Dr Jillian Stansbury

Professional Background:

Jillian Stansbury is a licensed naturopathic physician and an accomplished writer/author, speaker, and teacher. With more than 20 years of experience, she is a primary care physician in private practice at Battle Ground Healing Arts in southwestern Washington State. Dr. Stansbury is the author of several books including Herbs for Health and Healing and The Complete Guide to Natural Medicine, and is a regular contributor to numerous magazines and professional journals, including Naturopathic Doctor News and Review, The Review of Natural Products, and Unified Energetics. She has served as a consultant and science editor for Rodale Press, Vegetarian Times, and Let’s Live and has conducted numerous radio shows and cable television health shows. Generally speaking at five or more medical conferences each year, Dr. Stansbury has authored and presented more than 100 scientific papers.

A well-respected teacher, she has chaired the Botanical Medicine Department at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon, since 1989, educating the next generation of physicians in the chemistry, research, and clinical usage of herbal medicines. Dr. Stansbury recently won a grant to help fund her ethnobotanical studies in the Peruvian Amazon and is working with the Queros tribe outside of Pilcopata on cultural sustainability projects.

She received her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree in 1988 from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. She also completed her Certified Medical Assisting program at Stanford University Hospital in 1982 and her BS in medical illustration at San Jose State University in 1984, graduating with honors in both programs.

Areas of Expertise:

Botanical medicine, including chemical constituents; molecular research as well as specific and energetic clinical and practical applications; complementary medicine; ethnobotany; women’s health; hormonal imbalances; high cholesterol; diabetes; metabolic disorders; anxiety; depression; menopause; immune disorders; infection; inflammation; and chronic disease.


Herbs for Health and Healing, published by Publications International in Chicago, Illinois, 1997
Complementary Medicine in Clinical Practice – Chapter 59
The Complete Guide to Natural Medicine – Coauthor, Rodale Press 2000
Guia Completa de la Medicina Naturale (Spanish Translation) GAIA HERBS
Besides the books listed above, Dr. Jill Stansbury is a regular contributor to many professional journals as well as popular health publications.

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