Medical Program.


  • Transportation to and from airport is included.

  • Comfortable private room with a private bath

  • Nutritious, delicious plant-based meals

  • Initial physician visit and regular consults during the program

  • Comprehensive lab work

  • Hands-on cooking classes are presented in preparing plant-based meals. Personal time with our cooking instructors is also available on an ‘as desired’ basis.

  • Massage and hydrotherapy treatments each week. Various hydro treatments may include infrared sauna, Russian steam bath, whirlpool, contrast shower, hot & cold packs to specific areas, contrast foot baths, and many more.

  • Hyperbaric chamber treatments are available.

  •  A personalized exercise routine will be structured just for you and daily time with the Fitness Trainer will assure your progress and safety. A home exercise routine will be planned before you go home.

  • Weekly swimming pool exercise (off site)

  • Private time with our mental / spiritual health coach(es) is a powerful aspect of complete health.

  • A wide variety of lecture topics will be presented that may include: nutrition, stress management, exercise, mental & spiritual health, and the use of natural remedies at home.

  • Weekend Outings: See the amazing Mount Rushmore National Monument, Crazy Horse Monument, Custer Wild Animal Game Preserve, and Sylvan Lake.

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Lifestyle Center Accommodation

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Lifestyle Center Facilities

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Each evening, Guests will receive under their door a schedule
for the following day, customized to meet their particular needs.

 The following is a general idea of our daily routine:


6:30     "Morningstar Therapy" (inspirational thoughts)

7:15      Stretching exercises

7:45      Breakfast in the Main Lodge Dining Room

9:00      Walk back to Lifestyle Center

10 AM - 1 PM     Individual appointments, cooking classes,
gym workouts (maybe AM or PM)


1:00      CHIP lecture or Health presentation by Medical Staff

2:00      Dinner in the Main Lodge Dining Room

3:00      Group Walk

4 - 6      Individual appointments


6:30     "Fireside Chat" (a variety of presentations, from CHIP
or by Medical Staff  -  including “How to Cope With Stress”)

7:30     Free time, then bedtime!

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Weekend Guest Outings

What would a visit to the Black Hills of South Dakota be without a sightseeing tour of some its most historic, famous, & beautiful locations?  As a Program participant bonus, our Lifestyle Guests enjoy several scenic excursions during their stay.

Custer State Park

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A herd of 1,500 bison roams freely throughout the park, often stopping traffic along the 18-mile Wildlife Loop Road. The herd is one of the largest publicly owned herds in the world. Besides bison, Custer State Park is home to wildlife such as pronghorn antelope, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, deer, elk, wild turkeys, and a band of friendly burros.

Mt. Rushmore

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Mount Rushmore National Memorial is visited by nearly three million people each year that come to marvel at the majestic beauty of the Black Hills of South Dakota and learn about the birth, growth, development and preservation of the country. From the history of the first inhabitants to the diversity of America today, Mount Rushmore brings visitors face to face with the rich heritage we all share.

Sylvan Lake

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Sylvan Lake, known as the "crown jewel" of Custer State Park.  Created in 1881 when Theodore Reder built a dam across Sunday Gulch, it offers picnic areas, rock climbing, swimming, and hiking trails. It is also popular as a starting point for excursions to Black Elk Peak and The Needles. For Lifestyle guests, Sylvan Lake has always been a favorite afternoon outing for just getting away and a relaxing stroll.

Needles Highway

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Deemed “impossible” to construct by its critics, Needles Highway—a National Scenic Byway—was completed in 1922 and includes 14 miles of sharp turns, low tunnels and impressive granite spires. The Needles lie within the 73,000 acre Custer State Park, just 30 miles south of Rapid City. 

Crazy Horse

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The Crazy Horse Memorial is a mountain monument under construction on privately held land in the Black Hills, in Custer County, South Dakota. It depicts Crazy Horse, an Oglala Lakota warrior, riding a horse and pointing into the distance. The memorial was commissioned by Henry Standing Bear, a Lakota elder, to be sculpted by Korczak Ziolkowski. It is operated by the Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation, a private non-profit organization.

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