I’ve always devoted my life to helping people, first as an international aid worker in African refugee camps and later as a public health researcher and ethicist.
Along the way, I’ve both helped and neglected myself. I’ve spent years as a competitive martial artist and marathon runner. I’ve also spent years sidelined, unable to participate these same athletic activities due to various injuries and illnesses.
My dietary habits have similarly alternated between die-hard vegetarianism and die-fast overconsumption of heavily processed foods found in the modern American diet.
It took a recent health crisis and the loss of a parent for me to accept that my orthorexic eating habits, my insane exercise routines, my intensive work schedule, and even my unfocused spiritual practices needed to change.
I’ve regained control of my health and my body by adopting a primal lifestyle. I’ve regained control of my life through a careful combination of healthy eating, moderate strength training mixed with joyful play, and daily meditation.
In doing so, I’ve gained valuable knowledge and skills in physical fitness and mental health, becoming a certified primal health, nutrition, and wellness coach.
With the same level of devotion and compassion that has guided my life, I would now like to help others achieve their physical, mental, and spiritual goals.
Professional Bio of Sean Philpott-Jones, PhD, MS:
A public health researcher and ethicist by training, Dr. Sean Philpott-Jones holds advanced degrees in microbiology, medical anthropology, and bioethics from the University of California at San Diego, University of California at Berkeley, and Union College. He is currently the Chair of the Department of Bioethics at Clarkson University’s Capital Region Campus in Schenectady, New York. When not providing health and wellness coaching to individuals and organizations, he teaches bioethics and health policy to graduate and post-doctoral students at Clarkson, St. George’s University, and the Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro. He is also a regular commentator for NPR and the Huffington Post, and holds adjunct appointments in the Department of Philosophy at Union College and the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health.