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Dr. Wentz gives author talk on his new book April 15

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Dr. Myron Wentz, author, microbiologist and 1963 North Central alumnus
Dr. Myron Wentz, author, microbiologist and 1963 North Central alumnus

March 30, 2011—Award-winning microbiologist Dr. Myron Wentz, founder of USANA Health Sciences, returns to his alma mater North Central College as part of a nationwide book tour of “The Healthy Home,” released in March through Vanguard Publishing. Co-authored with his son Dave Wentz, USANA Health Sciences CEO, the new book offers simple solutions for making homes healthier.

Dr. Wentz, a 1963 alumnus of North Central College, and his son will give a free presentation featuring scientific demonstrations and sign copies of their new book at 6 p.m. Friday, April 15, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville.

“The Healthy Home” tackles everyday problems from chemicals in household products to contaminants in food, and more. “As a scientific researcher and long-time health advocate, I know what hidden dangers to look for,” says Dr. Wentz. “Many people have not been given the tools to recognize those dangers, and this book will give them that.”

The authors will be traveling across North America from March 25 to April 21 and will donate all the proceeds from sales of the book to Children’s Hunger Fund (CHF), a nonprofit organization distributing food and other vital resources to children from impoverished communities worldwide. Dr. Wentz is a long-time supporter of Children’s Hunger Fund and chose the charity because of its reputation as one of the nation’s most cost-effective charities.

Copies of “The Healthy Home” will be available for sale at the event. To view a comprehensive tour schedule and learn more visit

About the authors:
Dr. Myron Wentz holds a Ph.D. in microbiology with a specialty in immunology from the University of Utah and a bachelor’s degree in biology from North Central College. He founded Gull Laboratories in 1974 and developed the first commercially available diagnostic test for the Epstein-Barr virus. Later he founded USANA Health Sciences and Sanoviv Medical Institute. Honored in June 2007 with the Albert Einstein Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Life Sciences, he is the author of “A Mouth Full of Poison and Invisible Miracles.” Dr. Wentz is a Life Trustee of North Central College. The College’s Wentz Concert Hall, located in the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville, bears his name.

Dave Wentz is chief executive officer of USANA Health Sciences, a state-of-the-art manufacturer of nutritional supplements and health products. He received a bachelor’s degree in bioengineering from the University of California, San Diego.

This presentation and book signing are some of the many ongoing programs at North Central College to enrich and broaden the cultural and academic outlook for the College and community. For a comprehensive schedule of musical performances, theatrical productions, art exhibits and lectures, visit or call the box office at 630-637-SHOW (7469).

Media contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of public relations, 630-637-5306