Phyllis D. Light, RH(AHG)

Phyllis D. Light, MA, is a herbalist, health consultant, and health educator with over 25 years of clinical experience. She is traditionally trained in Southern and Appalachian Folk Medicine and began her studies with her Creek/Cherokee grandmother in the deep woods of North Alabama. Phyllis continued her studies with her father and other Appalachian elders, such as Tommie Bass, as well as studies in conventional Western bio-medicine.

Phyllis is Director of the Appalachian Center for Natural Health, offering online and residential herbal and natural health classes in north Alabama. She is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild. She teaches classes in natural health and herbalism at universities, hospitals, and conferences across the country. Phyllis is also a licensed massage therapist and also has extensive studies in exercise physiology, energy work, and nutrition.

Above all, Phyllis devotes herself to building a bridge between traditional knowledge and modern-day science; to help hold sacred the traditional herbal and healing knowledge that has been handed down from generation to generation while embracing the relevant scientific knowledge of today.