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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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Tori Hudson, ND

Tori Hudson, ND, graduated from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) in 1984 and has since served the college in several capacities including: Medical Director, Associate Academic Dean and Academic Dean. She is currently a clinical professor at NCNM, Bastyr University and Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Hudson has over 30 years of experience and expertise in women’s health utilizing nutrition, nutraceuticals, botanical medicines, bioidentical hormones and other therapies to treat all gynecological and primary care conditions in women. She serves as medical director of her clinic, “A Woman’s Time” in Portland, Oregon, and is also the Program Director for the Institute of Women’s Health and Integrative Medicine as well as the Director of Research, Development and Education for Vitanica.

Dr. Hudson’s exemplary work in women’s health has earned her many prestigious awards including the President’s Award from the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians for her research in women’s health, the Naturopathic Physician of the Year Award, the NCNM Alumni Pioneer Award, and the Natural Products Association 2009 Pioneer Award. She is a nationally recognized lecturer, author, researcher and clinician, and serves on several editorial boards and advisory panels. Her book, Women’s Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, 2008 edition is the leading resource on women’s health and natural medicine.

Areas of Expertise:

All gynecological conditions as well as acute and primary care problems in women’s health: PMS, menstrual cramps, endometriosis, abnormal bleeding, amenorrhea, vaginitis, cystitis, vulvar pain syndromes, breast diseases, interstitial cystitis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, perimenopause/menopause symptoms, osteoporosis, hypertension, dyslipidemia, fibromyalgia, mood disorders, autoimmune and chronic disease in women. Specializing in herbal/nutritional/hormonal therapies and integrative medicine.

Publications:

Women’s Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine; 2008 second edition
Textbook of Natural Medicine; Third Edition-contributor
Integrative Women’s Health; contributor
• Hudson T, et al. Clinical and endocrinological effects of a menopausal botanical formula. J Naturo Med 1997;7(1):73-77.
• Hudson T. Consecutive case study research of carcinoma in situ of cervix employing local escharotic treatment combined with nutritional therapy. J Nat Med 1991;2:6-10.

 
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.