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Conversation with Dr. Greg Tefft, Leading Expert in Personalized Nutrition

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Dr. Greg Tefft likes to say he was his own first case history in personalized nutrition. Even as a seven-year-old champion swimmer, he became convinced that by using nutrition and exercise, he could custom design a one-of-a-kind body built to help him achieve his goals of being a World Class Swimmer and Track and Field Athlete. He just missed a spot on the Olympic Swim Team in 1972, and then the 1976 Track and Field team. His drive to excel followed into adult life as a powerlifter-turned-bodybuilder, when he became a three-time Natural Mr. America (meaning without steroids)—never done before in history!

But despite his success and commitment to healthy living and proper nutrition, Dr. Tefft suddenly found himself hospitalized, unable to breathe at the pinnacle of his bodybuilding career. It turned out to be asthma -- standardized medicine provided no real cure and no permanent relief. After hearing Dr. Carlton Fredericks, an early leader in alternative health on a radio show, Dr. Tefft pursued a course of testing that was beyond the scope of traditional medicine. These test results showed his body was suffering from high chlorine and mercury levels, plus he proved deficient in a many vitamins, minerals and critical substances that his body wasn’t absorbing.

After correcting these issues using chelation therapy, supplementation and a prescription diet, his asthma was gone. This experience led him on a quest to go beyond conventional medicine to find the root cause-and-effect issues to help people find the specific keys to their personalized health. Dr. Tefft has been treating patients since 1984 as a board-certified naturopathic physician, chiropractic doctor and drugless physician.