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 pride in offering our clients the best protocols, methods and products available in their journey to obtaining good 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 around the feeding and health of the animals. 

Early on in 1974, Dan witnessed the inability of modern medicine to provide real lasting solutions to his grandfathers Parkinson’s Disease.  This failure prompted Dan’s father Sam to pursue a much less invasive approach to personal health in the family which lead him to becoming a master herbalist and Naturopathic Doctor. Later in 1983, we watched as my other grandfather succumbed to Liver failure in a VA hospital in Oregon.  These experiences shaped Dan’s 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 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 17 years later, Dan’s approach to guiding people along their personal wellness path is unparalleled, educating over 6000 office visits per year in the family practice in Cheyenne, WY.

People travel from all over the country to have the 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 it that this person is experiencing good health on, what seems to be, an all time basis and you are 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. Its 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, transporting the waste products 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 in business and a super successful individual by the name of 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. Because 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 were 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 good health.

Ask yourself these 3 simple questions:

  1. What do I do on a daily basis that helps my body cleanse itself, i.e. diet, exercise, supplementation, rest, etc.?
  2. What do I do on a daily basis that will assist my body to get rid of toxins and waste products?
  3. 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 good 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:

American Herbalist Guild

Natural Products Association

American Naturopathic Medical Association

American Naturopathic Medical Certification Board

Dan Young, BCN, CNC

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 20,000 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.

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 6,000 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 Morrison, CNC

Craig has been an associate clinician with Country Doctor for 2 years.  He also runs a successful practice in Loveland, Co. He is a truly dedicated healer and has been working with Dan for over 7 years to master the 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.