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Attends Nutritional Therapy Association
Lives in Stanwood, WA
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Community Organizer & Youth Director
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I consider myself to be someone honestly seeking a just and right way to live life to the fullest capacity. I try to follow the Way and teachings of Jesus as I understand them contextualized into our life and culture today. I lean toward existential thinking on spirituality and matters of ultimate concern, which leaves room for mystery, hope, openness, and faith.
I'm passionate about natural health and whole food nutrition. I am certified as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner from the Nutritional Therapy Association. I sincerely want to help people live to their potential just as I strive to live to mine. I know that what we eat and the lifestyles that we have the power to change can dramatically affect our overall well being and outlook on life for the good or bad.
A majority of my life I have been apathetic about politics. I try to understand the current system and the views but keep coming back to the idea that parties and labels do us absolutely no good. Recently I've taken the hermeneutic of liberty and freedom seriously and applied that to politics and it seems to gel with my faith and personal convictions across the board. I'm still (and always will be) figuring out the details on this.
I have a wonderful wife, Lindsey, who brings happiness into my life every day as we enjoy the world together. I also have a daughter, Journey, born July of 2009 and another daughter, Capri, born July 2012...they both teach me more about myself than anyone ever has. I absolutely love being their daddy.
I'm a husband and father. I thrive on helping others figure out how to improve their lives physically, mentally, and spiritually.
- Nutritional Therapy AssociationNutritional Therapy Practitioner, 2013 - presentNTA’s Nutritional Therapists address nutrition from a holistic perspective. The NTA trainings offer a clear alternative to the grain-based, low fat nightmare that is the official diet of modern America. The Nutritional Therapy Association is founded on the beliefs of such nutritional pioneering greats as Weston A. Price and Dr. Francis A. Pottenger, considered two of the greatest scientific minds ever to research nutrition, food supplies and their effects on modern society. NTA’s philosophy is that the myriad of health problems plaguing modern society result from weaknesses in the body’s physiological foundations brought on by poor nutrition. As an educational organization, NTA is dedicated to helping healthcare professionals understand and reverse the tragic and unsuspected effects of the modern diet on their patients and clients. Throughout our seminars, students access a wide range of educational tools and techniques that help identify and correct nutritional imbalances. Nutritional Therapists, as envisioned by NTA, teach the importance of properly prepared whole foods that are delicious, nourish our bodies, and restore good health. Once foods have been highly processed, as most foods in America are, there is no combination of carbohydrates, fats, and protein that will ultimately be healthy. As dietary fads alternate between diets high in carbohydrates, and others high in protein and fat, one thing has become very obvious, there is no one perfect diet for everyone. While some people thrive on a diet relatively low in fats, for others the increase in carbohydrates is devastating. Likewise, Atkins-like diets high in fat may have helped some people, but for others have been completely inappropriate and even dangerous. NTA teaches the concept of bio-individuality. There is no perfect diet for everyone. Nutritional Therapists are trained to help each client find the right types of whole foods that will restore balance and enhance their ability to heal.
- Malone CollegeYouth Educational Ministries, 2002 - 2006
- Fuller Theological Seminary