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Mills and Bone Academy - Decades of Leadership in Innovative Herbal Education
The Mills and Bone Academy is a website for phytotherapy and western herbal medicine, using evidence based, clinical education. Drawing on the knowledge and teachings of Simon Mills and Kerry Bone, phytotherapy leading experts, the academy brings together education, research, articles, publications and events to further learning for western herbal medicine clinicians.
Simon Mills is a Cambridge medical sciences graduate who has been in regular clinical herbal practice in Exeter since 1977. Since then he has chaired the main herbal organizations in the UK (the British Herbal Medicine Association, National Institute of Medical Herbalists, and the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy) and served on the Government’s Herbal Medicine Advisory Committee...
Professor Kerry Bone is an industry leader and innovation driver, directing the research program at MediHerb. As recognition of this role (in conjunction with his research colleagues), MediHerb was awarded the American Botanical Council’s (ABC’s) Varro E. Tyler Award for excellence in Phytomedicinal (Herbal) Research in 2016.
Mills and Bone Go Mouldy -
A Brand New Webinar Series Coming Up!
Part 2 - Thursday 12th October - London 10 am, Brisbane 7 pm, Sydney and Melbourne 8 pm
In this highly anticipated 2-part webinar series, Kerry and Simon will take you on an extraordinary journey into the intriguing realm of fungi in the context of herbal practice, with both fascinating narratives and clinically insightful knowledge.
This mycological adventure will involve delving into the intricate and multifaceted role of fungi as both heroes and villains in health and disease, to unravel the dichotomy between the beneficial and detrimental aspects of fungi, and confirm the profound impact these organisms have on our lives.
To explore their contributions to human health, we will consider the medicinal properties of the renowned Reishi, Shiitake, Trametes and Lion's Mane mushrooms, used in traditional herbal medicine for centuries. These possess powerful immune boosting, adaptogenic and neuroprotective properties, making them valuable allies in the clinic.
In recent years, research on our fungal ‘mycobiome’ has expanded, providing valuable insights into its influence on various aspects of human physiology. We will explore its role in health and disease including areas such as immune modulation and autoimmunity, gut health and digestion, and protection against pathogens.
On the negative side we will also look at fungal pathogens. Candida, Aspergillus and Cryptococcus for example can cause a range of problems, from superficial skin infections to life-threatening systemic diseases. Simon and Kerry will delve into the mechanisms by which these fungi invade and manipulate the human body's defences, exploring the challenges they pose to health and appropriate herbal strategies to consider.
Finally, environmental exposure to mycotoxins, fungal spores and fragments can have significant implications for human health. These can contaminate our households and the air, food, and water supply. The health impact of such exposure can vary depending on individual susceptibility, duration and intensity of exposure, as well as the specific fungi involved. Detoxification strategies aim to support the body's natural defences and minimise the potential harmful effects of fungal exposure. Kerry and Simon will propose that herbs have an essential role to play here, carefully outlining which herbs and why.
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