The NEWSTART Program
is a physician monitored, scientifically researched lifestyle change program based on eight fundamental principles proven to help you achieve optimum health: Nutrition, Exercise, Water, Sunlight, Temperance, Air, Rest and Trust. This health recovery program is de- signed to prevent and reverse disease through natural methods. Only the NEWSTART Lifestyle Program can offer the benefits of more than 35 years of experience, a thoroughly equipped facility and a caring staff for your new start life. Find out more about NEWSTART principles here>
I lost 25.6 pounds and my blood pressure is now in the 118-114/82-78 range. My total cholesterol came down 77 points to 166 and my LDL came down 13 points to 94. My triglycerides came down 105 points to 148 and my sugar came down 29 points to 78. They are now all normal again!
Anthony, NEWSTART Lifestyle Program
To make a long story short, I left Weimar with no pain, lost sixteen pounds, LDL down, HDL up, blood pressure down to normal, I.B.S gone, chest pain gone, down to two pills a day and soon to be none.
After only 11 days at NEWSTART my blood pressure was already lower and without any medication! I have gotten to like the food which was totally new to me and I have been surprised, because the food, which is the key to all these illnesses, coupled with the benefits of exercise has totally turned my life around.
How It Works
Food and Nutrition
Hydrotherapy and Massage
Exercise and Fitness
The mornings at NEWSTART start out with an energizing exercise and stretch program and a fresh start.
From Sunday afternoon when you step on campus until you leave doctors and nurses are monitoring your health and are always available in case of Emergency. Even after you leave our team is only one phone call away. Our doctors are working on restoring complete physical, mental, and spiritual health to our patients.
You will see your assigned doctor two times a week (6 sessions total), or more as needed. You will have lab work and a treadmill test done when you arrive, and your doctor will explain the results. This will be repeated at the end of your stay here. The doctors are Board Certified, and have had years of experience working with and teaching Lifestyle Medicine.
2 tread mill tests
2 blood tests
6 physician's appointments
Adjusted for diabetics and people with lifestyle diseases the menu provides healthy nutrition. To provide a balanced and healthy schedule, two meals are served per day.
Learning to cook for health is an enjoyable experience. You will have eleven instructional classes. Your cooking instructor has been teaching NEWSTART guests how to cook food that is healthy and tasty for over 20 years. You will watch her demonstrate how to cook some things, and you will make some of the recipes yourself, and of course sample them all. Several complete meals will be cooked in the class and shared by all together. You will end up with lots of delicious recipes that you feel confident to make because you have seen them made and/or made them. Learning the principles of healthy cooking is a vital part of changing your life and health.
10 cooking instruction sessions
We have an exceptional team of board-certified physicians who are ready to help you every step along the path to optimal health.
The many healing treatment methods of using hot and cold water plus massage, soon become a favorite part of your stay here at the NEWSTART Lifestyle Center. Whirlpool baths, 16 head showers, relaxing hot packs (fomentations), sauna baths and wonderful massages, are all designed for your personal healing needs and relaxation. We have separate male and female treatment departments, and therapists who are well trained and experienced.
Because of the many benefits of both the water treatments and the massages, each guest has several scheduled treatments each week during their stay.
8 hydro therapy and massage sessions
A good share of the guests who come to the NEWSTART Lifestyle program are not only suffering from a physical problem, but also have other issues in their lives that they need to resolve to have complete healing. Whether it’s family problems, addictions or other personal issues, our Chaplain is ready to help you work through them as you are ready. Because of this, all of the guests are given opportunity to have an appointment with our Chaplain. This is not required, but most of the guests are happy for the opportunity to talk with someone who can counsel them regarding questions and issues that have been bothering them. For many, this is the first time that they have felt free to discuss problems or worries with a knowledgeable, caring Christian counselor and they are very appreciative for the help. If you are problem and worry free‚ you will still enjoy the visit.
Exercise and Fitness
Exercise, is built-in here at NEWSTART Lifestyle Center. There are over 15 miles of beautiful, well marked, wooded trails which start just outside the Lifestyle Center, and can lead you on a short easy half mile walk, or on a gradually longer and more challenging walk through the 400 + scenic wooded acres. Of course, our Fitness Center is always available with exercise machines that assist with special exercise needs or indoor walking on a treadmill. Each guest has appointments with the Exercise Counselor who helps you progress with your individual needs and goals.
Note: Reimbursement is dependent on your insurance company and their policy. NEWSTART cannot guarantee full or partial reimbursement of your medical service fees. (Program service fees generally are not covered by insurance. Confer with your tax consultant about whether these fees may reduce your tax liability.) The Weimar Family Care Clinic accepts credit cards, personal checks, or money orders. Checks or money orders payable for the medical service fee should be made payable to Weimar Family Care Clinic.