Chanchal Cabrera, a medical herbalist, has been in clinical practice for 35 years with a specialty in holistic oncology. She authored Fibromyalgia: A Journey Towards Healing and her latest book, Holistic Cancer Care: An Herbal Approach to Preventing Cancer, Helping Patients Thrive During Treatment, and Minimizing the Risk of Recurrence.
Chanchal, who held the faculty chair in Botanical Medicine at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in New Westminster from 2004 to 2016, publishes widely in professional journals and lectures internationally on medical herbalism, nutrition, and health. She is a certified Shinrin Yoku (forest bathing) practitioner, a certified Master Gardener, and a certified Horticulture Therapist.
Chanchal lives on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, where she and her husband manage Innisfree Farm and Botanic Garden, a 7-acre internationally registered botanic garden specializing in food and medicine plants, where they host apprenticeships in sustainable food production and herbal medicine. The farm also hosts Gardens Without Borders, a federally registered not-for-profit society established to run the botanic garden and provide horticulture therapy.