Dr. Richard Gerhauser is the co-founder of NaturalFoodsDiet.org along with his son Howie Gerhauser. They believe that we literally “are what we eat” and that a Natural Foods Diet is the cornerstone for health.
Dr G was formerly part of the medical team at Canyon Ranch, Tucson, where he helped develop their world-renowned integrative medical programs. There, he treated the wealthy and elite of society, and he has found that the rich have the same problems with the faulty healthcare system, toxic industries and factory-farmed food as everyone else. He is a published author of research and has been a co-investigator in numerous studies. He has been a national and international speaker on health, wellness and nutrition topics for physicians, laypersons and presenting research. He has written the popular e-book The 7 Steps to Natural Health that outlines the critical steps that are needed to avoid the pitfalls to our health that exist in our modern world. His popular You Tube channel the NaturalFoodsDiet has thousands of subscribers.
Dr. Gerhauser has been practicing medicine for over 30 years. His academic and medical experience includes:
- Medical Doctorate from the University of Nevada School of Medicine.
- Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology at the University of Arizona.
- Master’s Degree in Public Health at the University of Arizona.
- Residency in Preventive Medicine at the University of Arizona.
- Fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine at the University of Arizona.
- Board Certification in Preventive Medicine and Public Health.
- Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine
- Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine.
- Appointed as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Arizona.
- Certified by the American Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists.
In his medical practice he uses a preventive approach through lifestyle modification. His Christian faith has led him to believe that physical health is of little value if you’re your spiritual health is poor. He believes the Word of God comes to us through the Bible and that modern science has unmistakably supported its truth. “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse…” Roman’s 1:20
Dr. Gerhauser’s Approach
Dr. Gerhauser tries to use Creator-designed nutrition, detoxification, exercise, stress reduction, hormonal and herbal treatments to address health issues before using pharmaceuticals to suppress symptoms. He feels drugs rarely address the root-cause of a particular problem and commonly create a new problem.
Dr. G is part of a busy, multi-specialty and research practice in Tucson, Arizona but believes it his calling to uncover the TRUTH behind our profit-centered healthcare, polluting industries, food processing and factory farms for people around the world. He can now reach more people through the NaturalFoodsDiet.org website and social media. Here EVERYONE can gain insight on how to achieve your intelligently-designed potential for optimal health and energy.
Life Outside Medicine
Dr. Gerhauser and his wife of 24 years, Rhina have raised three sons, Howie, Robbie and Gabe, and a yellow Lab, Spice. He and his family have served on medical missionary trips to Mexico and Dr. G regularly donates his time for medical coverage for sporting events such as the University of Arizona athletics, local high schools, and is the Medical Director for the Tucson Marathon.
Dr. G is an avid outdoorsman and loves exploring God’s creation. He has been a world-wide mountaineer and has climbed several peaks over 20,000 feet in elevation in Alaska and the Himalayas. He loves a physical challenge and has been a mountain and road bike racer, including 24 hour races. He is always ready to run, climb, swim, hike, bike, fish, hunt, ski, snowboard, and camp as often as possible.