Participants: Ron Giannoni
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Program Code: NSN000131
00:12 Every year in America
00:13 there are over one million deaths
00:14 because of Type 2 diabetes and chronic obesity.
00:17 This includes heart attacks and strokes.
00:20 That's six and half 747s crashing every day.
00:23 What's even more surprising is that the fix is easy.
00:27 It's your lifestyle.
00:28 Wouldn't it be nice if you could actually
00:30 add quality years to your life
00:31 rather than dying a one organ at a time?
00:34 Obesity and diabetes are the cause of
00:36 over million deaths per year.
00:39 Most diseases are reversible
00:41 because most diseases are lifestyle diseases,
00:44 especially Type 2 diabetes and chronic obesity.
00:47 Seriously now they can be reversed
00:49 and the quality of your life can be renewed.
00:53 Call Newstart today at 1-800-525-9192.
00:59 You will see dramatic changes
01:01 in the first few days of the program
01:03 and you'll be on the road to a better more robust
01:05 quality of life.
01:07 The Newstart programs are simple and effective.
01:13 Hi, friends, and welcome to
01:15 another edition of Newstart Now.
01:17 I'm your host Ron Giannoni.
01:20 In our studio with me is Rick John,
01:23 a gentleman that's been with us before.
01:26 So he's got a great story.
01:28 Stay with us to listen to his testimony
01:31 and also to listen to Dr. Bivens
01:35 talk at the end of this program about trust.
01:39 So let's break away, take a look at when
01:42 Rick first arrived.
01:46 Well, I came to Newstart because I was having
01:48 severe neuropathy at that time in 2010
01:55 where I had almost no ability to walk.
01:58 I could not even lift my arms above my waist.
02:02 And after 18 days I was walking five miles,
02:06 my arms had been released and were strengthened again
02:11 and I left here feeling on top of the world.
02:15 So not being able to sleep very well,
02:19 the gaining of weight,
02:20 be again starting to feel the apathy and tiredness.
02:26 It's almost like the same warning signs I had
02:28 but I didn't do anything about them.
02:30 Well, this time I knew where to go.
02:32 Coming the first time I was extremely cynical,
02:36 I didn't even know what this place was about.
02:38 My family really pressured me at gunpoint to come.
02:42 And when I came I wasn't happy at all.
02:44 I was not a happy camper.
02:46 And after those 18 days, miracles happened in my life
02:52 not just physically
02:53 but spiritually and mentally and emotionally
02:58 that when I started to get into trouble again
03:01 having some new health issues that have come up
03:04 I knew exactly where to come
03:06 and I knew why I needed to be here.
03:09 What I like to see happen when I leave here this time,
03:12 I want to see a bigger path, a longer path of health.
03:18 I think, when I first came I was happy with results
03:22 and I was doing okay, but then
03:26 things got in the way and you forget.
03:29 And this time I'm prepared to come in here
03:33 and say I don't want to go back again.
03:35 I don't need to learn this lesson again.
03:37 So this is where I needed to be.
03:44 Welcome back, friends, and as I promised
03:46 Rick, how are you my friend?
03:47 Very good, sir. Thank you.
03:48 It's good to see you again.
03:51 It's good to be back.
03:52 I mean, in some ways, in some ways it's not
03:55 but I enjoy your company a lot.
03:59 And I know you have a story to share with us
04:02 because you've not only come through
04:04 the Newstart program once, you've done it twice.
04:08 That's true. Why did you do it twice?
04:12 Well, I didn't plan it that way, Ron.
04:16 In 2013 I had a pretty serious injury.
04:20 I ruptured my Achilles
04:23 so that I couldn't walk for three months.
04:26 The other was a serious family tragedy
04:30 that was devastating for me.
04:33 With the combination of both you could say I lost my way.
04:38 And I'm not returning here the way I was the first time
04:43 in terms of the severity of my illnesses
04:46 but I came here because this is where I knew
04:48 I wanted to be to get back on track
04:50 and to get my health where I need it to be.
04:56 Yeah, now when you at first--
04:57 Rick, I know you are dealing with some neuropathy?
05:01 Did that actually comeback that you were
05:03 starting to get numbness in your feet
05:06 and your hands or where?
05:08 The numbness never left.
05:09 It was degraded to the point where I was now
05:14 more below my knees
05:16 but with the stress of the family,
05:18 the injury it just seemed to be mounting a large comeback.
05:24 And so those things were indicators that
05:28 they reminded me where I was
05:30 and what I had to do to get back.
05:32 Now what's that from, what was the numbness from?
05:35 To this day there still is no diagnoses.
05:37 The doctors here don't know.
05:38 They call it fibromyalgia.
05:40 They could call it MS, they could call it--
05:41 MS or whatever.
05:43 Someday and I hopefully it doesn't happen
05:45 that there will be a diagnoses.
05:47 I would prefer they're not big diagnoses
05:49 and I whip this thing with God's help.
05:52 Now Rick, we know that you got
05:55 I use the term "not to loosely,"
05:58 better the first time you are here.
06:01 Is it your hopes to get better this time
06:04 and if that's the case my mind tells me if you got better
06:09 if you just stuck with this thing
06:12 drop the few more lbs, really hit this thing hard,
06:16 start walking and every thing,
06:18 wouldn't in fact correct itself?
06:20 I think so. I believe so.
06:23 I was hoping you would say that
06:24 because there is a sense that is so and--
06:31 so you were here once,
06:33 you come back the second time.
06:35 We know why you went off track,
06:38 now you're here to get back on track.
06:40 What are you gonna do different this time?
06:44 Well, you know, I think when I was here the first time
06:46 I was happy with what I had.
06:48 In other words, there is such a thing or a word
06:51 as its good enough.
06:53 And I think I realized that good enough
06:55 wasn't really good enough for me.
06:58 And it didn't take much of a punch
07:01 from life to knock me down.
07:05 And so doing it the second time
07:08 I want to do it for different reason
07:10 in that I want this to be-- I want to keep growing.
07:14 I want to-- I want to keep climbing the ladder.
07:17 I got a pie enough on the ladder
07:18 I was pretty happy with,
07:20 but I realized that I need to go
07:22 a lot higher on that ladder to sustain this.
07:25 So that's why I'm here.
07:27 You know, that's a-- I had a visual
07:30 while you said I need to go higher on that ladder
07:32 and the visual you gave me is
07:35 if we are on a 10 foot ladder
07:37 and I would say a 100 foot ladder
07:40 and you went up to the 60 feet and you slip back
07:43 and now you are in the slum.
07:46 My mind says if you went to the 100 feet
07:48 you slipped back it would still be okay.
07:51 That's a good, that's the way I'm looking at.
07:53 I think that's where I want to be.
07:54 I want to be-- But I don't want you to slip.
07:56 But I don't want to stop climbing.
07:58 I know. Yeah.
07:59 So we got it-- that ladder has to be infinite.
08:04 Well, you know, being away from here
08:07 you do forget a few things.
08:09 Coming back it's no different than continuing education.
08:14 You know, it's not necessarily that I
08:17 no longer believe the teachings here.
08:21 It's just that I need to be reminded again.
08:24 And it's not for everybody,
08:25 some people can do that within their own will,
08:27 other people I think like myself
08:30 I knew what it did for me the first time
08:33 and I had a better-- I came here with a better
08:35 overall feeling in terms of what I expected.
08:40 And a better attitude.
08:41 Much better attitude as you remember.
08:44 You didn't come at gunpoint?
08:46 No, actually when my wife suggested it,
08:49 it took about 10 seconds for me to say,
08:51 yeah, I can sure go.
08:53 Where I was kicking and screaming
08:54 coming the first time.
08:56 So the attitude makes a big difference
08:58 I think in the way you absorb the things
09:01 that they are teaching you.
09:03 Getting on the program quicker.
09:05 You know, when I got here
09:06 I was walking more and more and more
09:09 than I did before by twice as much.
09:12 Rick, what would you have to say to those viewers,
09:17 there's plenty of them that are afraid.
09:21 What they are afraid of is
09:22 right now they are dealing with a situation,
09:25 what if it gets worse?
09:27 What could you say to those people?
09:30 I've been there where you feel
09:34 somewhat hopeless that you hope and pray
09:37 that it doesn't get any worse.
09:39 But you realize that your life isn't very well.
09:42 It's not that great.
09:43 You are not happy.
09:45 You think you are but until you get your health back,
09:49 do you realize what happiness is all about.
09:52 That's what you find here.
09:54 And is that why they should come here?
09:57 Is there other places they could go to
09:59 throughout the country?
10:01 I'm not aware of any.
10:02 Well, they are. Okay, you know.
10:04 I just thought I bring that up.
10:05 This is close to my, close to the--
10:07 I live on the west coast so this is close for me.
10:09 It makes sense to me.
10:11 And it's convenient for lot of people
10:13 because there is trust
10:15 because of the number of years
10:16 that the Newstart program has been here,
10:19 the number of years that Weimar has been open
10:23 which is like 35 years now or maybe it's greater than that
10:27 but nonetheless I do--
10:32 I would like to hear from you
10:35 a short dissertation on the benefits
10:39 of just doing a Newstart program
10:43 in one minute or less.
10:46 In doing the Newstart program
10:49 it takes what your lifestyle is like
10:52 and turns it upside down.
10:55 It gives you the resources to understand
10:58 why you want to clean up your life.
11:02 Why exercise makes you feel better after you eat?
11:07 Why you want to drink the amount of water?
11:10 Why you want to get off medications?
11:12 Medications again slip back in my life
11:16 because it was quick and easy for doctors to deal with that.
11:19 If I'm feeling depressed,
11:21 if I'm having high blood pressure
11:22 it's a medication, it's a medication,
11:24 it's a medication.
11:25 It's a slippery slope.
11:27 And coming here, I would say one of the things
11:32 that I did not have the first time
11:34 is that with them getting off, the few medications I was on
11:38 and now I'm not any longer is I have clarity of mind
11:43 and that's something that helps with your overall health.
11:45 When you have that clarity,
11:47 you can attack this with vengeance.
11:52 So you have learned.
11:55 I better. You said--
11:56 I'm not gonna do it a triple play here.
11:58 This is it.
11:59 You said, in your testimony when we did that first
12:02 the little clip you looked at that you hadn't learned
12:05 and you hope to learn that this time.
12:09 It sounds to me like you have and you've done a good job.
12:12 You have also a huge responsibility,
12:14 you're taking this back home
12:16 to people and friends and family that are going,
12:19 "Oh, Rick's back at that program again."
12:23 When they see me coming back,
12:25 there will be more coming here.
12:27 As a matter of fact there is already a couple of people
12:29 that decided to go on the Weimar program
12:33 because I'm here as their way to support me.
12:36 All right.
12:37 People who have been here or know of the program
12:39 are starting it over again because I'm here.
12:42 Rick, I want to thank you so much for taking your time.
12:45 You're welcome.
12:46 God bless you. God bless you too.
12:47 You know, I'll be in touch.
12:49 I'll be contacting you from month to month.
12:52 I'll be waiting for that phone call.
12:53 All right, buddy. Thanks.
12:55 And friends don't go away because Dr. Ing
12:58 will be with us in just a moment.
13:32 Welcome back, friends, in our study with Dr. Clarence Ing.
13:35 It's a pleasure to be here.
13:37 It's my pleasure to have you here.
13:38 Doctor, you are the director at the Newstart program
13:42 and have been for about 18 years.
13:44 Is that-- Not quite.
13:46 Not quite. Maybe 15 or 16.
13:47 Oh, 15 or 16.
13:49 Trying to finish up my 17th year.
13:53 Doctor what did you do prior
13:55 to coming to the Newstart program?
13:57 Well, I'd been missionary most of my life
14:00 and worked in Puerto Rico, worked in the Marshall Islands
14:04 and Singapore.
14:06 And I have done both ophthalmology
14:09 and also preventive medicine.
14:10 So I've been blessed, the Lord gave me an opportunity
14:14 to get an MPH in nutrition.
14:16 My hospital gave me an opportunity
14:19 to do another residency in preventive medicine
14:21 so I have two specialties
14:22 and I now do lifestyle medicine and medical ophthalmology
14:26 and enjoy them very much.
14:28 Now is there much difference between
14:30 the typical doctor that you might go to
14:33 out in the world that takes your blood pressure
14:36 and gives you couple of pills
14:38 and the doctors that work here.
14:40 Well, you said the biggest difference is
14:43 most of them try to take care of your problem with pills
14:47 and we try to help people improve their lifestyle
14:51 because many times by changing and modifying their lifestyle,
14:55 they can get their blood pressure under control
14:59 without having to use pills.
15:01 That brings us to Rick John,
15:04 two first names interesting name.
15:07 I remember Rick because we-- if I don't know if you recall
15:11 we interviewed him a couple of years back
15:14 and then he went home
15:16 and I guess he fell off the wagon or so to speak.
15:21 Meaning he did not continue his new lifestyle,
15:25 can you elaborate a little bit?
15:27 Well, that sometimes happens to people, you know,
15:29 we encourage them to follow the principles and do them
15:33 and sometimes they do and sometimes they don't.
15:36 Something I've tried to impress upon them I say,
15:40 I don't like you to play something called
15:42 the "what if" game.
15:44 Now "what if" game goes like this, you know,
15:47 you go home and few years later whatever
15:50 you're afflicted with some problem
15:52 or your problem has come back and maybe worse
15:55 and they say, what if I had followed all the advice
16:00 that doctor Lucan's and Dr. Ing and the Newstart team gave me
16:04 but I now be where I'm.
16:06 So I said, please don't play that game.
16:10 I haven't played that game.
16:13 Fortunately for me. Congratulations.
16:16 But you know, Rick tells me that this time is different.
16:21 I think he is a lot more serious about his life
16:24 than he was the first time.
16:26 The first time he had an attitude
16:28 oh, well, I don't know, and he shares that with me.
16:32 He says, I don't know this is gonna work, I don't know.
16:35 But why are people I know for me what the reason was
16:39 but why has Rick come back this time with an attitude of,
16:44 this time I'm gonna do it.
16:45 Is something happened that--
16:47 Well, he probably doesn't want to have
16:49 the medical problems that he is facing.
16:52 And you now, you get serious
16:54 you need to make some changes.
16:56 One of the things we found out that people with diabetes
16:59 when they, you know, if they done really well the first time
17:04 and they start to revert to their former lifestyle
17:08 it's much harder to get their diabetes under good control
17:12 if they kind of wandered away.
17:14 You know, you get a good chance
17:15 and if you take that first chance
17:17 they usually do very, very well.
17:19 If they wander back and forth,
17:22 it's harder to come back and get the same results
17:25 in the second and third times.
17:27 So it's fair to say that Rick didn't keep the lifestyle
17:34 but still what has changed this time,
17:37 have we taken him off any medications?
17:41 How much weight has he lost?
17:43 Have we spoken to him since he is left?
17:46 Anything you could fill us in with?
17:48 Well, he lost 17 pounds while he was here.
17:52 He stopped his blood pressure medicine.
17:54 His blood pressure is pretty much better
17:57 when he got finished with the program.
18:00 I did talk to him today
18:01 and he is continued to follow the principles
18:04 and so he is doing very well
18:06 and he is very pleased with his progress
18:08 and what he came and what he has done.
18:11 And I'm relatively certain his intention
18:15 to continue to do this and stick with it.
18:17 I kind of got that feeling myself
18:19 that he is pretty serious about this.
18:22 What a nice man.
18:25 I really grown found of him while he was here
18:28 and when he was away.
18:32 Doctor, what can you share with our viewers
18:35 that might encourage them-- I'm speaking of the people
18:39 who perhaps are overweight and have high blood pressure
18:44 and even diabetes or anyone with the diseases,
18:49 a lifestyle kind of diseases.
18:51 Well, those are three very common problems
18:55 in our population.
18:57 Diabetes, 26% of those over age 65 have diabetes
19:04 and probably two thirds of them have high blood pressure
19:07 and we found that again with lifestyle
19:09 that we can make a significant impact.
19:11 With diabetes and the protocol
19:14 that we use here with our patients with Type 2 diabetes
19:17 we found that about 40% of them can have normal blood sugars
19:22 if they follow the protocol 100% without any medication.
19:27 And if those who still need to use medicine
19:30 we can get that 60% they usually can have better control
19:35 with less medication.
19:37 So all in all those are very good results.
19:42 And people can practice lifestyle at their home.
19:47 Do they need to come to a place like Newstart, Weimar.
19:51 Well, if you are very strong willed
19:53 and you are from Minnesota
19:57 you may be able to be strong willed enough
19:59 so that you can just read about it and do it.
20:02 But if you are like the average American 97%-98%
20:07 all the rest they would probably do much better
20:10 if they come to Newstart because we can help them,
20:13 introduce them to the principles,
20:15 work with them, teach them how to prepare
20:18 and enjoy a good plant based diet
20:22 and see all the advantages that happen
20:24 when they follow these principles.
20:27 There was a gentlemen, a doctor gentleman
20:29 who died several years back that had a lifestyle
20:36 if you will by eating lots of protein
20:39 and the people I talk to on a daily basis
20:43 they all have a similar story,
20:45 my doctor said, my dietician said
20:48 to eat this much protein every day.
20:52 That doctor subsequently died from a heart attack
20:55 I believe.
20:57 Do you know who I am speaking of?
20:59 I think you are referring to Dr. Atkins.
21:02 Yes. Yes.
21:04 By the way I did his--
21:06 I read his book it was believable.
21:09 I read the book, I started eating
21:10 all the meats and fats
21:13 and that's just before I had my open heart surgery.
21:17 So what we are reading out there
21:19 isn't necessarily the truth
21:24 but we do have books on lifestyle.
21:27 I know that Weimar is loaded with various kinds of books.
21:31 But for me I had to come here and go through the program.
21:35 Any closing words about that?
21:37 Rather than reading his book
21:39 I will say read Dr. Esselstyn's book
21:41 and Ornish's book on how to reverse heart diseases
21:44 and come to Newstart.
21:47 Dr. Ing, I want to thank you for joining us here.
21:50 It's always the pleasure to talk with you.
21:52 Thank you very much, Ron.
21:53 Have a wonderful day. And you too.
21:56 Friends, don't go away, Dr. Randy Bivens
21:59 has a tip for you following this.
22:07 Hi, I'm Dr. Randy Bivens.
22:10 New brain scan research has shown that
22:12 spiritual practices can actually improve memory
22:15 and may even slow down the aging process itself.
22:19 Dr. Andrew Newberg wrote a book entitled,
22:22 How God Changes Your Brain.
22:24 Through extensive research and brain scans,
22:27 he shows that spiritual practices
22:29 are inherently good for our body,
22:31 especially our brains.
22:33 According to Newberg, both meditation and prayer
22:36 play significant roles in strengthening
22:39 important circuits in our brains
22:41 which make us more socially aware and alert
22:44 while we do say, anxiety, depression
22:47 and neurological stress.
22:49 Consider this, in our goal to live longer
22:53 does trust in divine power play a role?
22:56 In a study entitled Religious Involvement
22:59 and U.S. Adult Mortality it was found that people
23:02 who never attended religious activities
23:04 exhibited close to two times the risk of death
23:08 compared with those attending religious activities
23:11 more than once a week.
23:13 This amounts to a seven year difference in life expectancy.
23:17 In other words, the health benefits
23:19 of regularly attending religious activities
23:22 is comparable to not smoking.
23:26 So does this mean having faith in God
23:28 changes our brains and our bodies?
23:31 Is it really a valid means of living happier,
23:34 healthier, and longer lives?
23:37 Well, for starters different studies
23:39 have shown a connection
23:41 between a lack of religious service attendance
23:44 and the likelihood of having respiratory disease,
23:47 infectious disease, or diabetes.
23:50 The health risk extends so far as having
23:53 high blood pressure, depression, suicide,
23:55 lung cancer, coronary heart disease,
23:58 chronic obstructive lung disease
23:59 and hospital admissions.
24:02 It is also more likely to become physically disabled
24:05 and suffer from weaker immune systems.
24:08 In contrast regular church attendees
24:11 were more likely to stop smoking,
24:13 increase their physical activity,
24:15 become more social, and stay married.
24:19 It's all pretty startling and you might be thinking
24:22 how does it all work?
24:24 Well, organized religion usually provides
24:28 a social support system that's been shown
24:31 to improve overall health.
24:33 In a study of cardiac surgery patients,
24:36 people with low social support, who did not depend
24:39 on the religious faith for strength
24:41 had a mortality rate that was 12 times higher
24:45 than people who did have
24:47 a strong religious support network to rely on.
24:51 Many who hear this and think well,
24:53 then it's the social support that boost health not God.
24:57 It's a question that's been asked often enough
24:59 that a study was conducted to examine it.
25:02 The study followed 22 kibbutzim
25:05 which are essentially collective
25:07 Jewish farming communities.
25:09 For 16 years the study compared
25:12 11 religious kibbutzim in Israel
25:15 with a 11 secular kibbutzim.
25:17 The study carefully matched them
25:19 to make them as statically similar as possible.
25:22 Yet, despite their statically similarities
25:25 the results were striking.
25:27 Nearly twice as many people in the secular community died
25:31 during the study.
25:34 Ever considered the phrase power of prayer?
25:37 Academic studies show that
25:38 prayer has beneficial health effects
25:41 particularly for the person who is doing the praying.
25:44 Studies of petitionary prayer in which a person prays for his
25:48 or her own health or peace of mind
25:51 showed tangible statistical results.
25:54 Science backs up the benefit of praying
25:57 for your own health especially
25:59 when it comes to mental health like clinical depression.
26:02 So, does God change our brains or as our Creator
26:07 does God know what makes us the most healthy?
26:11 I believe that God wants to be in a relationship with us.
26:16 When we allow Him into our lives
26:19 our brains are turned on,
26:22 our bodies are made more efficient,
26:24 our immune systems are strengthen,
26:26 thinking becomes clearer and we feel great.
26:31 In our goal to live longer, healthier lives
26:35 being rooted firmly in God and fellowshipping
26:38 with like minded believers has been shown to be
26:42 one of the most effective strategies.
26:45 My suggestion,
26:46 consider stepping into your local church this weekend.
26:50 Hello, I'm Dr. David DeRose.
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