More than 40 years ago, we welcomed the first guests to what became our residential NEWSTART program in the beautiful Sierra Nevada foothills. Now we’re welcoming you to be one of the first guests to our NEWSTART Online program!
Thousands of people have looked for simple, effective ways to take control of their health and they’ve found it in NEWSTART. This physician monitored, scientifically researched lifestyle change program is based on Nutrition, Exercise, Water, Sunlight, Temperance, Air, Rest, and Trust. Today we’re offering those proven principles to you in a brand-new format designed to meet your needs on your schedule.
Our highly experienced lifestyle physicians will guide your journey to better health.
Access many delicious and nutritious recipes to help jumpstart your health transformation
Improve your diet with our carefully prepared meal plan or build your own based on NEWSTART principles.
Meet with one of our registered dieticians or your very own health coach.
Learn how to prevent or better manage diabetes in your life and the lives of those you love
Learn simple ways to boost your immunity for the long-term
Learn how to take action and fight cardiovascular diseases
Learn how the power of exercise can completely change your life at any age at any time
It’s all at your fingertips right now
Dr. Roger Gallant is an emergency physician and the NEWSTART Medical Director.
Dr. Randall L. Bivens has been the chief operating officer at Weimar Institute for the last six years.
Dr. Kuninobu is a family medicine physician with an MPH degree in health promotion and health education.
Dr. Neil Nedley specializes in Internal Medicine with emphasis in Gastroenterology, Mental Health, and Lifestyle Medicine.
In addition to his seven years of NEWSTART experience, he has four years of prior experience as a lifestyle medicine presenter throughout the U.S. He is very excited to help people through this new avenue, the NEWSTART Online program, by sharing simple practices people can do at home to improve their health.
He has always been passionate about lifestyle medicine and believes in the program so much that he, along with Dr. Nedley (our CEO), has never taken compensation to do the work that he does here at Weimar Institute.
He has always had a strong interest in lifestyle medicine and prevention and tried to incorporate these principles in his 25+ years of practice as a family doctor. In 2016, he increased his lifestyle medicine focus by joining the NEWSTART team.
Dr. Nedley is also the president of Weimar Institute, home to the NEWSTART® residential lifestyle center, Weimar Academy and Weimar College in the beautiful foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains outside Sacramento, California.
Dr. Nedley is the author of the book Proof Positive: How to Reliably Combat Disease and Achieve Optimal Health through Nutrition and Lifestyle and Depression-the Way Out and its 8-part DVD workbook series that is used extensively in mental health education programs throughout the U.S. and other countries. He is the owner of the Nedley Clinic, an internal medicine practice in Ardmore, Oklahoma.