Mike Katke

//Mike Katke

Mike Katke

It is with profound sadness that we report the passing of Mike Katke, our nutrition specialist here at The Noble Path Foundation. Mike and his girlfriend, Angel Philp, were killed when their motorcycle was involved in a traffic accident in Boulder, CO last Wednesday, August 12th.

Mike’s international career as a nutritional consultant in the health care industry spanned over 33 years. He was a co-founder of Metagenics, Inc. the leading manufacturer and marketer of medical foods and nutraceuticals to licensed health care professionals. He developed the FirstLine Therapy, Therapeutic Lifestyle Program, and made it easier for clinicians to treat the underlying cause of common health problems by helping patients make important nutrition and lifestyle changes. Mike also helped train thousands of doctors and other health professionals in the practical implementation of Lifestyle Medicine, and has lectured throughout the U.S. and worldwide on the clinical application of nutrition and lifestyle changes.

From the beginning of Mike’s work with health professionals it was clear that the underlying causes of many chronic diseases stem from nutrition and lifestyle habits that people develop during their youth. Armed with that information, and as a father of four beautiful children, he developed a keen interest in improving the quality of nutrition for young people. Mike was currently a consultant in the Integrative Medicine industry in addition to being the Nutrition Advisor for The Noble Path Foundation, and was completing the development of a new company, Brink Nutrition, which focuses on nutritional approaches to improve the health and performance of young athletes.

On a personal note, Mike was simply a sweetheart of a man, always quick with a smile and ready to jump at the chance to help out with whatever we asked of him here at TNPF. With the loss of his participation however, we are temporarily suspending the scheduled Fall roll-out of our Sugar Shock Challenge until further notice, but when we are ready to proceed, it will be with a special dedication to the man who initially inspired me to affect change in the world through proper diet and nutrition. More than anyone, Mike believed the Sugar Shock Challenge campaign would be a ground-breaking and life altering program which could benefit hundreds if not thousands of kids and even adults. This was our vision. This will be our goal.

A public service for Mike will be held this Sunday, August 23rd at the Bella Collina Towne & Golf Club at 200 Avenida La Pata, San Clemente, 92673 at 4:00 p.m. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family, his children and all those who were touched by this generous, brilliant and thoughtful soul. We will forever love and miss you Mike… heart emoticon

2017-01-06T05:04:36+00:00August 19th, 2015|Media|

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  • "According to one recent large-scale study, a STAGGERING 40 PERCENT of children ages six through 11 have elevated cholesterol levels. And more children than ever are now at risk for high blood pressure. The risks only multiply when it comes to the third of American children who are overweight or obese: SEVENTY PERCENT of obese children have at least one precursor for heart disease." ____________________________________________🥦 Not only is this NOT ok, it is imperative that we take action to change the diets of our children NOW. What we put on the end of their forks matters, and it matters deeply. A bowl of sugary marshmallow treats for breakfast is NOT magically delicious - nor is a diet high in processed meats and junk food. As adults, we often search for the healthiest option on the menu when we dine out and then order the worst food possible from the children's menu for our kids. This is crazy. Please feed them REAL food - their health is what determines our future. #healthykids #healthyworld #fork...

    thenoblepathfoundation: ""According to one recent large-scale study, a STAGGERING 40 PERCENT of children ages six through 11 have elevated cholesterol levels. And more children than ever are now at risk for high blood pressure. The risks only multiply when it comes to the third of American children who are overweight or obese: SEVENTY PERCENT of obese children have at least one precursor for heart disease." ____________________________________________🥦

Not only is this NOT ok, it is imperative that we take action to change the diets of our children NOW. What we put on the end of their forks matters, and it matters deeply. A bowl of sugary marshmallow treats for breakfast is NOT magically delicious - nor is a diet high in processed meats and junk food. As adults, we often search for the healthiest option on the menu when we dine out and then order the worst food possible from the children's menu for our kids. This is crazy. Please feed them REAL food - their health is what determines our future.
#healthykids #healthyworld #forkdisease #eatREALfood"
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  • Chillin’ with my young and enthusiastic homies at the Orange County Academy of Sciences and Arts. I'm so very grateful for these incredibly fun and rewarding enrichment opportunities to help promote #healthykids for a #healthyworld. Many thanks to John Schutza, Diana O’Daniels and the OCASA staff for having me!! ____________________________________________🍎 If you are interested in a Real Food Forum for your classroom, school, youth group, sports team, business or organization, please contact us at info@thenoblepathfoundation.org or leave a voice message at (949) 234-7259. No group is too small or too big and as always, it's absolutely FREE thanks to our generous donors and proceeds from our annual HIGH 5IVE 4FITNESS event (coming at you this year on Saturday, May 18th, so SAVE THE DATE)! "Individually we are but one drop, but together we are an OCEAN." #TheNoblePathFoundation #HIGH5IVE4FITNESS #RealFoodForums #forkdisease #nourishtoflourish #BattleoftheSchools #BattleoftheGyms #sportschallenges

    thenoblepathfoundation: "Chillin’ with my young and enthusiastic homies at the Orange County Academy of Sciences and Arts. I'm so very grateful for these incredibly fun and rewarding enrichment opportunities to help promote #healthykids for a #healthyworld. Many thanks to John Schutza, Diana O’Daniels and the OCASA staff for having me!! ____________________________________________🍎

If you are interested in a Real Food Forum for your classroom, school, youth group, sports team, business or organization, please contact us at info@thenoblepathfoundation.org or leave a voice message at (949) 234-7259. No group is too small or too big and as always, it's absolutely FREE thanks to our generous donors and proceeds from our annual HIGH 5IVE 4FITNESS event (coming at you this year on Saturday, May 18th, so SAVE THE DATE)! "Individually we are but one drop, but together we are an OCEAN." #TheNoblePathFoundation #HIGH5IVE4FITNESS #RealFoodForums #forkdisease #nourishtoflourish #BattleoftheSchools #BattleoftheGyms #sportschallenges"
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  • This year’s 5th Annual HIGH 5IVE 4FITNESS event, featuring our famous BATTLE OF THE GYMS will be Saturday, May 18th, so SAVE THE DATE!! Love seeing this beast at 24 Hr. Fitness every time I workout. The Golden Kettlebell was the award their team took home at our very first event. Every year since then a new gym has earned bragging rights: Crunch Fitness (2016), Laguna Niguel Racquet Club (2017) and last year’s winner, Dana Point Crossfit. Who will hoist the heavy metal this year??? Make sure to come and find out! #HIGH5IVE4FITNESS #BattleoftheGyms #BattleoftheSchools #sportschallenges #funforthewholefamily #healthykids #healthyworld #TheNoblePathFoundation @24hf_sanclemente @crunchsanclemente @lagunaniguelracquetclub @crossfitdanapoint @orangetheory_san_clemente @oc_athletix @socalbootcamp @bodiesbysnow @konversionfit @communityoutreachalliance

    thenoblepathfoundation: "This year’s 5th Annual HIGH 5IVE 4FITNESS event, featuring our famous BATTLE OF THE GYMS will be Saturday, May 18th, so SAVE THE DATE!! Love seeing this beast at 24 Hr. Fitness every time I workout. The Golden Kettlebell was the award their team took home at our very first event. Every year since then a new gym has earned bragging rights: Crunch Fitness (2016), Laguna Niguel Racquet Club (2017) and last year’s winner, Dana Point Crossfit. Who will hoist the heavy metal this year??? Make sure to come and find out!  #HIGH5IVE4FITNESS #BattleoftheGyms #BattleoftheSchools #sportschallenges #funforthewholefamily #healthykids #healthyworld #TheNoblePathFoundation @24hf_sanclemente @crunchsanclemente @lagunaniguelracquetclub @crossfitdanapoint @orangetheory_san_clemente @oc_athletix @socalbootcamp @bodiesbysnow @konversionfit @communityoutreachalliance"
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  • “If you’re helping someone and expecting something in return, you’re doing business, not kindness.” #bekind #becaring #begenerous #repeat

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  • And don’t forget - it’s not about how fast you are or how far you go - you’re still lapping everyone on the couch!! Go get em!! #healthiswealth #justdoit #everyjourneybeginswiththefirststep #thenoblepathfoundation

    thenoblepathfoundation: "And don’t forget - it’s not about how fast you are or how far you go - you’re still lapping everyone on the couch!! Go get em!! #healthiswealth #justdoit #everyjourneybeginswiththefirststep #thenoblepathfoundation"
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  • You don’t need a New Years resolution to make a fresh start. A new beginning can happen with your very next bite. It’s actually quite simple: Eat REAL food, mostly plants, and you’ll quickly experience what “nourish to flourish” really feels like. What we put on the end of our forks has more healing power than anything we find in a bottle of pills... #forkdisease #nourishtoflourish #eatrealfood #healthykids #healthyworld #TheNoblePathFoundation

    thenoblepathfoundation: "You don’t need a New Years resolution to make a fresh start. A new beginning can happen with your very next bite. It’s actually quite simple: Eat REAL food, mostly plants, and you’ll quickly experience what “nourish to flourish” really feels like. What we put on the end of our forks has more healing power than anything we find in a bottle of pills... #forkdisease #nourishtoflourish #eatrealfood #healthykids #healthyworld #TheNoblePathFoundation"
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  • Anger is often a punishment we give ourselves, for the mistakes made by somebody else. If we can explain our anger, rather than expressing it, we will immediately open the door to a solution instead of an argument. #peace #love #compassionatelistening #healthykids #healthyworld

    thenoblepathfoundation: "Anger is often a punishment we give ourselves, for the mistakes made by somebody else. If we can explain our anger, rather than expressing it, we will immediately open the door to a solution instead of an argument.  #peace #love #compassionatelistening #healthykids #healthyworld"
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  • Lessons we can share with our children about bullying: _____________________________________________ “What Sally says about Susy says more about Sally than Susy.” _____________________________________________ “Blowing out someone else’s candle doesn’t make yours shine any brighter.” _____________________________________________ “You never look good making someone else look bad.” _____________________________________________ “Meanness is a sign of weakness.” _____________________________________________ “Courage is fire. Bullying is just smoke.” _____________________________________________ “If people are trying to bring you down, it only means that you are above them.” _____________________________________________ “When we judge someone, we are only revealing a part of ourselves that needs healing.” _____________________________________________ #bekind #becompassionate #becaring #healthymind #healthybody #happysoul #TheNoblePathFoundation

    thenoblepathfoundation: "Lessons we can share with our children about bullying:

_____________________________________________ “What Sally says about Susy says more about Sally than Susy.” _____________________________________________ “Blowing out someone else’s candle doesn’t make yours shine any brighter.” _____________________________________________ “You never look good making someone else look bad.” _____________________________________________ “Meanness is a sign of weakness.” _____________________________________________ “Courage is fire. Bullying is just smoke.” _____________________________________________ “If people are trying to bring you down, it only means that you are above them.” _____________________________________________ “When we judge someone, we are only revealing a part of ourselves that needs healing.” _____________________________________________

#bekind #becompassionate #becaring #healthymind #healthybody #happysoul #TheNoblePathFoundation"
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  • Mother Nature is so smart. She put the medicine INSIDE the food. 😉🌱❤️✌🏼 #forkdisease #healthiswealth #nourishtoflourish #eatREALfood #healthykids #healthyworld #TheNoblePathFoundation

    thenoblepathfoundation: "Mother Nature is so smart. She put the medicine INSIDE the food. 😉🌱❤️✌🏼 #forkdisease #healthiswealth #nourishtoflourish #eatREALfood #healthykids #healthyworld #TheNoblePathFoundation"
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