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Upcoming In-Person Event


Mills & Bone Go from Top to Bottom: A Live Masterclass


Join us in London on Saturday, June 22nd 2024 for an increasingly rare opportunity to be with Kerry and Simon, together in the same room!

This exclusive event promises a full day of practical insights, as we move from herbal interventions for brain disorders and cognitive decline to explaining how herbal prescriptions could realistically benefit bowel function. Be there as Simon and Kerry share their combined 80+ years of clinical and teaching experience.

In interactive afternoon sessions, they will then steer us through some of their most complex case stories, offering further insights into the efficacy of functional herbal treatments for the most challenging presentations. This is a great chance to share in carefully formulating individualised herbal prescriptions at an advanced level of practice.

Buy tickets now for this unique experience that promises to expand your range of herbal skills - from top to bottom!

Masterclass Overview & Objectives:

Functional Herbal Therapy (FHT) and Age-related Cognitive Decline (ARCD)

From the age of 40 years we lose 5% of our brain every decade, but with dementias the pace of even this substantial loss is accelerated. We are indeed witnessing an explosion in the number of dementia cases in New Zealand and Australia as the average age of our populations increase. You can be guaranteed that at some stage in your practice you will be asked to either help treat or prevent this devastating disorder.

In this presentation Kerry Bone will first make sense of the baffling information relating to the causes and progression of age-related cognitive decline, with a focus on Alzheimer disease (AD). He will then go on to outline the key FHT targets informed by this understanding for preventing or arresting cognitive decline, including the microcirculation, mitochondria, stealth pathogens and neuroinflammation. Herbs that boost cognition and neuroplasticity also have key role to play, and the evidence for the best ones to prescribe will be critically reviewed.


In this presentation you will learn about:

  • Conventional and novel theories for the causes of ARCD and AD
  • The role of diet, lifestyle and other risk or protective factors
  • A new emphasis on the role that pathogens can play in ARCD and AD
  • Insights into reducing of neuroinflammation and boosting mitochondrial function with herbs
  • Novel clinical evidence for herbs that can boost brain trophic factors and enhance neuroplasticity and their significance for ARCD and AD

How can herbal prescriptions affect bowel health?


A significant challenge for herbal practitioners is getting their remedies to the lower parts of the gut. Any oral dose will be diluted several hundred times even in the stomach and will then be subject to early digestive onslaught, more dilution and then slow passage through a microbial gauntlet down more than five metres of tract across absorptive mucosal surfaces that would cover a badminton court. It seems unlikely therefore that any useful quantity will reach the bowel!

Yet we see in our daily practices that bowel health can be impacted in treatment. We know that anthraquinone glycosides have powerful effects even at that level, and it is possible that some solid forms of herbal drugs could survive digestion. Food level intakes of plant materials are known to reach and affect the microbiome. But how else could small oral doses of herbs affect the lower digestion?

Can we find levers on lower gut performance that can be activated higher up the tract? Could there be large effects from small stimuli?




In this presentation we will discuss:

  • Established and emerging mechanisms for affecting lower gut health by upper gut stimulations.
  • How best to utilise the ‘brain-gut’ networks to affect improvements in digestive performance.
  • The major role of bile in the health of the lower gut wall and in bowel performance and how we may best modulate those effects.
  • New insights into the role of chemical sensors along the gut wall in managing digestion and elimination.
  • More relevant microbiome thoughts.
  • Further reflections on our approaches to inflammatory bowel disease.

You will take away a new perspective on the unique potential benefits of the herbs in your dispensary for improving bowel health.

Click on the button below to buy your tickets now! 

Mills & Bone Go From Top To Bottom: A Live Masterclass!


£95.00 GBP

Online Education

Welcome to the Mills and Bone Education page. here you will find a range of educational courses.


M&B COVID-19 Series

A special series with the authors of your favourite herb books. Kerry and Simon share their insights into the latest information coming in from the clinical frontline and research efforts across the world concerning the long-term consequences of Covid-19 infection. This series includes both previous seminars, Mills and Bone Go Viral and Mills and Bone Go Post Viral.

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The Gut and Immunity (and Autoimmunity)

In this webinar Kerry and Simon bring a herbal perspective to an updated review of the central role of the gut in immune health and disease. The experience of Covid and its after-effects remind us that autoimmunity can be a major cause of ill-health. We will look at ways in which improving gut functions could also reduce immunological complications.

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The Gut and the Brain

‘Gut feelings’ are now a mainstream interest, and new terms such as nutritional psychiatry, ‘moody gut’ and psychobiotics pervade the medical journals! In this webinar Simon and Kerry will update these insights from a herbal perspective. After this webinar practitioners will learn new ways to help patients with chronic fatigue and long-term difficult mental health problems.

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Bitters Renewed

Bitters have been both the most valued class of remedies in traditional medicine around the world, and largely ignored in modern research. There is now an explosion of discoveries about bitter receptors and their functions throughout the body. It is clear that they have important defence and mobilising roles. These bring new insights into the reputation and application of some or most important remedies. In this webinar Simon and Kerry will refresh our understanding of the bitters and suggest exciting new approaches to their use in clinical practice.

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Everyday Gut Disorders Revisited

With this increased integrated insight into gut functions, and especially the role of the microbiome, it is now timely to look again at our management of the most common and frustrating functional problems, IBS and GORD/GERD. Irritable bowel syndrome and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease account for disproportionate consumption of prescription and over-the-counter medicines. These at best relieve symptoms, and underlying causes are barely addressed. Herbal remedies have obvious prospects to do better.

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Mills and Bone Do Autoimmunity

In this webinar, Kerry and Simon will address some of the most complex and challenging conditions we see in practice. As well as classic diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, lupus, Sjogren’s and inflammatory bowel diseases, there are a growing number that we now know have autoimmunity at their core: Type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, thyroid diseases, coeliac disease and pernicious anaemia. We are now learning too that autoimmunity may also be central to ‘Long Covid’ and other chronic fatigue conditions. What features do these conditions share? What generates and perpetuates them? Are there any new herbal and dietary prospects emerging to help with their management? We will look at latest insights into both autoimmune processes and specific diseases to bring us all up to date.   

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Mills and Bone Ponder Men, Women and Hormones Part 1

This webinar will include 'Functional Herbal Therapy (FHT) and the Ageing Man' with Kerry Bone, 'Endometriosis- An exploration into the microbiome, inflammation and immune dysfunction' with Angela Hywood ND and a Q&A with Angela, Kerry and Simon.

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Mills and Bone are on the Case!

In this session, Kerry and Simon will reflect on the many recent theoretical insights they have shared, and will bring over 80 years of combined clinical experience to apply them to practice. Each will work through an assessment and treatment plan of cases from their own practice that involves autoimmune and hypersensitivity components. They will then together discuss cases pre-submitted by audience members.

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Sponsored Course

Functional Herbal Therapy and Cancer Course by Kerry Bone 

We are pleased to share with you details of a new course that Kerry Bone has developed in partnership with Society of Wellness Nutritional Systems in California. This online course has just been launched on their website and is available to interested healthcare professionals anywhere in the world.
“When I was asked to suggest an advanced course topic, I immediately said cancer for several reasons. Firstly, I don’t normally get to talk about it during seminars because of legal constraints. Even more importantly, the topic cannot be adequately covered in a few lectures, so a focussed course is a much better vehicle. But above all, I have been intrigued and enthralled by the way our biomedical understanding of this complex disorder has evolved to give us some truly valuable insights into its nature, particularly in the context of therapeutic plants. I will be sharing these with you throughout the course.” Kerry Bone
the course covers a range of topics, including:
  • How to avoid pitfalls with the ketogenic diet, and its appropriate role in treatment and prevention
  • Medicinal cannabis and cancer
  • Do any of the fad cures have a basis?
  • Safe use of herbs during chemotherapy and radiotherapy to optimise treatment outcomes
  • Use of herbs during treatment with smart drugs
  • Some left field herbal options for prevention and treatment that are generally ahead of current thinking
  • What are the 10 goals and best herbs for cancer prevention?
  • Strategies to reduce the risk of metastasis
  • Which conventional treatments cause metastasis and how to reduce that risk
  • Targeting the tumour microenvironment for better outcomes
  • Immune surveillance in cancer
  • And above all, herbal protocols to give to patients with cancer that are safe and underpinned by evidence and biological plausibility
“Please consider this intensive course on the topic of functional herbal therapy and cancer. It is my sincere wish that you will find the information it teaches as worthwhile and fulfilling as I have during the 90 days of work spent researching and collating the many insights and evidence it contains.” Kerry Bone
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