King Bio, based in Asheville, N.C., was founded in 1989 by Dr. Frank King, a doctor of naturopathy and chiropractic. King Bio manufactures six of its own brands across various markets, as well as contracts private label manufacturing for other brands.

The brands directly under the King Bio umbrella (and where they are distributed)  include: Dr. King's Natural Medicine (natural food stores), Aquaflora (natural food stores and some mass market drugstores), Natural Pet Pharmaceuticals (natural food stores and select national pet store chains), Safecare (mass market drugstores and supermarkets), Natural Vet Pharmaceuticals (veterinary offices), and SafeCareRx (clinics and holistic practitioner offices).

Homeopathy has a 200-year history of healthcare use worldwide, and carries an enviable track record of safety: no known negative side effects, no known contraindications, no negative interactions with other medications, and no age restrictions.  

Homeopathic medicine is based upon the "law of similars," sometimes summed up as "like cures like." The founding premise is that if a substance causes symptoms in a healthy person, that same substance can be made into a nontoxic homeopathic medicine that will help the body overcome similar symptoms.

This is a recognized pharmacological principle still used today as evidenced by the use of viruses in vaccines, and allergens in allergy desensitization shots. However, since homeopathic medicine is highly diluted and potentized using a specific procedure, it offers enough of the medicinal substance to cause the body to overcome the symptoms at their source, but not enough to cause negative side effects. Dr. King calls it "the perfect medicine."

Dr. King is a nationally recognized authority on contemporary homeopathy, having established a multi-disciplinary, integrative clinic that incorporated homeopathy in 1979, long before "integrative medicine" was common.

One of the breakthroughs King and his team made was developing a pure water base for the homeopathic medicine. Prior to that, homeopathic medicine was usually delivered on milk sugar (lactose) pellets or in an alcohol base. Dr. King and his colleagues developed this innovation because their clinic became well-known for helping those with "difficult-to-resolve" health issues. Since many of their patients reacted allergically to milk and alcohol bases, they wanted to find a non-allergenic alternative.

Another breakthrough Dr. King's team made was developing a contemporary approach to homeopathy by using multiple remedies in multiple potencies in the same formula. The effectiveness of homeopathy depends on not only the remedy, but also the potency. Dr. King's team found that by combining potencies within a wide range, the patient results were remarkably favorable, and also simplified the science to make it more accessible to the layperson.

Having developed more than 500 safe, natural medicines for people and pets during the past 25 years, Dr. King is dedicated to educating the public and practitioners about the benefits of holistic healthcare and contemporary homeopathy. In addition to his articles published in professional journals, his book, "The Healing Revolution: Eight Essentials to Awaken Abundant Life, Naturally," is available at Amazon and other retailers, as well as through www.kingbio.com.