The Editors

Natasha Milne

Natasha grew up in suburban Melbourne with a backyard full of beetles, birds, spiders and skinks.

A lover of the planet by design, she was a professional photographer for over 20 years in both New York and Sydney-with clients  including international magazines, book publishers , and projects for the UNDP. 

Natasha also founded the TWIG.fm podcast channel and hosts the My Home Planet podcast (currently on hiatus). 

She also created a successful pilot program with local schools, aimed at reconnecting children to nature through the creative use of technology, and is currently working on a digital platform aimed at connecting purpose driven Gen Z to impact businesses.

Natasha is an active volunteer with her local wildlife rescue organization WIRES,  holds a Bachelor of Arts from UCONN,  is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists, and a pre-selection judge for the  New York Wild film festival.

She lives in Sydney, Australia with her family, including a cattle dog called Ziggy Longtail.

 

Dr. Barbara Royal

Barbara Royal, DVM, CVA, founder and owner of The Royal Treatment Veterinary Center, and current President of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Foundation, is an internationally-renowned pioneer in complementary medicine and physical rehabilitation. A passionate advocate of common-sense and cutting-edge approaches to optimal animal health, Dr. Royal provides a bridge between Western and Eastern medicine.

A nationally-published author in numerous magazines and an international lecturer in her field, Dr. Royal’s first book, “The Royal Treatment: A Natural Approach to Wildly Healthy Pets” was published September 2013. After graduating with high honors from the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine (1995), Dr. Royal’s early career was exclusively devoted to cultivating her expertise in state-of-the-art, modern veterinary treatments. She completed training in acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from IVAS, Advanced Western & Chinese Herbal Medicine through Tufts University, and studied Animal Physical Therapy and Healing Techniques at the University of Tennessee. 

She was the first veterinarian in the world to perform acupuncture on a zebra, and has treated a wide variety of animal and bird species in addition to her dog and cat patients. She lives with her family and various wildly healthy pets in Chicago and teaches practical medicine at their Farm Retreat and Organic Medicinal Herb Garden in Michigan.

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