Gaia Herbs Appoints Scientific Advisory Board to Advance Innovation in Herbal Supplements


Leading Natural, Plant-Based Brand Announces New Board of Directors to Elevate Scientific Collaboration and Growth

Brévard, North Carolina, March 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Gaia Herbs, a leading brand of natural herbal products in United States, today announced the formation of its new Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) to support the company’s mission to connect people, plants and the planet to create healing. The creation of the SAB is the next step in Gaia’s commitment to serving healthcare practitioners and their patients. SAB members will collaborate with the Gaia Herbs team, including Dr. Jeremy Stewartchief scientist and vice president of research and development, and Dr. Corey B.Schulerdirector of medical sciences.

With specialties and backgrounds including internal medicine, pharmacy, metabolic/gut health, herbal medicine and more, newly appointed advisors will help Gaia Herbs better serve practitioners with advances in herbal supplements.

“At Gaia Herbs, we are committed to the future of integrative healthcare, and this SAB is an important step toward expanding our capabilities within the herbal medicine industry,” said Corey B.Schuler, FNP, DC, CNS, Director of Medical Sciences at Gaia Herbs. “As part of this commitment, we are delighted to bring in these new advisors from diverse backgrounds and specialties, all of whom have a common passion for exploring where science and art meet in modern healthcare. With the help of these advisors, Gaia Herbs will continue to provide high-quality, evidence-backed products that consumers can rely on and trust. »

Members of the new Gaia Herbs SAB include:

Richard HarrisMD, PharmD, MBA

dr. Richard Harris is a board-certified internal medicine physician and pharmacist with a client-centered outlook that focuses on building relationships and trust through a comprehensive system of lifestyle medicine. It currently hosts Podcast for excellent health, offers several online wellness courses and consultations for various health and wellness focused businesses. Dr. Harris manages a social impact investment fund and runs an online lifestyle medicine practice focused on metabolic and gut health.

Susan J. HewlingsPhD, RD

dr. Susan Hewlings is Director of Scientific Affairs for Nutrasource/GRAS Associates. She is a dietician and a teacher at Central Michigan University with over 20 years of experience in higher education and industry. Having published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and books, Dr. Hewlings strives to help companies in the dietary supplement, cannabis, food, beverage and pet industries use science to guide the development of their products, from concept to claim.

Orna Izakson, ND, HR (AHG)

dr. Orna Izakson is a Licensed Naturopathic Physician, Licensed Herbalist, Writer and Educator practicing in Alaska and Oregon. Dr. Izakson has advanced training in Herbal Medicine and is currently a Fellow in Functional Psychiatry with Psychiatry Redefined. For six years she was the founder and chief medical officer of the Traditional Roots Institute at National University of Natural Medicine, providing herbal education to practitioners and the public. Dr. Izakson continues her mission to educate the public about full-spectrum plant medicine as an online speaker and educator. She helps treat patients for mood, chronic conditions, and women’s health at Alta Natural Medicine and Celilo Natural Health Center.


dr. Majd Isreb is a board-certified functional medicine provider, board-certified internist, and nephrologist who has been practicing for over 18 years. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Isreb is an assistant professor at Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, Washington State University. He founded the Integrative Kidney Institute and is currently its medical director. As part of his mission to end the epidemic of chronic kidney disease, Dr. Isreb advocates for kidney disease treatments that apply an individualized and integrative medicine approach.

About Gaia Herbs

For 35 years, Gaia Herbs has connected people, plants and the planet to create healing. Gaia Herbs is a leading herbal brand in North America is committed to creating the highest quality health and wellness products guaranteed for purity, potency and integrity. The company offers more than 150 herbal products, including liquid extracts, functional powders, gummies, teas and patented liquid Phyto-Caps®. From his certified organic farm nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, the company uses regenerative agriculture methods to grow more than three million plants each year and harvests and extracts herbs at the right time when phytochemicals are at their peak. Gaia Herbs has launched the world’s first herbal traceability program,, which allows it to share full transparency around its herbs and ingredients. An extensive quality team and certified laboratory (ISO/IEC 17025) further support product integrity. The company is proud to be a Certified B Corporation® using business as a force for good™. Through the Gaia Herbs Roots initiative, the company champions environmental and social sustainability on its farm and around the world. Learn more at and join the conversation on Facebook, TwitterPinterest and Instagram.

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