About

“The Peak of Perfection” weblog is a combination effort spearheaded
by both the Mt. Capra Team, as well as our Advisory Board.
Contributing Authors are:

Dr. Thomas Cooke Thomas R. Cooke, Doctor of Osteopathy

Graduated in 1976 from Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. For over thirty years Dr Cooke has been caring for patients in a culture of holistic treatment, practicing a preventative illness approach, while teaching and encouraging patients the importance of wellness care. Dr. Cooke did his internship at Stevens Park Hospital in Dallas TX. The past twenty-five years his private practice, family medicine, has been in Centralia/Chehalis, WA. “Health care is an exciting time with technological advances and yet with these scholarly developments I’m still amazed at how our bodies try and compensate, correct and facilitate the healing process under some extreme circumstances”.

Dr. Dan Bekker

Dan Bekker, DDS

Dr. Bekker has a dentistry practice in Seattle, Washington. For over twenty-five years Dan has not just encouraged oral hygiene but has taught his patients the close relationship of keeping the whole body healthy. He has passionately preached and practiced this message not just in his Seattle dental office but also in Cofradia, Mexico. Dr Dan and his family has ventured every year to underprivileged towns in Mexico spreading his smile and making new smiles where the need is great. Dr Bekker earned his DDS degree from the University of Washington graduating in 1982.

Tina Wellman

Tina Wellman, Ph.D., PNE

Author of Psychoneuroendocrinology: Copper Toxicity and Premenstrual Syndrome, Dr. Wellman has blazed a trail through the maze of alternative medicine, conventional wisdom, and complementary methods. She has been engaged in natural healing modalities for nearly 40 years, researching the mind-body connection to illness. Blending nutritional support with environmental detoxification, she patterns a healthy lifestyle to achieve wellness. Her compendium of healthier choices is a vital key to achieving total wellness. Dr. Wellman shares that key with her clients, providing them with the fundamental tools to recover their health.

Ben Greenfield

Ben Greenfield B.Sc., M.S.

Ben holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in sports science and exercise physiology and is certified as a personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), a certified Sports Nutritionist by the International Society of Sport Nutrition. He has authored multiple books on metabolism, nutrition and fitness and is an expert in holistic wellness management. With over 9 years experience in coaching professional, collegiate, and recreational athletes from all sports, Ben is the owner of Pacific Elite Fitness (pacificfit.net), Director of Sports Performance for Champions Sports Medicine (champsportsmed.com), and sits on the board of directors for championship Tri-Fusion triathlon team and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. As an Ironman and top ranked triathlete, Ben specializes in multi-sport training and nutrition, coaching, and program design. He is available as a private wellness coach or to speak at seminars and conferences. E-mail Ben at elite@pacificfit.net.

Terry Perry

Terry Perry B.Sc., R.D.

Terry is a Spokane native and received her B.S in Food and Nutrition from Eastern Washington University. She has worked as a Registered Dietitian for the last 25 years in the field of Nutrition Education and Disease Prevention. Terry began her dietetics career at Holy Family Hospital and served as Chief Clinical Dietitian, she has been on staff with The American Cancer Society, and the Washington State Dairy Council. For the past 15 years she has worked as a Private Nutrition Consultant to the Washington Dairy Farmers, the YMCA, The Wellness Workshop, KXLY television, as well as a local media spokesperson, a featured newspaper columnist, and conference speaker. From 1991-2006 Terry was a Nutrition Consultant in private practice at South Hill Family Medicine, she is now a coordinator for Washington State Universities Food $ense program. Terry is a member of the American Dietetic Association, The Greater Spokane Dietetic Association, and the Nutrition Entrepreneurs Practice Group. She is also a member of The Healthy Families/Active Kids Coalition, a community consortium that works to promote healthy lifestyles for children and families in the Inland Empire.

Joe Stout B.Sc. M.S. IP

Joe Stout received his Bachelors of Science degree in Human Nutrition and Food Science from Washington State University. He studied under Dr. Boon Chew, Dr. Miriam Edlefsen, Dr. Kathy Beerman, Dr. Terry Shultz, and Dr. Stephanie Clark. His coursework included Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Physiology, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiological Nutrition, Life Cycle Nutrition, Microbiology, Medical Nutrition Therapy, Clinical Nutrition Therapy, and Intermediary Nutritional Metabolism as well as many others. He is currently in the research field pursuing a Masters Degree in Clinical Human Nutrition studying among other things, Pathophysiologic Basis of Metabolic Diseases, Biochemistry of Nutrition, Clinical Biochemistry, Nutritional Therapeutics, and Evidence Based Nutrition. Joe is on staff with Mt. Capra and is the editor of The High Road to Health newsletter. His knowledge and education are a valuable resource both for Mt. Capra Products and its clients. Joe may be reached at: joe@mtcapra.com or by phone (360) 520-5440

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