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Our Passion, Our People

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    Beverly Yates, ND
    Professional Background: Dr. Beverly Yates, ND is a California licensed doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and a 1994 graduate of…

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    Jill Stansbury, ND
    Professional Background: Jillian Stansbury is a licensed naturopathic physician and an accomplished writer/author, speaker, and teacher. With more than…

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    Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO
    Professional Background: Dr. Lise Alschuler is a naturopathic doctor with board certification in naturopathic oncology and has been a…

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    Mary Bove, ND
    Director of Medical Education Dr. Mary Bove brings more than 40 years of herbalism experience and 25 years of…

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    Michael Traub, ND
    Michael Traub, ND, DHANP, CCH, FABNO graduated from National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) in 1981. Since 1986, Dr.…

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    Ric Scalzo
    Founder and CEO As one of North America’s most respected herbalists and botanical researchers, Richard “Ric” Scalzo has more…

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    Tori Hudson, ND
    Tori Hudson, ND, graduated from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) in 1984 and has since served the…

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    Wendy Warner, MD
    Professional Background: Dr. Wendy Warner, MD, ABIHM is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology as well as in integrative…

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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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Jill Stansbury, ND

Professional Background:

Jillian Stansbury is a licensed naturopathic physician and an accomplished writer/author, speaker, and teacher. With more than 20 years of experience, she is a primary care physician in private practice at Battle Ground Healing Arts in southwestern Washington State. Dr. Stansbury is the author of several books including Herbs for Health and Healing and The Complete Guide to Natural Medicine, and is a regular contributor to numerous magazines and professional journals, including Naturopathic Doctor News and Review, The Review of Natural Products, and Unified Energetics. She has served as a consultant and science editor for Rodale Press, Vegetarian Times, and Let’s Live and has conducted numerous radio shows and cable television health shows. Generally speaking at five or more medical conferences each year, Dr. Stansbury has authored and presented more than 100 scientific papers.

A well-respected teacher, she has chaired the Botanical Medicine Department at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon, since 1989, educating the next generation of physicians in the chemistry, research, and clinical usage of herbal medicines. Dr. Stansbury recently won a grant to help fund her ethnobotanical studies in the Peruvian Amazon and is working with the Queros tribe outside of Pilcopata on cultural sustainability projects.

She received her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree in 1988 from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. She also completed her Certified Medical Assisting program at Stanford University Hospital in 1982 and her BS in medical illustration at San Jose State University in 1984, graduating with honors in both programs.

Areas of Expertise:

Botanical medicine, including chemical constituents; molecular research as well as specific and energetic clinical and practical applications; complementary medicine; ethnobotany; women’s health; hormonal imbalances; high cholesterol; diabetes; metabolic disorders; anxiety; depression; menopause; immune disorders; infection; inflammation; and chronic disease.

Publications:

Herbs for Health and Healing, published by Publications International in Chicago, Illinois, 1997
Complementary Medicine in Clinical Practice – Chapter 59
The Complete Guide to Natural Medicine – Coauthor, Rodale Press 2000
Guia Completa de la Medicina Naturale (Spanish Translation) GAIA HERBS
Besides the books listed above, Dr. Jill Stansbury is a regular contributor to many professional journals as well as popular health publications.

 
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.