Author Bio: Colleen Gerson

Colleen is a Board Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach, Folk Herbalist, and Foria's Functional Wellness Educator and Botanical Formulator. With over 15 years studying and working in Functional Medicine, Nutrition, and Herbal Medicine, she brings an integrative and compassionate approach in guiding us back to ourselves and healing through the wisdom of nature. Creating multi-botanical hemp products, writing content, participating in interviews and events, and leading fermentation and herbal wellness workshops are all ways in which she invites us back into our wise wild nature and potential. Contact her at

Her articles for Foria include: