Crayhon Research, Inc. was founded in 2003 by nutritionist, educator and author Robert Crayhon. It was created in order to increase the awareness among health professionals of the clinical effectiveness and scientific evidence supporting nutritional medicine and other natural therapies.
The advantages of natural therapies are many-fold:
Crayhon Research believes that there is something called optimal health that is more than the mere absence of disease. We believe that optimal health is a goal that is worth achieving. We believe that optimal health is the best defense against degenerative diseases such as heart disease, cancer, neurodegenerative disease, and almost all chronic diseases. We believe that no one nutrient, lifestyle parameter, or diagnostic marker can match the overall disease protective power of achieving overall optimal health.
We believe that the road to optimal health is a highly individual one. The diet or nutrient therapy or herb that may make one person healthy may make another person sick. We all need an individual program to make and keep us healthy.
We believe that genetic testing should be employed where possible so that people can receive genetically-tailored nutritional and botanical programs to help them overcome any tendencies towards disease that they may have due to their genetic polymorphisms.
We believe that any form of healing has both strengths and weaknesses. There is no one form of healing that is inherently better than any other. We believe that integrating the many systems of healing that now exist is the greatest calling of medicine today. Only the successful integration of all healing systems—from drug based, to nutrition, to botanical, to mind-body medicine—will allow patients to reach their maximum health potential.
Crayhon Research hopes to encourage the use of natural therapies in two ways: