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An Epidemic of Absence: Gut Bacteria

Course Start Dates in March 2024 or September 2024

Your gut is an ecosystem. The more diverse it is, the healthier you are.

Research shows that the number and diversity of gut critters in the bodies of people living in modern countries is declining. This can be attributed in part to overuse of antibiotics, avoidance of germs (we don’t play in the sand box!), and eating a limited diet.

Bacteria, viruses, and fungi are not the enemy. They are your allies. The gut bacteria is involved in regulating the immune system, energy production, serotonin production, and the production and absorption of some vitamins.

No wonder imbalances in gut bacteria affect every facet of your well-being from bloating and gas, to constipation and depression, to nutrient deficiencies and more.

From the moment I learned about the way gut bacteria developed with the evolution of the human body, I was intrigued by it. The idea that we are never truly alone and that the bacteria that lives on and within our bodies connects us to nature is mind blowing to me.

My understanding of this topic goes much beyond the physical (although I have a good grasp of it, too) into a much broader sense of our relational connection to all living beings. This mindset helps me to understand illness and health in a whole different way and supported me during COVID times.

During An Epidemic of Absence: Gut Bacteria, we’ll explore the physical aspects of our relationship to the gut bacteria and how it keeps us well. Underneath it all, there’s a deep spiritual meaning that has to do with our connection to every being on the Earth.

In this course you’ll:

  • Explore the role gut bacteria play in your body.
  • Gain clarity and confidence in creating a diet that supports your gut bacteria.
  • Improve your overall well-being.
  • Renew your connection with nature.


Fermented foods

When you register for An Epidemic of Absence: Gut Bacteria, you’ll receive:

  • One, live 60- to 90-minute workshop via Zoom exploring the role of gut bacteria in your well-being.
  • Fermented Foods recorded workshop.
  • Dysbiosis & SIBO: The Case of a Misplaced Gut Bacteria written material.
  • Feeding Your Gut Bacteria written material.
  • Burdock and Codonopsis Herbal Monographs.
  • Five Herbal Recipes for Supporting Gut Microbiome.

When you register for a course, you receive LIFETIME ACCESS to it. You can always go back, refresh what you’ve learned, deepen your understanding, and master the skills.

Registration Options:

  • All Cool the Flame courses can be purchased individually for $225 each.
  • Join the full ANTI-INFLAMMATORY program (6 courses) for $1200 (6×200) and save $150.
  • Monthly payment options are available!

An Epidemic of Absence: Gut Bacteria FAQs

How long is this program?

This course should take approximately 10 hours to complete, including the initial 60- to 90-minute live Zoom meeting. All other parts of the course elements are self-paced and can be completed when it’s convenient for you.

Are there prerequisites?

There are no prerequisites for the course although it is helpful to have completed Relax into Winter: Contemplating the Energy of the Winter Season.

Will I be able to access the course once I’ve completed it?

Students will enjoy lifetime access to An Epidemic of Absence: Gut Bacteria.

Are there additional expenses beyond registration?

There are no expenses beyond the registration fee, unless you’d like to experiment in your own kitchen with the herbs and herbal preparation covered in the course.

What are the technology requirements?

All students must have a stable internet connection for participating in the live Zoom session lesson and reviewing the recorded material.

How much is the course registration fee?

An Epidemic of Absence: Gut Bacteria is $225. Purchase a Cool the Flame seasonal course package for only $600 (a savings of $75)! Or, invest in a 12-month journey for $2,100 ($175/month).

Classroom Discussion Group

Above all, I believe in the value of a community to foster well-being. I invite you to join the Bee Well Herbal Classroom Facebook Group, a closed group of current and former students, where you can be part of a like-minded community.

In the group, I share content and hold space for answering questions every Wednesday. You’re invited to share your experiences in the group, ask questions, and contribute your unique “seasoning” to the discussions.

Remember, the more you contribute to the community, the more you gain from the course and from being part of the community.

This course lays the foundation for the energetics of the fall season.

While I’m able to answer general questions on the topic in our Facebook Group, if you have individual health concerns relating to this topic, I invite you to book a meet and greet session with me to discuss your individual needs.

Good gut health

This course is for you if:

  • You’ve heard about gut bacteria and you’re curious to learn more.
  • You have symptoms such as bloating a couple of hours after a meal, acid reflux, low energy, or depression from which you’d like relief.
  • Your immune system is easily triggered. You get the sniffles a couple of times every year and would like to strengthen the resilience of your immune system.
  • You want to increase your overall well-being.

    I am Lior: Woman, mother of three, and an herbalist.

    I started Bee Fields Farm fourteen years ago. Since then, I’ve spent my summers in the garden alongside the plants, seeding, weeding, harvesting, and making plant-based medicine. In the winter, I snuggle up with a cup of tea, books, webinars, and online courses, studying functional medical herbalism

    As an herbalist, I bring together my direct experience with the plants in the garden and a science-based approach to the human body.

    More than anything studying herbalism led me to a journey of self-discovery. I now connect with my body in a way I never could before. Learning about how my body developed for more than six million years in tandem with nature fills me with wonder. It made me fall in love with my body.

    I see connecting to nature and your body as your birthright. I believe with the right mindset, knowledge, and skillset, you can make informed decisions and regain agency over your body’s well-being; by taking responsibility and embracing a healthy lifestyle, you can develop true freedom.

    I believe that herbalism is:

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