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Dr. Mary Bove, Naturopathic Physician and Medical Herbalist, was called to the study of herbs as a young woman, traveling to Alert Bay, Canada in 1977 to meet her teacher and mentor Norma Meyers, which started her career in herbs.
In 1980 she opened an herb shop in her hometown of Portland, Maine called Hippocrates’s Herbarium which was clearly “a little before its time”. She continued her work at Ram Island Farm in Cape Elizabeth, Maine growing and farming herbs for retail sales.
In 1984 Mary left the farm and traveled to England to begin her studies at the National Institute of Medical Herbalist’s School of Phytotherapy, gaining membership with the institute shortly after receiving her Diploma of Phytotherapy. Returning to the US she attended Bastyr University and received her doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine and Certificate of Midwifery. Mary served as the Chair of Botanical Medicine and Midwifery Co-Chair at Bastyr University for several years before returning east for clinical practice.
She owned and managed the Brattleboro Naturopathic Clinic for 25 years practicing general family medicine, offering homebirths and specializing in pediatric care. She left clinical practice a year ago to educate, write, and to teach. Dr. Bove’s book “The Encyclopedia of Natural healing for Infants and Children” has served as a leading reference for herbal care with children. Dr. Bove lectures internationally, participating in many natural medicine conferences, and currently works as the Medical Director for Gaia Herbs.
Dr. Mary Bove obtained her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine andMidwifery Certification from Bastyr College of Natural Health Sciences in Seattle, WA. and received her Diploma of Phytotherapy/HerbalMedicine at the School of Phytotherapy in Great Britain. Dr. Bove practiced Naturopathic Family Medicine and Midwifery at the Brattleboro Naturopathic Clinic, Brattleboro, VT. for 24 years, specializing in Naturopathic Pediatrics.
Once a full-time faculty member at Bastyr University, Dr Bove chaired the departments of Botanical Medicine and Naturopathic Midwifery. Dr Bove is the author of the Encyclopedia of Natural Healing for Children and Infants considered an authoritative reference on natural pediatric medicine. Mary co-authored Herbs for Women’s Health and has been published in many magazines, journals and collaborative books on botanical and natural medicine. She lectures and teaches internationally on the topics of naturopathic medicine, botanical medicine, pediatrics, natural pregnancy, childbirth, traditional food medicine and mind-body healing. In collaboration with Gaia Herbs® Dr Bove developed an herbal remedy line designed specifically for children. She is currently Medical Educator for Gaia Herbs Brevard, NC.
Starksboro, VT, USA
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naturopathic medicine, botanical medicine, pediatrics, natural pregnancy, childbirth, traditional food medicine and mind-body healing.