal Training Program.  Module Three covers Herbs for the Respiratory System. In this webinar we cover why herbalists are needed to help solve the growing problem of respiratory ailments in modern society, basic differential assessment of respiratory congestion and some basic pointers for colds, bronchitis, sinusitis, allergies and asthma.