Rural Route 5, Box 806, Ava, Missouri 65608

(417) 683-1300


Deatherage Health Products

Deatherage Health Products was founded in 1986 by Dr. Christopher and Gloria Deatherage to provide the finest natural health products and natural foods to their patients and the public.

Dr. Deatherage realized that the quality of most nutritional herbal supplemnts sold to the public through health food stores and mail-order companies were low quality, only marginally effective, and lacked clinical data to support their use. Deatherage Health Products carries nutritional and herbal supplements that are manufactured to the highest quality standards and have solid clinical data to support their effectiveness.

To purchase professional quality supplements and other high quality health products from our office, call (417) 683-1300 and speak with Gloria.

Dr. Christopher Deatherage, ND

Dear Friend,

We have spent over thirty-three years helping people recover from illness using lifestyle reform and naturopathic therapies. We look forward to helping you.

We offer phone consultations and in-office naturopathic health assessments including thermography, functional testing, and individual consultation.

In our individualized wellness programs we utilize natural remedies and therapies, together with our full line of natural health products.

Please feel free to phone for an appointment: (417) 683-1300

About Our Practice

Dr. Deatherage naturopathic doctor missouri

Christopher S. Deatherage, ND, is the senior naturopathic doctor in the state of Missouri and has been in practice for 33 years. He has been trained in a wide variety of health assessment skills as well as in the use of proven traditional natural therapies. Our clinic is located in the beautiful Ozark Mountains where Dr. Deatherage sees patients of all ages and backgrounds.

Gloria Deatherage is the wife and practice manager of Dr. Deatherage. She also manages Deatherage Health Products and serves as an educator for our patients in the areas of natural childbirth and nursing, wellness and lifestyle reform, and teaches traditional skills she learned while growing up on an Ozark farm.

Some of the services we offer in our practice:



About twenty-two years ago, after my doctor misdiagnosed me with what turned out to be rheumatoid arthritis and a host of other issues—including Hashimotos thyroiditis and heavy metal poisoning, I saw an article written by Dr. Deatherage in a Christian woman's magazine and eventually called his office for an appointment. After a lengthy consultation concerning my health history, Dr. Deatherage suggested I perform some basic functional laboratory tests and meanwhile placed me on a strict natural diet and lifestyle to which some of my symptoms improved within a week. But, I had a long way to go as I had difficulty walking, holding objects in my stiffened, twisted fingers, pain in all my joints, a lot of hair loss, red freckles all over my arms and torso, and very dark circles under my eyes. Over the years, Dr. Deatherage patiently and kindly guided me back to a state of wellness I had not experienced for years, all the while, teaching me how I got to that awful state. His healing program for me would and did bring healing. Dr. Deatherage has greatly helped both my husband and I.

Ruth and William M.

My journey to naturopathic medicine
was encouraged by the life changing results my mother received. My personal experience began in November of 2016. I arrived at Dr. Deatherage’s office 50 pounds overweight, no energy, large abscess type acne on the back of my neck and in my hair line, and an inability to sleep. I didn’t want to be treated for each symptom and take loads of prescription medicine. After a short consult visit, Dr. Deatherage quickly shared that my body had the ability to heal all my concerns. I went home that day with results from my food sensitivity test and a plan for my ‘new’ normal that I was really excited about. After performing functional tests including a thermogram, I knew at the age of 35 I had some major health issues that if I allowed my body time to heal itself through proper lifestyle reform I would be set for the later years of my life.

After a full year of healing, the results of my experience are stellar. My overall health has improved greatly. I have lost 40 pounds, and the knowledge that I have gained about how to assist my body’s healing processes is incredible. I sleep like I have never slept before and my body continues healing daily. My New Start (program acronym) at age 35 was a blessing. I am a better wife, better mom, better co-worker, and better person. I have referred numerous friends to Dr Deatherage and I love hearing of their success stories. I would highly recommend Dr. Deatherage and Gloria. They offer the most compassionate natural health services that I have ever experienced.

Leslie A.

Dr. Deatherage has been my Naturopathic Doctor for twenty-five years. As a young girl I suffered from hypothyroidism with all the accompanying complaints of brain fog, joint pain, hair loss, reduced immunity, heavy periods, and insomnia. Visits to M.D.s did nothing to help. I was hopeless and felt like I just had to live with poor health. Finally, sick and tired of being sick and tired, I contacted Dr. Deatherage who helped me with my problems with lifestyle reform and natural therapies. Now at forty-one I am so much healthier. Dr. Deatherage takes an individualized whole person approach. I highly recommend Dr. Deatherage as he has changed my life.