Amanda McQuade Crawford
Amanda McQuade Crawford is a medical herbalist, educator, author, and all-around advocate for natural health. She earned her degree in Phytotherapy (Herbal Medicine) from Britain’s College of Phytotherapy (Phyto, Greek for “plant”), and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology.
An Adjunct Professor at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, she is the author of popular books on women’s health including The Natural Menopause Handbook, Herbal Remedies for Women, and The Herbal Menopause Book. In 2005 Amanda was Clinic Supervisor for Canterbury College of Natural Healing in New Zealand and is currently a member of internationally active groups dedicated to quality in health care. A member of the Union of Concerned Scientists and United Plant Savers, she is also versed in ethics and legal issues relating to selling herbs.
Amanda regularly contributes to texts on natural medicine, recently The H.E.R.B.A.L. Guide: Evidence-Based Dietary Supplement Resources for the Clinician, Botanical Medicine for Women's Health, and Traditional Medicines for Modern Times: Antidiabetic Plants. She can be seen on TV sharing herbal information in her show, What a Relief! on the Veria network.