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John Morgenthaler has been active in the field of nutritional medicine since 1986 when he launched a business that assisted AIDS groups in sourcing hard-to-get, experimental treatments. One of those treatments was DHEA, which did not become an over-the-counter nutritional supplement until 1995.Later (in 1990) John teamed up with Ward Dean, M.D. to create the book Smart Drugs & Nutrients, which became an international bestseller. John appeared on the Today Show, Larry King Live, 20/20, and Phil Donahue, and was interviewed in Time, Newsweek, Playboy, the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Details and Cosmopolitan. This was the book that launched Smart Publications, John's current business.
Over the next few years John co-authored several other books including Smart Drugs II, Stop the FDA, Better Sex Through Chemistry, GHB: The Natural Mood Enhancer and Natural Hormone Replacement for Women over 45 (with Jonathan Wright, M.D.).
In 1995, John co-founded a nutritional supplement company and in three years built it up to a $4 million per year operation before selling his shares. Presently, John lives in Petaluma, California and is putting his talents towards building Smart Publications into the most authoritative publisher of books on nutritional medicine.