Health Content Contributors
Overseen by Chief Medical Editor Alan R. Gaby, MD, the Aisle7 interdisciplinary writing team is composed of experts from the fields of medicine, pharmacy, nursing, naturopathy, public health, and chiropractic. We regularly update our knowledgebase, annually reviewing tens of thousands of articles published in more than 600 peer-reviewed scientific and medical journals to ensure consumers receive fully referenced, up-to-date health information based on the latest scientific and medical research.
Alan R. Gaby, MD, Chief Medical Editor
An expert in nutritional therapies, Chief Medical Editor Alan R. Gaby is a former professor at Bastyr University of Natural Health Sciences, where he served as the Endowed Professor of Nutrition. He is past-president of the American Holistic Medical Association, served as a member of the Ad-Hoc Advisory Panel of the National Institutes of Health Office of Alternative Medicine, and gave expert testimony to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine on the cost-effectiveness of nutritional supplements. Dr. Gaby has conducted nutrition seminars for physicians and has collected over 30,000 scientific papers related to the field of nutritional and natural medicine. In addition to editing and contributing to The Natural Pharmacy (Three Rivers Press, 2006) and the A–Z Guide to Drug-Herb-Vitamin Interactions (Three Rivers Press, 2006), Dr. Gaby has authored Preventing and Reversing Osteoporosis (Prima Lifestyles, 1995) and Nutritional Medicine (2011), a comprehensive textbook he worked on for 30 years.
Jonathan V. Wright, MD, Editorial Reviewer & Advisor
Regarded as one of the world's finest preventive medical doctors, Dr. Wright has practiced nutritional medicine at the Tahoma Clinic in Kent, WA, and has authored numerous books, including Natural Hormone Replacement for Women Over 45 (Smart, 1997), Dr. Wright's Guide to Healing with Nutrition (Keats, 1990), and Dr. Wright's Book of Nutritional Therapy (Rodale, 1979). He also coauthored The Patient's Book of Natural Healing (Prima Lifestyles, 1999) and The Natural Pharmacy (Three Rivers Press, 2006), and has authored the newsletter Nutrition and Healing.
Forrest Batz, PharmD, Contributor
Dr. Batz received a doctorate degree in pharmacy from the University of California, San Francisco, and completed a clinical pharmacy residency at the Tucson VA Medical Center. He serves as an assistant professor of pharmacy practice at the University of Hawai’i at Hilo College of Pharmacy; as a natural products information consultant; and a contributing editor to the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database. He also coauthored the A–Z Guide to Drug-Herb-Vitamin Interactions (Three Rivers Press, 2006).
Rick Chester, RPh, ND, DiplAc, Section Editor & Contributor
Dr. Chester earned his pharmacy degree from Oregon State University and his doctorate in naturopathic medicine from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. He operated an eclectic group practice in Arizona for seven years, has served as president of the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association, and has taught pharmacology, geriatrics, pulmonology, and practice management. He received his acupuncture certification through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and completed a master's in acupuncture and Oriental medicine at the International Institute of Chinese Medicine in Albuquerque, NM.
George Constantine, RPh, PhD, Contributor
Dr. Constantine, a professor emeritus at the College of Pharmacy, Oregon State University, has extensive knowledge of natural products and herbal medicine. Dr. Constantine has taught pharmacists, physicians, nurses, and allied healthcare professionals throughout the United States and lectured at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine and Western States Chiropractic College. A past-president of the American Society of Pharmacognosy, Dr. Constantine has authored 52 professional and scientific articles and has served as a reviewer for the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia. He authored Tyler's Tips—the Shopper's Guide for Herbal Remedies (Haworth, 2000), has chaired the Naturopathic Formulary Council for the Board of Naturopathic Board of Examiners, and cofounded the Benton Hospice in Corvallis, OR.
Regina Dehen, ND, MAcOM, LAc, Contributor
Dr. Dehen earned her BA in biology at Reed College, her MAcOM at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, and her ND at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. She distinguished herself as a recipient of a National Institutes of Health research grant which led to an appointment as a research associate at the Oregon Health & Science University. Her research in pathology resulted in publication in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases and in a presentation at the American College of Rheumatology.
James Gerber, DC, MA, Contributor
Dr. Gerber has served as associate professor of clinical sciences at Western States Chiropractic College (WSCC) in Portland, OR, and taught postgraduate courses for several other colleges. He graduated from WSCC, received his master's degree in nutrition from the University of Bridgeport, and is board certified in nutrition and orthopedics. Dr. Gerber is the author of the Handbook of Preventive and Therapeutic Nutrition ( Aspen, 1993) and a contributor to Conservative Management of Sports Injuries (Williams & Wilkins, 1997).