Chris Kilham

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"Chris Kilham is a medicine hunter, author and educator. The founder of Medicine Hunter Inc., Chris has conducted medicinal research in over 30 countries. Chris is The FOX News Medicine Hunter and appears on FOX News Health TV both online and in US and international television markets. He also writes a weekly FOX News Health Column and is on the Medical Advisory Board of The Dr. Oz Show. As Explorer in Residence for Naturex of Avignon, France, Chris conducts medicinal plant research for the largest botanical extraction company in the world. He is also an advisory board member of the Naturex Foundation, which funds community development projects in various countries.

"At the University of Massachusetts at Amherst Chris teaches the popular ethnobotany course The Shaman’s Pharmacy through the Department of Plant & Soil Sciences. This intensive immersion course takes students to the Peruvian Amazon, where they learn about medicinal plants, the rainforest, and native culture...

"Chris is the author of fourteen books, including Hot Plants, The Five Tibetans, Psyche Delicacies, Tales from the Medicine Trail and Kava, Medicine Hunting in Paradise. Chris also writes articles on plant medicines for several publications, and is a contributing columnist for FOX News Health. Richard Branson features Chris in his new book, Screw Business as Usual...

"As a guest expert, Chris has presented across a wide variety of sectors to companies such as; Coca Cola, Pepsi, Unilever, Pfizer, Roche, Beiersdorf, Avon, L’Oreal, Chanel, Estee Lauder, Clorox, Glaxo SmithKline, Merck, Clarens, Body Shop, Royal Canin, GNC, and Whole Foods. He is also a regular advisor to Woman’s World, Fox News Health, and various industry and trade publications... Chris is on the Scientific Advisory board of EuroPharma, founded by pioneer Terry Lemerond. EuroPharma is a maker of superior plant-based medicines, distributed exclusively through the natural products industry.

"Chris is also developing herbal products with Purity Products, to bring to market concepts that Chris supports. Their first collaborative products are Vital Brilliance, Vital Maca, Vital Rest, and Vital Focus.

"An avid body surfer and adventure traveler, Chris lives and works in Massachusetts with his wife, artist/activist Zoe Helene... Along the way, Chris has written a number of books. They range from stories about medicine hunting to marketing for the Natural Products Industry, to practical advice on yoga practice and sexual health. A new edition of Chris’ popular yoga classic, The Five Tibetans, has been endorsed by mind/body/spirit leaders such as Dr. Mehmet Oz and Deepak Chopra. Chris is currently writing a book on his experiences with shamans that will be published in 2013." [1]


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  1. medicinehunter Chris Kilham, organizational web page, accessed February 24, 2013.
  2. Reality Sandwich aBOUT, organizational web page, accessed October 26, 2013.