This is Paul Bergner!

Paul Bergner is Director of the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism in Boulder, Colorado, where offers clinical training in medical herbalism and clinical nutrition in a two-year program. He has edited the Medical Herbalism journal since 1989. Paul has studied and practiced natural medicine since 1973, with formal studies in nature cure, medical herbalism, clinical nutrition, traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, Unani medicine, flower essences, yoga therapy, and bodywork, including undergraduate studies in pre-medicine and psychology and doctoral level studies in medical sciences and natural therapeutics at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine.

In addition to directing the school and clinic at the NAIMH, he taught undergraduate nutrition at Naropa University for seven years, and is guest faculty in the Masters in Herbal Medicine program at the Tai Sophia Institute. He has edited and published the Medical Herbalism journal since 1989 and has authored seven books on medical herbalism, clinical nutrition, ethnobotany, and naturopathic medicine.

Sleep Debt

In this DVD, Paul Bergner, teaches about sleep debt. Topics covered include the physiology and pathophysiology of sleep debt, the effects of light and body temperature on getting to sleep, sleep requirements, hydrotherapy, and supplements and herbal therapies. Herb categories covered include nervine tonics, sedatives, autonomic switching herbs, and hypnotic herbs.


Time: 1:03:30

Cost: $20

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Influenza: Pathophysiology and Natural Therapeutics

In this two DVD set, Paul teaches about influenza. Topics covered include the pathophysiology of flu, cytokines, the importance of vitamin D in improving host resistance, herbal protocols for prevention and treatment of the flu and symptoms like fever and cough, important micronutrients necessary for improving resistance, and the negative impact of aspirin and NSAIDs on host resistance. Herbs covered include boneset, elder, monarda, pleurisy root, astragalus, codonopsis, yarrow, American ginseng, marshmallow and slippery elm.

Time: 2:07:16

Cost: $35

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Go to Paul's DVD on "Obesity"

Go to Paul's DVD on "Food Allergy and Intolerance"


Vitalism and the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism

Learn about Paul's school in this 10 minute clip. He also explains the concept of vitalism.


Go to the website of the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism

Go to clinical herbal medicine page


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