About Us


A message from Dr Ben, Chief Medical Officer of Seeking Health:


Seeking Health was born out of necessity.

There is a fundamental approach required to support our bodily systems which is lost to symptomatic 'treatment' focused on the suppression of symptoms vs the promotion of health. There is a reason it is called 'healthcare;' yet, given how it is currently managed, it should be called 'illcare.'

If one supports their bodily systems, especially their digestion and mental health, with pure, highly absorbable, well-formulated nutrients, the ability to remain healthy and vital significantly increases. We want your foundation rock solid and we provide the tools to do so.

We believe the root cause for many health conditions and symptoms stem from ineffective digestion, environmental exposures, poor diet and lack of a healthy social outlet and inlet. Once digestion is restored and optimized with the best probiotics, digestive enzymes, stomach acid and intestinal repair nutrients, one is then able to absorb nutrients from food and from quality multivitamins. Once environmental exposures are reduced and determined, one is then able to reduce toxic burden which then frees up nutrients to work in promoting health and preventing disease. Once diet is optimized, nutrients flood in, energy increases, blood sugar stabilizes and the immune system balances. Once a social outlet and social inlet are created, the parasympathetic nervous system regains control over the reactive 'fight or fight' sympathetic nervous system which preserves countless nutrients to be used proactively and in a protective manner versus being wasted on over production of stress hormones.

Seeking Health provides supplements because we believe in order to remain healthy in our toxic, nutrient depleted soils, high stress environment, one must supplement with pure, well-formulated nutrients. If we lived in a carefree low-stress society with pure air, food, and water along with nutrient-rich soils, the need for supplementation would not be necessary. For those who think it is possible to get by without supplementation, I beg to differ and welcome discussion.

It is important for you to know that we do way more than provide supplements.

We educate you how to approach your health through dietary, lifestyle, mental and nutritional needs. We have an ever-growing interactive Learning Center providing research articles, podcasts, videos, blog posts, presentations and radio shows.

We are here to see you get better and then stay better. Our true passion is prevention. If we can prevent disease through educating you and others how to build and maintain a solid foundation, then we've accomplished our goal.

Welcome to Seeking Health.

 --- Who is Dr Ben? ---

I am not one to speak in third person so I am going to simply say it straight:

I hold a bachelor of science in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Washington and a doctorate in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University, the nation's leading naturopathic medical school. While these degrees demonstrate knowledge, they do not demonstrate who I am and why I decided to become a naturopathic physician.

I was raised on a 100 acre horse ranch in a small town, mucked horse stalls and commuted 50 miles each way to school. Childhood was busy and a lot of work but the natural setting and life lessons learned on the ranch set the foundation of who I am and why I am doing what I am doing.

After high school, I joined the rowing team for the University of Washington Huskies while majoring in Cell and Molecular Biology. Our team consisted of Olympic rowers from all over the world and junior national champions. We worked hard, raced well and also hurt ourselves often. The injuries and intensity from being an elite athlete added to my reasons for becoming a naturopathic physician. If I knew what I know now, I would have been an even better athlete and my teammates would be spared from countless injuries and illnesses.

After my junior year at University of Washington, I felt I had to spread my wings and stretch them widely. After 4 months of preparation, I packed my backpack and set off for a one year backpack trip through South Pacific and Southeast Asia. Why did I do this? When you grow up as a child, you're told what to do. As a student, you are told what to do. As a patient, you are told what to do. As an athlete, you are told what to do. How is one supposed to know who they are if all they do is take orders their entire life? I am very thankful for the advice and discipline received from my parents, professors and coaches, however, none of that truly shapes the underlying psyche of an individual; it is merely knowledge and habits. I felt if I packed up and went solo throughout these countries, I would experience life and figure out who I was and what I should really do with my life.

I experienced life on this trip. No question. I was hired as one of 7 cowboys on a 3 million acre ranch called Austral Downs located in the heart of Outback Australia; I hiked all throughout the forests, mountains and coasts of Tasmania for a month; volunteered with Mother Theresa, her Sisters and other volunteers at the Prem Dan in Calcutta, India; was bit by a poisonous spider in New Zealand and had a serious leg infection from it; experienced a 'white squall' while I was a crew member on a 70' schooner sailing yacht, the Sensation, during the Darwin-Ambon Yacht Race; lived on a remote island with a very happy, yet "poor" Fijian family located in the Somo Somo Islands of Fiji and experienced life without electricity, plumbing or any modern convienances; experienced the beauty of the massive Himalayan mountains of Northern India; experienced a serious illness in Jaipur, India and from this, discovered by accident the effectiveness of Ayurvedic medicine; lost my vision momentarily and collapsed on a sidewalk in Calcutta, India; bungee jumped from a 300 foot suspension bridge in Queensland, New Zealand; worked on a fruit orchard in New Zealand and was sprayed fully with herbicides by a passing tractor; made it back to America with 80 cents in my pocket in three different currencies. I left on this trip short haired, fit, strong, healthy and weighing 213 pounds. I arrived back to America sick, long haired, treating a bout of scabies that I picked up in Calcutta and weighing in at 165 pounds.

The key points here are the facts that I learned on my own about life and what it can bring you. I learned more on this one year adventure then I would learn in a lifetime of schooling. I learned that those who live simply, live happily. What impressed me the most; however, was a different form of medicine that I never experienced - nor would I have experienced in mainstream education.

Here I was taking pre-med classes at University of Washington and some 'doctor' in India gave me a bunch of plant material and told me to make a tea from it. I argued with him but there was no point in that as he didn't speak English and I didn't speak Urdu. The point is I got better within the hour - significantly better - and I had to find out more about this form of medicine.

This led me to Bastyr University which led me to the Mind-Body Connection, Environmental Medicine, Functional Medicine and eventually, Epigenetics.

I've studied with William Rea, MD; talked shop with Doris Rapp, MD; played basketball against Joseph Pizzorno, ND, become a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians; wrote a section in Leon Chaitow's book on Naturopathic Physical Medicine; attended countless medical conferences in United States, Canada and Turkey and I research medical literature constantly.

This led me to creating www.SeekingHealth.com as I saw the huge need for people to obtain foundational nutrients and provide you the information why you need them.

Without foundational nutrients, biochemical dysfunction occurs and causes symptoms. Doctor after doctor and person after person do not understand the absolute requirement for our bodies to have the tools to maintain function. Without water, we die. Without food, we die. Without probiotics, we get digestive disorders. Without a multivitamin, we become depressed, fatigued and sick.

I look forward to working with you on your journey to seeking, obtaining, and maintaining health.

--- Personal Level ---

On a personal level, I am a father of 3 boys, Tasman, Mathew and Theo and happily married to Nadia, who I met while on one of my overseas travels in Russia. I speak Russian fairly well, and enjoy spending some summers in the wild Russian countryside near the Sea of Finland at the family 'dacha' (cabin).

I don't have a cell phone, microwave or wireless phones in our home. I don't use wireless technology for our computers. I and my family live by the naturopathic principles as much as possible. We're a gluten and dairy free home and cook 99% of our own meals. We enjoy a night out at restaurants every so often and an evening at the movies with candy and popcorn for the kids. We live simply, modestly and enjoy the outdoors often. The sauna is one of our favorite family events which we do once a week while in Russia and as often as we can while in the States.

--- Team Seeking Health ---

Based in one of the nation's greenest places to live, Bellingham, Washington, Seeking Health is operated and managed by a dedicated and like-minded team of individuals.

Our dedication and commitment to excellence is evident by our team's ability to maintain operations without directors or managers. We believe in a horizontal building of a business rather than a vertical hierarchy. Thank you to Paul Hawken for enlightening us with effective business management.

Our Team:

Jatone' – Project Manager | Director of Wholesale

Favorite Seeking Health Products:

  • NAC – I call it Magic in a bottle! Whenever I feel a bit congested I take NAC to cleanse my lungs and also protect them from other ailments.
  • Optimal Multivitamin – After a month of taking Optimal Multi Vitamin I have noticed a significant change in my energy level and I am not as susceptible to catching a cold.
  • Magnesium Plus – Magnesium Plus has helped me to control my mood swings and provides me with an overall sense of well being.

Jatone is a Project Manger and the Director of Wholesale at SeekingHealth.com. She work's closely with Dr. Lynch helping to manage his schedule and coordinates his speaking engagements. In fact, you may meet Jatone at one of our events attending our booth. She also assists with website developement, creating content for our product pages, SEO,  and provides support to our staff and customers. With her expertise in deliverying quality service and superior problem solving skills she has consistently provided our customers with the friendly, fast and efficient service that is needed. Jatone also work's closely with our marketing and social media departments.

Jatone is a native of New York City and enjoys exploring and plans to visit every corner of the earth at least once. She wholeheartedly believes one will never know the true meaning of life without seeing it through another person’s eyes. Also a singer, you can find Jatone sitting on her front steps singing a soft tune over some rhythmic beat boxing. A driven individual, she describes her personality similar to the city of New York – a colorful, eclectic mix of passionate souls. 


Jennifer – Bookkeeper | Financial Department

Favorite Seeking Health Products:

I also love the Nettie the Elepahnt Neti Pot and Probiotics. Just to name a few, there are so many great products to choose from.

I love my job. I posted my resume online, and Seeking Health found me, I did not find them. So Glad! I went to school in Bellingham, WA and took a business math class and discovered that bookkeeping is my knack. It just makes sense to my brain. I love puzzles and when something does not make sense I get to figure the puzzle out (numbers don't lie). I have been doing bookkeeping for over 15 years and still enjoy it. I am not a CPA and choose not to pursue that, I don't want to deal with the goverment and all the changes they make, they can't ever make up their minds.

Dr. Ben Lynch is the best guy to work for too. We have a GREAT crew here!

I was born in Orange County, California and moved to the Puget Sound when I was super little and have lived in Whatcom County for most of my life. I come from a large family of girls and am also a twin, my poor dad! I love it here. My husband and our 2 boys love to go out to the San Juan Islands on our boat in the summer to explore, camp, fish, catch crab and shrimp. There is so much to do in these islands I won't be able to explore it all in my life time, ugh. It is so beautiful here! I like to hibernate in the winter with my boys, they keep me busy and entertained. I only wish it would snow a whole bunch more here than it does.

My 2 most favorite things to do outside of work and my family are: dancing and playing Volleyball.


Michelle –Customer Support Specialist

Favorite Seeking Health Products:

I love helping people, knowing that I am helping someone improve their quality of life is the best feeling in the world. I ensure that every customer receives world class customer service as well as the best possible customer experience. When people are your passion, customer service comes naturally.

I am originally from Kennewick, WA, where I was raised by my grandparents. I moved to Western Washington to follow my passion for firefighting. I absolutely love warm and sunny Western Washington days.  I start and end my day with meditation. When I am not working you will find me outdoors, rain or shine, either working in my garden, hiking, or just taking in all the Pacific Northwest has to offer. I love to cook whole food meals for my family using fresh ingredients from my garden. I enjoy spending time with my partner; playing scrabble, going to coffee shops, and watching a good movie every now and then. I am also a big weather nerd! I am a weather spotter for NOAA and love watching storms roll in. I am also an avid painter.


 Lynda –Wholesale Specialist

 Favorite Seeking Health Products:

I love my job, we have an amazing group of people working here and I love the energy we have in our office. We all work hard, but still make sure to laugh and have a positive attitude, making the heavy workloads easier to take on. I am in charge of our Wholesale Department. I answer all wholesale questions as well as assist with filling out our wholesale application. I also am in charge of approving wholesale applications as well as setting up wholesale accounts for our customers.

I am a native to Bellingham, and it is my favorite place to be. I love the changing seasons and the rain. The warm and sunny spring/summer days are beautiful. I enjoy exploring all that nature has to offer as well as cooking and cleaning for my little family. I love spending time with my family, friends and loved ones, they make my life worth living. In the off chance I have some "me" time you will most definately find me snuggled up somewhere warm and cozy with a good book. My all time favorite author is V.C. Andrews; I absolutely love her style of writing. My lifelong goal is to one day have read all of her published work (I'm maybe a 1/3 of the way done!). The one thing that angers me most are rude and disrespectful people, they make my blood boil. Why can't we all just get along? I have an irrational fear of loose hair, it doesn't matter if it is someone else's or my own, it creeps me out and makes my skin crawl, I can't even clean out my own hairbrush! (I am rediculous, I know!) I also love to laugh and am extremely optimistic. Why look at the glass as half empty when you can make it a positive and see it as half full instead? I LOVE CLOWNS!!! They make me happy and I have lots of them in my home (my hunny is terrified of them!). My personal motto for life is: Smile now, and cry later. Well that's me in a nut shell.


 Strother – Warehouse | Shipping and Receiving

  Favorite Seeking Health Products:

I enjoy my job because we are working with clean supplements that make a positive impact on people's lives. Packing orders, receiving products and keeping the warehouse tidy are just a few of the ways I help ensure speedy and accurate order deliveries.

As a true native of Bellingham I enjoy biking of all sorts as well as hiking, camping and shooting. Some of the other things I enjoy are taco trucks, trivia, the occasional cold beer and spending time with my lady friend. What I dislike are road hogs and those that are inept with their blinkers. What really makes me mad is when people disrespect the trails and the work that goes into them.

Decaff.... Why must you taunt me?

Outside of work my life is pretty simple. Get off work, do something outside (either with friends or myself). Eat some food, again either with friends or myself! Read or watch a good movie. Sleep. Rinse and Repeat!

*Disclaimer: I highly dislike talking about myself!!!


  Will – Warehouse Assistant

  Favorite Seeking Health Products:

I pack, palletize and ship our products to be sold on Amazon.com, receive and stock inventory and maintain the general warehouse organization and cleanliness to ensure speedy and accurate order deliveries.

I've lived in Bellingham almost my entire life. I enjoy drumming, movies, reading (good books or interesting articles), camping and cooking. I enjoy playing music with people and seeing people express their selves through it. I appreciate art and craftsmanship and like to see how people exhibit their ideas and talents into something you can see, hear, touch, taste, etc. Cooking great food and having fun with the people I love are my favorit things to do in my spare time. The thing I dislike most is Pop music, it's like nails on a chalk board to my ears!


  Sean - Graphic Designer

  Favorite Seeking Health Products:

I am the graphic designer for Seeking Health. My passion is to take dry, uninviting images and mold them into moving art. For me, designing is so much more than a job, it is taking the ordinary and making it extraordinary. I am also an avid health enthusiast. Seeking Health has allowed me to marry these passions as we look to transform the healthcare model and create wellness.


  Rose - Content Development and Promotion

  Favorite Seeking Health Products:

Content development and promotion are an ever-evolving process - but one that I love. It is my job to breakdown the complicated, into easy-to-understand and relevant concepts that are digestible and more importantly, actionable.

I endeavor to apply what I'm learning and live a healthy lifestyle as much as possible; from eating gluten-free and (mostly) dairy-free, to exploring new ways to stay active such as yoga, HIT, the occasional hike and of course walking with my niece.

I love traveling, but for those times when I 'wanna get away' but can't- I adventure in my local Seattle area; which of course requires me to be a coffee connoisseur- which I happily accept. However, when my brain needs an escape - spy/ political thriller movies usually provide the needed change of mental scenery.


Sarissa - Product Specialist

  Favorite Seeking Health Products:

I work with customers and do research to provide information and answers about out Seeking Health products. I enjoy my job because I have a passion for learning and our conscientious customers never fail to provide me with new questions to research, and new topics to read up on. I also have great respect for individuals who are taking on the weighty task of learning about their own health and wellbeing, and who are taking steps to better their quality of life- be it through supplements, lifestyle changes, or introspection. It takes a strong person to make these changes of one's own accord, and I am pleased to work where I can interact with these strong individuals every day.

I was born and raised in Tacoma, WA and moved to Bellingham to attend Western Washington University; where I graduated with a B.A. in Philosophy and a minor in Psychology. I enjoy bird watching, long walks, spending time with my aging newfoundland/Lab/Rottweiler mutt, Kiwano Melons, and windstorms. Like Strother, I am not fond of talking about myself.

"Half of the people can be part right all of the time, some of the people can be all right part of the time, but all of the people can't be right all of the time... I think Abraham Lincoln said that." - Bob Dylan


Tim - Warehouse/ Shipping

  Favorite Seeking Health Products:

I enjoy these products because they help me feel very balanced and GREAT!

I work in the warehouse packing and shipping orders for Seeking Health. I love all the people I work with. I felt right at home from my very first day. I also love that Dr. Lynch takes such wonderful care of his employees.

Outside of work a typical day for me is filled with writing music and trying new places to eat, or trying new recipes of my own! I also love going to the water or just driving around Chuckanut Mountain listening to music in my car. Or I'll take my guitar up to Fragrance Lake on a hike to write in solitude. I also enjoy watching films, cooking and baking, hiking and biking. I do not like Wasabi, but I love Thai food for breakfast.

 

 

 







 


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