Our Scientific Advisory Board is comprised of practitioners with decades of experience in integrative and holistic medicine. Our board members come from a variety of disciplines and areas of expertise including women's health, environmental medicine, cardiovascular health, dermatology, and oncology. These practitioners are an invaluable resource for Gaia Herbs, helping us stay abreast of current issues and developments in the medical community, conducting clinical trials and research studies on Gaia Herbs products, providing consultation and advice on product development, and assisting in our educational efforts through the writing of research articles and serving as speakers at webinars and lectures.
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Beverly Yates, NDContinue
Professional Background: Dr. Beverly Yates, ND is a California licensed doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and a 1994 graduate of…
Jill Stansbury, NDContinue
Professional Background: Jillian Stansbury is a licensed naturopathic physician and an accomplished writer/author, speaker, and teacher. With more than…
Mary Bove, NDContinue
Professional Background: Dr. Mary Bove is an accomplished herbalist, author, teacher, and lecturer. Having been published in many magazines…
Michael Traub, NDContinue
Michael Traub, ND, DHANP, CCH, FABNO graduated from National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) in 1981. Since 1986, Dr.…
Ric Scalzo, CEOContinue
CEO/President/Founder As one of North America’s most respected herbalists and botanical researchers, Richard “Ric” Scalzo has more than 25…
Tori Hudson, NDContinue
Tori Hudson, ND, graduated from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) in 1984 and has since served the…
Walter Crinnion, ND
Walter J. Crinnion, ND, is an accomplished teacher, writer, and lecturer who specializes in chemical sensitivity and environmental illness. He is a professor at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he is chair of the Environmental Medicine Department. Dr. Crinnion received his degree in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington, in 1982 with their first graduating class. He then opened a family practice and began to specialize in allergies and in treating chronic health problems caused by environmental chemical overload. In 1985, Dr. Crinnion started the most comprehensive cleansing facility in North America for the treatment of chemically poisoned individuals.
Dr. Crinnion is a frequent lecturer at integrative medical conferences across the country. Well known for his contribution to a variety of publications, he has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals on the topic of environmental overload. A member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians Board of Directors, Dr. Crinnion was the recipient of the association’s first award for in-office research in 1999 and was awarded it a second time in 2002 as well as receiving the 2004 Physician of the Year award. He has taught at Bastyr University, the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon, and the University of Bridgeport School of Naturopathic Medicine. In 2001, he appeared three times with Barbara Walters on ABC’s “The View” and had a weekly Health Spot on Northwest Cable News from 1999 until 2003, giving viewers in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho up-to-date information on nutrition and health.
Areas of Expertise:
Herbal medicine, allergies, asthma, autoimmunity, fibromyalgia, chemical sensitivity, chronic neurologic problems, fatigue, chronic disease, endocrine imbalances and environmental illness.
For more than 20 years, Dr. Crinnion has authored numerous articles and papers in such publications as Townsend Letter for Doctors, Health Consciousness, Natural Health Review, Health Counselor, Doctor’s Health Review, Delicious Living, Organic Gardening Almanac, Health Food Business, Issues in Naturopathic Medicine Anthology, Journal of Naturopathic Medicine, Alternative Medicine Review, and International Journal of Naturopathic Medicine, as well as others.
Clean, Green and Lean, Dr. Walter Crinnion, Wiley & Sons – March 2010