Hilary is a clinical herbalist, medicine maker and cook who is passionate about alchemy and food as medicine. She is often found in her kitchen “lab” where plants, intuition and art become one. Hilary loves to inspire simple and creative ways to integrate healing herbs and food into one’s kitchen and life.
Hilary grew up in the Philippines and Singapore and lived in New York City for a decade before moving to Sonoma County. As a lifelong urbanite who was raised in the conventional medicine paradigm, she strove to find balance and health in her twenties by teaching herself whole foods cooking and holistic nutrition principles. This eventually led her to the world of herbs, biomedicine and traditional healing systems.
She completed her clinical herbal training at the California School of Herbal Studies and has earned a holistic nutrition consultant certification from Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts. Passionate about constantly honing and enriching her approach to providing an integrative perspective, Hilary is currently investing in continued education in East Asian medicine, vitalist herbalism, trauma-informed care, skincare formulation, biochemistry and physiology.