Jay Sloop

Dr. Jay Sloop was born in Caldwell, ID. and attended primary school there. His family then moved to Texas where he completed High School. Union College in Lincoln, NE was his next educational stop where he earned a degree in Business Administration--and met and married Sharlene. In 1960 he graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine, then completed a residency in OB-GYN at the White Memorial Hospital in Los Angeles. Following service in the U.S. Air Force the family moved to Yakima, WA where he set up his medical practice. Though retired now, Jay and Sharlene still reside there. In the mid-1970s Dr. Sloop was instrumental in the founding of Total Health Lifestyle Center, a residential setting providing encouragement, hope, and education to those desiring to make important lifestyle changes. He served as physician and health educator there for 15 years. In 2005 he closed his practice and began serving as Director of Health Ministries for the Upper Columbia Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Dr. Jay is known for his thought-provoking, motivational, and inspirational presentations. He loves growing fruit on his farm, mentoring his six grandchildren, and encouraging others to exercise regularly, eat healthfully, and live a wholesome lifestyle. Jay and Sharlene have three sons, two are physicians, and one operates his own computer consulting business.

Here’s the Key

(Note: The Ol’ Doc series provides illustrations of lifestyle change related to particular love relationships, of which three are the most significant;  Person-God (P-G), Husband-wife (H-W) and parent-child (P-C).) The special love relationship between parents and children is life-changing on both sides. I have watched families deal with healthy children, those with autism, cerebral palsy, dyslexia, and…

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Physician’s Puzzle

Now let me tell you about the “good ol’ days,” back when I was convinced that people would change their habits if they only knew a better way. While this happened to be true for most of my pregnant clients, it was seldom the case for those struggling with hypertension, diabetes, and obesity. On patient…

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Profound!!!

Preamble: The Ol’ Doc series provides illustrations of lifestyle changes related to a particular love relationship, of which three are the most significant; Person-God (P-G), Husband-Wife (H-W) and Parent-Child (P-C). JP comes from a closely knit family. As a child, religion was a major force in his life. While serving as an altar boy, he…

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Quite Amazing

It’s a time of miracles and wonderment. When a woman is ‘with child,’ she is often willing to adjust many aspects of her life. Women are amazing! While pregnant, they will stop smoking, eat more fruits and vegetables, cut out alcohol, and even exercise! Why are so many women willing to pursue a healthier lifestyle…

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Hindsight

It was Saturday night and I was in the hot seat. My wife, Sharlene, and I were one of several couples chosen to play a homemade version of “The Marriage Game.” The idea was to provide entertainment for our friends as we discovered how little we really knew about each other. All the wives left…

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God’s Team!

The year was 1956. As a brand new medical student just a few weeks into the semester, I was intrigued when my professor announced:“Today I have good news and bad news. The good news is that half of the material you learn in medical school will survive all scrutiny and investigation. It will be enduring. However,…

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Your World Today

A few days ago I was walking up the sidewalk outside my mother-in-law's retirement home facility. A well dressed young lady exiting the building stooped down, carefully picked something up from the pavement, went back to into the building, put the object on a small table and then continued on her way. As she passed…

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The Marrying of True Science and Intensely Spiritual

A marriage between two avowed enemies can be hazardous. Any two people who are absolutely certain that their view is the only right one will create terrible tension. Just look at the bloody battlefield between spirituality and science.If you are committed to both medical science and spiritual truth, how are you supposed to sort through…

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Marriage Made in Heaven

At the end of a presentation promoting the use of science and spiritual information together, a surgeon friend of mine began a lively discussion.His final argument was persuasive: if you want the very best in spiritual information you have to go to the ancient philosophers, find the conclusions they'd reached and put it together from…

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Brains and Faith

World War II was over and soldiers from the United States were going home. My friend, Art, was piloting a B-24 back across the Atlantic Ocean. Crew members and returning airmen were light-hearted with excitement. Not long after taking off in England, the engineer noticed that the fuel gauge showed half-full; somebody must have forgotten to…

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