As one of North America's most respected herbalists and botanical researchers, Richard "Ric" Scalzo has over 25 years of clinical and practical experience with herbal medicines. In addition, Mr. Scalzo is a life-long student of Vedic philosophy and spiritual practices. He regularly teaches herbal classes, interfaces with the media and lectures nationally on herbal topics.Mr. Scalzo, founder of Gaia Herbs, is the co-author of Herbal Solutions for Healthy Living, a ground-breaking herbal repertory and therapeutic dispensatory guide to the safe and effective use of medicinal herbs that has sold more than a quarter-million copies. He also co-authored Traditional Medicines from the Earth, a compendium of formulations that are effective herbal solutions for healthy living.
Mr. Scalzo is the publisher and contributing author of the Protocol Journal of Botanical Medicine. He holds an honorary Doctorate in Naturopathy from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona and received a Master Herbalist degree in 1982 from the School of Natural Healing.
NEEDS is fortunate to have Mr. Scalzo share his expertise on herbs and to discuss research on Echinacea and complementary herbs that can regulate the inflammatory and immune response.