Richard DeSylva, Herbalist – Ontario

Richard DeSylvaProfessional practice since 1977, specializing in chronic degenerative ailments; clinical successes with cancer (bowel, brain, breast, prostate, lung, leukemia) MS, CFS, CF, IBS, EBV, arthritis, candidiasis, Crohn’s, etc.)

  • Designed and delivered 3-year program (1 weekend/month, including 1 year clinical practice) under Botanic Institute in conjunction with Wild Rose College, AB ( 1996-1998)
  • Taught 9-month (1 weekend/month) herbal component of holistic practitioner program; (1997)
  • Taught wk-end workshops for Ont. Herbalist Association at George Brown College.
  • Lectured in Russia(1990) Australia,(1992) USA ( 1990,& 1995) Canada(ongoing)
  • Founder, The Botanic Institute – an educational institute offering classes 1993–present.
  • Vice-president (Eastern Canada), Canadian Association of Herbal Practitioners       1993– 2004
  • Co-founding member, Central Canadian Herbal Practitioners Association (Prov.)     1993– 2001
  • Founding / Board Member, Ontario Herbalist Association 1983–1993   Board Member  Ontario Herbalist Association: 2003-pres.
  • Founding & Board Member Canadian Council of Herbal Associations  2004- 2012 &  2013- pres.
  • Correspondent (Provincial), Health Legislation Review, on behalf of Ontario Herbalist Assoc.   1984–1990
  • 1997-2012: organized national and international lobby efforts, meetings & legal challenges to counter spread of CODEX type regulations.