Linda Blachly White received B.S. and M.S. degrees in biology from Stanford University and an M.D. from the University of California, San Diego. During college and graduate school, she studied the reemergence of holistic health and eventually co-taught a class to undergraduates at Stanford on the subject.
Meantime, White independently studied herbal medicine, taking classes from noted Bay Area herbalists. Medicinal plants have captured her attention for going on forty years.
After two years of residency training at the University of Colorado in Denver, White taught human physiology for several semesters in the biology department at Metropolitan State University of Denver then devoted herself full time to freelance fiction and nonfiction writing and editing.
Her articles have appeared in Sesame Street Parents’Guide, Mothering, Runner’s World, Vegetarian Times, Herbs for Health, Herb Companion, Pediatrics for Parents, Nutrition Science News, Natural Home, Natural Pharmacy, Delicious Living, Nutraceuticals World, Great Life, AllHerb.com, Taste for Life, Remedies, Mother Earth News, and Mother Earth Living.
In 1990, she published her first book:The Grandparent Book (Gateway Books). She also contributed chapters to Consumer Guide’s The Complete Pregnancy and Baby Book (Publications International, 1987) andMaximum Food Power for Women by (Rodale Books, 2001). She coauthored Kids, Herbs, & Health (Interweave Press, 1999), The Herbal Drugstore (2000), and 500 Time-Tested Home Remedies and the Science Behind Them (Fair Winds Press, 2013). In 2010, she worked as a contributing editor National Geographic’sComplete Guide to Medicinal Herbs and Other Healing Plants. She also was a contributor and advisor forComplete Guide to Natural Home Remedies (National Geographic, 2012). In 2013, she published a college textbook: Health Now: An Integrative Approach to Personal Health (Flat World Knowledge).
Between 2004 and 2014, she also developed and taught courses in the Integrative Therapies Program at Metropolitan State University. These classes include Stress: Physiology, Pathophysiology, and Treatment, Sleep Science, Stress and Sleep Science (which replaced the former two classes), Physiology of Aging, Pediatric Holistic Health, Herbal Medicines, Botanical Pharmacology, and Writing for the Health Professions. White also wrote the textbook now being used for Dynamics of Health.
Dr. White has spoken nationally and internationally. She has lectured at the Smithsonian Institute and three universities in Xi’an, China. She has appeared on local television as well as CNN and Good Morning, America.