About Country Doctor Nutritional Center
Country Doctor Nutritional Center is a family business established in 1998 by Samuel Young, a Board Certified Naturopath and Master Herbalist. Samuel Young has since retired. While the elder Samuel Young still mentors and acts as an advisor to the clinic, his son Dan Young, a Board Certified Naturopath and Certified Nutritional Counselor operates our clinic in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Samuel Young formulated the Herbal Perfect extracts and capsules we use in our clinic today. We take joy in offering our clients the best protocols, methods and products available in their journey to obtaining optimum health naturally.
About Dan Young
Dan was born and raised in Montana, grew up on a horse ranch and learned early on the importance of taking proper care of livestock, part of that care centered on the feeding and health of the animals.
Early on in 1974, Dan and his family witnessed the inability of modern medicine to provide real lasting solutions to his grandfather’s Parkinson’s Disease. This failure prompted Dan’s father Sam to pursue a much less invasive approach to personal health for his family, which lead him to becoming a master herbalist and Naturopathic Doctor. Later in 1983, Dan watched as his other grandfather succumbed to Liver failure in a VA hospital in Oregon. These experiences shaped Dan and his father’s pursuit even further into natural, safe, effective, non-invasive ways to handle chronic illness.
In 1998 the Country Doctor Nutritional Center was established in Torrington, WY. By November, 2001 Dan was officially asked to join Sam in this endeavor. At the time, Dan was the Assistant Director of Elk Creek Academy, an 86-acre campus tucked away in the mountains of Northwestern Montana. This academy catered to at risk teens and is where Dan began to develop his unique and captivating style for education, communication and truly changing lives with words followed by action.
Today, some 19 years later, Dan’s approach to guiding people along their personal wellness path is unparalleled, seeing over 4000 office visits per year in the family practice in Cheyenne, WY.
People travel from all over the country to have the personalized Country Doctor Experience.
Dan Young’s Philosophy of Wellness
Have you ever met someone that always seems to feel good, look good, have lots of energy and never gets ill? They are for the most part, up beat, happy and full of life. Ever find that you ask yourself, “Why?” Why is this person experiencing good health on an all time basis and I am not?
There are several reasons for this…genetics, diet, exercise. However, there is one thing the people described have in common. They believe in and apply certain principles to their daily lives. It’s called “Wellness Philosophy” and it has a major impact on how we feel and how well we avoid illness.
We have all heard for decades the importance of cleansing the body, and giving the body proper nutrition. We could list dozens of procedures to achieve good health under each of these areas. So, if we know all this, why are we not achieving and maintaining good health? I feel the answer lies in the following explanation.
One of my earliest mentors on life’s most successful philosophies, Mr. Jim Rohn gave me this simple formula years ago, shedding light on the difference between success and failure and I wish to pass it on to you.
Success is “a few simple disciplines practiced every day.”
Failure is “a few errors in judgment repeated every day.”
This may sound simple, but take a close look at how knowing this can help you amend your philosophy on wellness. We don’t experience poor health overnight. It takes decades of doing the wrong things day in and day out to place us at ailments door. Since there is no catastrophe at the end of the first day, we unfortunately think that it doesn’t matter and we continue to make the same errors over and over.
“An apple a day”…
Lets put it another way. We have all heard the old saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” If that is true you might say, “Wow, that sounds like it would be easy to do, an apple a day to keep the doctor away, sure I could do that because it would be easy.”
Now, here is where we get tripped up. Not only is an apple a day easy to do, it is easy not to do, and because there were no major problems over the short term when I didn’t eat the apple, why should I amend my philosophy on wellness?
Mr. Rohn also told me to look for the half dozen things that make the majority of the difference in our lives. Usually just a half dozen simple disciplines practiced everyday make 80% or more of the difference in our health.
Ask yourself these 3 simple questions:
What do I do on a daily basis that helps my body cleanse itself, i.e. diet, exercise, supplementation, rest, etc.?
What do I do on a daily basis that will assist my body to get rid of toxins and waste products?
What do I do on a daily basis that nourishes and helps the body rebuild itself?
By answering these simple questions honestly and using the experience of others as a guide, you can determine what disciplines you need to amend for your health. Remember…it is not difficult to achieve good health…however, it does take daily disciplines.
Country Doctor and Dan Young are proud members in good standing in the following organizations
Dan Young’s passion is to educate people on what it takes to improve their health and save time and money in the process.
Over the course of his career, he has accumulated in excess of 25,000 hours of hands-on clinical experience.
Dan joined Country Doctor Nutritional Center, a family owned wellness center in Cheyenne, WY in 2001.
In 2003, Dan completed his Traditional Naturopath training with his father, Samuel Young, a Master Herbalist and Naturopathic Doctor. He also
Dan’s practice is certified by the American Naturopathic Medical Association, where he’s been a Board Certified member for the past 13 years.
CDNC now welcomes over 4,000 Nutritional Therapy office visits per year.
Country Doctor Herbals (CDH), (founded by Samuel Young), now provides its branded products to natural healing locations nationwide.
Dan is the author of Your Personal Guide to the Ultimate Healing System – 18 Proven Steps to Achieve Optimum Health, which is a rewrite of Samuel Young’s 2003 book “By Appointment Only”
In November 2018, Dan celebrates his Cheyenne-based practice’s 17th year.
Craig is an associate clinician with Country Doctor for over 12 years. He has truly mastered many clinical aspects of Nutritional Therapy. He is kind, compassionate and thorough in his approach to Evaluate each client need, Determine a course of action for them to follow and then Educate them so they experience healthy results by remaining with their program.
As a Nutritional Consultant, she uses nutritional kinesiology to identify stressors on the nervous system that may be causing an imbalance in the body. By using our supplement lines to address these stressors as well as dietary changes, we begin to heal and make long term lifestyle changes.
Molly originally went to CU Boulder for two years majoring in International Affairs. Realizing her passion for language and travel was more a hobby than a career, she moved to Fort Collins, Colorado. In 2015 Molly began the Integrative Health Program at Front Range Community College. After the completion of her degree she pursued her certification in Nutritional Consulting. She has developed her knowledge through a Biofeedback certification, two years of clinical practice in Colorado, and continuing education.
Tammy has been an Associate Clinician with the Country Doctor since 2017. She started as a client in 2014 and regained her health back when modern medicine didn’t help. Impressed by the level of success achieved using the Country Doctor’s Nutritional Therapy program, she decided to learn more and had worked with Dan and our office ever since to share this highly effective program with anyone who wants to lead a healthy lifestyle. She is eager to help you on your journey through providing a thorough evaluation at each visit while also educating you on any necessary lifestyle changes to help you understand their importance.