History of Recovery
What my clients say about me.
Prudence and I would like to “publicly” thank Dr. Garrett Smith for remedying our 2.5-year case of infertility. He’s done an amazing job at fixing the root of the issue. He continues to have this kind of success with countless other couples, and we’re super thankful for the extra support he gave us throughout the whole process. Before getting on to Garrett, we had tried heavy progesterone therapy, coupled with charting, for quite some time (which has a 70% success rate). We also tried a couple of other natural remedies (wild yam cream, superfoods) but nothing seemed to work. By a series of random events, I ended up buying a book written by Dr. Garrett Smith and Matt Stone called “Solving the Paleo Equation”. I was enthralled by what they had to say, laying down all the foundations of no-BS health. So I wrote an email to Garrett asking if he’d have anything for us to try with our infertility. He responded in the affirmative, saying that our infertility was most likely due to a nutrition problem. So we both went ahead with Garrett’s recommendation, an assessment of our internal minerals through a Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA). We then received from him a comprehensive mineral treatment program tailor-made for each of us, along with a 1-hour Skype consultation. After minerals, vitamins and whole-food supplements were ordered, we began replenishing our bodies from the ground up. Six months in, and, thanks be to God, we conceived our first child! All the multifaceted efforts paid off immensely (and our bodies are feeling constantly energised and de-stressed as a nice side effect). We absolutely recommend Dr. Garrett to anyone needed help in the area of fertility, or any area of health for that matter. It’s truly amazing what the body can do once it’s given what it needs….little Louis is certainly enjoying life.
“I’ve been Dr. Smith’s client since January of 2014, so my testimonial is long overdue! When I started with him I had been bopping around, following Internet health fads for a number of years and I was looking for a program that would make me healthy for the long haul, not a fad that made me feel good for a while, followed by an inevitable crash. I was mostly looking to increase my energy and sleep better, to start. During my first consult I mentioned to Dr. Smith that my husband and I had been struggling with unexplained infertility for the past 4+ years, and he warned me that a “side effect” of his HTMA program could be pregnancy, as he had seen this happen with other clients. Sure enough, after 8 months of following his program I discovered I was pregnant! Keep in mind this was after nearly 5 years of following both natural and conventional methods to overcome infertility, without success. I have no doubt it was Dr. Smith’s program that provided my body with the right balance of minerals to allow my body to be healthy enough to conceive, carry and give birth to a healthy baby.
Fast forward 15 months postpartum, I had continued to follow Dr. Smith’s program. Much to our surprise, my husband and I discovered we were expecting again. We hadn’t really even been thinking about that possibility given our previous struggles, so be warned, that is how well Dr. Smith’s program works! Clearly I have him to thank for my two little miracles.
I am currently 9 months postpartum after giving birth to my second child. Honestly, up until recently I had yet to notice any improvements in my energy and sleep, but I had faith and proof that the HTMA program was making positive improvements to my health given the changes in my HTMA results and my ability to conceive and carry two children. At around 5 months postpartum I did an iron overload consult with Dr. Smith and a couple months after following the iron overload suggestions combined with his HTMA suggestions I am finally feeling an increase in my energy and I am sleeping better. It’s so wonderful to have this energy to keep up with my kids. I am only expecting to continue to see improvements as I carry on with this program.
I would highly recommend this program to anyone looking to improve their health. Dr. Smith makes it very easy to follow with streamlined treatment plans and detailed client handouts. If you follow his supplement suggestions and make a few changes to your diet, you will be feeling great in no time. One of the things I love most is that it is simply providing your body with the minerals and vitamins to do what it needs to do to work optimally. It’s not forcing your body to do anything it doesn’t want to.”
“I started on Dr. Smith’s program because a friend recommended him. I was suffering with constipation and low energy. After only 6 months on the program my energy had improved greatly and I was more regular than I had been in 2 years. My hair was thicker, my skin had improved, and I was surprised to find that I was pregnant! I had struggled getting pregnant in the past and this one was a complete surprise! Dr. Smith is very knowledgeable and as a medical professional the reasons behind his treatment are fascinating. He uses up to date research and really has a passion for what he does. He’s very patient and willing to work with you when problems arise with your treatment. I believe he is truly helping people to improve their health by getting to the root of the problem instead of treating symptoms with a prescription pad.”
IVF / Fertility
UPDATE 12/6/16: She is now pregnant. “Hey Dr. Garrett, I have the most amazing news!!!!! So as you know I was about to start my 8th round of IVF when we talked. I was on magnesium lotion for about a month and then started everything else u recommended (except ——– and ——-) about 2 weeks later. So I prob started all my supplements right about when I started my IVF stims. 2 weeks on supplements and counting…well anyway, we did the egg retrieval on Friday. We got 12 eggs, 10 were mature, and all 10 fertilized. We have NEVER HAD THAT HAPPEN! Usually IVF is like a funnel effect so u start with a lot and end with a little. Well, today our embryologist called and our embryos have. Even growing for 3 days and all 10 are still growing, again, NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE! Also, 6 are growing fast (never happened always have really slow growing embryos) and are already Morulas which is day 4. My first/only pregnancy with my 2 year old was with a morula embryo. And the other 4 are right on track at 6 cell/day 3. Everyone at the RE office is over the moon and so are we. Now, we still have to make it to day 5 or 6 blast, but the embryologist said that’s looking like it’s not going to be a problem. Then we have to biopsy them, send them off to be tested (PGD) to make sure they are normal. PGD tests for chromosomal abnormalities such as the trisomys. We have never done PGD, and basically our last ditch effort to find out what if any issues are with my embryos and why I’m not getting pregnant. So long story short, with your help and a new RE (bc our practice got bought out and we got new amazing doctors) I might finally have another baby!!!!! Hope this email wasn’t overwhelming! I gave all my Instagram followers your name so if any IVF/IUI/TTC people call you, it’s bc of me and my raving about you on Instagram. Anyway, I’m over the moon and I literally could kiss u and if I get pregnant I’m 100% your poster child and will recommend u to everyone I know and don’t know!”
“In just six short months of following Dr. Smith’s treatment plan, I have experienced reversal of menopausal symptoms such vaginal atrophy!!!! I am also experiencing deeper, undisturbed sleep, fewer aches and pains (i.e. recover more quickly from hot yoga) and reduced frequency and intensity of hot flashes. Also, I have noticed in recent years an increase in “floaters” in my vision. Since beginning Dr. Smith’s treatment, these “floaters” are shrinking and becoming increasingly transparent. Thank you, Dr. Smith!”
Hair & Nail Regrowth / Feeding
Energy & Fungus
35 years Issues
35 years Chronic Health issues
“I have been on Dr. Smith’s Hair Mineral Program for the past three years, and it is the only program that has proven itself to work for me (and my family members who are on it now also, after my success). After 35 years of chronic health issues including fibromyalgia and hormone imbalances, I had given my best efforts to conventional medicine, traditional Chinese medicine & acupuncture, numerous diets (low carb, alkaline, vegetarian, vegan, Weston A. Price, and everything in-between), custom supplements based on blood tests, and even iridology. I saw many well-intentioned specialists who had many answers that led nowhere, as well as doing tremendous amount of research on my own. I was just leaving my “I give up” phase when I came to Dr. Smith with very little optimism and a literal long list of ailments. Slowly in some areas and quickly in others, I began to see improvements – and then began to cross each health issue off my list. My experience with the hair mineral analysis program has been one of “two steps forward and one step back” as my body has cycled through the healing process. Dr. Smith has walked me through each bump and celebrated with me over the successes that followed. Having confidence in my health provider and three years of consistent improvement makes it easy to continue – I have my list to look back on and a whole lot of hope to cross off the few remaining issues. I would encourage anyone who is considering Dr. Smith’s program to jump in with both feet. His unique approach has been a worthwhile investment, and his communication is top-notch. Our family is the healthiest we’ve ever been!
A Very Happy Client”
“After 10 years of neuropathy following a right thyroidectomy, the hair testing program and supplements from Dr. Smith are the only thing that has taken it away. I have spent the last decade trying countless medical, natural and homeopathic remedies, along with acupuncture, chiropractic, yoga and other avenues, without success. I am so pleased to finally be free of this pain.”
“I have been working with Dr. Garrett Smith for about 6 months now. My health issues began back in 2011 with my first anxiety attack. From there, I started having every possible heath issue from fibromyalgia, chronic sinus infections, PMS, low stomach acid, fatigue, anxiety, digestive issues, no appetite, weight loss, low thyroid function, joint pain, lower back pain… My entire body was falling apart. I went to every MD, holistic and homeopathic practitioner I could find. I spent over $20,000 on doctors, supplements, acupuncture, massages and therapies in order to get well again. No one took me seriously and I was constantly being told that it is all in my head and that I was perfectly fine. After a while, those doctors gave up on me and told me that they could no longer help.
Thank God I came across Dr. Smith. After my 1st hair analysis he was able to tell me right away what was causing all the symptoms. I felt better within the 1st month of working with Dr. Smith than I ever did for the past 5 years. Dr. Smith is very understanding, very honest, knowledgable, and most of all very caring. He never gave up on me regardless of how many emails and questions I sent. He always had a very knowledgeable and reassuring answer that would calm down all of my fears. During my 6 months with Dr. Smith, I went through so many detox symptoms, passed a parasite, my PMS is gone, my eyebrows and hair started filling in, and I have so much more energy. He is really one-of-a-kind doctor out there that cares about his patients and is very dedicated in getting their health back. There are not many doctors, if any, like him out there. Soon I will be on my 3rd hair test and I know that my health with Dr. Smith will just keep improving.”
“The hair test analysis has been the best investment in my health I have ever made, nothing else even comes close. At the time I signed up for my first hair test analysis, I had eczema all the way up my arm, thinning hair, receding gums, and food sensitives. I developed eczema and food sensitives for the first time at age 28. I tried both the Paleo diet and the Ray Peat diet and an endless number of supplements on my own without any success. Within 6 months of working with Dr. Smith, my eczema fully disappeared (and has not come back in the two years since). After a year of working with Dr. Smith, my gums appeared to stop receding, my hair started noticeably thinning less and my food sensitives greatly diminished. Lately I have noticed my mood, energy, and emotional resilience are at an all time high. I have had such amazing results.”
“I have really good news! My joints feel amazing! I started what seemed like a systemic flare in April or May. While we had family visiting and even a few days while I was traveling in Scotland, some of my finger and foot joints were inflamed and sore, especially on rising. On a few occasions, my wrists would get in on the act. There were a few days where I had to rely on an Advil so I could walk without my feet hurting. Most days I just move through the stiffness and stick with my routine of waking, exercising, eating breakfast and then walking the dog. There were a few weeks in late May and early June where my feet were really uncomfortable in shoes. I’m not sure what that was all about (weather, stress, diet???) or whether cutting down on my flesh intake made this switch…but I’m absolutely thrilled!”
“It is just about two months from starting on the program you gave me. I had one “crisis” the first month and one this month. I woke up this morning after 7 days of exhaustion, shortness of breath, feeling like I was 90 years old and excruciating pain in the hips and shoulders.
But this morning it was just GONE! I didn’t even try to address it while suffering. Like you said, I just kept on the program, slept more and rubbed in magnesium on it and it just PASSED ON… like a rainstorm eventually goes away. I am not “pain-free” but significantly better.
Not only that, but the rosacea on my face that I have had for years JUST ISN’T THERE! Gone in what seemed to be “overnight”. That was startling. Thank you! Quite amazing!”
“Also, on a related note, I’ve only been following the iron overload protocol for a little over a week, but so far it seems like it is having the biggest improvement on my fatigue, headache, and blood sugar symptoms out of everything that we’ve done so far. My blood sugar is still a bit unstable at times, but this seems to primarily happen when I let myself eating something made with fortified white flour. I used to think that was an issue with consuming simple carbs, but I don’t necessarily have the same issue when eating fruits. I’m starting to think it may be due to the iron they add to the flour rather than the flour itself.”
Food & Emotion
My health history included uncountable visits with doctors, alternative health practitioners, healers and nutritionists. After every try I just found myself a bit sicker than before, which led me to think that I simply didn’t try hard enough. I started to live in a bubble of restrictions. My health was far away from becoming better. But somewhere in between all this heavy tiredness, low energy, chronically sick feeling brain fog bubble I was lucky to find Dr. Garrett Smith. I’ve been following his program now for three months. Nothing that I did to gain my health back the last ten years is coming close to what huge impact the last three month had on my health. I have not a single reaction to food anymore. I eat whatever I feel like. No more restrictions. This alone took a tremendous stressor off my shoulders. I am emotionally more stable and the confidence of getting even better makes it easy to keep up the work with Dr. Smith. My sleep improved so much too. I sleep deeper and wake up more refreshed. I lernen to listen to my body’s own language again. By getting better and symptoms vanishing I can now see what caused these symptoms that I thought had been just normal and a part of life. But they are gone. You never now how sick you really are until you start feeling better. My endurance in all life aspects got so much better now. I can work a stressful period without crashing in between or afterwards, which I did regulary before this program. I feel I want to exercise my body again. It’s still some work to do for me, but I am over excited what will be in a year when the outcome is like this just after three months. It doesn’t matter if you are looking just for healing on a physiological way, like I was, but the program will also heal you on a psychological way, because you gain the strength to look at these issues on your own without needing counseling. Beside all the health benefits it saved me already a lot of money. Supplements are customized and not picked up randomly from the most useless but most expensive ones on the market. Also with Dr. Garrett Smith you have a very very nice practitioner who will always listen to you and answer your questions. And if you listen well you can learn a lot. I used to be sick and obsess about my health all the time. After working together, I’m much healthier and I hardly think about my health at all!
“Just wanted to give you a quick update. The gut issues I had last week have resolved. I have had to keep my dose of [supplement] lower due to loose stools, but I seem to be doing alright with # capsules/day (I was taking # or # with no issues until last week). Energy is better, so I’ve started doing Pilates a couple times a week in addition to my daily walks with the dog. In regards to hormonal health, I’m starting to see changes. My period started Tuesday and while I did still have a migraine, it lasted 1 day instead of 3. Cramps weren’t as bad as usual, and my energy was also better than usual. I think the biggest change I’m noticing, though, is that I’m starting to want to do things again. What I mean is that for a really long time now, I have been coming home from work and just wanting to veg out on the couch the rest of the evening and not do anything. Now I’m coming home and playing with my dog, doing chores, cooking, or whatever else needs to be done and it doesn’t feel impossible. So anyway, I’m happy with the progress I’m seeing.”
“You do not know how happy I am today putting all these pieces together. Since I started your program I’ve felt better the past 2 weeks I have in years. I’ve lost 9 lbs even though I’m eating (eating a lot actually, I’ve been getting all my potassium in from fruits and veggies). I feel like my body may actually be starting to function correctly and I may have a chance to beat this (especially if I can get these pesky infections under control)! ♥ I’ve been going to naturopathic doctors for 8 years now, and while they’ve helped me immensely, I’ve been treating my “adrenals” for 8 years and my cortisol levels have barely increased the tiniest amount IN 8 YEARS!”
“I’ve always been sensitive to caffeine, experiencing anxiety, heart palpitations and what I can only describe as the ‘jitters’ after just small amounts of caffeine. After a year taking molybdenum at Dr. Smith’s recommendation, my caffeine sensitivity has improved remarkably. I can now drink a full-strength espresso without getting the jitters! Whilst it wasn’t a symptom I consciously set out to improve on this program, it’s not a change I’m complaining about!”
“I happened to come across the whole FCLO (fermented cod liver oil) scandal in recent days, and I was absolutely shocked. Despite me taking the FLCO, my Vitamin D levels were low on all blood tests and my doctor recommended I go on Vitamin D supplements, which I did. When I first came to you, I mentioned that I had been suffering from heart palpitations, rapid heartbeat that would force me to sit down, facial paralysis, unexplainable weight gain, nausea, dizziness throughout the day, and migraine headaches. I went back to my journal for that time period, realized I had been on this FCLO pretty consistently for about 2-3 years and never connected the dots together. My CRP was always elevated as well, and when I went to my blood test results, I noticed a spike in my CRP levels, triglycerides, high LDL whenever I had gone back to the FCLO (sometimes I’d forget to take it for a few days which would turn into a few weeks and then I’d go back to it). I had this gut feeling at first that it was the Vitamin D supplement I was taking and as soon as I just stopped the Vitamin D and CLO, I felt so much better! I couldn’t understand at the time why I was eating so well and taking all the “right” things and still feeling like crap, and in fact the worst I had ever felt in my life.
I have to say I have personally experienced the same thing that others have mentioned: when I started or restarted the FCLO/CLO, I’d have amazing improvement initially and then suddenly things stopped working. At the time, I blamed my symptoms on poor adrenal health or Lyme disease. Never once did I suspect it was the FCLO! The outcome was the same as what others have mentioned: my health improved and symptoms went away immediately after stopping all CLO and Vitamin D supplementation. If it had really been poor adrenal health or Lyme, I’d still be out of energy and sick all the time, but I had never felt so much better until I stopped the CLO and Vitamin D.”
Weight & Joints
Mood & Skin
Random Health Issues
“I would read your articles prior to calling and becoming your patient. I was reading one day that taking vitamin D3 will raise calcium levels and decrease potassium next to nothing (causing fatigue). On two different occasions I spoke with two family members and told them this information due to both of them already taking Vitamin D3. They both stopped their Vitamin D3 and are having great results and do not feel fatigue like they were experiencing. The issue they were having is both of them felt like some days they could barely move and had very low energy.”
“Hey Dr. G, Wanted to let you know my sleep has improved out of sight since starting the new iron overload protocol. I’m not even on the whole treatment yet (waiting for new supplements to arrive) but less muscle meat (and less dairy/grains, more veggies!) seems to be making a big difference. Tested it out by eating a lot more chicken meat at dinner yesterday, and had disrupted sleep with a 4am panic wake up. Can’t believe how good it feels to sleep properly! You’re a genius!”
I already notice a differenceIt’s easier to get out of bed in the morning. It’s not 100%, yet I notice a big difference where before it was painful to wake up and get out of bed and now it’s not.I feel like the constant low-grade edema has gone down. I feel clearheaded, more alert, and I have more energy.It’s a great start and I’m so excited, thank you so much”
“PROGRESS this week: More pain and more tired. Good signs since I am doing what you say. Got slightly looser stools today after getting up on the C drink. The smell was like a cleanse. So it’s HAPPENING! I feel more Happy! Half as much post nasal drip. Less eye pain. Less swelling in legs. Gums are no longer bleeding. Not so much craving sweet foods”
“I’m incredibly pleased to have taken Dr. Smith’s webinar series. Having come out of it with a huge volume of knowledge and information, I now feel equipped with the tools (and confidence) to accurately analyse a hair test and start helping people. It’s a pretty special opportunity to be able to have access to over a decade of research and Dr. Smith’s talent for condensing complex information into quickly apprehensible analogies made the process of learning enjoyable as well as easy. I feel his approach to HTMA is infinitely more logical, insightful and, therefore, more valuable than any other I have come across.”