Botanicals, Biofilms, & Chronic Infection

Advanced Review of Recent Science in Microbiology and Botanicals for Common Infections

The discovery of the human microbiome and the biofilm form of bacterial life has altered our understanding of chronic infection and provided insight into reasons why antimicrobial drugs and host immunity, in general, fail to rid the body of chronic internal or external bacterial or fungal infections.


PRESENTED BY | Paul Bergner
DATE | October 26-27, 2019


Recent research into the synergistic effects of complex constituents in medicinal plants against biofilms has demonstrated that many medicinal herbs traditionally used topically for treatment of chronic infection may succeed in simultaneously disabling microbial defenses, preventing biofilm formation or spread, disrupting existing biofilms, in addition, to directly killing bacteria.

    Topics covered include

  • New concepts in microbiology: Microbiome and Biofilm
  • The Microbiome in health and disease
  • Anti-microbial and anti-biofilm actions of drugs and herbs
  • Microbial defenses
  • Structure and dynamics of biofilm formation
  • Synergistic activities of medicinal plants against biofilms
    and their complications
  • Comparative Materia Medica and differentials for
    • Plantain, St. John’s Wort, Marshmallow, Goldenseal, Garlic, Yarrow, Bayberry, Baptisia, Creosote Bush, Yerba Mansa, Myrrh, Calendula, Echinacea, Thuja, Manzanita, Uva Ursi, Acalypha mexicana, Boswellia, Propolis and others
  • Normal and pathological biofilms on the skin, gut, mucosa, lung, and other areas
  • Candida Biofilms in chronic fungal infection
  • The role of Borrelia biofilms in chronic Lyme disease
  • Non-herbal “biofilm busters”
  • Therapeutic protocols for treating chronic bacterial or fungal infections of the skin, mouth, sinus, external and middle ear, stomach, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO),  bladder, and vagina.

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Paul Bergner, the Founder and Director of the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism [NAIMH], has studied, practiced, and taught natural medicine since 1973, with formal training in naturopathy, medical herbalism, clinical nutrition, traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, flower essences, yoga therapy, and bodywork, including undergraduate studies in pre-medicine and psychology, and 50 semester hours of doctoral level medical studies at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. He has published the Medical Herbalism journal since the founding of the NAIMH in 1989 and has written seven books on medical herbalism, nutrition, Chinese medicine, ethnobotany, and naturopathic medicine. He has mentored more than 350 advanced students through clinical residencies at the Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies, the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism, and the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism in Boulder since 1996. Paul lectures on the topics of medical herbalism and clinical nutrition nationally and internationally.

PRESENTED BY | Paul Bergner, Medical Herbalist, Clinical Nutritionist, Director of the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism [naimh.com] Medical Herbalism Journal [medherb.com]
DATE & TIME | October 26-27, 2019 [9:00 am – 4:00 pm each day]
COST FOR THE WEEKEND | $249
COST FOR CSCH Students & Recent Graduates |  $199
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