Dr. Gandee's Story
Hello. I am Dr. Gandee, and this is the story of how and why Nature's Gel came to be. It was
created with love and concern for my Grandma Sallie, and now everyone can lead a more normal,
healthy, and pain-free life again.
My Grandma cried herself to sleep every single night.
Grandma Sallie was 94 at the time and still lived independently with my grandpa in their home, 25
miles away from my parents. The constant trips to her house to help her were hard on them. Here
I am, a doctor, and my grandmother is in pain every night. When I treated her, she felt better that
day, but the treatment did not last. She needed something that would help her at home. So,
Grandma Sallie and I sat down one day and had a long talk. I asked her what else helped her feel
better. She said, "Nothing." Then she said some of the pain gels helped a little bit.
I immediately went to Walmart and bought every pain gel, ointment, and rub they had. THERE
WERE OVER 30 DIFFERENT PRODUCTS! Every night I had my Grandma Sallie rub on a
different pain gel. She would say the same thing every morning, "It helped, but just a little." So the
crying, the pain, and the suffering continued. Not one of the over-the-counter pain products did
more than give her just a little relief - which I found unacceptable.
Then it hit me... that is precisely WHY these pain gels were made... to give you only a little
temporary relief. They weren't formulated to try to help you long-term. I immediately got on the
phone and called around the country (this was way before the handy dandy internet), hoping to
find a company that would work with me to develop a pain gel that would provide more than
temporary relief. I finally found a company in Texas with an owner who just happened to have an
86-year-old father who was suffering from painful arthritis and needed pain relief also.
We started with a formula similar to others to see if increased menthol and eucalyptus would help
my grandmother. Grandma Sallie tried it and said, "Nope, it didn't help any more than the others
did." So we kept adding more proven, powerful natural pain-relieving ingredients like glucosamine,
MSM, eucalyptus, and capsaicin in an Aloe Vera base for a deeper, more penetrating
effectiveness. Grandma Sallie always tested each new formula.
We slowly made headway with these new, improved formulations until finally, Grandma Sallie
called me early one morning and in a happy voice told me, "I had no pain last night, and I slept the
whole night through.” GLORY!!!! After months and months of trial and error, I had finally
developed a product that helped my grandmother's pain. I named this powerful new pain-relieving
gel, Nature's Gel because nature, not a lab, provided our ingredients. From that day until she died
at 101 years old, my Grandma Sallie never cried herself to sleep again because of that pain.
Every night, before bed, she would rub "Nature's Gel" on her calves, ankles, feet, and lower back,
and she would sleep through the night.
Now I had another problem.
I couldn't just order one eight-ounce jar at a time because production costs were prohibitive - it
would have cost me well over $2,000 for one jar! So, to get the price down, we started
manufacturing over 5,000 8-ounce jars at a time. Fortunately, since I'm a doctor, I thought that
what helped my grandma so much could help others as well.
And Nature's Gel was launched. Grandma Sallie passed in 1999. Thousands have found relief
because of her suffering. That fact always made her smile; her pain had a purpose in this world,
and it helped others. My patients loved the Nature's Gel from the beginning. It also helped the
manufacturing company owner's 86-year-old father's arthritis.
Today our formula remains the same. We now offer 2-ounce, 4-ounce, and 8-ounce jars for your
convenience. We remain a small business focused solely on helping others find better health,
We look forward to helping you too! I hope you’ve enjoyed my grandma's and my journey and
search for relief.
Yours in Health,
Dr. William S. Gandee, BS, DC