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.

Stick with the Pilot

Art, a US Air Force pilot based in England, flew B-24 bomber missions over Germany during World War II. One time, he and his crew hobbled back to England on just three engines. Their loss of the fourth engine was compounded by a low fuel supply.Suddenly they heard a crash as their navigator crumpled to…

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Science and Spirituality: Balancing the Incompatibles

At the end of a presentation about using science and spiritual information together, a surgeon friend of mine started a lively discussion.His final argument stated that if you want the very best in spiritual information you'd have to go to the ancient philosophers, find their conclusions, and put it together from there. He said that…

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Exercise to Tolerance

Doctors used to prescribe rest as the best treatment for many health problems. However, evidence now shows that exercise is better, helping to build and maintain physical functions instead of rest.Sports medicine arose from this conflict of advice. Serious athletes knew that if they rested for as long as the doctor prescribed, they would loose…

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Snoozing 2

If you read about the snooze alarm, you might have seen it doesn't make sense to delay action when you're still half asleep especially if you already made a different decision when you were fully awake.So let me bring you up to date on some real-life drama.

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Snoozing 1 1/2

Who would have the nerve to be against the snooze alarm? Why would you want to be against such a helpful "sleep aid"? Many people have trouble going to sleep - so they want a pill to help. Others can't stay asleep so they want a midnight tonic with no morning hangover. Some haven't had enough…

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Protecting Your Heart

While preparing to write this post I received a telephone call from a long time friend. I hear from him now and then, usually when he is not quite sober and yet longing for the sobriety of his past.Our friendship goes back to when he was a budding student with intellectual and musical ability that…

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Way to Die — Way to Live!

Years ago as a county coroner, I witnessed a number of gripping events. One of the coroner’s jobs is to investigate all unattended deaths. If there is no evidence of “foul play”, the coroner must also attempt to determine the most likely cause of the demise. As a physician, I have tried to learn lessons…

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