An American National Treasure
in the field of health and fitness
Dr. Jonathan Robison
For those of you who follow the Coltons Point Times you noticed I spend a great deal of effort reviewing health care in
America. Several series of articles are posted covering
issues like, The Broken American Health Care System, Lyme Disease - The Secret
Pandemic Sweeping ,
The GMO Debate, and many others. America
As I report on developments in
America, I am constantly in search
of those dedicated practioners in the field whose pioneering work today will
open the door to breakthroughs in the future. The list is woefully short for the massive
dimension of the problems we face.
There are a few criteria for people to make my exclusive list of bridge builders.
First, and foremost, their underlying motivation must not be financial gain but a commitment to serve people.
Second, they must recognize we have not found the keys to proper health care for the future.
Third, they must recognize that health care must address all the societal and cultural issues that affect the mental and physical health of the individual.
Fourth, they must strive to communicate the work they pioneer to others in order to multiply the impact on the people.
Fifth, they must be darn good at what they do.
I am pleased to introduce the newest member of this exclusive club, Dr. Jonathan Robison, a teacher and many other things from the State of
You would do well to follow the good doctor as he pioneers his new way of treating some of our most dangerous old health issues. Dr. Jon Robison is a charter member of those building the bridge, to the future.
Here is a little about Dr. Jon.
Jonathan Robison holds a doctorate in health education/exercise physiology and a master of science in human nutrition from
where he has been teaching for 20 years in the Nutrition and Physiology
Departments. Dr. Robison is also adjunct Associate Professor at Michigan State University
where he teaches in the Holistic Health Care Program. He has authored numerous
articles and book chapters on a variety of health-related topics and is a
frequent presenter at conferences throughout Western Michigan University North America.
Dr. Robison specializes in health promotion and human behavior, with a particular interest in why people do what they do and don’t do what they don’t do. His presentations and workshops promote shifting health promotion away from its traditional, biomedical, control-oriented focus. His first book:
The Spirit and Science of Holistic Health
More than broccoli, jogging and bottled water
…More than yoga, herbs and meditation
presents a radically new direction for health education and promotion. It is meant as a textbook for students and a guidebook for practitioners who wish to incorporate holistic principles and approaches into their work.
Dr. Robison’s work served as the foundation for the award-winning KAILO - one of the first truly holistic employee-wellness programs in North America
His new book:
How To Build a Thriving Culture at Work: Featuring The 7 Points of Transformation
with co-author Dr. Rosie Ward - delivers a blueprint for building thriving organizational cultures that free, fuel and inspire people to bring their best selves to work.
Dr. Robison has served as co-editor of the journal Health At Every SizeTM - and has been helping people with weight and eating-related concerns for more than 20 years. He is one of the featured health professionals in the powerful Documentary -
He is also a Certified Intrinsic Coach.
The following is one of the many articles he has published on the health issues of today.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: The Real Causes of Poor Health: Addendum
I examined the difficulties we seem to have focusing on and addressing the emotional, social and economic issues that are the real underlying causes of poor health in this country. I was gratified to see that the post seemed to strike a nerve with so many of the respondents. As I was considering the next piece I might write, I came across some headlines that grabbed my attention. Apparently, for the first time in decades, American’s life expectancy is stagnating.
· (NY Times)
PhD, MS, MA
Dr. Jon Robison is an accomplished speaker, teacher, writer
and consultant. He has spent his career working to shift
health promotion away from its traditional, biomedical,
control-oriented focus, with a particular interest in why
people do what they do and don’t do what they don’t do.
Jon has authored numerous articles and book chapters on a
variety of health-related topics and is a frequent presenter at
America. He is also co-author of
the book, “The Spirit and Science of Holistic Health — More than
Broccoli, Jogging and Bottled Water, More than Yoga, Herbs and
Meditation,” a college textbook and a guidebook for practitioners
who wish to incorporate holistic principles and practices into their
This book provided the foundation for Kailo, one of the first
truly holistic employee wellness programs in the
. United States
Kailo won prestigious awards in both
States, and the creators lovingly claim Jon as its father.
Jon has also been a national leader in the Health At Every
Size Movement for almost two decades. He has been responsible
for implementing Health for Every Body® — a unique alternative
to weight loss programs at the worksite in over 15 cities across
the United States in the past 2 years. He is also one of the
featured health professionals in the powerful documentary
helping people struggling with weight- and eating-related
concerns for 25 years.
Contact Jon for:
• Keynote Speaking • Onsite Workshops
• Pre-Conference Workshops
• Conference Breakout Sessions
• Workplace presentations
A few of Jon’s presentation topics:
• Re-Thinking Health: Getting Ourselves Unstuck
from an Outdated Paradigm
• Healthy Employees and Health Organizations:
Ushering Worksite Wellness into the 21st Century
• Weight Loss at The Workplace: A Smart
Investment in Tough Economic Times...
or Money Down the Toilet?
• Punished By Rewards: Rethinking the Use of
Incentives at the Workplace
• Surviving “Risk Factor Frenzy”: The Research on
Health & Disease - What Does It Really Mean?
• Health for Every Body: A Unique Worksite
Approach for Helping People Come To Peace with
Their Bodies and Their Food
• Participation, Engagement and Behavior Change:
What Works and What’s Missing in Employee and Organizational Health?
Contact Jon at: