Gabriel “Gabe” Navarro is 130 pounds lighter, thanks to YOR Health. The 36 year old was once passed over for employment due to his weight, but has now found success, health, and even love, says Dennis Wong. YOR Health has given Gabe more than he could have imagined. Here, Wong talks about his friend and one of YOR Health’s most inspirational promoters.
Q: What was Gabe Navarro’s highest weight?
Dennis Wong, YOR Health: When Gabe first joined YOR Health, he weighed an astounding 290 pounds. He suffered the pain and humiliation typical of morbid obesity and said he felt trapped in his own body. Gabe faced daily discrimination and felt that other people judged him by nothing more than his physical appearance.
A total transformation is what Israel Caballero experienced when he reluctantly signed up with YOR Health. According to Dennis Wong, YOR Health has become part of Caballero’s life and also gave him the motivation to join the ranks of the 100 Pound Club.
Q: Who is Israel Caballero?
Dennis Wong, YOR Health: Mr. Caballero is a husband and father from Monterrey, Mexico, who lost over 100 pounds through diet, exercise, and a daily wellness routine that includes YOR Health products.
Former healthcare professional Josefina Estrada was healthy and active, when an accident stole her ability to move. She gained over 100 pounds and thought she was doomed to a sedentary way of life, says Dennis Wong. YOR Health returned her passion for living. Here, Wong discusses Estrada’s remarkable transformation.
Q: What caused Josefina Estrada to gain weight?
Dennis Wong, YOR Health: Josefina had a major accident in the mid-1980s that severely injured three of her vertebras. She was forced to undergo surgery to repair the damage. While the surgery saved her life, it took away her ability to play basketball, a sport she had been actively involved in for her entire life. Everyday tasks became painful and she was resolved to being trapped in a body that had grown to twice its normal size.
Oscar Reyes Real is a college professor from Colmina, Mexico. According to Dennis Wong, YOR Health was an education that this formerly 420 pound man wasn’t expecting. Here, Wong explains how it was Real’s students that finally taught him that an open heart was better than a closed mind.
Q: How did Oscar Real find out about YOR Health?
Dennis Wong, YOR Health: Like many of our customers and IRs, Real heard about YOR Health from people familiar with the company. What makes Real’s discovery different, though, is that it was actually his students who first introduced him to the products.
Going from a size 24 to a 12 is no easy feat, says Dennis Wong. YOR Health customer Raysa Castillo agrees, but says the journey was made easier with YOR Health. Here, Wong shares the story about Castillo’s amazing 112 pound weight loss.
Q: What prompted Raysa Castillo to take control of her weight?
Dennis Wong, YOR Health: When Raysa moved to the US in the mid-1980s, she and her new husband were both in great shape, having been eating mostly raw or boiled foods for their entire lives. After gaining over 100 pounds and seeing her sister pass at a young age due to diabetes, she knew she was ready to make a change.
Challenge Group #65 served up some tough competition, says Dennis Wong, YOR Health co-founder, who offers praise for the Men’s Slim and Men’s Sculpt winners.
Q: What group most recently completed the YOR Best Body 8-Week Challenge?
Dennis Wong, YOR Health: This last round was Group #65. There were Challengers from all over the world and the body transformations were unreal. I am humbled more with each and every Challenge Group and always look forward to the next.
Q: What was the top prize for each category?
Dennis Wong, YOR Health: As always, first place in each group got to take home $1,000 in YOR Health products of their choosing.
Q: Tell us about Geovany Espinoza…
Dennis Wong, YOR Health: Geovany is incredible and more than deserved to take home the gold in the Men’s Slim Challenge Group. With 31 pounds lost, this Culiacan, Mexico, resident has an inspiring story to tell. Geovany had started to feel bad about himself. He decided it was time to regain self-confidence and he turned to the YOR Health community for help. He says that during the Challenge he began to realize that real change comes from within.
Body transformations are never easy, says Dennis Wong. YOR Health members prove, however, that they are possible. Here, Dennis Wong congratulates winners in Group #65 and offers praise to the dedicated men and women who stepped up their game, despite personal adversity.
Q: Group #65 was an amazing set of individuals. Talk to us about the Women’s Slim winner.
Dennis Wong YOR Health: That’s Araceli Martinez and her story is one that should be told. Araceli suffered a huge personal loss earlier this year. She was broken. Depressed. One day, she stepped onto the scale and had to do a double take. It said she was 33 pounds heavier than she’d ever been.