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

Compassion: Key to Emotional Health

This is a link to the handouts and recordings for a special webinar I did entitled Compassion: Key to Emotional Health. The webinar is about emotions, empathy and compassion and the nature of emotional wounds.

The Myth of Medicine or "Take 10 Pills and You're Fine"

I frequently get emails or Facebook messages from people asking me for medical advice. They want me to tell them what herbs or supplements they should take for whatever disease they or a family member have been diagnosed with. In other cases, i...

The Six Tissue States

The biological terrain is the internal environment of the body and is the common demonimator in the entire disease process. Understanding biological terrain is key to understanding the basic actions of herbs and how to select effective remedies. This article introduces the six tissue states and corresponding basic actions of herbs.

The Disease Tree: A Holistic Model of Disease

The Disease Tree™ is one thing that sets the School of Modern Herbal Medicine apart from other training programs. This comprehensive framework helps a person understand where disease comes from and how to approach it from a holistic perspective rather than a symptom-treatment perspective. It also gives structure to everything a person learns about disease, health, the body, remedies, and assessment techniques.


Have you ever noticed that little children and sick animals tend to shun food when they are sick?  There is a reason for this. Fasting or avoiding food for a period of time is actually a powerful aid to healing, not only from acute disease, but from chronic illness as well. The famous saying of Hippocrates, "Feed a cold, starve a fever," actually means "If you feed a cold, you will wind up having to starve a fever." This article, extracted from a chapter of my book, Coming Clean, explains the many benefits of fasting.

Thoughts on the Ebola Scare

As I write this, it's early October, the month for Halloween. Halloween is the time when we celebrate the more macabre side of life. It's fall, so plants are dying back and animals are seeking shelter for winter. As summer dies, it's as natural to...

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.