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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 As one of North America’s most respected herbalists and botanical researchers, Richard “Ric” Scalzo has more than 25…

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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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Mary Bove, ND

Director of Medical Education

Dr. Mary Bove brings more than 40 years of herbalism experience and 25 years of work as a naturopathic physician to her role at Gaia Herbs. Dr. Bove has worked closely with Gaia since the mid-1990s, and after retiring from clinical practice in 2014, she became our Director of Medical Education, imparting her wisdom and knowledge upon Gaia customers and retailers, fellow Gaians and health-care professionals. Since starting her herbal journey at age 18, Dr. Mary Bove has held firm to three tenets: “Walk your talk, believe in the plants and practice herbalism every day in your life.” As our Director of Medical Education, she is honored to have a platform to educate others about herbal supplements and cultivate relationships between plants and people. Plants have a way of drawing you in, she believes. Her expertise runs deep, and she shares it fervently and patiently. Dr. Bove trained in naturopathy both in the U.S. and Great Britain, after owning an herbal apothecary in her home state of Maine. She is the author of An Encyclopedia of Natural Healing for Children and Infants and is co-author of Herbs for Women’s Health. As a midwife, Dr. Bove has been present at hundreds of homebirths, and her practice specialized in fertility and pediatric health. Her trailblazing work with herbal formulas for children led to her partnership with Gaia.

Learn more about Mary on our blog.

 
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.