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"Together Toward Health" 2018

A Functional Medicine Wellness Support Group

To sign up, call Ventura Chiropractic & Massage at: 658-0123!

I, Dr. Young, will guide this group from September through December of 2018.

Here is the current (8/3/18) design of the group:
~ a maximum of 10 members,
~ September through December of 2018
~ meet in Ventura on the first and third Thursday evenings of each month from 7-9 PM,
~ $25 per member per monthly gathering,
~ members pay for the 8 gatherings in advance; $200.
~ it is understood that changes in meeting nights may be required on occasion,
~ cover the topics listed below,
~ we will explore the health challenges of members, if they wish,
~ the exact content of the gatherings will not be rigid; we will respond to interests and needs.

~ to support regaining and/or practicing health,
~ to learn more about ourselves, health, and Functional Medicine,

Why join this group?
•    Almost all of us are in the same boat; inconsistent with exercise, with healthy eating, with taking vitamins, with meditating or praying, with getting enough sleep, with learning about improving our health. Group education and support has been proven to result in better health than going it on our own!

•    Schedule it! Right? If we want to do something, the chances are much better when we schedule it. That is what we are doing?

•    It is not wise to keep trying to do difficult things that we have been unsuccessful at, alone. We will do this together; a supportive group of friends, and have fun!

To sign up, call Ventura Chiropractic & Massage at: 658-0123!               

“Dr. Kristofer Young represents the leading edge of Functional Medicine healthcare practitioners. He continues to offer the most advanced and comprehensive programs that provide his patients an incredible advantage in terms of their health destiny.” - Dr. David Perlmutter, internationally recognized neurologist, Functional Medicine pioneer, and author of the New York Times best seller, "Grain Brain" -

Topics to be Discussed

Vitamins – News To Use
a. Do we need to take vitamins?
b. What vitamins do we need – what really works?
c. Fish oil, Magnesium, Vitamin D

Arthritis, Tendonitis, Bursitis – All Hurt!
a. Can we make the pain go away?
b. What are the root causes of “itis”?
c. Back, neck, shoulder and knee pain

Functional Medicine
a. Take two Motrin and call me in the morning???
b. A new Functional approach to health
c. Drugs for diseases can’t be the whole story

Weight Loss – The Real Story
a. Is it possible to lose weight and keep it off,
or is it in your genes?
b. Most Americans just try harder and try gimmicks
c. Smart weight loss – the how-to’s

Your Blood Work - Get to know it
a. Glucose = blood sugar
b. Cholesterol – what is safe?
c. Insulin – got to measure it

Exercise, Energy, Rest, Sleep & Stress
a. Walking, yoga and weights
b. Causes of poor sleep
c. Less stress thru better health

What’s Your Health Plan?
a. We’re not talking insurance
b. What is your plan for your health?
c. Having trouble sticking to it?

Autoimmune Diseases: thyroid, rheumatoid, lupus and more ...
a. Third most common cause of illness and death in the US
b. What causes them?
c. What can we do?

Heart Disease or Heart Health?
a. The basis of heart disease - inflammation
b. Tests that tell the full story
c. Giving your heart what it needs

Cancer: Can we stack the deck?
a. What is cancer?
b. Is it primarily genetically caused?
c. Living in balance

Happy Aging
a. Golden years?
b. Is pain a necessary part of aging?
c. Stayin’ Alive! And liking it!

Experts from whose work we will learn:

Jeffrey Bland, PhD
Susan Blum, MD 
Kelly Brogan, MD
Kara Fitzgerald, ND
Sara Gottfried, MD
Mark Hyman, MD
Tom O’Bryan, DC
Dean Ornish, MD
David Perlmutter, MD
Tom Sult, MD      
Alex Vasquez, DC, ND, DO
and more …