When a meticulously trained pediatric neurologist digs into the mysteries of sick children to heal her son, she gets her hands dirty and reaps true wisdom about health and healing.
Maya Shetreat-Klein, MD is an integrative pediatric neurologist, an herbalist, an urban farmer, a naturalist, and author of The Dirt Cure: Growing Healthy Kids with Food Straight from Soil (Simon and Schuster, 2016) — see her appearance on Dr. Oz! Maya completed the University of Arizona’s two-year Fellowship in Integrative Medicine and subsequently wrote the Introduction to Integrative Neurology curriculum. She has lectured nationally and internationally for both physicians and laypeople on such topics as children’s health, education, and time in nature, botanical medicine, biodiversity, and the relationship between our health and the natural world. She has testified on topics such as fracking, safe products for children, and the impact of chemical exposures on children’s health. Maya practices in New York City, where she teaches about Terrain Medicine.