Dan was born and raised in Montana, grew up on a horse ranch and learned early on the importance of taking proper care of livestock, part of that care centered around the feeding and health of the animals.
Early on in 1974, Dan witnessed the inability of modern medicine to provide real lasting solutions to his grandfathers Parkinson’s Disease. This failure prompted Dan’s father Sam to pursue a much less invasive approach to personal health in the family which lead him to becoming a master herbalist and Naturopathic Doctor. Later in 1983, we watched as my other grandfather succumbed to Liver failure in a VA hospital in Oregon. These experiences shaped Dan’s father’s pursuit even further into natural, safe, effective, non-invasive ways to handle chronic illness.
In 1998 the Country Doctor Nutritional Center was established in Torrington, WY. By November, 2001 Dan was asked to join Sam in this endeavor. At the time, Dan was the Assistant Director of Elk Creek Academy, an 86 acre campus tucked away in the mountains of Northwestern Montana. This academy catered to at risk teens and is where Dan began to develop his unique and captivating style for education, communication and truly changing lives with words followed by action.
Today, some 17 years later, Dan’s approach to guiding people along their personal wellness path is unparalleled, educating over 6000 people per year in the family practice in Cheyenne, WY.
People travel from all over the country to have the Country Doctor Experience.
Dan Young’s Philosophy of Wellness
Have you ever met someone that always seems to feel good, look good, have lots of energy and never gets ill? They are for the most part up beat, happy and full of life. Ever find that you ask yourself, “Why?” Why is it that this person is experiencing good health on, what seems to be, an all time basis and you are not?
There are several reasons for this…genetics, diet, exercise. However there is one thing the people described have in common. They believe in and apply certain principles to their daily lives. Its called “Wellness Philosophy” and it has a major impact on how we feel and how well we avoid illness.
We have all heard for decades the importance of cleansing the body, transporting the waste products and giving the body proper nutrition. We could list dozens of procedures to achieve good health under each of these areas. So, if we know all this, why are we not achieving and maintaining good health? I feel the answer lies in the following explanation.
One of my earliest mentors in business and a super successful individual by the name of Jim Rohn gave me this simple formula years ago, shedding light on the difference between success and failure and I wish to pass it on to you.
Success is “a few simple disciplines practiced every day.” Failure is “a few errors in judgment repeated every day.”
This may sound simple, but take a close look at how knowing this can help you amend your philosophy on wellness. We don’t experience poor health overnight. It takes decades of doing the wrong things day in and day out to place us at ailments door. Because there is no catastrophe at the end of the first day, we unfortunately think that it doesn’t matter and we continue to make the same errors over and over.
“An apple a day”…
Lets put it another way. We have all heard the old saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” If that is true you might say, “Wow, that sounds like it would be easy to do, an apple a day to keep the doctor away, sure I could do that because it would be easy.”
Now here is were we get tripped up. Not only is an apple a day easy to do, it is easy not to do, and because there were no major problems over the short term when I didn’t eat the apple, why should I amend my philosophy on wellness?
Mr. Rohn also told me to look for the half dozen things that make the majority of the difference in our lives. Usually just a half dozen, simple disciplines practiced everyday make 80% or more of the difference in our good health.
Ask yourself these 3 simple questions: What do I do on a daily basis that helps my body cleanse itself, i.e. diet, exercise, supplementation, rest, etc.? What do I do on a daily basis that will assist my body to get rid of toxins and waste products? What do I do on a daily basis that nourishes and helps the body rebuild itself? By answering these simple questions honestly and using the experience of others as a guide, you can determine what disciplines you need to amend for your good health. Remember…it is not difficult to achieve good health…however, it does take daily disciplines.