12 Weeks to Wellness Series Highlights & Recommendations

The following are the summary highlights from Dr. Youngberg’s DVD series “12 Weeks to Wellness”. Each of the 12 chapters of his new book “Hello Healthy” further expand on each of the DVD video presentations.

DVD #1  Optimizing Your Genetic Potential

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Are There Holes In Your Genes? Reaching Your Full Genetic Potential

Highlights from Hello Healthy Chapter 1

  • The environment in which you live, the choices you make, and the habits you form all greatly affect how your genes function.
  • The function of your genes and their expression can be changed. You can actually turn off many of your bad genes and turn on your good genes.
  • Family history is not the most important factor in determining your risk of disease. In fact, it is one of the least important.
  • Transformational change can take place in your health by implementing appropriate lifestyle and nutritional strategies.
  • Your exposome is all the things in your environment that influence genetic expression. It’s the choices you make, your lifestyle, what you eat, drink, think, and do.
  • It is never too late to begin making changes that will transform your health.
  • At least 80 percent of your diet should come from whole plant-based foods.
  • Your choices matter. Everything depends on the right action of the will.

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One of the most powerful tools to evaluate and lower your health risk of chronic diseases like diabetes, Alzheimer’s, strokes, heart attacks, autoimmune disease, and cancer is to find out which genetic mutations you have. Many people still think that there is nothing they can do about gene mutations. The good news is that gene mutations DO NOT determine our risk of disease unless we let them! That is right, by knowing what gene mutations we have we can get a head start and take advantage of strategies to neutralize the otherwise damaging effect of our gene mutations. To properly evaluate your genetic risk factors, I strongly recommend going online and ordering a saliva gene profile from www.23andme.com. As this is a saliva test it can be ordered directly by any individual and without a doctors official request or signature.

Click here to find out more information on how to do this!

You can also watch my YouTube video presentation on Gene Management and Nutrigenomics by clinking on this link or copying and pasting the URL link into your browser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GE8ll0K1g9g

 

DVD #2  Exercise & Diet: How can we optimize our metabolism

fitness equipment and healthy nutrition on white wooden plank flCalories In, Calories Out

Highlights from Hello Healthy Chapter 2

  • Exercise done properly can powerfully change how you feel, improve your mood, and significantly decrease your cravings for snacks and excess calories.
  • There is an obvious and increasing international problem with obesity associated with poor diet and lack of exercise.
  • When considering calories eaten versus calories burned off-diet is much more effective in addressing weight loss than is exercise.
  • Good habits can push out bad habits.
  • Regular exercise can reduce your risk of having a heart attack by 50 percent.
  • Wellness depends on developing a plan and following it consistently day in and day out.
  • Sometimes you have to say no to things you really want to do in order to say yes to things you know are much more important.

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Supplements

Natural Calm– Helps with crams.
Vitalzyme– A systemic enzyme, helps heal soft tissue injuries and inflammatory conditions.
Lipoic Acid– Exercise booster
Coenzyme Q-10-Exercise booster.

DVD #3  Optimizing Circulation and Heart Health

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Highlights from Hello Healthy Chapter 3

  • You can’t have good health without good circulation.
  • Exercise causes the muscles to act like mini-pumps, helping the heart move blood around the body.
  • A traditional lipid profile addresses only about 40 percent of the risk factors for a heart attack or stroke.
  • Wellness means more than simply being fit.
  • Advanced cardiac lab test such as the Hunter Heart Profile helps identify the 60 percent of risk factors for heart attack and stroke not addressed by the traditional lipid profile.
  • There is a definite link between systemic inflammation and cardiac disease.
  • Heart disease can be reversed.
  • A comprehensive wellness program including a plant-based diet, daily exercise, and appropriate supplements can result in dramatically reducing inflammation and risk factors for cardiac disease.
  • Processed meats, refined grains, refined sweets, and diet sodas are the main dietary culprits in causing increased systemic inflammation.

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Sunlight, Vitamin D, and Health   DVD#4

Happiness woman stay outdoor under sunlight of sunset.Here Comes the Sun!

Highlights from Hello Healthy Chapter 4

  • Pure, simple sunlight is like a miracle “drug” that can tremendously increase your health and wellness.
  • Insufficient Vitamin D is a widespread, ongoing health problem across all demographic groups.
  • Lack of sunlight exposure can be the reason you are sad, irritable, sleep poorly, suffer fatigue, and crave carbohydrates.
  • Thirty to sixty minutes of daily exposure to sunlight promotes physical and psychological wellness. During maximum sun intensity between 10am and 4pm, limit your sun exposure to be between 15 and 20 minutes.
  • The “Sun Shadow Standard” is a guide for the time of the day that sunlight is intense enough to generate Vitamin D in the skin.
  • Optimal levels of vitamin D in the blood have more power to prevent canter than cigarette smoking has the power to cause cancer.
  • More than 30% of all cancers could be eliminated by optimizing our levels of Vitamin D.
  • The average child, teenager, and adult is Vitamin D deficient, and more than 80% of individuals have inadequate levels of Vitamin D to optimize health.
  • The good news is that no one needs to stay Vitamin D deficient. We can all optimize our level of Vitamin D.

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Increasing blood levels of Vitamin D may significantly lower risk of heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure and overall immune health.

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DVD #5  Optimizing Digestion for Health and Healing

human digestive systemIt’s a Gut Feeling

Highlights form Hello Healthy Chapter 5

  • The food we consume provides the building blocks for every physical and mental function of our bodies. That’s why optimizing digestion is such a critical wellness strategy.
  • More than 80 percent of human illness can be healed naturally by the body, but only if the proper healing strategies are followed.
  • Poor digestion can affect our emotions.
  • Most people should eat two or three meals a day with four or five hours between meals.
  • Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
  • Drinking at least six glasses of water daily is a major step towards being healthy. But drinking with meals is not the best way to stay hydrated.
  • Long term use of acid-blocking medications can increase the risk of bone fractures more than 400 percent.
  • Minerals, especially magnesium, deficiency is very common and powerfully promotes our risk for developing many health problems, including depression, anxiety, diabetes, headaches, heart disease, muscle cramps, and constipation.
  • Good health is important but not merely as an end in itself. It is important because it allows us to live a life filled with loving, growing, relationships with God, family and friends.
  • Refined and processed foods account for more than half of the calories consumed by Americans; dairy and animal foods make up more than 40 percent; and only 7 percent comes form whole, plant based foods- fruits, vegetables and legumes.
  • Ideally, at least 80 percent of your diet should be whole, plant-based foods. Refined starches should not make up more than 10 percent of your diet, and animal products less than 8 percent.
  • Eating lots of vegetables, either raw or cooked, can reduce cancer by 50 percent.

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Digestzyme V

Charcoal Powder

Hydrochloric Acid

Gentian and Skullcap

Gastrozyme

GastroCare

DVD #6  Stress, Emotions, Food, Adrenals, Caffeine, and Blood Sugars

depressedStressed Out: Stress, Emotions & Adrenal Fatigue

Highlights from Hello Healthy Chapter 6

  • There is a close connection between the body and the mind. What affects one also affects the other.
  • Passive stress is bad for your health; active stress can be good for you. When you have a health problem, just waiting to see what happens causes passive stress. Active stress is taking steps to understand the problem and do whatever you can to improve it.
  • Stress management techniques can actually “turn on” disease preventing genes and “turn off” genes that promote disease.
  • Stressful situation have the potential to dramatically increase blood sugars but can also cause unhealthful, low blood sugars.
  • A four-hour  Glucose Tolerance Test is a great way to evaluate your tendency to both high and low blood sugars and whether your adrenal glands are stressed or fatigued.
  • Restoring the inner self through mental, spiritual and physical rejuvenation enhances vitality and health.
  • Stimulants such as caffeine and nicotine are effective short-term solutions for stress and adrenal fatigue, but with regular use over months and years, they are a disaster to your physical and emotional health.
  • A regular, balanced schedule for eating, sleeping and other activities reduces stress and promotes overall health.

Screen Shot 2015-12-30 at 4.13.32 PMAdrenal fatigue can occur from prolonged stress. A great way to test for it is through a 4 hour glucose tolerance test. The test measures blood sugars at fasting, one, two, three and four hours after a sugar drink that contains 75 grams of glucose is consumed. Individuals with adrenal fatigue will have either high or normal blood sugar tests initially but then have large drops in blood sugars later in the test. Furthermore, testing insulin blood levels and cortisol stress hormone blood levels are a great way to determine how well your body’s hormonal regulation of metabolism is working. This is a helpful test in that it provides insight into what is happening in your body and what key strategies you need to take to restore your health.

Helpful Supplements:

Glycemic Foundation

Licorice Root Liquid

Bioenergy C

Adrenal Young V

DVD #7  Attitudes and Health Risk

Easy Tests and Effective Answers

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Highlights from Hello Healthy Chapter 7

  • Hostility is defined not just by aggressive actions and the emotion of anger, but also by the attitude of cynicism and distrust.
  • Improving our diet is a powerful and effective way to improve our attitudes and our overall emotional health.
  • Attitudes alter how our genes function and therefore greatly affect our potential for healing.
  • Attitude is a choice. Despite our temperament, we can choose how to respond to various situations.
  • What goes on in the mind has a huge impact on our body.
  • Emotional isolation is one of the most powerful predictors of poor health and decreased lifespan.
  • The opposite of hostility is forgiveness. As we experience receiving and giving forgiveness, hostility melts away.
  • A forgiving spirit can change your life.
  • We have all done things in our past that have hurt or damaged someone else. Why not ask for forgiveness?
  • If someone has hurt or damaged us, why not forgive them? Forgiveness doesn’t remove the guilt of the offender. More important, it removes the ongoing trauma that unresolved hostility brings to our own body, mind and soul.
  • The “Zone of Rumination” describes the seething feelings of frustration and resentment so many of us carry around with us as we continue to mull over some hurtful situation or individual from the past.
  • What can we do in the next twenty-four hours to bring resolution and closure to conflicts from our past?

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The Diabetes Perspective Summit

Join Dr. Wes Youngberg and 9 other top experts to learn practical techniques to reverse diabetes.

Join Dr. Wes Youngberg and 9 other top experts to learn practical techniques to reverse diabetes.

Help Yourself & Loved Ones

The Diabetes Perspective Summit is a FREE online conference designed to fit your schedule. Two speakers will be interviewed each day to help answer your questions and get you on the path towards better health. Each interview is approximately 40 minutes long and available for re-play 24 hours a day.

If you or someone you care about has Type 2 diabetes, your doctor or health professional has probably told you its irreversible. However, exciting new clinical developments and patient case studies now clearly indicate that it can not only be slowed, but actually actively reversed.

Im passionate about sharing these developments as widely as possible, so I’ll be speaking at the Diabetes Perspective Summit. I’m privileged  to ” share the online stage” there with  9 other top expert speakers in the field, including: Dr. Michael Greger, Brenda Davis, RD, Dr. Neil Barnard, Dr. Caroline Trapp, Ocean Robbins, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn.

Find out more about the Free Diabetes Perspectives Summit.

Signing up for the Diabetes Perspectives summit will allow you to learn firsthand from these experienced, cutting-edge researchers, clinicians, practitioners and dietitians. You’ll  hear about their work with diabetes patients, and discover the results they’ve personally observed.

You’ll learn about how food addictions and corporate politics contribute to diabetes; and how diet and lifestyle strategies can help you stop it in its tracks. Best of all, you’ll find out what’s truly possible when people are empowered to take control of their health.

Click here for more information or to sign up Free.

If you have Type 2 Diabetes, or even pre-diabetes, the knowledge you’ll discover in this summit may help you to avoid the serious complications of the disease. Imagine life without the constant fear of developing the heart disease, stroke, or loss of limbs or sight that’s associated with late stage diabetes…

You-or possibly someone you know- could significantly benefit form the information and tools that I and my fellow experts will share in the summit. Take the first step toward improving the quality of the rest of your life NOW.

Click Here to Replay videos!

Diabetes Undone

Do you have Diabetes or Prediabetes?

Log onto diabetesundone.com and learn from 40 short videos with Dr. Wes Youngberg, and special guest Brenda Davis, world-renowned plant-based dietitian, as they guide you through a hope-filled journey to undo your disease and reclaim your health.

For a limited time, you can save $50 and get the full Diabetes Undone Kit for only $99. At no extra fee you get the 275 page Diabetes Edition “from Plant to Plate” cookbook, and you also get the full Diabetes Undone Workbook. All of this for $99. Get your own self help program that walks you through the 9 steps to undoing the causes of type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s and heart disease.

Diabetes Undone is a program available on-line for individuals, or you can join a group doing this in your area. You can even become the coordinator of your own group! There are many churches, clinics, hospitals and even support groups starting the Diabetes Undone program every month. Check out the places with currently active groups. Here are the organizations planning future groups.

Learn how to address the root cause of disease by harnessing the power of simple lifestyle strategies such as nutrition, exercise, stress management, comprehensive testing and much more.

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Hello Healthy

The book based on the video series “12 Weeks to Wellness & Optimal Health” is now here.

Hello Healthy

As I work with clients in my office, by phone, or by Skype, and as I speak at health seminars or medical conferences, people often ask, “Of all the health strategies we’ve been discussing and learning about—which is the most important?”

Hello Healthy is a book about helping you get the synergy effect by applying all the strategies necessary to reach your full health and wellness potential. The twelve chapters of this book are a series of twelve sessions in a practical program that you can follow as you go about your daily routine. These are twelve major strategies that I specifically address with each patient, regardless of their health concerns or wellness goals. They provide the foundation that each of us can use to master our genetic risk by actually turning off disease- causing genes and turning on the genes that promote health.

As you come to better understand the principles we’ll be discussing—and incorporate them as part of your new lifestyle—you’ll be able to enjoy a higher level of health and wellness than you’ve ever thought possible.
Hello Healthy is how friends and family may soon be addressing you!

Wes Youngberg, DrPH, MPH, CNS, FACLM
Lifestyle Medicine Specialist & Clinical Nutritionist

There is no better description of this book than what others have said about “Hello Healthy”

“What you hold in your hand is nothing short of a health education masterpiece. In it Wes Youngberg weaves a tapestry of anecdotes that provide a powerful and compelling case for health-behavior change and adoption of a healthy lifestyle.  Wes provides a detailed rationale and very practical cutting-edge health advice that, if followed, will produce in the reader a reasonable approach to life transformation.  His easy going writing style is “smooth” yet so filled with up-to-date health counsel that it cannot be classified as casual reading.  Anyone can make improvements following his modern rendition of age-old principles that we use in our own Lifestyle Medicine practice at Wildwood.  This is must reading for the sick and required reading for the well!”

Zeno L. Charles-Marcel, MD
Vice President for Medical Affairs.
Wildwood Lifestyle Center and Hospital

“Once again, Wes Youngberg shares health strategies that transcend the usual medical dialogue. By giving each of us information that we can use personally, he has empowered health behaviors that can impact our enjoyment of life, our productivity, and our longevity. With a practitioner’s understanding of the difficulty of change, Wes gently encourages each of us to seek the best for ourselves.”

Richard Hart, MD, DrPH
President, Loma Linda University Health

“With U.S. healthcare spending having just crossed the $3 trillion dollar line, Dr. Wes Youngberg’s book couldn’t have come at a more crucial time. The topics covered in his book are the ones patients have been asking me for the past two decades when I worked at a medical group. Now that I’m back in an academic center, these are the very topics we are researching and teaching our public health graduate students, because these are the challenges they’ll face when they get out into the real wold. If you don’t have time for grad school, but care about your health and lifestyle medicine, this book will save you a lot of time, money, and improve the health and quality of life for you and your family.”

Ernie Medina, Jr., DrPH, CHFS
Assistant Professor-Preventative Care; Executive Director
Center for Nutrition, Healthy Lifestyle & Disease Prevention
Loma Linda University School of Public Health

“Dr. Youngberg does it again! He uses the latest research and real patient stories to teach us how we as individuals and as a society can transform our health. He shows that those with disease can still achieve optimal wellness. Following his plan form the beginning could help save our troubled Healthcare system by preventing disease from even starting. This book is for anyone wanting to live a long, prosperous healthy life.”

Eric Madrid, MD, ABIHM
Rancho Family Medical Group, Temecula California
Author of “Vitamin D Prescription,
The Healing Power of the Sun and
how it can save your life

“Heart disease has been the leading killer of Americans for the past 100 years and despite advances in medical therapy it shows no sign of relenting. It is clear that Americans are bringing this on themselves by the lifestyle choices they make. As a Cardiologist I see the effects of smoking and poor diet and sedentary lifestyle affecting younger and younger patients. It doesn’t have to be this way. Nearly 90% of Heart disease and other lifestyle diseases could be prevented by the principles articulated so well in Dr. Youngberg’s book. The principles of a healthy lifestyle are laid out in an easy to understand approach, along with compelling stories of real people who have made changes in their lifestyle and benefited from a more abundant life as a result. I highly recommend this book to anyone who desires to live a healthier and fulfilling life, free of lifestyle diseases.”

Brian Schwartz, MD
Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program
Kettering Medical Center, Dayton, Ohio.

“Poor health is the modern world’s ‘plague,’ literally destroying mankind’s potential to live a productive, satisfying life. This book explains in simple, practical terms how to reverse that plague and achieve optimal health. Read it. Live it. Share it. It just might be the best thing you’ll ever do.”

John Kelly, MD, MPH, Founding President American College of Lifestyle Medicine.