Dr. Mary Bove is an accomplished herbalist, author, teacher, and lecturer. Having been published in many magazines and journals, she is also the author of the Encyclopedia of Natural Healing for Children and Infants and co-author of Herbs for Women’s Health. Dr. Bove practices naturopathic family medicine, including women’s health care, well pregnancy care, and pediatric medicine at the Brattleboro Naturopathic Clinic in Vermont. She lectures and teaches at various national and international herb, midwifery, and medical conferences, including the Gaia Herb Symposium, Woman’s Herbal Conference, Midwifery Today Conferences, American Herbalist Guild, Medi-Herb New Zealand Symposium, Institute of Functional Medicine, naturopathic state organizations, and American Association of Naturopathic Midwives on the topics of botanical medicine, phytotherapy, pediatrics, women’s health care, fertility issues, and natural childbirth.
Dr. Bove works as a consultant and formulator for Gaia Herbs and in collaboration with Gaia Herbs developed a line of children’s herbal products.
Dr. Bove obtained her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine and Midwifery Certification from Bastyr College of Natural Health Sciences in Seattle, Wasington. She received the Diploma of Phytotherapy/Herbal Medicine at the School of Phytotherapy in Great Britain and received membership to the National Institute of Medical Herbalists, London, England. As a young herbalist, she started her studies with Native American medicine woman Norma Myers in British Columbia, Canada. Dr. Bove served as a full-time faculty member at Bastyr University in Seattle and chaired the departments of Botanical Medicine and Naturopathic Midwifery. She currently serves as adjunct faculty for the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine in the master’s-level course, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston, Natural Products Program, and Tai Sophia Institute, Botanical Science Program in Columbia, Maryland.
Areas of Expertise:
Pediatric medicine, women’s health care, pregnancy, natural childbirth, postpartum care, lactation, adolescent medicine, specialty topics in herbal medicine, phytotherapy, naturopathic medicine, autistic spectrum disorder, ADHD, allergies, food intolerance, neuroendocrine system, thyroid health, adrenal stress syndrome, leaky gut syndrome, pre- and probiotics, natural skin care, fertility issues, menopause, osteoporosis, diet and nutrition, body/mind medicine