Medicine Hunter, Ethnobotanist, Yogi and Author of The Five Tibetans

Chris Kilham is a medicine hunter, author and educator. Chris has conducted medicinal field research in over 30 countries. CNN calls Chris “The Indiana Jones of natural medicine.”

Chris is FOX News’ Medicine Hunter and is a regular expert on The Dr. Oz Show. He has appeared on ABC’s 20/20, Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, CNBC’s Power Lunch and CNN Health. He’s been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Psychology Today and Outside Magazine. Richard Branson features Chris in his new book, Screw Business as Usual.

Chris helps to develop and popularize traditional plant-based products into market successes, including kava, maca, rhodiola, schisandra, tamanu oil and many others. He is currently building market demand for plants from Siberia, Northern Asia, the Amazon rainforest and the South Pacific.

Chris conducts medicinal plant research for Naturex, one of the largest botanical extraction companies in the world. He lectures extensively to companies such as Coca Cola, Unilever, Pfizer, Chanel, Estée Lauder, Merck, GNC, and Whole Foods.

Chris writes a weekly mind/body health column for FOX News Health and has written articles for Prevention, Discovery Health and Yoga Journal. He has authored 14 books, including Hot Plants, Psyche Delicacies, Tales From the Medicine Trail, Kava: Medicine Hunting in Paradise, and The Five Tibetans, a yoga classic that Dr. Mehmet Oz calls, “a worthy contribution to body-mind wellness and longevity.”

Chris teaches The Shaman’s Pharmacy at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, an ethnobotanical intensive that takes students to the Amazon. Chris advocates sane drug policy and the shamanic and ritual use of hallucinogens. He is an avid body-surfer and friend to dogs worldwide.

Chris and his wife, artist/activist Zoe Helene, work and travel extensively together promoting plant medicines, environmental protection, and cultural preservation.


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