Amanda McQuade Crawford

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Amanda McQuade Crawford, BA, DipPhyto, MNIMH, MNZAMH, RH (AHG), is a Medical Herbalist, Professor, Author and Television Personality. She hosts "What a Relief!",[1] a television show on the Veria TV network[2] which teaches viewers about natural herbal treatments for common, everyday ailments.

Life and career[edit]

McQuade Crawford has a degree in phytotherapy (herbal medicine) from Britain's College of Phytotherapy. She was elected a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (MNIMH) in 1986,[3] and is a founding member of the American Herbalists Guild.[4]

She is also noted for her exploration of traditional herbal remedies in remote areas of the world. On her own volition, she has traveled to and learned from licensed physicians and folk healers in places including South America, Europe, New Zealand, and Scotland's Findhorn Ecovillage,[5] an experimental community in sustainable development.[6] Under the World Health Organization, Crawford organized a two-month exploration of herbal medicine in the People's Republic of China.

Previously in private practice in Beverly Hills and Ojai, Calif., McQuade Crawford integrated her knowledge and experience of herbs with stress management and an awareness of the role that spiritual well-being has on health. She grew and gathered most of her plant-based therapies from her organic gardens in Ojai.[7]

McQuade Crawford also helped develop Solixir, a line of botanical beverages that contain standardized herbs and are sold at Whole Foods. She is a partner in the company.[8]

She currently works as a medical herbalist consultant, working with the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia[9] and the American Botanical Council[10] to help set standards for quality as a review panelist, while improving production controls within the natural products industry.[11]

Teacher[edit]

McQuade Crawford is currently an adjunct assistant professor at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences[12] , and serves as faculty and Associate Director, United States, for the International College of Herbal Medicine.[13]

Currently, McQuade Crawford is Distinguished Lecturer for Tai Sophia Institute.[14] She has also lectured at numerous North American schools, from Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa., to Bastyr University in Seattle, Wash.[15]

McQuade Crawford serves on numerous professional advisory boards and scientific review panels including The International Research Group for the Conservation of Medicinal Plants.[16]

Author[edit]

  • The Natural Menopause Handbook: Herbs, Nutrition, & Other Natural Therapies (Author) [17]
  • The Herbal Menopause Book: Herbs, Nutrition and Other Natural Therapies (Author)[18]
  • Herbal Remedies for Women: Discover Nature's Wonderful Secrets Just for Women (Author)[19]
  • The New Menopause Book (Contributor)[20]
  • Traditional Medicines for Modern Times: Antidiabetic Plants (Contributor) [21]

Television shows[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Veria TV Network: What A Relief!"
  2. ^ "Veria TV NetworkP: About"
  3. ^ "Random House: Authors"
  4. ^ "American Herbalists Guild History & Mission"
  5. ^ "Learning Herbs"
  6. ^ "HerbWorld: Speakers Bureau
  7. ^ "Veria TV Network: Host Bio
  8. ^ "Solixir: Sparkling Botanical Beverage"
  9. ^ "American Herbal Pharmacopoeia: Writers and Reviewers"
  10. ^ "American Botanical Council Welcomes 11 New Advisory Board Members"
  11. ^ "HerbNET: Ask the Herbalist"
  12. ^ "Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences: Faculty Directory"
  13. ^ "International College of Herbal Medicine: About the Faculty"
  14. ^ "Tai Sophia Institute's Master of Science in Herbal Medicine"
  15. ^ "Veria TV Network: Host Bio
  16. ^ "International Research Group for the Conservation of Medicinal Plants"
  17. ^ "The Natural Menopause Handbook: Herbs, Nutrition, & Other Natural Therapies"
  18. ^ "The Herbal Menopause Book: Herbs, Nutrition and Other Natural Therapies"
  19. ^ "Herbal Remedies for Women: Discover Nature's Wonderful Secrets Just for Women"
  20. ^ "The New Menopause Book"
  21. ^ "Traditional Medicines for Modern Times: Antidiabetic Plants "
  22. ^ "Veria TV Network: What A Relief!"
  23. ^ "Animal Planet: The Most Extreme"