The New Zealand Journal of Natural Medicine was launched in May 2011.
It is edited by Katherine Smith and Jonathan Eisen who together have 70 years of editing and publishing experience between them.
Jonathan Eisen is from New York City where he was an Senior Editor with Commonweal magazine, New American Library, and Pantheon Books, a division of Random House. He is the editor of 14 books, including best seller Suppressed Inventions and Other Discoveries. He has worked for 60 Minutes and other current affairs programmes. A New Zealand citizen, he has lived and worked in NZ since 1985.
Katherine Smith is the editor of Superfoods: How to Grow Them and Why You Need Them Now (AIT Press), The Cancer Prevention Handbook (The Full Court Press, 2000) and other books in NZ and the US. A highly respected journalist in her own right, Katherine also brings a wealth of clinical experience to The NZ Journal of Natural Medicine as a herbalist and health care consultant.
The New Zealand Journal of Natural Medicine also has three associate editors:
Lady Carla Davis, MPH
Allison Roe, MBE and
Lady Carla Davis is a naturopath and author who is a former Nutrition Advisory Board Member for the US health magazine Let’s Live. Lady Davis currently serves as the International Ambassador for the Wildlife Protection Assoc. of Australia (WPAA), a Peace Ambassador for the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) and a Global Energy Parliament (GEP) Cabinet Minister for Environment, India.
Allison Roe is best known to New Zealanders as an athlete. However she is also a respected businesswoman who has promoted healthy lifestyles and raised money for health-associated charities.
Julie Smith works with children and young people who have learning disabilities. She is also the founder of the website www.offtheradar.co.nz on the controversy surrounding HPV vaccines.
The New Zealand Journal of Natural Medicine will explore a wide range of topics that are relevant to maintaining or regaining good health. These include nutritional healing, herbal medicine, New Zealand native rongoa, exercise, homoeopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, massage and many other modalities that can contribute to improving people’s health.
The journal will also examine environmental and social and issues that impact on health, as well as include information that will allow readers to reduce their risks of developing iatrogenic (doctor-caused) disease.
The New Zealand Journal of Natural Medicine will be published quarterly.