Yin Yang You Research: A Global Effort to Seek Health Solutions

Yin Yang You authors journeyed across the globe to research the breakthrough book. A world-class team sought to pair the latest advancements in Western medicine with centuries-old techniques from the East.

Authors visited with world-renowned Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) doctors. As part of the research and writing process, Anlong Xu, Ph.D., co-author of Yin Yang You, as well as a professor of molecular biology and president of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, welcomed his colleagues into his pharmacy.

There, he explained the sheer scope of continuing research.

“We have more than 2,000 identified compounds from commonly used herbs,” Xu says.

Xu’s colleague further explains what these findings mean.

“We have many, many meridians in the body,” says Lepang Wang, Ph.D., who collaborated on Yin Yang You and who serves as an associate professor at Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. “The meridians are live the rivers of energy. We all that Qi.”

And Qi (pronounced “chee”) is the life force that flows through the body and through which much of TCM revolves.

In the above video, learn how medical experts across the globe are seeking out the very best science to offer personalized health solutions.

Joining Forces

Mehmet Oz, MD, the book’s co-author and Emmy Award-winning host of “The Dr. Oz Show,” marveled at the work being done to help individuals live better lives.

Even more, Oz leans on his decade-long relationship with scientists at USANA Health Sciences in Salt Lake City to find the best science to achieve optimal health.

“USANA’s global effort to seek out health solutions knows no bounds,” Oz says of the award-winning research and development team. “USANA gave me the opportunity to learn more from the East.”

Those learnings — coupled with years of experience in Western medicine — result in a harmonious approach to health that’s detailed in Yin Yang You.

“After all, that’s what Yin and Yang are all about,” the book explains, “the balance and harmony of two things working together.”

Rob Sinnott, Ph.D., who collaborated on Yin Yang You and appeared on “The Dr. Oz Show” in October to talk about the research, understands the importance of optimal health.

“We’ve been striving to globalize health for years,” says Sinnott, chief scientific officer for USANA, which operates in 24 countries around the world. “But it was great to share our ideas with so many world leaders, to learn about indigenous medicine, and then to realize that a lot of the problems we’re facing are common human problems that exist around the world.

“The solutions are within reach,” he continues. “We just need to find them.”

Yin Yang You: Research in Practice

The mission of Yin Yang You isn’t to replace Western thinking, treatments, and approaches. Rather, the book seeks to start conversations around complementary ideas. Yin Yang You strives to demystify the world of TCM and explain how a balance between Eastern and Western medicine can work wonders in helping to create a balanced life.

It’s a user’s guide to help us find balance — Yin and Yang — for a healthier body and mind.

The Dr. Oz Show: Segment Features Yin Yang You Book

The Dr. Oz Show - October 26, 2021 - Yin Yang You

The Dr. Oz Show took viewers through an interactive quiz to help assess your Protective Qi—or immunity—deficiency.

The three-question evaluation, a more extensive version of which is also available in the introduction of the Yin Yang You book, asked about the color of your tongue, the volume of your voice, and the ease with which you break a sweat.


For instance:

  • Is your tongue light red with a thin white coating and of proper size? Or is it pale and significantly larger than normal with visible toothmarks? Perhaps it’s somewhere in between.
  • As for your voice, is it loud and clear? Or soft and low?
  • And do you break a sweat only with intense physical activity? Or do you sweat with even minimal movement?

Quiz-takers earned points based on their responses, and the higher the score, the more vulnerable is your Protective Qi and the worse off your immune system.

Take the quiz.

The full segment appeared during the Oct. 26 broadcast of The Dr. Oz Show.

“Qi is a traditional Chinese medicine concept that has to do with the flow of energy,” Dr. Rob Sinnott, a collaborator on Yin Yang You, explained in the segment. “Protective Qi provides the immunity and protection against pathogens getting into your body.”

Dr. Sinnott, the Chief Scientific Officer at USANA, referenced a clinical study that found combining traditional Chinese herbs with Western technologies helped to boost Protective Qi.

Protecting Cells: East Meets West

Dr. Oz visited Beijing and collaborated on Yin Yang You with Dr. Anlong Xu, professor of molecular biology and president of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine.

USANA scientists also collaborated on the book. In The Dr. Oz Show segment, Dr. Sinnott explained how micronutrients that are designed to nourish, protect, and renew cells assist in combating external toxins.

The collaborative research and writing culminated in September when Yin Yang You debuted at the 2021 Concordia Annual Summit in New York. There, the authors were able to share their ideas with world leaders on a grand stage.

“Change happens when you bring great minds together,” Dr. Oz said in the episode featuring Yin Yang You.

Anlong Xu, President, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Dr. Robert Sinnott, Chief Scientific Officer, USANA, Iván Duque Márquez, President, Republic of Colombia, and Dr. Mehmet Oz , Professor of Surgery, Columbia University speak onstage during the 2021 Concordia Annual Summit. Photo: Riccardo Savi/Getty Images for Concordia Summit