“The slow suicide of America caused by poor lifestyle choices has become a national concern. Wes Youngberg presents a simple yet profound prevention and treatment option for the diabetes epidemic. This book, written in easy-to-understand prose with ample illustrations, could literally change the life expectancy of this country’s population. Its balance, perspective, and strategies are just what we need for today’s society.”
—Richard Hart, MD, DrPH
President, Loma Linda University
“Goodbye Diabetes should be required reading for all physicians, dietitians, and others caring for people with both types of diabetes. Following Dr. Wes Youngberg’s advice will cure type 2 diabetes, and patients will be able stop their medications. Type 1 diabetics will live better with fewer complications (but on insulin).”
—John McDougall, MD,
Internist &Author, Founder, McDougall Program
“I believe Goodbye Diabetes is destined to help reverse this dangerous epidemic. It is well-written and easy to read. It is well-documented and evidence-based. It is clinically savvy and based on years of clinical success using lifestyle change to treat diabetes and related chronic diseases.
“I recommend this book for all who want to help turn back the tsunami of diabesity and diabetes crashing upon the world. Read it, follow its solid advice, and share it with others. We will all be glad you did. It is no exaggeration to say our future just may depend upon it.”
—John Kelly, MD, MPH
Founding President, American College of Lifestyle Medicine
Co-Investigator, Diabetes Wellness Research for the Marshall Islands
Dr. Wes Youngberg
Dr. Wes Youngberg 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.
Prior to opening his nutrition 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. He traveled throughout the islands, providing public health education, screenings, and professional training for diabetes prevention and care. 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, and most recently, Goodbye Diabetes - preventing and reversing diabetes the natural way.
Dr. Youngberg has over 20 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.