Community Health Weekend Set For March 15-17

Lifestyle medicine experts, Dr. Hans Diehl and Dr. John Kelly, will empower you to take control of your health. The movie Processed People kicks off this event on Friday, March 15 at 6:30, followed on Saturday morning, March 16, at 10:00 AM with a series of lectures throughout the day (lunch is provided), and at 2:30 PM Sunday. The location is the St. Louis Central Seventh-day Adventist Church, 5 N. Skinker (corner of Wydown and Skinker Blvd.)

Hans Diehl, Ph.D., monitored and evaluated life-style medicine as director of the research and health education departments of the Pritikin Longevity Center. He holds a PhD in health science with emphasis on lifestyle medicine and a master’s degree in public health nutrition from Loma Linda University.

Dr. Diehl brings to St. Louis the message that people don’t have to die of Western killer diseases. He is founder of the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP), which has been conducted in several countries, where more than 55,000 graduates have learned how to turn the disease processes around. His research, published in peer-reviewed journals and medical textbooks, shows that most people with essential hypertension, type 2 diabetes, elevated cholesterol, and heart disease can reverse these diseases and often become drug-free within weeks by simplifying their diet. In addition, overweight people learn how to eat more and lose weight on a permanent basis.

Dr. Diehl is a stimulating, dynamic, and entertaining speaker. His books, Health Power and Dynamic Living (co-authored with Dr. Aileen Ludington), have sold over 2 million copies and have been translated into 17 languages.

Dr. John Kelly is Medical Director and co-founder of the Rocky Mount Lifestyle Health Center, and received his MD/MPH Degree at Loma Linda University. He currently lectures on the emerging field of epigenetics’ influence on medical practice. His vision is “a healthy, balanced and productive life for every member of the community, lives with gratitude to God and in service to each other.” The Center provides medical, educational and research services, focusing on therapeutic lifestyle intervention programs (like CHIP) for the benefit of the public.

The Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) is an award-winning lifestyle intervention program. It is scheduled to begin on April 8, 2013, in St. Louis. For more information about CHIP, to attend one of the information sessions scheduled at various locations between March 13 through April 4. For information session locations, and to review the brochure online, or to register for CHIP, visit healthystl.com or call 314-732-2773.

More About the CHIP program
The Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) – formerly Coronary Health Improvement Project – is an affordable, lifestyle enrichment program designed to reduce disease risk factors through the adoption of better health habits and appropriate lifestyle modifications. The goal is to lower blood cholesterol, hypertension, and blood sugar levels and reduce excess weight. This is done by improving dietary choices, enhancing daily exercise, increasing support systems and decreasing stress, thus aiding in preventing and reversing disease.

Why does CHIP exist?
CHIP is based on the fact that 75% or more of our Western diseases are “lifestyle-related,” according to the U.S. Surgeon General[1]. These diseases are connected to our processed diet; lack of exercise; overuse of cigarettes, alcohol, and caffeine; increased levels of stress; and the quality of our support systems.
These diseases include:

  • Heart Disease
  • Stroke
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Overweight
  • Certain Adult Cancers
  • Diverticular disease
  • Constipation
  • Heartburn
  • Arthritis
  • Impotence
  • Depression / Anxiety
  • Fatigue.

For more information call (314) 732-2773.