Amanda McQuade Crawford

Amanda McQuade Crawford is an herbalist and clinical psychologist practicing integrative health care in Ojai, serving Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties. An Adjunct Professor at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, Boston, she sees patients and consults for the natural products industry on quality issues. Amanda is the author of three popular books on women’s health, The Natural Menopause HandbookHerbal Remedies for Women, and The Herbal Menopause Book, plus chapters in The HERBAL Guide: Dietary Supplement Resources for the ClinicianTraditional Medicines for Modern Times: Antidiabetic PlantsBotanical Medicine for Women’s Health, and The New Menopause Book. She earned her Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, and her degree in Phytotherapy (Herbal Medicine) from Britain’s College of Phytotherapy (Phyto, Greek – “plant”). In 2005, Amanda was appointed Clinic Supervisor for Canterbury College of Natural Healing in New Zealand. She is a member of internationally active groups dedicated to quality in health care. A member of the Union of Concerned Scientists and United Plant Savers, Amanda experiences science as a spiritual discipline. Amanda regularly contributes articles and book reviews on natural medicine as an Advisory Board member of the American Botanical Council. She can be seen on TV sharing herbal self-care in her show, What a Relief! on the Veria network (

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