Dr. Douglas Howard is an American physician, medical researcher, and international lecturer.
specializes in phytonutrition and its application in daily living.
youth, Dr. Howard
has been driven with a passion to save and improve lives.
At the early age of 14 he began working at Pioneer Memorial Medical Center in St. George, Utah.
At the age of 15 he
was employed at the Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center
in Las Vegas in nuclear medicine.
At the age of 16 he was a full-time employee working as an emergency room technician at Dixie Regional Medical Center.
Avid in the pursuit of a medical career, he
was even given a special waiver by the governor to receive his
EMT-certification before the age of 18.
That was just the beginning.
life and studies, Dr. Howard
developed an intense interest in lifestyle diseases and the immune system response.
pursuit for knowledge has been never ending.
studied Homeopathy in Germany, Chiropractic
in the United States, and Medicine in Russia.
While in Russia he
studied at both St. Petersburg Pediatric Medical Institute
(now Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical Academy) and at the Pavlov First Medical Institute
(also known as Saint Petersburg State Medical University).
In addition, internationally he
has worked on clinical studies in Finland.
broad and extensive experiences give him a unique whole mind & body perspective on health.
In more recent years Dr. Howard
has turned much of his
time and efforts to research in hope of discovering the key to enhancing proper immune system function.
Because of his
unique background and expertise, Dr. Howard
is requested to lecture throughout the world.
Today, we are able to benefit from his research through the development of Balance of Nature supplements.
Early Life and Education
The early years
Douglas Howard was born on December 4, 1960.
grew up in a small farming community where they raised mostly potatoes, alfalfa, and grain.
was the son of a fireman and family business owner.
In a small town environment of hard work and good fun, Dr. Howard
learned the value of a day's work at an early age.
has always had a keen interest in people, science, and anatomy.
Being a physician was always his dream.
As a teenager he
excelled in his
studies to the point of having special classes and privileges created for him.
From the early age of 14, his
after school hours were consumed with volunteering, working, and managing hospital Emergency Rooms
These early experiences planted a seed for a life long journey.
University, Germany Mission, Marriage, and Children
Howard began his college education at Dixie College and completed a year of pre-med before leaving for Northern Germany in April of 1980, where he served as a full time missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
time serving the people and teaching the principles of his
faith to those who were interested.
developed a lifelong affection for Germany and has remained fluent in German.
Shortly after he
returned home, Howard
childhood sweetheart, Susan Jackson.
In the following years they had five children together and Howard earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Cleveland Chiropractic College.
Work and Research
Dr. Howard practiced as a Chiropractic physician in Salt Lake City, Utah where he also served on the board of chiropractic examiners.
Pavlov First Medical Institute
After practicing in Salt Lake City for 5 years, Dr. Howard was invited to study medicine at Pavlov First Medical Institute in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
While studying at Pavlov, he served as the Dean of Foreign Student Affairs.
wife, and their 5 children lived in Saint Petersburg, Russia for almost 2 years while he
Holistic and Pharmacological Medicine
While working in Russia, Dr. Howard
was privileged to work with some wonderful scientists and Doctors.
was exposed to a new atmosphere of healing; an atmosphere where various therapies were combined for the best interest of the patient.
Holistic therapies such as Chiropractic, Acupuncture
, and Homeopathic
were combined with pharmacological and surgical approaches when deemed necessary.
witnessed the advantages of each discipline and realized they are all valid when appropriately applied.
It was while in Russia that Dr. Howard's
thoughts began to turn more and more toward nutrition.
It was the first time in his
had actually witnessed the effect of socioeconomic diseases (diseases caused by social and or economic status, not just germ theory).
The Iron Curtain
had only recently fallen and most of the people of Russia were very poor at the time.
Many were living on black bread and water.
It became very clear to Dr. Howard
that those who could afford to buy or raise fruits and vegetables were healthy and those who could not, were sick.
The line was distinctive.
Development of Fruits and Veggies®
Upon Dr. Howard's
return from Russia, his
interest in nutrition had peaked.
At first he
joined the movement in search of that one mysterious, magical phytochemical.
The one that would cure all that ails you.
That was a roller coaster ride because more and more were being discovered each day.
It was a time when research on phytochemicals was just beginning and super fruits and super pills were jumping at you from all sides.
Finally, Dr. Howard
realized the insanity.
There are 100's of thousands of phytochemicals, some discovered and others yet to be discovered.
This realization, coupled with his
experience in Russia brought him to the epiphany that all of the "super" chemicals were being extracted from fruits and vegetables.
Through eating enough fruits and vegetables, people would keep their bodies in balance while getting all of the phytochemicals in the proper ratio.
In 1997, after coming to this understanding, Dr. Howard developed Balance of Nature Fruits and Veggies®.