WHAT WE ARE
Naturetrust is a nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping safe natural health solutions accessible through education and research.
We believe that any health solution that comes naturally from our earth should not be illegal. Natural healers and natural health rituals and practices using the earth’s materials have existed in all regions of the world long before any formed governments. These natural ingredients are gifts from our earth to be protected and respected, and work symbiotically with our bodies as natural health solutions.
It is key to educate our governments and the public on understanding the accurate use and effects of natural health solutions. By crowdfunding and developing documented professional research and presenting the results, we will all have the scientifically supported facts necessary to educate others on understanding and respecting these solutions and their safe usage.
Our volunteer board and scientific advisory committee are comprised of international professionals and doctors that have each been in the natural health field for more than 18 years, including a leader of the Traditional Healers Organisation (THO) in Africa, headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Ralf Langner, President
Ralf has been in the natural health field for over 18 years. After his study of Ethnopharmacology in Germany, he became an investigative journalist for the reknown Researcher Dr. Matthias Rath and his Health Foundation. Dedicated to the cause, he became the international project coordinator for the natural health movement behind the scientific breakthrough of Cellular Medicine. But with its knowledge spreading also came a growing number of EU Directives and outright bans of effective natural products.
In his next endeavor, he became the product manager for 3 countries for an international billion dollar/year natural supplement company. He developed its successful E-Learning Academy for 7 years by producing live webinars, educational videos and online communications as well as public speeches and seminars on natural Health. Since 2013 he works as an independent Webdesigner and recently started a company producing natural bonbons with benefits of his own design. He is a volunteer affiliate and contributing writer for the Alliance for Natural Health (ANH) in the UK. After 2 decades of travelling he settled at the Ammersee Lake in Bavaria, Germany.
Betsy Long, Vice President
Betsy got into the natural ingredients field by joining the US branch of Dr. Rath’s Cellular Medicine, managing special projects and events, later becoming the US CEO. She had to leave to take care of family matters, and since then, she has been mainly working with start-up companies, primarily focusing on patents and management.
Her volunteer activities include being President of a nonprofit association for support of employee morale and wellness programs, and supporting events for a non-profit dedicated to empowering women and ending domestic violence, human trafficking and sexual assault. Betsy lives in the San Francisco Bay area in California, USA.
Phepsile Maseko, Scientific Advisory Committee for Traditional Medicine
Phepsile is the national coordinator of the 70,000-strong Traditional Healers Organisation (THO) in South Africa and is herself a much sought sangoma (traditional healer). She has dedicated her life to healing people using African natural resources and few experts match her knowledge in herbalism. But it is in politics where she left the strongest mark within the African society as the official Advisor and Member of Government bodies for the education and practical application of Traditional Herbal Medicine. She is reknown in the alternative political movement for her outspoken Advocacy and as a feared opponent in political public debates on issues ranging from women’s rights, Social change – but Traditional African Medicine always stays closest to her heart – after growing up as the daughter of the official Healer of the King of Swaziland. She lives in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Wolfgang Woeginger, Director
Worked many years for the German Fraunhofer Institut. Collaboration partner of a major European research association. He coordinated many projects in Russia, Belgium, Netherlands, Austria, Spain.
His key focus are cosmetik and especially the supplementation of human nutrition by traditionally used mushrooms.
Langjähriger Mitarbeiter des Fraunhofer Institut. Auslandserfahrung durch 1 jähriger zusammen Arbeit der Stadtregierung Moskau weitete Projekte in Spanien, BeNeLux, Österreich. Forschungskoperationspartner eines Forschungsverbund. Hauptgebiet Kosmetik, Nahrungsergänzung mit Vitalpilzen.