Hi, I'm David Sandstrom
Thanks for checking out my website. I created this site to help you maximize your health potential so you can pursue the abundant life more effectively. I'm a follower of Jesus Christ and I believe God wants to equip us to live out our full potential and become all the men and women He created us to be. To learn more about my faith Click Here.
I am a Naturopathic Doctor, Certified Nutritional Counselor, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, Certified Metabolic Typing Advisor, and a Certified Biblical Health Coach, I have an MBA from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and I am an Airline Captain for a Major, legacy carrier based in Atlanta, Georgia.
Passion for health and wellness
From a very young age I sensed a God-given passion for health and wellness. When I was in grade school I had a friend that came from a family of 10 kids. You can bet there were plenty of cold viruses being brought home by his siblings. However, this kid never got sick. I mean literally from Kindergarten to 6th grade he never missed a day of school from illness. He was also the happiest, most optimistic person I knew.
I became convinced even at this young age, that his joyful approach to life helped protect him from illness. This was the start of my interest and passion for natural and holistic health.
In the mid 1990s I developed persistent sinusitis. The doctors gave me all the drugs they could; when the drugs failed to bring me relief, they recommended surgery. The internet was still in its infancy, but with my dial-up connection I did some research on sinus surgery and the prognosis wasn't good. I said, there's got to be a better way.
I made some changes to my diet by eliminating some of the more offensive foods and did a yeast cleanse. Long story short, 30 days later I felt like a new person. I could breathe through my nose again and I felt better than I had in years. From that point on, I was hooked on natural health.
After the terrorist attacks of 9-11 the airline industry got hit hard. I said to my wife, this airline thing is not working out the way we had hoped. Maybe it's time to get some credentialing and open a health coaching practice. That's what I did. I opened my office in 2005 and did natural health coaching until 2011 when we moved to my crew base in Atlanta. The airline industry was looking up, so I didn't open a practice in Atlanta. But, my passion never faded.
Chronic Lyme Disease
In 2012, I was diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease. I knew that getting over chronic Lyme and the co-infections that go along with it was going to be no easy task. That's when I decided to learn all I could about true, holistic, whole-person health that nurtures the entire person, body, mind, and spirit.
What I learned changed my life. I beat Lyme disease without any medical intervention whatsoever. It also revolutionized the way I now look at health and wellness.
Even though I called myself a holistic practitioner, the truth is I didn't know what the term meant. Human beings are far more than just a body. We are spirit, we have a mind or a soul, and we live in a body. If we're going to effectively address our health, we've got to consider all three aspect to the human condition.
The Christian's Guide to Holistic Health
After recovering from Lyme disease, I wrote my book "The Christian's Guide to Holistic Health." I'm a teacher at heart and I knew that I couldn't remain silent about what I'd learned.
Now, I'm focused on the podcast. Allow me to serve you by subscribing to the podcast on your favorite listening platform below.