Paul Bergner is a medical herbalist, clinical nutritionist, nature cure practitioner, educator, author, and naturalist. He has studied and practiced natural medicine, nutrition, and medical herbalism since 1973 and has published and edited the Medical Herbalism journal since 1989. He has written seven books on herbalism, nutrition, Chinese medicine, folk ethnobotany, and naturopathic medicine. Paul has taught all aspects of medical herbalism and clinical nutrition since 1996, and has taught nutrition academically at both the university undergraduate and master's levels. He has mentored more than 300 students through 8-month clinical residencies in integrated herbalism , nutrition, and nature cure.