About the independence of the NHSF


The Natural Health Science Foundation Inc. is independent and exists to serve the interest of the public through delivering its Vision and Mission.

Vision: To improve human health through the integration of specific scientifically proven natural health products into mainstream healthcare

Mission: To enable informed choice by providing independent, accurate and reliable information on specific products to patients and health care professionals. 

Board of Directors

Independent and self-perpetuating without any control by donors, members or any outside people or organizations. Secures the delivery of the Vision of the Foundation through approval of the annual business plan, monitoring the execution of the business plan, employment of CEO

Chair: Nigel Pollard – international medicine industry specialist

Director: William Cox – US lawyer

Director: Brent Bailey – US dietary supplement industry specialist

Expert Advisory Board

Setting standards, overseeing the product and practitioner/professional accreditation, approving editorial policies and advising the board on meeting the Vision.

Chair: Professor John Funder – endocrinologist, former chair of the ad board of Australian NICM natural health institute – the biggest research/policy institute in Australia in the sector.

Member: Professor Theo Dingermann Goethe University Frankfurt – a pharmaceutical biology expert and father of the movement to communicate that scientific evidence for natural health products is product specific.

Member: Professor Michael Habs Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich – a medical doctor with an extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry, particularly specific evidence natural medicines, now teaching toxicology and phytopharmacology in the department of medicine at the Ludwig Maximilian University.

Advisory Panels

Advising the NHSF CEO and Expert Advisory Board on the direction, standards, communication and stakeholder management of the Foundation. There are panels of GPs, Pharmacy and Naturopathy.

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