Dr. Donald Brown is one of the leading authorities in the USA on the safety and efficacy of dietary supplements, evidence-based herbal medicine, and probiotics. He is a naturopathic physician and received his degree from Bastyr University in 1988. Dr. Brown currently serves as the director of Natural Product Research Consultants (NPRC) in Seattle, Washington. Founded in 1990, NPRC has provided consulting for companies in the natural products and pharmaceutical industries, as well as education for healthcare professionals, the natural products industry, and consumers.
Dr. Brown is currently serving on the Advisory Board of the American Botanical Council (ABC) and the Editorial Board of The Integrative Medicine Alert. He has also previously served as an advisor to the Office of Dietary Supplements at the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Brown has written extensively in the areas of evidence-based natural medicines and dietary supplements. He is the author of Herbal Prescriptions for Health and Healing (Lotus Press, 2002) and Introduction to Phytotherapy (Keats Publishing, 1995), and a contributor to The Natural Pharmacy (Prima Publishing, 2006), the A-Z Guide to Drug-Herb-Vitamin Interactions (Prima Publishing, 2006), and The Textbook of Natural Medicine (Churchill Livingstone, 2006). A noted lecturer with a long résumé of presentations to health-care professionals, the dietary supplement industry, and consumers, Dr. Brown’s speaking engagements have taken him across North America and to numerous countries including Great Britain, Sweden, Norway, Croatia, Saudi Arabia, China, Chile, Mexico and Malaysia.