Registered Herbalist, Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Terry Vanderheyden, RH, ND, is a Registered Herbalist and a Naturopathic Doctor. He has a practice in Barry's Bay, Ontario, Canada. After 7 years of practice as a naturopathic doctor in Sarnia and London, Ontario, Terry moved in 2001 with his family to the beautiful upper Ottawa valley to join St. Francis Herb Farm as their director of research and development. As a board-certified naturopathic doctor since 1994, his is a general family practice with an emphasis on cancer treatment. At SFHF, he conducts new product formulation and development, manages regulatory affairs, and provides medical expertise. In addition to new products, Terry also helps with design of new processes to aid in novel format creation like syrups, gummies, and capsules. He manages several research collaborations for SF including partnerships with the uOttawa’s Biopharmaceuticals program. His continuing herbal education has included attending Advanced Clinical Protocols in Medical Herbalism with John Redden, among many others. Some of his favourite undergraduate professors include Keith Stelling, MA, MNIMH, Dip. Phyt, MCPP, long-time editor of the Canadian Journal of Herbalism, Dr. Alf Hauk, ND, and Dr. Gordon Smith, ND. Terry has been a guest speaker at various venues including several CHFA trade shows, at the BRB CE Group Continuing Education Conference for Ontario Naturopathic Doctors, the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors OANDCon annual conferences, the Heartwood Gathering, the University of Ottawa, and the University of Western Ontario, among others. Terry has coauthored scientific journal papers and book chapters, including a chapter, Extraction Technologies for Plant-derived Nutraceuticals and Natural Health Products, co-authored with professors in the Biopharmaceuticals department at uOttawa, Dr. Cory Harris PhD, and Dr. John Thor Arnason, PhD. The chapter appears in the book, Nutraceuticals and Human Health: The Food-to-supplement Paradigm. He is also a Peer Review Board member of the Canadian Journal of Naturopathic Medicine and a Referee for the same. Terry has been a past regular contributor to the Integrated Healthcare Practitioner magazine and to the Alive Magazine and its sister publication, Sage. Terry also sits on the Natural Health Product Regulatory Advisory Council for the Canadian Health Food Association. Terry endeavours to spread the word that natural medicine and herbalism is a viable option for life’s ills.