Success Story: Dr. Paul Gooch Recommends Balance of Nature to His Patients!
Dr. Paul Gooch is an optometric physician who’s been in practice since 1998. He and his 2 medical partners, Dr. Robison and Dr. Drake, have a practice called SouthWest Vision in St. George, Utah, where they do primary eye care and medical eye care, and, in his words, make St. George a safer place for people to drive.
He Takes 9 Fruits & 9 Veggies a Day!
Dr. Paul Gooch says he met the founder and formulator of Balance of Nature, Dr. Douglas Howard*, around 1998, right about when the company was first getting started.
“So pretty early after my start here in St. George, 1998, I met Dr. Howard,” he says. “I was a little bit resistant for a while, and then I began to face some of my own lifestyle/health issues and things that run in my family and all of a sudden he had my ear.”
He explains, “He [Dr. Howard] had been just talking to me about the science of nutrition and . . . it was when I had my own sudden realization that, wow, my health isn’t probably quite where it ought to be, that I stopped and started to listen and had a conversation with him. . . . And he recommended at the time, ‘Just trust me; get on a triple dose of Balance of Nature and let’s see what happens.’”
Dr. Gooch has continued taking a triple amount of Balance of Nature since Dr. Howard recommended he do so. Somewhere along the way, Dr. Gooch also began incorporating Balance of Nature Fiber & Spice and has taken both for several years now.
Dr. Gooch Speaks on the Complexity of Life
Dr. Gooch recalled one thing that he and Dr. Howard talked about that made an impression on him:
“The biochemistry of life is almost infinitely complex, and I think that’s one of the things that really struck a chord with me,” he shares. “I just remember Dr. Howard sharing with me the science of an apple and the tens of thousands of things that make an apple be an apple, maybe multiples of tens of thousands of things, and we don’t even know what they all are—we definitely don’t know what they all do. And look at a bottle of vitamins, and it has 10 things or 40 things or whatever it is in a multivitamin, and that’s when the realization kind of struck that, alright, there’s way, way, way more going on here nutritionally that we just kind of have to trust nature a little bit because it’s so much bigger than human capacity for understanding and even reason. So I love the idea behind it.”
He continues, “And it’s not like we don’t know that nutrition matters, and it's not like we don't know that people do better on diets that are rich in fresh fruits and vegetables. I mean, I think that’s a self-evident truth, but why, and what’s really going on there? The complexity of the biochemistry where our body processes all those things, that’s what’s amazing to me. In general, most things have to have a context for them to work properly in the sense of the biochemistry and our bodies."
Dr. Gooch says that with life comes death, and age. Nevertheless, we can take responsibility for our health and improve our quality of life:
“Life is an organizing force, and the march toward our eventual end is the onset of chaos in our bodies and things just break down,” he says. “But we can improve the quality of our lives and the length of our lives, I think, by how we treat ourselves. That means exercise, that means our diet, Balance of Nature, certainly—it’s not a fountain of youth, doesn’t give you immortality, but it certainly makes the journey a healthier one to have that steady intake, that much of a complement of fruits and vegetables.”
Dr. Gooch says that most doctors would probably be the first to advise getting your vitamins from your food. Balance of Nature is whole fruits and vegetables in a capsule!
Recommending Balance of Nature
Dr. Gooch has a couple of Balance of Nature bottles sitting on his desk and says sometimes people ask about them, and he’s sure to bring up Balance of Nature to his patients if he sees certain things.
“I do recommend Balance of Nature to my patients because we know that nutrition does affect the health of the eyes,” he says. “There’s some specific [conditions], especially where our diets really play a role, and so I feel like the ability to give their bodies the full complement of biochemistry to fight whatever.”
He adds, “It’s almost a self-evident truth to me that if they eat a healthy diet that’s rich in fruits and vegetables and nuts and grains, that they are going to give their bodies the rich source of biochemistry they need to have their best chance of being healthy.”
If you could use an easy way to get more nutrition from fruits and vegetables, try Balance of Nature! Visit BalanceofNature.com to learn more.
*Chiropractic Physician (Retired)
Professor of Medical Science and Research, Pavlov Medical University
Dean of Foreign Student Affairs, St. Petersburg Pediatric Medical University (Retired)