Rural Route 5, Box 806, Ava, Missouri 65608

(417) 683-1300


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.

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.

Dr. Christopher Deatherage, ND

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.

Phone consultations are offered for those at a distance.

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 32 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: