About Us

A leading functional & restorative medical team for over 25 years, we at Integrative Wellness & Research Center, Inc. combine the wisdom of many years of experience with the personal care and compassion. You can expect an individualized approach that is customized to your specific condition. We look forward to hearing your story and developing a plan to help restore your health.

Services Provided

We offer a wide range of functional medicine lab tests to help uncover the root cause of your illness so we can maximize your health recovery. You may call on us for care of a simple cold or flu or if you need more advanced care in cancer recovery, Lyme disease, skin infections, rashes, allergies, GI imbalances, or inflammation. Yeast, candida, bacterial overgrowth, anxiety, depression, fatigue, cardiovascular issues, arthritis, or joint inflammation and pain, hormone imbalances, poor wound healing, and suppressed immunity are other reasons clients rely on us.

Integrative Wellness
John Smothers

About the Owner

John Smothers is the founder of Integrative Wellness & Research Center, a Tennessee-based wellness center for all ages, promoting healthy lifestyle changes through targeted nutritional support and restorative therapies. The wellness center is proactive in reducing bio markers, risk factors, and supporting acute degenerative health conditions through nutraceuticals, diet, exercise, and stress management.

John Smothers, ND, MH, FLT


John Smothers has 40 years of vast experience and knowledge in corporate sales engineering, corporate management, business development, functional and naturopathic medicine. He is founder of the Integrative Wellness & Research Center; a Tennessee-based integrative health clinic for all ages, promoting healthy lifestyle changes through targeted nutritional support. This clinic is proactive in reducing bio markers for disease and treating acute to degenerative health conditions through nutraceuticals, diet, exercise, and stress management. Dr. Smothers’ current areas of focus are: optimizing body composition, intestinal barrier function, neurobiology, tick-borne illness, modulating cellular immune response, and decreasing pro-inflammatory cytokines. He is well versed in the dynamics and multitudes of Alternative Medicine. Our focus is a non-toxic approach to managing health care in the area of Functional Medicine.


Memphis Bible Institute, Certificate of Theology, 2003
Trinity College of Natural Health, Master Herbalist, 1999
Trinity College of Natural Health, Doctor of Naturopathy, 1997
University of Tennessee, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, 1987

Post Graduate Training

RGCC College, Oncology Course for Practitioner Accreditation, August 2023
CASA: Clinical Applications Scientific Conference, Orlando 2022 Long Haul Covid, Reducing risk for Cardiovascular Disease.
Institute for Functional Medicine: Certification in Gut Health, Nashville 2020
Integrative Approaches to Tick-Borne and Chronic Disease, California, 2011
Advanced Clinical Therapies for Women’s Health, Tennessee 2011
Therapeutic Lifestyle and FLT Health Care Provider Certification, Florida, 2010
Neurobiology of Mood and Cognitive Disorders, Illinois, 2006
Managing the Multiple Causes of Chronic Inflammation, Illinois, 2006
Enhancing the Quality of Human Lifespan in Anti-Aging Medicine, Illinois, 2005
Gourmet Raw Food Chief Training, Tennessee 2004
Meridian Stress Assessment and Biological Terrain Assessment, Utah, 2000
Biochemical Individualism and Enzyme Therapy, Texas, 2000
Bioresonance Therapy Training, Mexico, 2001
Allergy and Pediatric Clinic Internship with medical doctor, Tennessee 2001-2003
Mind Body Wellness Center Internship with medical doctor, Tennessee 2000
Back to the Garden Health Ministries, Tennessee 1996
Personal Growth and Ministry Training, PGMT, Tennessee 1994
Manufacturing Engineer Certification, Tennessee, 1987