Susan Kregel Turner, ND
President, HMS Crown, Inc.
Suzi Kregel Turner was born into the medical world. Her father -- the late Louis A Kregel, MD** was a prominent Dallas surgeon and lifetime clinical professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School for more than 50 years. Her mother -- the late Micki McGinley Kregel -- was a registered nurse.
At the age of four, Suzi assisted in her first surgery. Dr Kregel was the on call surgeon for the Dallas County Sheriff Department and the Dallas Police Department. On more than one occasion, the Kregel kitchen was turned into a operating room for gunshot, knife, or other wounds. Suzi recalls picking and holding instruments for her father. The Kregel kids were exposed to blood and guts at an early age.
She officially scrubbed into her first hospital surgery at the age of 18, while working as a nurse's aide at Bristol Hospital, a small privately owned facility in Dallas. Her Dad meticulously pointed out all the body organs and explained their functions. She always thought she would follow in her father's footsteps, but while a Pre Med. student at Texas Tech University discovered she preferred ink to blood and ultimately was graduated with a BA in English and Journalism. In post graduate studies, she subsequently received marketing certifications and a doctorate degree in Naturopathic Medicine.
Today, Dr. Suzi, a naturopath committed to the philosophy that the body is not a composite of specialized parts, but is a whole complete system without separation, believes that God gave us everything we need to maintain an optimal state of health and heal any dis-ease. During Dr Kregel's later years, she had worked closely with her father in establishing the MD Center, a combination alternative and allopathic medical center in Dallas.
Louis A Kregel, MD"My philosophy of naturopathy is that disease (dis-ease) occurs when the laws of nature (God) are violated." says Dr. Suzi. When man rejects nature's laws for daily living, which he instinctively knows to be true, an environment is established for a diseased state in which unwanted organisms and substances are not only attracted to it, but thrive in the weakened negative state. The result is a compromised immune system, weakened vitality, abnormal composition of blood and lymph, and accumulation of waste matter and parasitic organisms.
For example, a person who has no regard for what he eats or drinks or how he thinks and lives is setting the stage for physical and mental disaster. In computer lingo, it is known as “garbage-in, garbage-out” A doctor or naturopath can not cure the person, but only the individual himself can bring about the healing. As Hippocrates said, “Our natures are the physicians of our diseases.”
Hippocrates, the father of medicine, practiced the power of careful observation. He watched the way a patient moved, spoke, and sat. He listened and predicted the course of the disease based on observation and the patient's history. He stressed the importance of diet and lifestyle choices in the cure of illness. The philosophy of naturopathic medicine is very close to the original premises of Hippocrates.
Dr. Suzi is not a practicing naturopath, but freely shares information and has several books in progress. Her time is almost completely devoted to HMS Crown, Inc. and marketing its world class skin care and beauty products formulated by her late husband Dr. Terry Turner, who was also a naturopath.
*HMS Crown, Inc. specializes in premium skin care products designed by its former CEO, the late great Terry Don Turner. The company, founded in 1995 following years of research and development, distributes products worldwide. The majority of the business is retail via the Internet. The main company site is http://www.hmscrown.com consisting of approximately 1000 pages and growing.
**Louis A. Kregel, MD, (1915 -1998) was a clinical professor of surgery at Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, and a practicing surgeon for almost 50 years. He was one of the first, if not the first physician in America, to implement acupuncture in medicine. He was a former staff member of Baylor, Presbyterian, Medical City, St. Paul, Parkland, and Doctors' Hospital of which he was a founder. He served as Chief of Surgery for St. Paul Hospital.