Health Content Contributors

Overseen by Chief Medical Editor Alan R. Gaby, MD, the Aisle7 interdisciplinary writing team is composed of experts from the fields of medicine, pharmacy, nursing, naturopathy, public health, and chiropractic. We regularly update our knowledgebase, annually reviewing tens of thousands of articles published in more than 600 peer-reviewed scientific and medical journals to ensure consumers receive fully referenced, up-to-date health information based on the latest scientific and medical research.

Alan R. Gaby, MD, Chief Medical Editor

An expert in nutritional therapies, Chief Medical Editor Alan R. Gaby is a former professor at Bastyr University of Natural Health Sciences, where he served as the Endowed Professor of Nutrition. He is past-president of the American Holistic Medical Association, served as a member of the Ad-Hoc Advisory Panel of the National Institutes of Health Office of Alternative Medicine, and gave expert testimony to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine on the cost-effectiveness of nutritional supplements. Dr. Gaby has conducted nutrition seminars for physicians and has collected over 30,000 scientific papers related to the field of nutritional and natural medicine. In addition to editing and contributing to The Natural Pharmacy (Three Rivers Press, 2006) and the A–Z Guide to Drug-Herb-Vitamin Interactions (Three Rivers Press, 2006), Dr. Gaby has authored Preventing and Reversing Osteoporosis (Prima Lifestyles, 1995) and Nutritional Medicine (2011), a comprehensive textbook he worked on for 30 years.

Jonathan V. Wright, MD, Editorial Reviewer & Advisor

Regarded as one of the world's finest preventive medical doctors, Dr. Wright has practiced nutritional medicine at the Tahoma Clinic in Kent, WA, and has authored numerous books, including Natural Hormone Replacement for Women Over 45 (Smart, 1997), Dr. Wright's Guide to Healing with Nutrition (Keats, 1990), and Dr. Wright's Book of Nutritional Therapy (Rodale, 1979). He also coauthored The Patient's Book of Natural Healing (Prima Lifestyles, 1999) and The Natural Pharmacy (Three Rivers Press, 2006), and has authored the newsletter Nutrition and Healing.

Forrest Batz, PharmD, Contributor

Dr. Batz received a doctorate degree in pharmacy from the University of California, San Francisco, and completed a clinical pharmacy residency at the Tucson VA Medical Center. He has served as a natural products information consultant; as assistant clinical professor in the School of Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco; and as assistant editor of the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database. He also coauthored the A–Z Guide to Drug-Herb-Vitamin Interactions (Three Rivers Press, 2006).

Rick Chester, RPh, ND, DiplAc, Section Editor & Contributor

Dr. Chester earned his pharmacy degree from Oregon State University and his doctorate in naturopathic medicine from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. He operated an eclectic group practice in Arizona for seven years, has served as president of the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association, and has taught pharmacology, geriatrics, pulmonology, and practice management. He received his acupuncture certification through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and completed a master's in acupuncture and Oriental medicine at the International Institute of Chinese Medicine in Albuquerque, NM.

George Constantine, RPh, PhD, Contributor

Dr. Constantine, a professor emeritus at the College of Pharmacy, Oregon State University, has extensive knowledge of natural products and herbal medicine. Dr. Constantine has taught pharmacists, physicians, nurses, and allied healthcare professionals throughout the United States and lectured at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine and Western States Chiropractic College. A past-president of the American Society of Pharmacognosy, Dr. Constantine has authored 52 professional and scientific articles and has served as a reviewer for the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia. He authored Tyler's Tips—the Shopper's Guide for Herbal Remedies (Haworth, 2000), has chaired the Naturopathic Formulary Council for the Board of Naturopathic Board of Examiners, and cofounded the Benton Hospice in Corvallis, OR.

Linnea D. Thompson, PharmD, ND, Contributor

A licensed pharmacist and naturopathic physician, Dr. Thompson earned her naturopathic doctorate at Bastyr University of Natural Health Sciences and her pharmacy degree from the University of California, San Francisco.

Amber Ackerson, ND, Contributor

Dr. Ackerson is a licensed naturopathic physician and a graduate of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, OR. Her research reviews have been published in the Townsend Letter for Doctors, Journal of Naturopathic Medicine, Alternative and Complimentary Therapies, and other journals, and she has contributed to a number of magazines and books.

Jeremy Appleton, ND, Contributor

Dr. Appleton is a licensed naturopathic physician and certified nutrition specialist. He was formerly Aisle7's Senior Science Editor and is a founding contributor to Healthnotes Newswire. He received his bachelor's degree from Reed College and his doctorate in naturopathic medicine from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Appleton was the Nutrition Department Chair at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine and has also been on faculty at Bastyr University of Natural Health Sciences in Kenmore, WA. He has worked extensively in scientific and regulatory affairs in the dietary supplement industry and as a consultant to that industry through his company Praxis Natural Products Consulting and Wellness Services. Dr. Appleton is coauthor of MSM—The Definitive Guide (Topanga, Freedom Press, 2003).

Steve Austin, ND, Contributor

Dr. Austin, a licensed naturopathic physician, is Aisle7's former chief science officer and a former professor of nutrition at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Austin has also headed the nutrition departments at Bastyr University of Natural Health Sciences and Western States Chiropractic College. He contributed to the Textbook of Natural Medicine and the coauthor of Breast Cancer: What You Should Know (But May Not Be Told) About Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment (Prima Lifestyles, 1994), The Natural Pharmacy (Three Rivers Press, 2006), and the A–Z Guide to Drug-Herb-Vitamin Interactions (Three Rivers Press, 2006).

Deah Baird, ND, Contributor

Dr. Baird received her doctorate in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University of Natural Health Sciences and completed a residency at National College of Naturopathic Medicine and a chief residency at Bastyr University. She specializes in counseling, natural childbirth, and women's health issues.

Kimberly Beauchamp, ND, Contributor

Dr. Beuchamp received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Rhode Island and her doctorate of naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University of Natural Health Sciences. Cofounder of South County Naturopaths, Inc. in Wakefield, RI, Dr. Beauchamp has worked as a practicing physician, and taught holistic medicine classes.

Matthew Brignall, ND, Contributor

A graduate of Bastyr University of Natural Health Sciences, Dr. Brignall completed a one-year research fellowship at the Tahoma Clinic in Kent, WA, where he studied nutritional and herbal treatments. He has worked at the Seattle Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center and held a private practice in Kirkland, WA.

Donald J. Brown, ND, Contributor

Dr. Brown is a naturopathic physician and one of the leading authorities in the United States on evidence-based herbal medicine. A graduate and former associate professor of the Bastyr University of Natural Health Sciences, Dr. Brown has served on the Advisory Board of the American Botanical Council and the President's Advisory Board of Bastyr University. Dr. Brown has served as an advisor to the Office of Dietary Supplements at the National Institutes of Health. He is the author of Herbal Prescriptions for Health and Healing (Prima Lifestyles, 2000) and coauthor of The Natural Pharmacy (Three Rivers Press, 2006) and the A–Z Guide to Drug-Herb-Vitamin Interactions (Three Rivers Press, 2006).

Regina Dehen, ND, MAcOM, LAc, Contributor

Dr. Dehen earned her BA in biology at Reed College, her MAcOM at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, and her ND at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. She distinguished herself as a recipient of a National Institutes of Health research grant which led to an appointment as a research associate at the Oregon Health & Science University. Her research in pathology resulted in publication in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases and in a presentation at the American College of Rheumatology.

Alice Duncan, DC, CCH, Contributor & Section Editor of Homeopathic Remedies

Dr. Duncan is a certified classical homeopath and chiropractic physician. She is the author of Your Healthy Child: A Guide to Natural Healthcare (Jeremy P Tarcher, 1990; Sanicula, 1995), a coauthor of The Natural Pharmacy (Three Rivers Press, 2006), and former editor of the professional homeopathic journal, Simillimum.

Tori Hudson, ND, Contributor

Dr. Hudson is a nationally known expert on women's health. A popular speaker, she authored the Women's Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine (Keats, 1999) and has been in clinical practice in Portland, OR.

Darin Ingels, ND, MT (ASCP), Contributor

Dr. Ingels received his naturopathic medical degree from Bastyr University of Natural Health Sciences. In addition to contributing to Aisle7, Dr. Ingels has authored Everything You Need To Know About Garlic and Cholesterol (Prima, 1999) and Natural Treatments For High Cholesterol (Prima, 2000). He specializes in allergies and environmental medicine and has held a private practice in Westport, CT, as part of an integrated medical team.

James Gerber, DC, MA, Contributor

Dr. Gerber has served as associate professor of clinical sciences at Western States Chiropractic College (WSCC) in Portland, OR, and taught postgraduate courses for several other colleges. He graduated from WSCC, received his master's degree in nutrition from the University of Bridgeport, and is board certified in nutrition and orthopedics. Dr. Gerber is the author of the Handbook of Preventive and Therapeutic Nutrition ( Aspen, 1993) and a contributor to Conservative Management of Sports Injuries (Williams & Wilkins, 1997).

Ronald LeFebvre, DC, Contributor

Dr. LeFebvre has acted as dean of chiropractic and clinical education at Western States Chiropractic College (WSCC) and as director of the Clinical Standards, Protocols and Education Project, a program conceived to establish evidence-based guidelines for care in the WSCC clinic system.

Michael Murray, ND, Contributor

Dr. Murray, one of the world's leading authorities on natural medicine, has authored, coauthored, or edited over 20 books, including A Textbook of Natural Medicine (Churchill Livingstone, 1999) and the best-selling Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine (Three Rivers Press, 1997).

Ronald Reichert, ND, Contributor

An expert in European phytotherapy, Dr. Reichert has practiced medicine in Vancouver, British Columbia, and regularly contributed articles to lay and professional publications in Canada.

Trina Seligman, ND, Contributor

Dr. Seligman’s clinical specialty is in the treatment of attention deficit disorder, depression, anxiety, and women's health concerns. A naturopathic physician and licensed acupuncturist, she has been in private practice at Evergreen Integrative Medicine in Kirkland, WA, and worked for the research department of Bastyr University of Natural Health Sciences, assisting in the design of research protocols and the administration of clinical trials.

Maureen Williams, ND, Contributor

Dr. Williams completed a bachelor of science in bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania. She spent four years working with the urban poor, homeless, and mentally ill before returning to school and earning her naturopathic doctorate at Bastyr University of Natural Health Sciences. As a licensed naturopath, she has maintained a private practice in Vermont and also worked in free clinics locally and in Central America.

Eric Yarnell, ND, Contributor

Dr. Yarnell has served as president of the Botanical Medicine Academy and as senior editor for the Journal of Naturopathic Medicine. He is author of Naturopathic Gastroenterology (Naturopathic Medical Press, 2000), Naturopathic Urology and Men's Health (Naturopathic Medical Press, 2001), and a contributing author to the A–Z Guide to Drug-Herb-Vitamin Interactions (Three Rivers Press, 2006). Dr. Yarnell is former chair of the department of botanical medicine at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine.

Anne Marie Fine, NMD, Contributor

A practicing naturopathic physician, award-winning researcher, author, speaker, and a popular lecturer all over the country, Dr. Fine has also completed a environmental medicine fellowship, specializing in toxic ingredients in personal care products. Dr. Fine founded the Fine Center for Natural Medicine, LLC, a comprehensive healthcare clinic located in Scottsdale, AZ. Her healthcare vision includes preventive and natural medicine to meet the emerging medical challenges of our day, primarily chronic degenerative diseases brought on by faulty diet and lifestyle choices.

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