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…
Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNOContinue
Professional Background: Dr. Lise Alschuler is a naturopathic doctor with board certification in naturopathic oncology and has been a…
Mary Bove, NDContinue
Director of Medical Education Dr. Mary Bove brings more than 40 years of herbalism experience and 25 years of…
Michael Traub, NDContinue
Michael Traub, ND, DHANP, CCH, FABNO graduated from National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) in 1981. Since 1986, Dr.…
Founder As one of North America’s most respected herbalists and botanical researchers, Richard “Ric” Scalzo has more than 25…
Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO
Dr. Lise Alschuler is a naturopathic doctor with board certification in naturopathic oncology and has been a practicing since 1994. She graduated from Brown University with an undergraduate degree in Medical Anthropology and received a doctoral degree in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University. Dr. Alschuler is past-President of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and a founding and current President of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She also currently serves as President Emeritus on the board of the Naturopathic Post-Graduate Association. Dr. Alschuler works as an independent consultant in the area of practitioner and consumer health education. She maintains a naturopathic oncology part-time practice out of Naturopathic Specialists, based in Scottsdale AZ. Previously, she was the department head of naturopathic medicine at Midwestern Regional Medical Center – Cancer Treatment Centers of America. She was also the clinic medical director and botanical medicine chair at Bastyr, as well she was on the faculty of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine.
In September 2000, Dr. Alschuler was named by Seattle Magazine as one of Seattle’s Top Doctors. Dr. Alschuler received Bastyr University’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 2005, and was given the President’s Award from the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians in 2007. In 2009, she was recognized as one of three Naturopathic Elders by Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. In May 2014, she was selected to receive an honorary degree in naturopathic medicine from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. She was also named Physician of the Year in August 2014 by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
She is a frequent presenter to healthcare professionals and to the lay public in the United States and internationally. She co-created http://www.FiveToThrivePlan.com and co-hosts a radio show, Five To Thrive Live! on the Cancer Support Network and rebroadcast on I Heart Radio Talk. Five To Thrive Live! features invited guests and provides the general public with information about living more healthfully in the face of cancer.
She believes that her job as a naturopathic physician and educator is to stimulate and support healing and wellness by utilizing the most natural and scientifically sound strategies possible. She believes that each person has the innate capacity to experience greater health and an exuberant life. She calls Tucson, AZ and Chicago, IL home. Learn more at http://www.drlise.net.
Areas of Expertise:
(Anti)inflammation, cancer, insulin resistance/dysregulation, stress, anxiety, and adaptogens.
Dr. Alschuler is the co-author of The Definitive Guide to Cancer: An Integrative Approach to Prevention, Treatment and Healing, and The Definitive Guide to Thriving After Cancer: A Five-Step Integrative Plan to Reduce the Risk of Recurrence and Build Lifelong Health. Dr. Alschuler has authored numerous articles and booklets in the area of natural health.