Faith, regardless of religion or denomination, is an integral part of life for many people.  Two pillars of lifestyle medicine are highly impacted by faith: stress reduction and social connection.  Also, depending on faith background, other pillars including nutrition and risky substances may also be highly impacted.

Acute 2 Root offers a series for young adults addressing how health choices can have firm roots in the Christian faith.

 “I pray that, according to the riches of his glory, he may grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being rooted and grounded in love. I pray that you may have the power to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” – Ephesians 3:16-19 (NRSV)

Rooted and Grounded is a bible study with a medical lens geared toward young adults in high school and college.  In 7 weeks, the study will engage participants to walk through principles of Lifestyle Medicine as they relate to the gospels.  It combines scientific evidence on making healthy choices with the life and teachings of Christ. Lifestyle Medicine is based on six pillars: advanced nutrition, exercise science, social connection, stress reduction, avoidance of risky substances, and sleep science.  Young adulthood is a period of critical development of body and mind.  Our society encourages perceptions that the young adult body is so resilient that no matter what you input into it now, you will bounce back.  That could not be more false and Rooted and Grounded seeks to transform that perspective and provide a Christ centered scientific framework for understanding how decisions now can positively impact future health and success in a big way.

Thanks for your interest in Rooted and Grounded! The following page is the access point for those who have signed up for specific organization based studies.  If you are interested in learning more please send us an email!


Rooted & Grounded’ broadened and renewed my daughters’ perspectives on the intersection of faith and science, helping them to recognize that they must establish a healthy lifestyle and treat their body as the sacred temple God created it to be in order to optimize their overall well-being.”

– Shelley

Mother of two high school daughters