Monte Kline

Biography

After growing up in the Midwest, Monte Kline came to the Pacific Northwest in pursuit of a college education in geology and to enjoy the region’s scenic beauty. However, coming to know Christ his sophomore year changed his plans, redirecting him after graduation into several years of college campus Christian ministry. During that time he developed a serious cancer condition that was ultimately resolved with a natural medicine approach. This experience launched him into a career of speaking, writing books and presenting health and nutrition from a biblical perspective, including Eat, Drink & Be Ready, The Junk Food Withdrawal Manual, Vitamin Manual for the Confused, The Sick & Tired Manual, and Body, Mind & Health. After completing a graduate degree in Nutrition & Wholistic Health Sciences, Monte went into practice as a Clinical Nutritionist in 1984. He currently directs two Pacific Health Center practices in the Northwest. Monte, along with his wife Nancy live near Sisters, Oregon.

Monte may be contacted regarding speaking engagements or his clinical practice at drkline@pacifichealthcenter.com or Pacific Health Center, PO Box 1066, Sisters, OR 97759.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in small town in Illinois that I couldn't wait to get out of and move to the West -- to mountains, deserts, the ocean, and adventure in general. The culture of the factory towns around where I grew up reminded me of the adage that "5% of the people think, 15% of the people think they thing, and 80% of the people would rather die than think." Almost everyone I knew there was bound by their own self-limitations and lack of curiosity about anything outside their boring routine. I wanted to ask questions and challenge assumptions. I wanted to see what everyone else had seen but think what no one else had thought. That desire manifests in my writing and speaking style in asking the questions people are thinking about and answering them.
When did you first start writing?
At age 24 I was diagnosed with a serious cancer condition. Surgery and radiation largely destroyed my health until someone introduced me to nutritional cancer therapies. That rebuilt my health but burdened me to communicate what I had learned about health and nutrition, particularly as related to degenerative diseases. My first book, EAT, DRINK & BE READY, published in 1977, came out of that experience.
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Where to find Monte Kline online


Books

The Junk Food Withdrawal Manual
Price: Free! Words: 9,730. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Nutrition
Are you a "junk food junkie," addicted to junk food that is ruining your health? This manual shows a simple approach to improving diet and health using nine easy food substitutions and a gradual 12-week "withdrawal plan,." Just updated from the classic best-selling print edition with 300,000 copies in print, learn how to escape junk food addiction and optimize your health.

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