Steven Horne

Steven Horne is professional member and recent past president of the American Herbalists Guild (AHG) and a professional member of the International Iridology Practitioner’s Association (IIPA).  He has also served on the board of directors of both organizations.

An herbalist, natural health teacher, author, and consultant, his work has taken him all over the United States and Canada and to several foreign countries, including Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, England and Mainland China to share this wealth of knowledge. He has spoken at HerbFest, Whole Foods Expo, Clayton College’s annual conference, AHG’s annual symposium, and numerous conventions and conferences. He is a popular speaker and students find what he teaches is practical and easy to understand and apply.

Steven is the author of numerous books and course on natural healing, including: Coming Clean: Your Guide to Detoxification, Constitutional Iridology, The Endocrine Symphony, The Comprehensive Guide to Nature’s Sunshine Products and his latest release, The Heart’s Key to Health, Happiness and Success.  His Certified Herbal Consultant course consists of eight correspondence courses designed to teach people how to help others improve their health with commercial herbal products and nutritional supplements.  He is currently developing an Advanced Herbal Training program with Thomas Easley, another professional member of the AHG.  Steven has also produced over 50 videos and DVDs on natural healing.

Steven has been a consultant and product formulator for several herb companies, including Nature’s Sunshine Products, Tri-Light, Limited Edition and Cedar Bear Naturals. Steven is the founder Tree of Light Publishing, an educational organization dedicated to helping people to heal themselves on all levels by incorporating physical, mental, and emotional modalities. Tree of Light offers professional courses, charts, books, videos and other educational materials on natural health care. Recently he started the School of Modern Herbal Medicine, which is dedicated to “excellence in herbal education.”  He also offers personal health consultations through ABC Herbs in St. George, UT.

Content Posted by Steven Horne

Quality Control Issues in Our Industry

Last week, Merry Lycett Harrison, a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild, posted a link to an article about quality control issues with Young Living and DoTERRA essential oils, called Damning Evidence that Young Living and DoTERRAs...

Adaptogens to the Rescue

Given the pressures of modern life, none of us are immune to stress. Unfortunately, stress can weaken our immune system, cause us to lose sleep, reduce our immune response, lower our sex drive and contribute to numerous other health problems. Fortunately, herbs known as adaptogens can help to moderate the effects of stress so that we can cope better.

Kale Chips

One of the best things we can do for our health is to eat more dark, green leafy vegetables and kale is one of the best. It is a powerhouse of nutrition, loaded with vitamins K, A and C, as well as significant amounts of various B-vitamins. It’s a good source of manganese, copper, calcium, potassium, iron and magnesium, too. As well as being loaded with antioxidants, it's also a cruciferous vegetable, which means that it contains compounds like indole-3 carbinol that help the liver break down toxic chemicals; giving it cancer preventing properties.

But how do you get kids to eat vegetables like kale, let alone most adults?  Making kale chips is one way. This healthy snack can replace potato and corn chips and be just as flavorful.

Busting the Cholesterol Myth

What do you know about the causes of heart disease and the relationship between fats, cholesterol and cardiovascular health? Test your knowledge with a quiz and then learn why what you think you know may not be true.

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.

Breathe Your Way to Better Physical and Emotional Health

Over the years I have observed that nearly all chroncially ill people are shallow breathers. I've also observed that different emotional problems create corresponding imbalances in one's breathing.  In this article, I discuss why breathing is so important to physical and emotional health. I also share breathing exercises you can use to improve physical, mental and emotional well-being.

Overcoming Metabolic Syndrome

One of the biggest health problems we face in modern society is metabolic syndrome. This imbalance in body chemistry ranges from mild insulin resistance to full-blown diabetes. Metabolic syndrome has been called by many names: hyperinsulinemia, syndrome X, cardiometabolic syndrome, diabesity and insulin resistance syndrome. This article discusses what to do to reverse this problem that may involve half of all Americans.

Sample Intake Form

If I could only use one health assessment tool, it would be a good intake form.  Having clients fill out an intake form gives you a lot of information about them, which can help you start asking the right questions to get to the bottom of their he...

Do Your Intestine's Leak?

Colon cleansing is a very popular therapy among people involved in natural health care, but this article isn't about colon cleansing. It's about colon "toning," or in other words healing the inflammation and damage associated with leaky gut.

Making Stock (or Bone Broth)

Bone broth or stock is made by simmering meat, bones and vegetables for many hours.  This process extracts minerals from the bones, amino acids like glutamine that are important for gut and brain health and gelatin, which helps with connective tissue.  Bone broth is very good to help heal a damaged intestinal tract in SIBO and Leaky Gut Syndrome. It is also good for building greater immunity and resistance to disease. Because it extracts nutrients from bones and joints, it also supports the health of teeth, bones, joints and connective tissues, which can help people with arthritis, osteoporosis, tooth decay and other structural problems.