Dori's Story

Dorinda A. Smith, MS

Autoimmune Research Scientist 

Functional Nutrition Practitioner

true wellness today

“My ultimate purpose—my God-given mission—is to alleviate suffering with the TRUTH:  Chronic illness is preventable and reversable using the scientific medical breakthroughs of Functional Medicine.  There is hope!”


Armed with her Master’s in Immunology and Environmental Toxicology from Virginia Tech in 1998, Dori set out to help others through medical science.  She continued her specialized PhD studies in Autoimmunity while working at Duke University Medical Center and Duke Veteran’s Affairs Hospital, and completing a prestigious PhD Fellowship at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (a branch of the NIH). During her training Dori won first place at Virginia Tech’s science fair for her NIH funded research developing new immunotoxicology assays, and co-authored five papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals, including a review of “Immunology and Autoimmunity” in Environmental Health Perspectives.

13 years into her career as a research scientist, Dori suffered a major life crisis:  Her own autoimmune disease.  Within a few years she was diagnosed with Systemic Sclerosis and Fibromyalgia, and later developed Arthritis, Addison’s Disease, Thyroiditis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Osteopenia, Polymyositis and Lupus antibodies, eventually succumbing to debilitating disability.  Dori lost her career, and it seemed her life’s purpose, for over 10 years.

But that’s not the end of her story. 


Through a truly miraculous spiritual event, Dori found the science of

Functional Medicine, and it completely changed her life.

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A self-professed geek at heart, Dori voraciously researched the new medical breakthroughs of functional medicine for nearly three years, all while applying the validated scientific protocols to her own healing.  With the help of her dedicated team of functional medicine practitioners, Dori is on her own path to true wellness, with remarkable results.  She has nearly completely reversed all her autoimmune conditions

and now has her life and career back... so she can help YOU!

Dori founded her company, True Wellness Today, LLC to alleviate suffering. 

Her mission:  To make precision functional medicine affordable for everyone. 


She speaks publicly and uses telemedicine consultations to educate people in how to prevent and reverse chronic illness and autoimmune disease and to walk with others on their journey to vibrant health.  If you'd like to interview Dori for your podcast, Facebook group, or show, contact us today.

Dori lives on a small ranch in Ramona, California with her granddaughter, Jana Lynn, her friend Kristen, 15 crazy goats, two dogs, four cats and a flock of chickens.  Music is her other life-long passion, and she is an accomplished vocalist and church worship leader.  She enjoys creating with fiber arts,

is very active in her local church, and believes strongly that she was created to suffer from chronic illness

in order to learn how to heal and then serve others.