At 16 Dr. Reynolds joined the British mercantile marine and travelled the world for seven years as a navigating officer before entering medical school at the University of Western Australia.
Graduating M.B.,B.S. (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) 1973, he spent most of his professional career as a general practitioner in Perth and Melbourne. He worked four years for the International Organisation for Migration assisting resettlement of Vietnamese refugees in Hong Kong. Then followed a year based in Moscow assisting resettlement of Russian Jewish migrants to the United States.
From 1985 to 1988, Dr. Reynolds, through his then Perth winebar, Riccardo’s, was instrumental in restoring the confidence, public performance and acclaim of David Helfgott. This pianistic genius, featured in the Academy Award-winning film “Shine”, has been performing worldwide ever since.
In 1995, a chance healing phenomenon using a cereal grass extract reignited his flagging passion for practising medicine. Since then, he has used wheatgrass to help thousands of patients overcome conditions for which pharmaceuticals have limited benefit. For example, molluscum contagiosum, anal fissure, diabetic foot ulcers, burns and steroid-dependent eczema. Also, the safety, cost and virtual absence of adverse effects using wheatgrass for healing, makes it ideal for use by everyone – health practitioners and general public alike.
Dr. Reynolds is the only doctor we are aware of anywhere who, when he first saw the healing effects of wheatgrass, had the vision to develop the wheatgrass products we have today. Certainly, he leads the world in his clinical experience, scientific knowledge and understanding of how wheatgrass and other cereals have such beneficial effects.
Special interests: Therapeutic properties of wheatgrass – sports and soft tissue injuries, wound healing, skin disorders.
Reynolds CL, Galvin GM. 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, Cl. The demise of chlorophyll and a fresh look at wheatgrass therapy. J. Australasian Integrative Med. May, 2004.
Reynolds, CL. Thalassemia: Wheatgrass shows promise as an effective inducer of fetal haemoglobin. J. Australasian Integrative Med. Assoc. August, 2004.
Reynolds, CL. A DNA-technology-based cellular assay used to measure specific biological activity in a wheatgrass extract. J. Australasian Integrative Med. Assoc. March, 2005.
Reynolds, CL. Reynolds, SJ. 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