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Guru Darshan K. K. Wilson

Guru Darshan K. K. Wilson is the Co-Founder and formulator for EcoBotanica®. Guru Darshan has practiced her inspired hands-on art in the Holistic Health field for more than 25 years. Some of Guru Darshan’s experience includes receiving a UCLA science degree, a New Mexico Massage License, certification in Advanced Hands-on Treatments from Dr. Lad’s Ayurvedic Institute, including use of herbs, clays and essential oils, and Ayurvedic studies including the teachings of Drs. David Frawley and Sunil Joshi.

Amanda McQuade Crawford, M.A.

Amanda McQuade Crawford is an herbalist and clinical psychologist practicing integrative health care in Ojai, serving Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties. An Adjunct Professor at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, Boston, she sees patients and consults for the natural products industry on quality issues. Amanda is the author of three popular books on women’s health, The Natural Menopause Handbook, Herbal Remedies for Women, and The Herbal Menopause Book, plus chapters in The HERBAL Guide: Dietary Supplement Resources for the Clinician, Traditional Medicines for Modern Times: Antidiabetic Plants, Botanical Medicine for Women’s Health, and The New Menopause Book.

She earned her Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, and her degree in Phytotherapy (Herbal Medicine) from Britain’s College of Phytotherapy (Phyto, Greek - “plant”). In 2005, Amanda was appointed Clinic Supervisor for Canterbury College of Natural Healing in New Zealand. She is a member of internationally active groups dedicated to quality in health care. A member of the Union of Concerned Scientists and United Plant Savers, Amanda experiences science as a spiritual discipline.

Amanda regularly contributes articles and book reviews on natural medicine as an Advisory Board member of the American Botanical Council. She can be seen on TV sharing herbal self-care in her show, What a Relief! on the Veria network (www.veria.com).