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Can we UNDO diabetes ? (Free Online Zoom Event w. Dr John Kelly and Dr Wes Youngberg)

April 26, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Join Lifestyle MED LIVE as we learn how a healthy lifestyle, including whole foods plant-based diets, can help reverse type 2 diabetes


Lifestyle MED LIVE are interactive online events where you join leading experts to explore the power of healthy lifestyles for the prevention, treatment and even reversal of today’s most common chronic diseases.

Hosts: Lifestyle Is Medicine, Pathways Lifestyle Medicine Clinics and the Downsview Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Presentation topic: Can Diabetes be UNDONE?

Many among the public and in medicine believe that type 2 diabetes is irreversible. If you have it you are destined for a life of medications, complications and reduced quality of life. But is this true? In this interactive online Q&A, we’re joined by two leading experts in type 2 diabetes as they explore the science behind the power of healthy lifestyles to reverse this disease. Bring your diabetes questions and invite a friend or family!


Dr John Kelly MD MPH is a physician and the founding president of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. He completed the Dual Degree Program at Loma Linda University, receiving his MD in 2000, and his MPH in Epidemiology in 2002 with honors. He completed residency training in Preventive Medicine in 2003 and received ABPM Board certification in January 2004. Dr. Kelly received the American Medical Association’s Excellence in Medicine Award in 2004 as a Young Physician for his leadership as Founding President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine – the medical specialty society for clinicians who specialize in the use of therapeutic lifestyle interventions in the treatment and management of disease. (www.lifestylemedicine.org). After completing medical training, Dr. Kelly accepted an appointment as Assistant Research Professor in the Nutrition Department at Loma Linda University with the Lifestyle Research Initiative. He conducted a multi-center outcomes analysis of lifestyle centers in the U.S. and served as Co-PI for a multi-million dollar diabetes research project in the Marshall Islands. He continues to work with research studies investigating the use of therapeutic lifestyle interventions in the treatment and management of type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and related chronic diseases. He has served as Medical Director for outpatient lifestyle programs in Maryland and Virginia. Dr. Kelly enjoys sharing the scientific evidence for the use of lifestyle to treat and prevent disease with his patients, other practitioners, researchers and the public. He gives invited expert presentations on Lifestyle Medicine, Epigenetics and other topics internationally. He co-authored the Lifestyle Medicine Board Review Course. He serves as a Lifestyle Medicine expert consultant, and chairs the Expert Lifestyle Medicine Panel.

Dr. Wes Youngberg DrPH MPH CNS FACLM is a practicing clinical nutritionist and lifestyle medicine specialist in Temecula, CA. He was trained at Loma Linda University where he earned a doctorate in clinical preventive care and a master’s degree in nutrition. He is on the clinical faculty of Loma Linda University and serves as assistant clinical professor for both the Department of Preventive Medicine at the School of Medicine and the Department of Health Promotion at the School of Public Health. Dr. Youngberg is a board Certified Nutrition Specialist, and is a founding director and fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Dr. Youngberg is the lead presenter in the Diabetes Undone Program – an interactive, video based series designed to support the doctor and the patient in achieving diabetes reversal. Prior to opening his lifestyle and nutritional medicine clinic in Temecula, Dr. Youngberg spent 14 years on the island of Guam, researching the diabetes epidemic on the Micronesian islands of the Western Pacific region and directing the Wellness Center at the Guam Seventh-day Adventist Clinic. Dr. Youngberg was honored twice with the Heroes of the Pacific award by the Guam chapter of the American Diabetes Association. In 2007, he was awarded the Ancient Order of the Chamorri—the highest honor given by the governor of Guam for extraordinary contributions to the island community. Returning to California in 2008, he spent three years as medical nutritionist and Director of the Lifestyle Medicine Clinic and Wellness Center for Rancho Family Medical Group in Temecula. He has lectured to medical conferences throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas. His passion is the full integration of physical and emotional risk factors in the assessment and intervention of health concerns.Dr. Youngberg has done post doctoral studies with the Institute for Functional Medicine and the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine. He is the co-host of the Hope Channel’s “Naturally Gourmet” with Karen Houghton, and has produced various DVD video series, including: “Transforming Sickness into Health” and “Controlling Cravings with Contentment”. He has published several books including, The Path to Health & Healing, Goodbye Diabetes – preventing and reversing diabetes the natural way, and most recently, Hello Healthy. Dr. Youngberg has over 30 years of clinical nutrition and lifestyle medicine experience using integrative therapies for diabetes control, depression recovery, cardiovascular disease reversal, optimizing digestive health and effective management of many chronic health conditions. Wes and his wife Betsy live in Temecula California (near San Diego) where they work at the Youngberg Lifestyle Medicine Clinic.


Lifestyle Is Medicine is a not-for-profit in Toronto that shares science-based lifestyle medicine to help individuals and families prevent and reverse today’s most common chronic diseases. Learn more: www.lifestylemed.org

Downsview Seventh-day Adventist Church. Seventh-day Adventists are a Protestant Christian denomination well-known as one of the longest living people groups in the world. Adventists promote plant-basd eating and other health principles as part of their faith practice. Learn more at: www.adventist.org


Pathways to Wholeness Lifestyle Medicine is a group of lifestyle medicine clinics that focus on preventing, treating and reversing today’s most common health conditions using evidence-based lifestyle medicine. Pathways operates two medical clinics in Toronto: the North York Lifestyle Medicine Clinic and Junction Lifestyle Medicine Clinic. To learn more about Pathways and book an appointment: www.pathwaystowholeness.ca


April 26, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Pathways to Wholeness Lifestyle Medicine Centre
Lifestyle Is Medicine


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