Born May, 26, 1941. Perth, Western Australia.
On turning 16, Dr. Chris joined the British Merchant Navy (Blue Funnel Line) as an apprentice navigating officer. After travelling the world for 7 years, he decided to leave the sea and study medicine, entering the Medical School at the University of Western Australia in 1966.
Graduating M.B.,B.S. (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) in 1973, he spent most of his professional career working in family medicine in Perth and Melbourne. In 1989, he worked for the International Organisation for Migration in Hong Kong medically assessing Vietnamese refugees for resettlement. He then moved to Moscow (1983) overseeing medical assessments of Russian Jewish migrants destined for the United States.
After returning to family medicine in Perth, in 1985, Dr. Chris, with the support of many West Australian classical music lovers, re-ignited unemployed classical pianist, David Helfgott's playing career in his Perth winebar, "Riccardo's". Some months later, when he was well established at Riccardo's, he introduced David to his wife-to-be from Sydney, Gillian Murray. This story was later told (albeit incorrectly) in the movie "Shine", which won an Oscar for Australian actor Geoffrey Rush, who played David.
In 1995, after moving to Melbourne, observation of a number of remarkable healing outcomes evoked by a wheatgrass plant extract, reignited Dr. Chris' love of medical practice. So successful were the results, he established the "Dr Wheatgrass" brand products which are becoming popular worldwide.
Dr. Reynolds is now well known for his clinical and scientific knowledge of wheatgrass extract as a natural healing agent.
Reynolds, C., Galvin G. The availability of patients for teaching purposes in the Perth metropolitan area, March to May, 1971. Med. J. Aust. 1972 Oct 14;2(16):891-5.
Reynolds, C. The demise of chlorophyll and a fresh look at wheatgrass therapy. J. Australasian Integrative Med. May, 2004. (PDF)
Reynolds, C. Thalassemia: Wheatgrass shows promise as an effective inducer of fetal haemoglobin. J. Australasian Integrative Med. Assoc. August, 2004.
Reynolds, C. A DNA-technology-based cellular assay used to measure specific biological activity in a wheatgrass extract. J. Australasian Integrative Med. Assoc. March, 2005. (PDF)
Reynolds, C. Reynolds, S. Vardharajan, L. A novel topical application (wheatgrass extract) influences closure of plantar ulcers in leprosy patients: case studies in India. J. Sci. Healing Outcomes. Jan. 2014. Vol. 6:11-17
"Wheatgrass is a medically important and highly effective natural healing agent."
Dr. Chris Reynolds. (1995)