Born May, 1941. Perth, Western Australia.
At 16, Dr. Chris Reynolds joined the British Merchant Navy (Blue Funnel Line) as an apprentice navigator. After travelling the world for 7 years, he decided to study medicine instead, entering the medical school of 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 in family medicine in Perth and Melbourne. In 1989, he worked for the International Organisation for Migration in Hong Kong assessing Vietnamese refugees for resettlement, then spent a year in Moscow assisting resettlement of Russian Jewish migrants to the United States.
Still working in medicine, from 1985 to 1988, Dr. Chris used his Perth winebar, “Riccardo’s”, to help restore the lost confidence of David Helfgott, the classical pianist portrayed in the movie “Shine”. Ultimately, David returned to the concert platform, and Geoffrey Rush won an Oscar for Best Actor in the movie “Shine” depicting David’s recovery.
In 1995, a chance observation of a healing phenomenon by a cereal grass extract reignited Dr. Chris’ then flagging passion for practising medicine. Since then, he has used wheatgrass successfully to assist healing of many conditions for which no effective pharmaceuticals were available, such as molluscum contagiosum, diabetic foot ulcers and burns.
Dr. Reynolds is a world leader in the clinical use and scientific knowledge of wheatgrass 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)