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.


Patients often tell us they cannot afford organic food. Upon personal investigation, however, we have never found one case where this is true.

We raised eight children on an organic diet, on a lower middle class income by understanding and practicing the following:

Understand the alternative.

Agricultural chemicals are a major contributing factor of every chronic illness from which humans suffer. Is death or disability and the loss of your quality of life from illness really a cheaper alternative to providing for yourself and your family organic foods?

Set your priorities.

God has promised to provide for us food and clothing – nothing else (2 Timothy 6:8) Everything else is an added blessing. Most of your income needs to be spent on these essentials. Therefore, remove every nonessential from your lifestyle and budget and you will easily be able to afford the essential of organic food.

Grow more of your food.

I married a precious little farm girl from Missouri and she has taught this southern California kid to be a gardener. We love to garden. Raising your own food and preserving it is not difficult when you master the basics of organic gardening. Even of small plots of ground you can grow most of your own food organically by using intensive methods.

Don’t eat out.

Eating in restaurants is just one more nonessential Americans think they cannot live without. Restaurant food is expensive, extremely unhealthy, and produced under non-hygienic  conditions.  I can’t tell you how many cases of parasites and severe gastrointestinal infections we have treated that were linked directly to restaurant food. The money you spend on this unhealthy nonessential could greatly supplement your food budget.

Depriving your body of God-given needs is displeasing to God (Colossians 2:23).

When you deliberately deprive your body of good nutrition for the sake of saving money or ‘being a good steward’ you have become a cheapskate and cultish which is highly dishonoring to God.


Christopher S. Deatherage, N.D.

Rural Route 5, Box 806, Ava, Missouri 65608 Phone for Appointment: (417)683-1300