Systemic Inflammation, Food Intolerance, and Autoimmunity

SPECIAL EVENT – Two Day seminar with Paul Bergner!!

Location: Classroom at the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism

Date & Time: November 19 and 20th 10AM to 4PM



This seminar will describe current scientific concepts of digestion, immunity, and autoimmunity to explain the “dotted line” between an immunological response in the gut, and systemic manifestations of disease. You will learn assessment methods, with an emphasis on interview and examination skills rather than on questionable laboratory antibody testing. A complete review of lifestyle factors, nutrition, herbal materia medica and formulation strategies for inflammation and the Leaky Gut Syndrome are included. This seminar prepares you with the complete skill set to assess and coach a patient through removal of an offending food. This course material was developed over a period of more than twenty years, and delivered in various formats to hundreds of intermediate students of herbalism, nutrition, and naturopathic medicine as part of pre-clinical training. These methods were honed in several multi-faculty teaching clinics continuously between 1995 and 2013. Foods in the diet which evoke an immunological inflammatory response are nearly universal in modern chronic disease, and removal can in many cases allow symptoms of even some serious diseases to simply fall away. Cases studies presented will include congestive heart failure, panic disorder, systemic lupus, multiple sclerosis, severe eczema, systemic lymphadenopathy, and a dozen more, which were cured or greatly improved with removal and strict avoidance of an offending food.

  • Learn methods that successfully treat many patients with serious chronic illnesses such as autoimmune conditions, neurological problems, cardiovascular inflammation, cancer, kidney failure, mental disorders, and more.
  • Learn the basic science of how nutrients affect inflammation and tissue integrity
  • Learn the “dotted line” between inflammation in the gastrointestinal system and the the overall system, and the exact immune components and mechanisms which are responsible for the escalation of gutinflammation to systemic inflammation.
  • Learn interview techniques and clinical assessment to evaluate a patient for food intolerance
  • Learn the unreliability of the common lab tests for food intolerance
  • Learn how to coach a patient through elimination of rechallenge of suspected offending foods.
  • Learn a complete materia medica of anti-inflammatory herbs
  • Learn a materia medica and formulation strategy for treating the “leaky gut syndrome” with herbs and diet to reduce systemic inflammation

Paul Bergner is director of the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism, and is the clinical faculties of the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism in Colorado, and the School of Traditional Western Herbalism in Oregon.  He has edited the Medical Herbalism journal since 1989. He has trained more than 280 students through clinical residencies in medical herbalism and clinical nutrition. He is the author of seven books on medical herbalism, clinical nutrition, and naturopathic medicine. Paul has practiced natural medicine for more than 40 years. He is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild.


$199 (CSCH students); $249 (general public). Includes PDF copies of the extensive notes and supplemental materials.


Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism 2900 Valmont, Suite F-1 Boulder, CO 80301 (Zarlengo Plaza,  south-side lower-level of building, off 29th St.)

To Register:

For student discount, call us at 720.406.8609.


Call CSCH at 720-406-8609.

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