Royal Lee, DDS.


Dr. Lee’s family emigrated from Norway in 1845 and settled in the Milwaukee area. It was here that Dr. Lee’s great intellect and mechanical genius first began to manifest itself. While in high school, he convinced the principal to allow him to teach an advanced physics course. Completing formal training as a dentist at the age of 24 at Marquette University, he focused on the connection between dental caries and improper nutrition.

Dr. Lee became interested in nutrition at a very young age. By age 16, he had catalogued most of the nutritional references in print at that time. The events leading to his discovery of Catalyn are quite profound. In 1929, his mother came down with a strange flu, and was diagnosed with a bad heart. She was given six months to live. When Dr. Lee heard about his mother’s prognosis, he immediately went to work on what would later be known as Catalyn. He brought her this potent vitamin and quickly she began to improve. In fact, she lived for another 12 years (into her 80’s ). His great love for his family, as well as his love for humanity in general, motivated him to discover other whole-food supplements, and eventually led to the founding of Standard Process, Inc.

Around 1937, Dr. Lee conceived the Endocardiograph (an earlier prototype of what is now known as the Acoustic CardioGraph), a tool for graphing heart sounds and a means for measuring nutritional status. Previously, most nutritionally-minded healthcare providers had depended on the stethoscope for a reading of the heart. Dr. Lee realized how subjective this technique could be, this motivated him to invent the Endocardiograph. This tool provided the practitioner with an accurate and detailed recording for evaluation.

For his outstanding work in the field of human nutrition, Dr. Lee was the recipient of many awards, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s highest award, which appointed him Fellow in 1942.

Dr. Royal Lee was a maverick in the field of nutrition, providing the healthcare provider with the tools to determine nutritional deficits and the means to treat those same deficits.

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  • Therapeutic Food Manual

    • Retail: $39.95

    A reprint of Dr. Lee’s “Personalized” treatment recommendations. This manual looks at pathology and disease. After some introductory material, it presents an alphabetical list of most illnesses. Included under each listing are: a general description, treatment support, physiological considerations, synergistic use of products with suggestions and recommendations. A highly recommended “source” for the practitioner developed by the “nutritional genius” himself. The Therapeutic Food Manual and Symptom Survey manual go together spotlighting pathology and disease or Signs and Symptoms.

    *Please note: Clinical books are only available for practitioners.

  • Product Bulletins

    • Retail: $36.95

    The original information with updated names, in alphabetical order. Get Dr. Lee’s original guideline and recommendations for the use of whole food concentrates. Using the core products of Standard Process this manual gives an in-depth presentation on each of those products from the functional model. This manual gives insights that help you understand how Dr. Lee’s approach the therapeutics use of whole food nutrition, outlining physiological considerations, synergistic use of products as well as clinical suggestions. The clinical reference guide is a good place to start, but if you’re serious about clinical nutrition this manual is a must.

    *Please note: Clinical books are only available for practitioners.

  • Conversations in Nutrition

    • Retail: $19.95

    These transcriptions of Dr. Lee’s taping of his “Fireside Chats” provides insight into the man himself. It records Dr. Lee’s response to a wide range of questions on nutrition. There is a very informative introduction as well as discussion about each of the “early” Standard Process products. A valuable addition to your Dr. Royal Lee library.

  • Protomorphology

    • Retail: $39.95

    This is the original background material providing insight into Dr. Lee’s understanding of cell bio-chemistry and its relation to health. Written in the 1940s, it is a well-documented summary of how the cell functions. It draws on most of the research information available at that time to display the genius of Dr. Lee. An understanding of protomorphology is essential to provide complete nutritional support.

  • Applied Protomorphology

    • Retail: $28.95

    This reprint provides additional information to the practitioner about how to use some of the Standard Process products in a clinical application. It contains various research papers, separate “articles” written by Dr. Lee, and a background on foods, vitamins, minerals, and food concentrates. It then presents the original “products manual” information, listing the following: use, application, composition, specific effects, administration, contradictions, and how supplied for each of the “early” products.

  • Vitamin News

    • Retail: $39.95

    This book covers Dr. Royal Lee’s personal selection of peer-reviewed articles from 1933 to 1956 that used real, whole foods in their research. Most of the public today fail to realize that this early research had two common denominators: 1. The use of whole foods for vitamin studies instead of synthetic chemical byproducts and 2. the observations of the researchers were empirical – not based on animal studies later dictated by the FDA and the pharmaceutical companies. These articles offer a wide range of topics Dr. Lee thought were necessary for the practitioner to understand to help them be able to apply nutrition in their practice. All missing articles have now been recovered and included in this new version, plus for the first time, a complete index and table of contents. You’ll find the peer references surprising and wonder how it got lost.

  • An Introduction to Protomorphology

    • Retail: $6.95

    This pamphlet was transcribed from a lecture by Dr. Royal Lee. It was delivered to a meeting of physicians and dentists in April, 1956 for The American Academy of Applied Nutrition. Through Dr. Lee’s own words, he explains in very understandable terms the meaning of protomorphology and the nutritional benefits of protomorphogens.  This pamphlet should be your first read in the protomorphology series.  For those trying to understand the benefits of the use of protomorphogens, as well as the difference between whole desiccated cell products, this is an excellent place to start.

  • Food and Life, Excerpts – Agricultural Department 1939

    • Retail: $6.95

    Dr. Lee and the Lee Foundation encouraged all practitioners interested in nutrition to read this pamphlet. Food and Life was the yearly journal published by the American Agricultural Department.  This pamphlet is made up of excerpts removed from the journal in 1939, reflecting the agricultural department’s feeling about vitamin deficiencies and how it related to disease.  Unfortunately, after this publication was released the agricultural Department took a very different turn in what they published due to special interest groups.