Växa International Announces New Chief Medical Officer

(Tampa, FL) Växa International, a leading manufacturer of pH Buffered products that combine homeopathy, supplements and herbs to address issues of health and wellbeing, recently announced that Dr. Terry Shirvani, N.D., a practitioner of Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, and naturopathic therapeutics, is joining Växa as its new chief medical officer.

"We are delighted to welcome Dr. Shirvani to Växa International’s executive team," says William H. Harper, chairman and CEO of Växa International. “Dr. Shirvani is committed to empowering people in their healing process and has built his reputation on a strong foundation of education. He brings more than two decades of leadership and experience to our company and will be an invaluable asset.”

A former practitioner at the Chopra Center at La Costa Resort and Spa, Dr. Shirvani is a doctor of naturopathic medicine, and holds certificates in a variety of natural healing techniques. Prior to joining the Chopra Center, he was a research scientist and product developer at Natural Alternatives International in San Marcos, CA, where he was instrumental in formulating several nutritional supplement lines, including the Chopra Center Essentials. Dr. Shirvani has also served as an instructor at the Natural Healing Institute in Encinitas, CA, and was a professor of clinical science and clinical research at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA. He is the author of numerous essays, lectures and books on natural healing, as well as a celebrated speaker and seminar leader. An accomplished musician and songwriter, Dr. Shirvani is also exploring the healing power of music through composing and integrating music-as-medicine into his work. Dr. Shirvani received his doctorate in naturopathic medicine from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, OR, in 1995, the oldest college of its kind in the country.

“I am honored to accept this position,” says Dr. Shirvani. “The Växa team is as committed as I am to promoting wellbeing through progressive education, applied research, and exceptional products. My Växa colleagues and I are passionate about pioneering a new paradigm of medicine—one that utilizes holistic healing modalities, practices, and products.”

In his new position, Dr. Shirvani will be responsible for overseeing Växa’s nutrition and wellness programs, and community outreach events. He will also spearhead the development and implementation of Växa University, a comprehensive online natural health training and education program that will deliver more than 1,000 trainings over the next year to retailers and their customers.

About Växa International
Headquartered in Tampa, FL, Växa International is a leading manufacturer of pH Buffered products that combine homeopathy, supplements and herbs to address issues of health and wellbeing. Since 1987, Växa (the name is a Swedish word for re-growth or regeneration) has pioneered natural health solutions that accelerate self-healing and promote wellness. These doctor-formulated products deliver some of the most powerful homeopathic medicines available by combining homeopathic principles with vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and herbal extracts. This holistic approach offers a powerful alternative to simple nutritional supplements or single-action products currently available in the industry.

Växa’s products naturally address today’s leading health challenges, including heart disease, attention difficulties, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, depression, arthritis, and diabetes. Several of the company’s flagship products, including TriCardia for cardiovascular and full-body detoxification, and Buffer-pH to rebalance body pH, are recognized throughout the natural health community, and approved and recommended by leading organizations. The company distributes its products to natural product retail stores, independent pharmacies and healthcare practitioners across the United States and throughout Canada, Barbados, and the Bahamas.

For more information about Växa International, call Linda Loren, Vice President of Marketing, at 813-870-2904 or visit www.vaxa.com.

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