April 11-13 of 2014 I visited the NEWSTART Program at Weimar Center, California. The NEWSTART program focuses on total lifestyle change for prevention and reversal of disease through natural methods. It offers hydrotherapy and massage as a component of the program to help participants tolerate making lifestyle changes by increasing their comfort, decreasing muscle soreness from starting exercise programs, and giving them opportunities to experience personal caring from staff members. Hydrotherapy options the program offers include whirlpool baths, 16 head showers, relaxing hot packs (fomentations) and sauna baths.
The NEWSTART program focuses on a whole-plant foods diet and teaches a balanced, holistic lifestyle. NEWSTART stands for the 8 key lifestyle elements of the program; Nutrition, Exercise, Water, Sunshine, Temperance, Air, Rest, and Trust in Divine Power. This program has been shown repeatedly to be effective in reversing chronic disease conditions such as arthritis, diabetes and heart disease and boasts some amazing results with 50% of type 2 diabetics who adopt the lifestyle being able to get off of their insulin and medications within as little as 18 days, and 50% of those with high blood pressure being able to get off their medications and retain normal blood pressure.
In addition, up to 80% of those who suffer pain from diabetic neuropathy are pain free after 18 days. The program’s component of hydrotherapy for enhanced circulation is undoubtedly a contributing factor to this improvement. Although it is contraindicated for diabetics to use heat to the feet, the mechanical and temperature effects of circulating warm water can be beneficial to blood circulation (http://www.cafai.com/library/whirlpool-therapy.cfm).
Located about half way in between San Francisco and Lake Tahoe, Weimar Center is a place you can go for a life-changing hydrotherapy experience.
Clear waters of Lake Tahoe near Weimar Center, CA