Dr. Smith has provided professional clincal nutrition testing, therapeutic and health maintenance services and naturopathic educational, lifestyle and/or mind-body connection counseling since November, 1981, when she first established her business.
Radio and Television Interviews:
She is often interviewed on a variety of nutrition-related topics by radio and television (NBC and CBS networks) news reporters. In February, 2009, Dr. Smith began uploading her "Dr. Smith's Secrets To Healing" TV Show and other nutritional and naturopathic educational videos on this website and You Tube and located by clicking here on Videos by Dr. Smith in this website or here to go to Dr. Smith's You Tube website. New shows are added each month.
Expanding Internet Network:
In February, 2009, Dr. Smith established her "Ask Dr. Donna" Blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Self-Growth.com web pages and in August, 2009, her Boomer Authority web page to guide baby boomers in anti-aging protocols, principles and education.
Free-Lance Health Writer and Reporter:
Dr. Smith is also a free lance nutritional health writer and reporter. She has written over 90 articles for over ten publications, such as American Chiropractic Magazine, the largest chiropractic magazine in the U.S.A., The CRA Pulse, Natural Health World, The Health Chain, and Wichita Falls Parent Newsmagazine." Each month, we are systematically adding more of her articles to this website. Click on Articles by Dr. Smithfor a list of free educational articles to assist you in building a foundation of solid, scientific-based knowledge to help you improve your health.
National Public Speaker:
As a professional speaker, Dr. Smith has provided hundreds of workshops and clinical nutrition in-services for hospitals, home health services, nursing homes, athletic clubs, pharmacies, physical therapy clinics, corporations, universities, public schools, churches, community clubs and organizations.
Dr.Smith's range of audience encompasses, to name a few:
national groups of scientists and biochemists at the 67th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) in New Orleans, LA.
Optimist Clubs, Toastmasters, Business and Professional Women's Club,
Women's Entrepreneurs, Worksite Wellness, American Heart Association, Parkinson's Group,
International and American Associations of Clinical Nutritionists (IAACN) Scientific Symposium.
Stephen F. Austin University, National Herbology Conference.
Midwestern State University, Continuing Education Program
and many, many others.
Dr. Smith's biography is in the Library of Congress, Washington D.C., in several Who's Who Directories.
You may also get to know Dr. Smith, personally, by continuing to read this web page.
"Dr Smith, What Inspired You To Study Nutritional Science and Naturopathy?"
Discovered God's Healing Medicine - Herbs
Dr. Smith is often asked how and when did she first become interested in nutritional science and naturopathy. It was the summer of 1975, at the age of 24, when she first discovered and witnessed the healing properties of herbs and the value of organic farming when on sabbatical in Spokane, Washington.
One day, her roommate, Theresa, who also attended church with Dr. Smith, loaned her a book on herbs. One of the first herbs that got her attention was Yarrow. She read that collecting Yarrow flower tops, steeping them in boiled water, after removing the water from the stove (you boil the water, not the herb), made an excellent hair rinse for blonds. She also read that Yarrow was an herbal blood thinner and its leaves could instantly stop bleeding.
Little Amy's Injury
The following weekend, Dr. Smith and another church friend, Melinda, along with Melinda's 4-year-old daughter, Amy, went into the country, just outside the city of Spokane, to gather yarrow flower tops for their hair -- as all three of them were blonds. While enjoying the venture, little Amy fell and cut her knee on a rock. Blood began to run down her leg. Dr. Smith quickly crushed some Yarrow leaves and witnessed her first miracle of the intrinsic, medicinal properties of herbs when the Yarrow leaves instantly stopped the bleeding from the cut on Amy's little injured knee.
Life Changing Experience - Dr. Smith's Life Mission Discovered
From that point on, Dr. Smith's life's changed. What started as a curious interest became a divine mission and driving force of ongoing 24/7 study and pursuit of the professional education, training, degrees and certifications she has today that would assist her in helping others, just as she had little Amy on that beautiful, sunny afternoon in the summer of 1975.
From its establishment in November, 1981, to March 31, 2009, Dr. Smith's clinical nutrition business has evolved and expanded to successfully assisting thousands of clients improve and maintain their health,. With the assistance of five (5) employees to assist her, Dr. Smith provided in-office clinical examinations, laboratory testing and consultations, in addition to providing parallel services by mail, e-mail and telephone consulting, nationally and internationally, for those who did not have a practitioner in their community with Dr. Smith's qualifications, or did not have her expertise and clincal experience.
Local Client Services - From Clinic To By Mail Services
On April 1, 2009, Dr. Smith reorganized her local Texoma client services to provide them by mail, e-mail and through telephone consultations, just like her long-distance clientele, and closed her local walk-in clinic of 27.5 years. Why? to open up the time previously used for "in-office" examinations for writing e-books and more articles on a variety of dietary, clinical nutrition and naturopathic (natural healing) topics. Dr. Smith has a wealth of knowledge and clinical experience to share with the public, as you will observe in the articles she has written since the 1970's. Her first two e-books were completed in September, 2009 - "Dr. Smith's Hair Color Restoration Program - Anti-Grey Solutions That Work!" and "Fibromyalgia - A Clinical Nutrition Syndrome." You may contact our office to purchase Dr. Smith's e-books and receive them by email within four business days. As Dr. Smith adds to her list of e-books, these will be announced in her newsletter and a list will be provided on the webpage titled: "Articles By Dr. Smith."
Serving Others - Writing Books - Public Speaking
Now, her time is invested in providing all of her clinical nutrition testing, therapeutic and health maintenance services, as well as naturopathic counseling, by mail, e-mail and telephone, with a schedule for day-time writing and, of course, public speaking engagements,. Her local Texoma clients now save time and money -- no more time off from work for in-office appointments or gasoline expenses to and from our clinic.
DEGREES and CERTIFICATIONS
Clinical Nutrition (PhD.)
Doctor of Naturopathy (N.D.)
Licensed Dietitian-Nutritionist (C.D.N.)
Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist (C.C.N.)
Canadian Chartered Herbalist (C.H.)
Dr. Smith has, also, completed thousands of CEU hours in formal academic, scientific education and post-graduate clinical nutrition education, research, and training, such as:
Advanced Diagnostic Blood Interpretation and Nutritional Assessment,
Food Supplementation and Herbology to correct vitamin, mineral, amino acid deficiencies,
Correcting Metabolic Dysfunctions in Cognitive and Psychological Disorders Through Enhanced Clinical Nutrition,
Pathophysiology of Toxicity;
Cellular Degeneration and Regeneration,
Longevity and Anti-aging,
Endocrine and Exocrine Physiology,
Epigenomics and Orthomolecular Nutrition,
Diabetes and Obesity - Innovations and Myths,
Role of Clinical Nutrition in Pre- and Post-Traumatic Care,
Incorporating Clinical Nutrition in Medical Therapy of Chronic Disease Syndromes,
Nutritional Advancedments in Pediatric and Adolescent Care,
Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,
Veterinary Clinical Nutrition,
Degeneration and Regeneration in Our Toxic Environment,
Biochemical Technology of Hormonal Repletion,
Women and Children Health,
Multiple Components of Weight Management
Geriatrics and Anti-Aging,
Malnutrition and Wasting
to name a few.
--- ABOUT DR. SMITH Personally
Dr. Smith comes from a long line of strong leaders:
A descendant (grand+daughter) of Samuel Adams, "Our Father of American Independence," and
Grand+niece to President John Adams and grand+cousin to President John Quincy Adams
An American Cousin of the late Princess Diana,
Locally, Dr. Smith is the maternal grand-daughter of late John Houston Adams.
Thus, Dr. Smith has taken her place as a leader in her own generation in the field of clinical nutrition, naturopathy (natural healing).
Information provided in this website is for nutritional educational purposes only and not for the diagnosis, or treatment of any medical condition, disorder or disease.
Copyright 2004 Dr. Donna F. Smith -- Last Website Update: NOV 09, 2017 08:00 PM CST