Lendon Smith, M.D., graduated from Reed College with a B.A. degree and received his M.D. degree from Oregon Health Sciences University in 1946. He completed his internship at Minneapolis General Hospital in 1947. Dr. Smith was an army physician from 1947 to 1949 who treated serious psychiatric problems. He completed his pediatric residency in St. Louis, Missouri and in Portland, Oregon. He began his general pediatric practice in 1951 with three other pediatricians. Dr. Smith was an expert dealing with the ADD child cases. He became popular in radio and television after a successful five-minute program seen nationwide on ABC-TV from 1967 to 1969. In 1975, he began to treat children and adults with nutritional programs with much success.
Dr. Smith wrote his first book in 1969 called, "The Children’s Doctor." His "Feed Your Kids Right" in hard cover was published in 1978 and was on the New York Times best seller list for six months. Dr. Smith is an excellent communicator through his books and over radio and TV. He has appeared on Johnny Carson for a 60-minute segment and Donahue for a 20-minute segment, along with many other television talk shows. He has been promoting his ideas of health and the nutritional approach to making children healthy for three decades. He has found that sugar, white flour and "junk food" is inappropriate for children and leads to sickness, hyperactivity, obesity, allergies and many others in children and adults. His new role as a grandfather has made him more eager to get the whole world to change lifestyles and diet. Give him enough time and we will have a healthier population.