Hi, I’m Lindsay. This is a space where I obsess over plants in a bunch of different ways. Herbal medicine, holistic nutrition, outdoor adventures, wildcrafting, medicine making, and organic gardening are a few you might see here. I’m a clinical herbalist (MS) and licensed nutritionist (CNS, LDN). I make a lot of tea formulas, read a lot of books, and spend a lot of time teaching, writing, and exploring outside around my home in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Ginger Tonic Botanicals is where I share creative thoughts and ideas on how to connect more deeply with the plant world, whether through herbal medicine, holistic nutrition/plant based recipes, outdoor adventure or organic gardening. I believe plants make people super happy, and you can find your plant ally anywhere you go.
When I’m not here writing and photo-taking, I’m serving as the US Herbal Educator for Pukka Herbs, teaching and supervising as adjunct faculty at the Maryland University of Integrative Health, and I’m a contributing writer for The Herbarium at The Herbal Academy.
My Natural Health Philosophy:
There is no one single treatment for everyone, and my focus is mainly on prevention, empowering you to make informed choices, and choosing appropriate herbs and whole foods in the best combination for your unique body. Herbal medicine and holistic nutrition is both incredibly simple and also amazingly complex. I help guide you through all of the information out there to arrive at the best natural solution for you using an evidenced based and energetic approach, and recommend specific herbal formulas and whole foods to match your unique body and health situation. I incorporate western herbs, Ayurvedic philosophy, holistic nutrition and open dialogue to partner with you in creating a sustainable health plan.
My Education & Training:
I received my Masters of Science degree in Herbal Medicine (M.Sc) from the Maryland University of Integrative Health in 2012. This was a thoroughly accredited 3 year clinical masters program focusing in herbal pharmacy; herbal pharmacology and phytochemistry; integrative human physiology; extensive nutritional training (a full masters degree worth); Ayurveda; research methods; materia medica; clinical application skills, herbal therapeutics and clinical rotations.
I am a Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN) from the Maryland State Board of Dietetics, and a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) from the national Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists.
I have 8+ years of clinical experience working collaboratively with both MD’s and ND’s in integrative practice.
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