Explore the fascinating anatomy & physiology of the human body through an herbalist perspective
Here's an engaging and fun way to learn about the human body – you can follow it at your own pace, and keep as a reference to use throughout your educational career.
When you enroll you get instant access to the lectures, notes, and quizzes forever. See the curriculum and sample lessons below.
You also get access to a group in the Heartstone Online community for just for homeschool students learning the material.
The result is a comprehensive understanding of HOW and WHY the body works through a holistic, yet still obsessively accurate lens.
“As a past participant in Tammi’s online courses, I can personally attest to her wealth of knowledge and her deep passion for understanding how the human body works. Combined with her sense of humor and clear, user-friendly teaching style, this newly designed course is bound to be big hit with high school homeschoolers.
I wish it existed when our children were teenagers! With so much to choose from for curriculum materials these days, Tammi’s course provides a much-needed, holistically-centered service to the homeschooling community. I highly recommend Tammi and this course!”
~ Brenda Armstrong-Champ, Community herbalist, past founder of Waldorf homeschooling initiatives, and a 20-year veteran homeschooling mom
Learn the major systems of the body
This curriculum is designed to move through the body, from the outside in. This course is a self-study, go at your own pace for the entire year.
We start on the “outside” (skin, lining of the respiratory and digestive systems are actually considered outside) and work our way inside (into the blood or lymph), like your food, your medicine or foreign pathogens.
Once inside, we’ll look at how your body defends itself through the Immune and Lymphatic Systems. We’ll look at how the Muscle system and Skeletal system work together to allow for movement of the body.
Then we look at the 3 ways your body communicates within itself; electrically through the Nervous system, chemically through the Endocrine system, and mechanically through the connective tissue.
We will round out the course with two weeks of learning how the male and female reproductive systems work, and how are body rids itself of wastes through the Urinary system.
Check out the curriculum, and sample lesson on the physiology of pain to learn more.
"...even the things I already know from years of self-study are made clearer & more applicable to my work by Tammi's fine teaching.
For me this online course is time and money well spent!"
- Robin Rose Bennett, Instructor & Author, Wise Woman Healing Ways
StartNotes: Chemistry, Molecules of Life & Cells
StartVideo: Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology and Chemistry (42:10)
StartVideo: The Cell and Tissues (46:33)
StartNotes: Integumentary system & Wound Healing
StartVideo: Integumentary system and Wound Healing (45:48)
StartAudio Only Files of Week 1 Lectures
StartWeek 1 Laboratory Activities
StartReview Questions: Week 1 - Chemistry, Integumentary system and Wound Healing
StartAnswers: Review Question Week 1
StartWeek 1 : Recap & Quiz
StartVideo: Anatomy & Physiology of the Liver (64:53)
StartNotes: Digestive System
StartA Pre Quiz on the Digestive System For Fun!
StartVideo: Anatomy & Physiology of the Digestive System (70:40)
StartReview Questions: Week 2 - Liver & Digestive
StartAnswers: Review Question Liver & Digestive
StartWeek 2 Laboratory Exercises
StartAudio Only Files for Week 2
StartWeek 2 : Recap & Quiz
Researcher, educator, guest lecturer, and co-founder of Heartstone Center for Earth Essentials in Van Etten, NY.
Tammi received her formal training in Neurobiology & Endocrinology and is a licensed massage therapist. She has worked for many years as an instructor in Anatomy and Physiology at the college level, and at the Finger Lakes School of Massage in Ithaca, NY.
In addition to teaching the brilliance of the body, Tammi loves to bring others into deeper relationship with the natural world and with spirit. Tammi has been a practitioner of herbal medicine and a teacher of primitive skills & herbal medicine for many years. She studied herbal medicine with Rosemary Gladstar & Pam Montgomery, Spirit & Earth-based skills and philosophy with Rocio Alarcon, Brooke Medicine Eagle and Tom Brown, Jr. and has been influenced by many other wonderful herbalists especially Stephen Buhner’s pioneering work on the heart as an organ of perception.
In 2007, she decided to integrate these loves into her own school and co-founded the Heartstone Center for Earth Essentials with Kris Miller. Since 2013, Tammi has been teaching an 8 week Online Anatomy & Physiology course.
I've been studying herbalism for quite some time and wanted to take my learning to another level, partially because I've been considering a clinical program, partially because I wanted to learn more about how the body works.
To find an herbalist who understands the body systems so thoroughly is a blessing. To find one who is so passionate and funny made learning a joy! Thanks, Tammi!
~ Dawn Agran
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"Tammi is the best kind of teacher ~ Enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and impassioned. Whether she's teaching about plants or the body, she infuses everything with energy and passion."
- Rosemary Gladstar, Sage Mountain