We are so excited to collaborate with Dr. Jerome Craig to bring more nutrition programming to Honest! Dr. Jerome is a functional medicine practitioner helping people with digestive problems and other chronic health issues. He creates online programs each year, is starting a book about how to fix your gut without doctors, and hosts a monthly Functional Forum meetup!
We’re so lucky to get access to Dr. Jerome’s expertise! Get to know Dr. Jerome a little more here, and stay tuned for the nutrition programs coming soon! 🙂
- What’s your favorite type of work-out?
Any workout that gives me a sense of accomplishment. I especially like it if it is outdoors or if I sweated buckets. I like to sweat.
- How do you stay motivated to keep a healthy routine?
My motivation is my kids and my future self. I’m an older dad and I want to be active and strong as my kids age and once they old enough to fend for themselves I want to be able to still live an active life.
- How long have you lived in Portland? Where else have you lived?
Originally from Pietermaritzburg in South Africa. Moved to the states when I was 16 and lived in the redwoods of Northern California before moving to Portland in 2000.
- What is your creative outlet?
Gardening. I love having a blank canvas and making the vision come to life. I have a community plot at the Kennedy school gardens and grow tons of veggies from April through to November. I also am landscaping at home now. I was an art major in undergrad but have little time to draw and paint now – to many other important things going on.
- Is there a food & drink you couldn’t live without?
Can’t live without salt and water. I love all foods. I’ve worked around food and with people and their foods and diets and all sorts over the years. I can pretty much give up anything for an extended period of time if I want. I naturally have a wicked sweet tooth (chocolate) so I do have to temper that.
- What’s your favorite kind of music for working out? Or otherwise?
I have eclectic choices for music but for workouts I like hard fast loud rock with a metal flavor.
- What is your idea of the perfect day-off?
I would probably go for a walk or leisurely bike ride, hang at a coffee shop for a little, listen to a Podcast, do some reading and garden in the sun. If it is a day off with the family then I want it to be outdoors by a river on a hot day. Swimming and relaxing in the sun.