Hi, I'm David Sandstrom. I'm a Naturopathic Doctor and Biblical Health Coach. I help people find the abundant life in Christ through vitality in Body, Mind, & Sprit.
You may be thinking I'm going to talk about the crucial role nutrition plays in our health and well-being. You may be saying to yourself: "In four years of medical school, doctors get less than one week of training in nutrition." This is an accurate statement. However, that's not what I'm referring to.
I'm talking about something more significant than nutrition. What I'm referring to is deeper and more foundational. This is something that if addressed will help us experience vibrant health and vitality and if ignored, will set us up for failure.
The missing ingredient is the fact that human beings are more than just a body. We are more than just chemicals, cells and tissue.
We are a spirit; we have a mind; and we live in a body!
Failure to recognize and adequately address our three-part nature is the reason many people struggle with their health and well-being.
Doctors don't talk about the mental/emotional and the spiritual issues because they're outside the scope of their medical license. MDs are trained to diagnose and treat disease with drugs and surgery. Educating people to become more whole is not what doctors do.
As a follower of Jesus Christ, it is my firm contention that the abundant life Jesus said He came to bring in John 10:10 is available to everyone. The abundant life brings meaning and significance. Abundant living brings more love, joy, peace and relational connectedness.
In a sense, this book is about more than merely physical health. It's about helping you improve every aspect of the human condition. With more physical vitality, improved thought lives, and greater connectedness with God, all areas in life are enhanced.
The trouble is, the abundant life is elusive. I've found that compromised health will hinder our pursuit of the life God desires for each of us.
When I was a practicing Health Coach, I called myself "holistic"
but I didn't fully understand what the term meant.
In my health coaching practice, many of my clients experienced major improvement to their health and well-being. However, truth be told, not everyone experienced the health breakthroughs they were looking for, including myself. My own health challenge is what led me to a genuinely, holistic approach to health.
In 2012, I was diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease. What I knew about nutrition and natural protocols helped, but I needed more. I didn't want to destroy my gut and internal terrain with long-term, high-dose antibiotic therapy. So, I decided to learn all I could about the mental/emotional and the spiritual components to health.
I turned to The Bible for answers and what I found was remarkable. Combining natural health principles with holistic, biblical advice for the mind and the spirit was key to beating Lyme. Now that Lyme disease is behind me, I know that it's folly to try and maximize our health potential and ignore 2/3 of our makeup.
If a healthcare practitioner can have trouble understanding what holistic health actually is, how does a lay-person stand a chance? Let me help you with my new book: The Christian's Guide to Holistic Health. Pursuing the Abundant Life in Christ Through Vitality in Body, Mind, & Spirit.
Let me be clear. You don't need to have Lyme disease to benefit from these principles. The same insights that helped me recover my health can help you with any health goal. Whether you want to maintain your health, increase athletic performance, boost immune function, sleep better, or recover from a major health challenge, it doesn't matter. Natural and holisitic health principles will help.
There's a lot of advice in the natural and holistic health world based in secular, new-age or atheistic thought. Many recommendations are based on evolutionary theories, and are influenced by eastern religious ideas such as reincarnation and karma. As a result, we should be selective in who's advice we follow. The Bible is the definitive source for matters pertaining to the mind and the spirit.
The Bible is the definitive source for matters pertaining to the mind and the spirit.
When I was suffering with Lyme, I searched for a book that adequately addressed the whole person from a biblical worldview, but there was none. I found bits and pieces, but there was no single source that addressed all three parts to our makeup as they pertain to our health. Since that book didn't exist, I decided to write it. I literally wrote the book on holistic health.
When it comes to holistic health, 1+1+1=4. Genuine, holistic health is like a rowing team, each member of the team must have their oars in the water at the same time. If 2/3 of the team stopped rowing or were rowing in the wrong direction, this team would not maximize their potential.
The same is true with our health. In order to maximize out health potential, we've got to have all our proverbial oars in the water at the same time.
One definition of insanity is trying the same thing over and over
and expecting different results.
Or, you can get on the fast-track to wholeness
by addressing all three parts to your makeup. The choice is yours.
The trouble with natural and holistic health is it can be rewarding and overwhelming at the same time. Let me help you with that. I've blended my experience as a natural health coach, and 20 years of research into health and wellness and distilled that information into this book.
Spare yourself counteless time and energy wasted with trial and error methods. My book will put you on the fast-track to whole-person health, and save you a boat-load of money in the process.
It would take months of one-on-one counseling to share everything that's in this book. I would have to charge thousands of dollars to get you up to speed in an office setting. You can avoid all that by making the decision now to purchase this book and apply what's inside.
The Christian's Guide to Holistic Health is not like any other book you've read on natural and holistic health. Using a biblical, Chistian worldview, I not only state the problems, but I give you practical solutions, and action steps you can start implementing right away.
In addition, I dispel many myths that are widely circulated in natural health circles. This information will put you on the fast-track to lifelong health and wellness.
"The Christian’s Guide to Holistic Health is an eye-opening book that will play an important role in the health and life of its reader. David uses his depth of knowledge across many disciplines to skillfully illuminate health-promoting truths while de-bunking health destroying myths.
He blends biblical wisdom with scientific research to not only state the problems, but provides powerful solutions that anyone can implement. If you want to take your health to the next level, read and apply the principles of The Christian’s Guide to Holistic Health.”
Founder, Garden of Life, Beyond Organic, and Ancient Nutrition
"Thank you David for giving to us a balanced, comprehensive and biblical approach to integrating the material and immaterial nature of who we are. This wonderful guide to holistic health is written in a clear, compelling way... This resource is a gift!"
Sr. Pastor, Fellowship Bible Church
“Rarely do we find a holistic perspective on body, mind, and spirit especially from a biblical worldview, but you’ve found one! David’s breadth of insight across many disciplines will serve you well as you explore the possibilities of “nurturing” your own health. Read it and REAP!”
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“David Sandstrom N.D.s new book is a remarkable synthesis of a vast array of disciplines ranging from neuroscience, genetics, emotional health, to spiritual health and more. He has a knack for making complex, confusing topics understandable and doable.”
“Having known David Sandstrom for over 20 years, he is a man that walks his talk and is truly fulfilling his life’s purpose. In The Christian’s Guide to Holistic Health, David does a great job in explaining how the root cause of illness is not only found in the physical but in the mental/emotional and spiritual levels as well. He gives great tips on how to simply put this all together so that you can live up to your God-given potential.”
Author of The Christian's Guide to Holistic Health
David has an MBA from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and is also a Naturopathic Doctor, Certified Nutritional Counselor, Certified Metabolic Typing Advisor, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, and a Biblical Health Coach.
David is an airline captain for a legacy airline based in Atlanta, Georgia. He lives in Roswell, Georgia with his wife Michele and four daughters.
His passion is helping people find the abundant life in Christ through wholeness and vitality in body, mind and spirit.
The truth will set you free, but only if its implemented. Rejecting knowledge and no knowledge have the same consequence.
I want to motivate you to not only buy the book, but to actually implement its recommendations. If you're thinking about making the purchase and then letting the book sit on your shelf. Don't bother. Nobody wins with that approach.
Everyone wins when positive changes take place. So yes, buy the book today. Then, read it and take it to heart. You wont' be dissapointed.
I'm not going to mislead you. Change is difficult. It will take work. However, living with compromised health is far more difficult than the changes I'm recommending. Not only that, we can only give out of our abundance. If we're struggling with our health, there's often little to nothing left in the way of serving others.
When we're enjoying excellent health and vitality, it's more likely we'll improve our relationships, and find more meaning and purpose. In addition, we'll experience more love, joy and peace along the way. In other words, we'll experience life more abundantly!
It's been said that in your moments of decision your destiny is shaped. What will you decide to do right now? The same thing you've been doing so you get the same old results, or will you decide to change your results for the better by embracing biblical, whole-person health.