Category Archives: Health

Eliminate Wheat for Good Health

A great segment on a Houston morning show recently!

Just think about it and ignore all the commercials you hear that “whole grains” and “whole wheat” are good for you. Especially when people say you “need carbs”.

Did you know 2 slices of whole wheat toast raises your blood sugar more than 6 teaspoons of table sugar???

Natural is better and wheat in today’s form IS NOT NATURAL!!!!

I have been off grains for 4 years now and I have never been healthier!!!

For more info on “Wheat Belly” and Dr. Davis, click here

Like Father Like Daughter…

Meet Jacob Flach, one of TempleStrength’s awesome members. Here he is foam rolling like a champ.


Meet Kate Flach, Jacob’s daughter. Here she is foam rolling like a BOSS.

It is very refreshing to see our athletes teaching the next generation how to stay healthy.

Even though little Kate has no idea what her IT Band, hip flexors, or Quad Head are right now.

Here’s to you Jacob and Kate!

Paleo Challenge Starts on Monday!!!


TempleStrength begins a 6 week journey by going back in time and eating Paleo!

We start our 6 week “Paleo Challenge” on Monday and I look forward to seeing amazing results from our athletes.

Here are some links to Paleo recipes:

Reflecting on 2012…

It has been an amazing year for Emily and me.

Looking back on the year, I give all thanks to God for so many things…

1) The beginning of the 2nd year of my marriage with Emily…

2) Amazing parents and brother…


3) My crazy Daphne…

4) The Birth of TempleStrength…


5) Competing at CrossFit Regionals in April…

6) Finding out we are expecting a little girl!!!!!




7) My health and ability to work out!



8) Serving my country and learning to appreciate the Army more and more…

9) And last but not least, growing closer to The Lord as I follow Him through life…

I pray you all can reflect on 2012 and why it was good. Remember that God uses all things to further your growth and development, even the bad stuff! I pray that you all will grow closer to God in 2013 and allow him to invade every aspect of your life!

See ya 2012! Welcome 2013… Whatever it brings!

“Preparing for Good Health”

When is the last time you showed up to something COMPLETELY UNPREPARED?

For me, it was a military board last winter.

I was told the night before drill that I was to appear before the Audie Murphy Board, a very prestigious award given to a non commissioned officer in the Army. This award is not something they hand out every day, and many candidates spend weeks studying for this board.

Me, I was a Specialist in the Reserves and was told the night before. My Sergeant Major called me and said, “Just look up some stuff on the M-16 and know who Audie Murphy was…”

That’s it, huh?

Who was Audie Murphy?

I completely bombed the board and I believe answered 3 out of the 50 questions correctly.

Questions like, “What Army Regulation would you find information on vehicle maintenance?” and “What does MOPP stand for?” were among many that only a prepared soldier would have known.

I got one answer down pat.

“I do not know, Sergeant Major.”

I said it like 47 times.

It was an embarrassment to me, my NCO, and my Sergeant Major. And probably my parents.

Needless to say, when I was done I walked into my office along with my superiors and couldn’t help but cry. I was a grown man, very prepared in so many other areas of my life but not this one. My military preparation was glaringly lacking and this board exposed it completely.


This utter disaster cut deep into my pride and I will never forget that morning.

Preparation is key to success in all aspects of your life. As a matter of fact, it’s huge.

What would happen if you showed up to a Drivers test never having sat in a drivers seat?

What if you were give a presentation on quantum physics in 30 minutes?

I think I’ll eat these bananas to prepare.


What if you haven’t worked out in 2 years along with drinking and smoking daily and asked to run a marathon?


Well, what is the first step to preparing for good health? Diet? Exercise? Sleep?


God actually says it is to follow him by not trusting your own idea of wisdom. Proverbs says…

“Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.” (Proverbs 3:7, 8 NIV)

So, in today’s culture of “You can do anything you set your mind to…” And “I believe I can fly, I believe I can touch the sky…” we are told time and time again to do things OUR WAY (Thank you, Mr. Sinatra).

God actually says opposite.

Gods ways are not the worlds ways. Often times, he runs opposite of what the rest of the world says.

The world says “Borrow money to buy a nice car, you deserve it!”

God says, “The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender.” (Proverbs 22:7 NIV)

The world says, “Live with your girlfriend or boyfriend before you get married. You will see if you are compatible.”

God says, “Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.” (Hebrews 13:4 NIV)

Stats for those who live together before marriage…

stats on living together before marriage

So our verse of the week is from Proverbs and it gives us all the key to health and it has nothing to do with food intake or CrossFit.

I encourage you all to follow Gods commands and to think how He thinks. This will serve as the foundation of a good health plan. After all, God health is Good health!

“So, how do I start this?”, you ask.

My recommendation is to:

Pray to God and ask him for the desire to follow his will.
Read the bible daily and write down your thoughts.
Join a church and get involved in a small group study.
Surround yourself with people who are further along in their faith than you.

God will take care of the rest.

As you go deeper in your faith, you will start to see where God does so much of the work! It is encouraging and you will learn to depend on him more and more, especially during trials.

Want good health?

God says follow him.

Putting down that taco and picking up a kettlebell won’t hurt either…

And if you are going before an Audie Murphy board soon, I will pray for you.


Hostess Shuts Down- A Win for USA.


Hostess, maker of various tasty diabetes treats is shutting down due to their workers going on strike.

Maybe the health insurance got too expensive.

This is just awesome. A small win for our nations health and future healthcare!

Now if we can just get people to stop eating bread…



Full article here…,0,

On a more somber note, the diabetes rates have skyrocketed in the US.