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Industry Affiliates

Gaia Herbs Professional Solutions is an active and committed member of the U.S. herbal products industry, as well as a long time supporter of natural health professionals. Below are some of the key organizations whose missions we support and with whom we work to assure confidence in our products and assure safe and effective natural healing. We encourage you to visit their websites by clicking their names below to learn more about their missions and activities.

Strategic Partners
Emerson Ecologics – Emerson Ecologics provides healthcare professionals with the highest quality nutritional supplements, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, herbs, standardized herbal extracts, green foods, and essential fatty acids – from the world’s leading manufacturers of professional supplements.

Natural Partners – Natural Partners, Inc. (“NPI”) has become one of the premiere one-stop shopping centers for medical professionals who wish to dispense nutraceuticals to improve patient health and support practice profitability.

Natural Dispensary – Natural Dispensary offers one-stop shopping for all your patients’ vitamin and supplement needs. Patients have the convenience of orders shipped directly to their door.

Chiropractors Buying GroupCBG is the only buying group in Chiropractic that sets the standard for lowering costs for the Chiropractor, while providing the best products and services available in the profession.

Better Medicine – BetterMedicine is a web-based community for holistic healthcare providers and the general public that advances the quality of healthcare throughout our nation.

Educational Partners
Naturopathic Education and Research Consortium – The purpose of the Naturopathic Education and Research Consortium (NERC) is to provide accredited community based residency opportunities for naturopathic physicians.

Integrative Practitioner – Integrative Practitioner represents a collaborative effort between many generous and esteemed organizations and individuals who support the integrative healthcare model. Its goal is to support the wide spectrum of integrative healthcare professionals in becoming more successful in their practices in order to effect positive improvements in the current standards of healthcare, policy and to strengthen the common ground among all constituents.

Natural Medicine Journal – The official journal of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians

Schools and Professional Associations
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians – Founded in 1985, the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) is the national professional society representing licensed or licensable naturopathic physicians who are graduates of four-year, residential graduates programs. Located in Washington, DC, the AANP has 38 official state affiliates across the country.

Dietitians in Integrative and Functional MedicineDIFM is a dietetic practice group of the American Dietetic Association. We are a group of nutrition professionals with special interests in integrative, functional and holistic medicine, nutritional genomics, whole foods, dietary supplements and natural healing modalities.

Bastyr University – Bastyr University, located north of Seattle, Washington, is one of the world’s leading academic centers for advancing knowledge in the natural health sciences.

University of Bridgeport – The University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine is a non-profit, co-educational professional institution which grants the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (N.D.) degree to graduates who successfully complete four academic years of study including clinical training.

Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine – Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences, founded in 1992, educates in the art and science of naturopathic medicine. The mission of the College is to prepare students to become naturopathic physicians educated and trained in the principles and practice of naturopathic medicine and to serve the public by providing quality education, research and natural medical care.

National College of Naturopathic Medicine – The National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, Oregon, is the oldest accredited naturopathic medical college in North America. Its graduate programs in naturopathic medicine and classical Chinese medicine blend ancient healing wisdom with modern science in challenging curricula.

Botanical Medicine Partners
American Herbal Products AssociationAHPA exists to promote the responsible commerce of herbal products. AHPA’s activities are undertaken to maintain and improve market opportunities for companies that sell herbs and herbal products, and to ensure that consumers continue to enjoy informed access to a wide choice of goods.

American Botanical Council – The American Botanical Council is passionate about helping people live healthier lives through the responsible use of herbs, medicinal plants. It is an independent, nonprofit research and education organization dedicated to providing accurate and reliable information for consumers, healthcare practitioners, researchers, educators, industry and the media.

American Herbal Pharmacopia – The Mission of the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia® (AHP) is to promote the responsible use of herbal medicines and ensure they are used with the highest possible degree of efficacy and safety.

North Carolina Natural Products Association- The North Carolina Natural Products Association is dedicated to conserving, cultivating, sustainable harvesting, and processing North Carolina grown medicinal plants.

United Plant Savers – Formed in the spirit of hope, United Plant Savers is a group of plant enthusiasts committed to raising public awareness of the plight of our wild medicinal plants and to protecting these plants through organic cultivation, sustainable agricultural practices, and the replanting of native medicinal species back into their natural habitats.

 
Ecologically Harvested is a term that describes all herbs sold by Gaia Herbs that are not Certified Organic. Ecologically Harvested herbs include herbs that are harvested in their natural habitat, (i.e., wild harvested) according to specific guidelines for harvesting these herbs (i.e., away from roads and industry, as well as guidelines to avoid overharvesting). Our term, Ecologically Harvested, also includes herbs that are grown in managed woodland areas, fields designated for specific herbs, and herbs that are grown by indigenous growers, such as Kava Kava. All Ecologically Harvested herbs pass pesticide and heavy metal testing as well as microbial testing, prior to release.