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welcome to the

global wellness lab

Find a holistic healing strategy for your chronic health problems through the power of plants, botanical research, & traditional medical knowledge from all over the world. 

Your Lab Partner

Miranda Brist, M.A. 

Director, Clinical and Community Herbalist.

When it comes to chronic health problems, I’ve played every role: patient, practitioner, and caregiver. I’ve been a health and wellness educator for two decades. I now work as a clinical herbalist AND as a geography teacher – professions that are more intertwined than you might think. I’m also a second-generation holistic health practitioner, which is relatively uncommon among Americans of European descent. I’ve been blessed to carry on my family’s healthcare legacy at my own holistic health clinic – Northwoods Natural Wellness Center – based in my hometown in Minnesota. It’s such a privilege to go to work each week and try to provide a low-anxiety, zero-judgment, and 100% creative-problem solving space for people who are struggling with a wide variety of chronic symptoms and conditions. 

The Global Wellness Lab is not a place to find a diagnosis. It is a place to seek knowledge and draw a roadmap towards healing. You are the most important factor in any strategy. You know your body’s needs and the dimensions of the spaces and places you call home. We are here to be your virtual partners: to listen, seek to understand, and help you make a plan. We offer personal online health coaching services and free guides to our wellness programs. But ultimately, we aim to give you access to a whole new world of botanical healing solutions to explore on your own or with your current health practitioner. 

Start the STomach Wellness Program!

Your indigestion solution is ready for you.

Do you have chronic stomach symptoms? You may have an overgrowth of H. Pylori,

Want to resolve H. Pylori or other chronic stomach symptoms? Download the program handbook and get the program supplements. 

Start a new food plan to optimize your stomach health and help your body inhibit H. Pylori. 

Measure your bowel transit time and find out how to resolve chronic constipation or diarrhea.

Enjoy food again! The stomach wellness program is easy for you and your practitioner to follow.

What can else you do at the Global Wellness Lab?


Find out about the ORIGIN of those pesky symptoms that just won’t leave you alone.   


Design a cutting-edge wellness strategy that finally gets to the ROOT of your problem.


Build a better inner and outer environment that restores and RENEWS your life as a whole. 

Follow the newest research & recommendations on our blog

What is a nutraceutical?
“A nutraceutical product may be defined as a substance which has physiological benefit or provides protection against chronic disease. Nutraceuticals may be used to improve health, delay the aging process, prevent chronic diseases, increase life expectancy, or support the structure or function of the body.” 

For more information on the cutting-edge wellness solutions provided by nutraceutical products, read the rest of the International Journal of Preventative Medicine article here.

Meet our amazing nutraceutical SUppliers

We have longstanding personal relationships with the dedicated teams of each of the following retailers. Even though they have a national and international reach, they are locally based-hailing from the Twin Cities, Minnesota, just like us! They are our primary affiliates-meaning that when you buy their product via a link through our website, you are supporting the ongoing educational mission of the Global Wellness Lab. Both organizations are similarly passionate about education and active in providing patient and practitioner learning opportunities. When we recommend one of their products to add to your wellness plan, we are confident in the efficacy and the evidence behind that choice.  

NutriDyn is a third-generation-owned business with international acclaim. For 46 years they have remained true to their mission: to provide high-quality, third-party-tested, evidence-based, and clinically beloved supplements and nutritional products for clinical use by holistic health care providers. NutriDyn™ collaborates with a select few branded manufacturers who have multiple GMP registrations, organic, kosher, and non-GMO certifications, and undergo audits from various government and private agencies. The company takes quality assurance seriously and only works with manufacturers who meet their standards. From the initial research to every stage of production and to delivering a premium product, proper diligence and quality assurance guides all actions. We have had a professional relationship with NutriDyn for over a quarter of a century. There’s no company we trust more to provide professional-grade supplements for targeted wellness strategies. 

My Formulary’s patented Efficacy Engine® delivers food, supplement, recipe and menu recommendations clinically proven effective in the treatment or prevention of disease. The organization sells 75,000 brand-name foods, supplements, beverages, body, and home care products for sale and share our revenues with our partners. They also have a retail partnership with Whole Foods, which has broadened their ability to source popular grocery and holistic self-care products that GWL loves to use! We also are excited to offer access to My Formulary’s efficacy engine–an unusual, vital (and fun) resource to help you choose product ingredients with the most research in improving specific conditions. 

Announcing . . . the Radio botanical Podcast!

Miranda and Lucas Brist explore the history, geography, traditional knowledge, and current medical research on medicinal plants from around the world AND ALSO discuss the ways you can harness the power of plant medicines in your own life. 

We discuss the newest research in phytotherapy – in other words, how plant extracts and secondary compounds (also known as secondary metabolites) can be used to develop natural product interventions or nutraceutical therapies for tough illnesses. 

We spotlight health problems, potential herbal and natural solutions, and interview the innovative researchers that aim to solve those problems through their investigation of the healing properties of phytochemicals.

But no matter what, we always aim to analyze AND apply.

Every episode will include a takeaway to help you and your practitioner apply the newest (or oldest) botanical knowledge in your own health strategies.

Listen on Spotify!

the four dimensions of health

Your health is part of a network of people and settings and situations, including:
• Your body
• Your relationships
• Your environment
• Your health system

Think of these elements as concentric circles that surround each other, starting from your body inside the inmost circle, expanding outward to the systemic circle that represents a variety of global elements interacting with one another to impact your health. 

All of these elements leave an imprint on you. 

Download our free ebooks for step-by-step wellness strategies.

Current e-book: Anti-Viral Toolbox

When you encounter a virus, your body has to to counteract all four stages of viral infection to keep you healthy. If a virus succeeds it will:

  1. Enter your body. 
  2. Replicate and spread throughout your body. 
  3. Resist direct attacks from your innate and adaptive immune system. 
  4. Cause collateral (and sometimes irreparable) damage in its war with your immune system. 

In our free guide, you will find evidence-based herbal and nutraceutical strategies to help boost your immune system’s ability to defend against each stage of a viral infection. Subscribe to download your own copy.