Dr. Christopher Deatherage, ND
Rural Route 5,
Box 806,
Ava, Missouri 65608
Phone for Appointment: (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.

Dear Friend,

We have spent thirty-eight years helping people achieve optimal health useing lifestyle reform and proven natural therapies that assists the body’s God-given healing powers.

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

We look forward to helping you.

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 38 years. He has been trained in a wide variety of health assessment skills as well as in the proven use of 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:



        After many years of strange symptoms, in the spring of 2003, I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis—a scary diagnosis, indeed. The neurologist sent me home with a kit to learn how to weekly self inject the immunotherapy drug that he prescribed and wanted me to see him every six months for blood work to check my liver function to make sure there was no damage from the medication. After one year of this, I was able to begin Dr. Deatherage’s naturopathic wellness program. He did some functional tests to get an accurate assessment of my basic health. 
        In addition to the MS, I had several other issues that needed to be addressed. Following Dr.’s protocol which addressed each health issue, I began to get better. My energy returned and my weight returned to my high school level--even though at the time I was in my fifties. After a full decade of having relapses twice a year, where half of my body would go numb, I have been in remission with no relapses since 2004. I thank God for Dr. Deatherage’s expertise and his dedication to his patients.

A couple of years ago, I found myself so overcome with anxiety and panic attacks that I was unable to work. It’s not just that I just didn’t feel like working, I was often in a state of non-stop shaking and/or crying. To add confusion, I had nothing to be anxious about. I enjoyed life and I enjoyed my work. A $10,000 trip to the Mayo Clinic left me with a PTSD diagnosis and an ever increasing dose of anxiety medication. The medication helped, but not completely. Also, the side effects were not welcomed—more to the point, they were hated. 
Finally, we thought about seeing Dr. Deatherage. He did help one of my grandsons about twelve years ago. Maybe he could help me, also. 
To make a long story short, naturopathic medicine looks for the cause of illness rather than just treating the symptoms. In my case, after having a CRT thermogram, which looks for body system imbalances, and doing some functional tests, I employed the use of Dr. Deatherage’s system of lifestyle reform (called NEWSTART) along with natural therapies to assist my body’s natural healing abilities. And now, with my M.D.’s support, I am completely off my anxiety meds and have my life back.
And my grandson? Doctors in Nicaragua, where my family was working as missionaries, told my daughter they could not help this infant and that she needed to get him to Florida. The doctors in Florida assumed that he had something tropical and needed a year’s worth of antibiotics to cure him. A nurse whispered to my daughter that she should not do this. Rachel contacted Dr. Deatherage. He was able to help Aaron with diet changes and natural therapies—and he is now thriving. In fact, he is quarterback for his eighth grade football team. You would never know that he was a ever sick.

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. 

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