Dr. Christopher

Dr John R Christopher.

John Raymond Christopher was born in  1909  in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Jean Ramone and Lorena Roth Raymond who put him in an orphanage where he was adopted by Leander and Melissa Ann Craig Christopher.

After many childhood illnesses and witnessing his adoptive mother suffered from diabetes and dropsy he decided to become a doctor, preferably one that did not cut people open since he disliked the sight of blood. A chance meeting with a doctor who diagnosed using iridology and treated with herbs inspired him to learn naturopathic medicine.

Following a serious car accident he began to eating meat sparingly and changed his diet to fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, and seeds and experienced dramatic improvements in his health and wrote The 3 Day Cleanse and The Mucusless Diet.

He was known for his numerous lectures and publications on herbs and natural healing. He developed over 50 herbal formulas used worldwide, and founded The School of Natural Healing in Springville, Utah.

He was popularly known as “Dr. Christopher” and became one of very few nationally prominent doctors of herbal medicine of the middle third of the 20th century, a “dark ages” of herbalism and was responsible for the herbal renaissance of the 1960s. He died on February 6, 1983.

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