Billy Leon Templeton is a writer and professional chef. He began his journalism career at the age of 14, covering sports for his local newspaper and for two other larger regional newspapers. He went on to study journalism at Angelo State University.
His culinary career started with his enrollment in a culinary arts school (the precursor to what is now Texas Culinary Academy in Austin). Over the course of his career, he has cooked in smaller fine dining restaurants to large country clubs. He began his own catering business in Tyler, Texas while serving as Executive Chef at Mercy Ships in Lindale. He has cooked for many heads of state, including former British Prime Minister, John Major.
During the past year and a half, he has begun studying holistic medicine. He is now a Usui Reiki Master and is studying alternative therapies including the use of sound and color as well as crystal therapy. He is actively studying nutrition. He believes we can reverse many of the ailments that plague society today, and we can eat our way back to good health by following the hunter/gatherer principles–eat only natural (preferably organic) fruits, vegetables and meats, and eliminating dairy, processed sugar, grain products and all other processed foods.
“I am an empath, a nurturer and caregiver. Each step I’ve taken in my life has brought me to this time and place of helping others learn how to love themselves. We cannot take care of one part of our lives and be happy. We must take care of our body, our mind and our spirit. We strengthen this knowledge by living a life of gratitude, for everything is a lesson to be learned, and we must be grateful for the opportunity of learning. When we use what we have learned to help each other, our lives go in full circle,” he said.