Michael Ash, BSc, DO, ND, RNT

Michael Ash. DO, ND, BSc, RNT has been in practice for some 35 years. He graduated from ION in the 1980s and also sat as a governor, chair, and until recently as a fellow. Building one of the largest integrative medicine clinics in the southwest of England (he sold this in 2007), he embraced the concepts of functional medicine and employed them in his clinical development from 1991.

Since 1992 he has researched the role of the mucosal immune system, especially in relation to the gastrointestinal tract and applied the emerging comprehension of  relationships between the bacterial constituents and the immune system to his clinical needs. This clinical experience and intellectual rigor produced impressive clinical outcomes and as such he has presented in the role of ‘wet tissues’ and nutritional immunology in human health in 5 continents to thousands of clinicians over the last 15 years and has published numerous papers in peer reviewed journals.

20 years ago he co- founded a professional to professional food supplement company where he is the MD, and also founded a not for profit post-graduate education company called Clinical Education, where he is also MD. This company has over the last few years developed a lifestyle training programme for GPs and works to integrate them with NTs for best practice. After supporting Dr Chatterjee through 2 Dr in House programmes the demand for post graduate medical education grew internationally.

Michael is an adjunct faculty member of the Institute for Functional Medicine and responsible for bring the Institute’s professional training programmes to the UK and Europe. Michael is an experienced presenter able to convert complex mechanisms into comprehensible sections of information that resonate with clinical experiences. Author of numerous book chapters, articles and reviews.

More recently for the last 7 years, he has been instrumental in the development of a waste recovery business that converts abattoir by products into a unique fertiliser and also captures fat and protein in the human food chain, as he believes restoring soil fertility is one of the greatest challenges facing humankind, and will be fundamental in altering the food chain to prevent and reverse the explosion of NCDs.