Dr Donald Carroll, Optometric Physician Biography
Dr. Donald “Donn” Carroll received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Pacific University in 1972. After interning in Canada with the esteemed Dr. Gimbal, he returned to the states to open clinics in Brewster and Grand Coulee Washington in 1973. In 1977 he sold both practices and moved to Lesotho, Africa working as a medical missionary Optometrist for a year. Upon his return to the states he set up practice in the lovely mountain community of Morton, Washington in 1978 and has been there ever since and also in Olympia, the capitol city. His experience with managing ocular pathology with nutrition ultimately led to Donn graduating as the first Optometrist from the Nutritional Therapy program with certification as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner in 2004. This led to Donn’s participation as lead researcher in a 2011 study with Dr. Stuart Richer and Bill Sardi on the benefits of resveratrol on macular degeneration.
Katherine A. Carroll, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Biography
Katherine Carroll is the Executive Director of Operations and Finance for the National Health Federation (NHF) and its sister-organization, the Foundation for Health Research (FHR). Katherine is the non-board member Treasurer for the NHF Board of Governors. In addition to her work for NHF and FHR, she also holds a board-member position on the NHF-Canada Board of Governors.
Katherine received the NHF 2014 Health Freedom Hero award for her extensive health-freedom work, which included her participation on NHF delegations to Codex Alimentarius meetings, which actively shape global food and nutritional supplement policies, as well as for her writing. As Articles Editor for the NHF’s quarterly journal, Health Freedom News, Katherine is also a contributor to other health publications and is working on several books.
Certified as a Natural Healer in 1995, Katherine brings her experience as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (certified in 2004 by the Nutritional Therapy Association) to her research, writing, and optometry practice, Medical Vision Center in Morton, Washington that she runs with Dr. Donald A. Carroll, her husband of 27 years. They are members of the Ocular Wellness Nutrition Society and devoted to true healing with nutrition, supplementation, and education.
Recently, they welcomed the relocation of the Foundation for Health Research’s NHF Memorial Library from Southern California to Washington State, in their Morton Clinic, to help educate patients, the public, and the community. In fact, the relocation resulted in a unique library dedicated to health and health freedom that everyone can enjoy.
Additionally, Katherine continues to develop her and her husband’s Adytum Sanctuary, a Pacific Northwest Vacation Retreat in Mossyrock where a 16-acre organic food forest is in development and a bird sanctuary is maintained. To date, over 6000 guests have enjoyed the serene Sanctuary since its opening in 2010.