Amelia interviews Dr Renae Thomas, an Australian-born lifestyle medicine doctor in Loma Linda, California. Loma Linda is one of five extensively researched Blue Zones, which are places in the world where people live longer and healthier than anywhere else on earth. The average lifespan of Loma Linda residents is 10 years longer than the US national average, and they are 10 times more likely to live to 100 than typical Americans. And they aren’t just living long either—these people are living into old age while remaining active and healthy, and often without medication or disability.
How is this possible? What role does nutrition play? We talk about this and so much more. Dr Thomas' enthusiasm is truly contagious and uplifting, and you’ll finish this episode feeling inspired and amazed at the power we have to transform our own lives.
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About Dr. Renae Thomas:
Dr Thomas is completing a masters in Public Health (Population Medicine), is a published co-author and an international speaker on nutrition and health, is the co-Vice President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine Trainees, is on the lifestyle track committee for the American College of Preventive Medicine, a Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine spokesperson, and a qualified yoga teacher. Her greatest passion is empowering people to optimize their health through lifestyle choices in an evidence-based, gimmick-free and fad-free fashion.
Curious about how to optimize your health through plant-based nutrition? In this episode I interview Dr. Gemma Newman, a specialist in evidence based nutrition and lifestyle medicine with over 15 years experience as a doctor. Some of the topics we dive into are: