Chris Kilham: Explorer-in-Residence, U Mass, Amherst
Chris Kilham, Medicine Hunter
Chris Kilham is a medicine hunter, author and educator. The founder of Medicine Hunter Inc., he has conducted medicinal research in India, China, Siberia, Brazil, Venezuela, Peru, Vanuatu South Pacific, Lebanon, Syria, Ghana, Thailand, Malaysia, Austria, and the U.S.
Kilham is Explorer in Residence at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he teaches ethnobotany and conducts botanical educational programs for the natural products trade and the media. He leads research expeditions throughout the world, in affiliation with the Medicinal Plant Program of the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences. The role of the Explorer in Residence is to advance knowledge in traditional plant medicine, and to create a bridge between the University’s Medicinal Plant program and other cultures. The Explorer in Residence works to enhance the areas of plant medicine, environmental and cultural sustainability.
Kilham is the author of thirteen books, including his latest, Hot Plants—Nature’s Proven Sex Boosters for Men and Women (St. Martin’s Press, September 2004). He writes articles on plant medicines for several publications, and was Prevention Magazine’s “Herb Hunter.” He has collaborated with Enzymatic Therapy to develop the new Hot Plants™ nutritional supplement line, which is now available in health food stores nationwide.
Kilham lectures extensively on holistic health and botanical medicines, throughout the United States and abroad. He held the diplomatic post of Honorary Consul to the United States for the Republic Of Vanuatu from 1997 through 2000. Kilham has been featured in numerous newspaper and magazine articles including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, Parade, Boston Herald, Vogue, Natural Health and Men’s Health, and hosted his own health-oriented talk radio programs in the Boston area for five years. An avid body surfer and adventure traveler, Chris lives and works in Massachusetts.
Hot Plants—Nature’s Proven Sex Boosters for Men and Women St. Martin’s Press, September 2004
Psyche Delicacies, Coffee, Chocolate, Chiles, Kava and Cannabis, and Why They’re Good For You Rodale Press 2001
Tales From The Medicine Trail Rodale Press 2000
OPC: The Miracle Antioxidant Keats Publishing 1997
The Whole Food Bible (revised version), Healing Arts Press 1996
Kava, Medicine Hunting in Paradise Park Street Press 1996
The Five Tibetans Healing Arts Press 1994
Cowboy Marketing New Hope Communications 1993
The Bread & Circus Whole Food Bible Addison-Wesley 1991
Inner Power, Japan Publications 1988
In Search Of The New Age Destiny Books 1988
Take Charge Of Your Health Japan Publications 1985
Stalking The Wild Orgasm ACS Publications 1984
The Complete Shopper's Guide To Natural Foods Autumn Press 1980
Awakening Kundalini, Destiny Audio Editions 1996
Chris Kilham hosted Radio Programs:
Food For Thought, WTAG AM Worcester, MA 1/88 - 5/88
Taking Charge, WSPR AM Springfield, MA 9/86 - 4/87
Taking Charge, WMJX FM Boston, MA 1986
Taking Charge, WMJX FM Boston, MA 1981 - 1982
Taking Charge, WNTN AM Newton, MA 1981 - 1982
Radio and TV Interviews:
Chris has appeared as a guest expert on over several hundred radio and television programs including news programs on ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, MSNBC, BBC and NPR. As a guest he has spoken about medicine hunting, traditional botanical medicines, nutriceuticals, environmental and cultural preservation and other related topics.