Dr. Colin Zhu is board certified in family practice/OMT and lifestyle medicine. Passionate about the intersection of medicine, food, and nutrition, Dr. Zhu trained as a chef and a health coach at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health & Culinary Arts and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition following the completion of his medical degree. To share his unique blend of medical knowledge with a wider audience, Dr. Zhu launched TheChefDoc in 2017, an online wellness and lifestyle education platform which has been featured in several publications. Dr. Zhu is an international speaker, the author of “Thrive Medicine: How To Cultivate Your Desires and Elevate Your Life,“ and the podcast host of Thrive Bites in which he interviews the latest health and wellness experts about incorporating a plant-powered lifestyle, enhancing emotional wellness, and creating a thriving mindset! He is also the creator/director of a self-educational masterclass series called The THR5 Formula™ where he combines inspiration, education, and practical tools on how to THRIVE! Here you will learn the 5 To THR5™ Pillars: Food As Medicine, Functional Fitness, Relationships, Community, & Emotional Resilience! Currently, he is based in the Southern California area and has a virtual lifestyle medical practice called TheChefDoc Lifestyle Medicine.
Colin Zhu, DO, DipABLM, Chef shares how culinary medicine principles can be applied at home and in clinical practice to incorporate more nutrient-dense, whole food plant-based meals into your own diet and into the diets of your patients. A cooking demo will be included.