• This seminar will explore the scientific concepts of digestion, immunity and autoimmunity   

• Learn about the connection between the foods we eat, our immune response, 

systemic inflammation and chronic disease   

• We will review nutrition, herbal materia medica, and formulation strategies

to help support the body’s healing of the resulting systemic inflammation   

• This seminar offers solutions for both practitioners and patients facing 

autoimmune illnesses


​A connection between foods that you are intolerant of, and immunological responses to them in the gut, can create systemic inflammation with multiple possible expressions of disease in the system, including autoimmunity. This seminar will describe current scientific concepts of digestion, immunity, and autoimmunity to explain this connection. Paul Bergner, the Director of the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism in Portland, teaches this in-depth course and reviews nutrition, herbal materia medica, and formulation strategies to help support the body’s healing of the resulting systemic inflammation.

During this seminar you will learn about:

  • Methods that will successfully help with serious chronic illnesses such as autoimmune conditions, neurological problems, cardiovascular inflammation, kidney failure, mental disorders, and more
  • The basic science of how nutrients affect inflammation and tissue integrity
  • The “dotted line” between inflammation in the gastrointestinal system and the overall system
  • The exact immune components and mechanisms which are responsible for the escalation of gut inflammation to systemic inflammation
  • Interview techniques and assessment methods to evaluate a client for food intolerance
  • The unreliability of the common lab tests for food intolerance
  • How to coach a patient through the elimination of suspected offending foods
  • A complete herbal materia medica of anti-inflammatory herbs
  • A herbal materia medica and formulation guidance for healing “leaky gut syndrome” 

After taking this course, you’ll be able to assess and coach a patient (or yourself) using interview and observational skills taught by Paul. Foods that evoke an immunological inflammatory response are nearly universal in modern chronic disease. Identification and removal of these food antigens can allow symptoms of diseases to simply fall away—even serious ones! The material for this course has been developed over a period of over more than thirty years of clinical experience with the methods presented, delivered in various formats to hundreds of intermediate and advanced students of herbalism, nutrition, and naturopathic medicine as part of their pre-clinical training.

Systemic Inflammation Seminar with Paul Bergner

2 days - $265

Seminar Details


         Day 1:    Saturday, February 15th, 2020

                        10 am - 4 pm, with one hour lunch break

         Day 2:    Sunday, February 16th, 2020 

                        10 am - 4 pm, with one hour lunch break


          Acorn School of Herbal Medicine

          580 Searls Ave.

          Nevada City, CA  95959


          $265 (both days) - General Public

​          $159 (both days) - Student Discount Price

                                          This discount is for Acorn School & NAIMH Students who are currently enrolled or have

                                          graduated from any previous year. Please contact the school directly to register in order

                                          to get this discount.

What to bring     

          We will be sitting in seminar all day, so dress comfortably.

          Bring a water bottle and a tea mug for complimentary tea during the talk. 

          You can bring a sack lunch or go to nearby restaurants.

          If you are a note taker, laptops or pen & paper are welcome. 


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Paul Bergner has studied and practiced natural medicine, medical herbalism, and nutrition since 1973. He is the Director of the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism in Portland, OR, and has supervised residents in teaching clinics for medical herbalism and clinical nutrition continuously since 1996. Mentoring more than 300 clinical graduates, he has published and edited the Medical Herbalism journal since 1989. ​Paul has authored seven books on medical herbalism, clinical nutrition, ethnobotany, and naturopathic medicine. Combining information from both nutritional anthropology and biomedicine, he developed successful protocols for treating insulin resistance and autoimmunity, and has been teaching these and other protocols for chronic disease to residents in his teaching clinics since 1996. He has lectured on this topic at professional conferences nationally and internationally since 2000.