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Our Passion, Our People

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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Orna Izakson, ND, RH(AHG)

Dr. Orna Izakson is a licensed naturopathic doctor, registered herbalist, writer and educator, practicing in Alaska and Oregon. She earned her naturopathic doctorate from National University of Natural Medicine, and a master of arts in journalism from the University of Missouri. Dr. Izakson has advanced training in herbal therapeutics and is currently a functional psychiatry fellow with Psychiatry Redefined. For six years she served as the founder and lead physician of the Traditional Roots Institute at NUNM, delivering herbal education to practitioners and the public. Prior to her medical career, Dr. Izakson was an award-winning environment and science newspaper reporter, with work published in newspapers, magazines, books and online media. She continues her mission of educating the public about full-spectrum plant medicine as a public speaker and online educator. Dr. Izakson helps patients with mood, chronic disease and women’s health at Alta Natural Medicine (Alaska) and Celilo Natural Health Center (Oregon.)

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.