Alex Smithers, M.D.

I am a Physician with degrees in both Eastern and Western Medicine. I had my entry into medicine, studying Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda. After graduating Top of my class in Oriental Medicine I went on to enter Western Medical school. Medical School, and particularly my time in the hospital, reaffirmed my awareness that while western medicine shines in some areas, it is extremely misguided in others. While allopathic medicine is unparalled in the areas of emergency and Trauma medicine, it is remarkably deficient in its ability to address chronic disease.The western model is based on symptom management and does very little to address the root cause or alter the disease process. In addition the Allopathic model has a very Newtonian, linear and reductionist view of the human body while the traditional philosophies understood that the body is a multidimensional and infinitely intelligent quantum pattern of energy. The new physics is confirming what the ancient traditions knew all along and it is through this lens that the body can be brought into a proper balance and one in which true healing can occur.


My Focus On The Gut


​I have always had an interest in the microbiome. Part of this is most likely due to the fact that it was put into my awareness at a very early age. My mother would often speak about its importance in so many different health conditions and her grandmother, my great-grandmother, was preaching about the importance of the microbiome as early as the 1930s. They were both strong, progressive and forward thinking women and while many people thought they were crazy at that time, the current research is revealing that they were in fact, correct the entire time.

After graduating medical school and going to practice, I began to see a common theme among all of the chronically ill patients. The vast majority of them seemed to have some type of gastrointestinal involvement. This was true of many of the conditions that you would never associate with so-called gut health and when we addressed their gastrointestinal health, everything seemed to improve. Luckily, there is a lot of current research that reinforces this observation, and every day there is more and more information revealing that our microbiome affects literally every aspect of our physiology. Everything from our gastrointestinal Health to our immune function and even as far reaching as our mood and personalities.

Symptoms of Dysbiosis and/or Leaky Gut

  • Autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, celiac disease or Crohn's

  • Chronic diarrhea, constipation, gas or bloating

  • Nutritional deficiencies

  • Poor immune system

  • Headaches, brain fog, memory loss

  • Excessive fatigue

  • Skin rashes and problems such as acne, eczema or rosacea

  • Arthritis or joint pain

  • Depression, anxiety, ADD, ADH, Bipolar Disorder


  • Transition from “SAD” Standard American Diet

  • Individuals with Prolonged antibiotic use

  • Digestive disorders such as gas, bloating, IBS, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting

  • Environmental allergies

  • Food allergies or sensitivities

  • Autoimmune disease

  • Thyroid disorders

  • Hormone imbalances

  • Nutrient deficiencies

  • Acne

  • Eczema

  • Psoriasis

  • PCOS

  • Diabetes

  • Obesity

  • Inability to gain weight

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Acid Reflux