Plant Prescription Podcast

Lifestyle medicine & the role of diet on our health with Dr. Melissa Mondala

November 19, 2020 Season 1 Episode 24
Plant Prescription Podcast
Lifestyle medicine & the role of diet on our health with Dr. Melissa Mondala
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Plant Prescription Podcast
Lifestyle medicine & the role of diet on our health with Dr. Melissa Mondala
Nov 19, 2020 Season 1 Episode 24

We are joined in this episode by Dr. Melissa Mondala, a physician board certified in both family medicine and lifestyle medicine. Dr. Mondala is the Director of Primary Care of the newly established Institute of Plant-Based Medicine, in Newport Beach, California and alongside this, serves as family and preventive medicine faculty at Loma Linda University, serves in a lifestyle medicine specialty clinic and inpatient lifestyle medicine service. She is an engaging speaker that brings evidence based methods to combat chronic disease and uplifts potential barriers through self-empowerment and self-compassion. Her mantras are “love yourself through your lifestyle”, “I’m Plantbased without judgment”, and “personalized care is the best healthcare.” 

In this episode we cover: 

  • What inspired her to pursue medicine  
  • How she was introduced to plant-based nutrition 
  • The health improvements she experienced personally after changing her diet 
  • The five pillars of lifestyle medicine 
  • How lifestyle medicine is used in clinical practice 
  • Tackling the “low hanging fruits” of lifestyle medicine 
  • Which types of patients she helps 
  • How she prescribes exercise 
  • How much sleep people need and why quality matters 
  • Managing stress through mindfulness and perception 
  • Strategies to reduce toxin exposure 

You can connect with Dr. Mandala on Instagram: @melissamondala.md and Facebook: @melissamondala.md 

Dr. Mondala and her partner, Dr. Micah Yu have a joint website here: https://www.drlifestyle.org and her personal website is here: https://melissamondalamd.com 

Episode resources: 

Thank you for tuning in! Make sure to subscribe to The Plant Prescription Podcast so you get notified when new episodes are published. If you enjoy our material and are listening through Apple Podcasts, please leave us a review as this will help more people discover this podcast. We would love to hear from you guys on what you thought of the episode and what you'd like to hear in the future so please connect with us on Instagram. 

IG: Muzammil: @dr.plantbased, Cass: @plant_fueled

Facebook: @theplantprescription

Music credit: Scott Holmes. 

*Please appreciate that this information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, always seek the opinion of a physician or qualified healthcare provider!*

Show Notes

We are joined in this episode by Dr. Melissa Mondala, a physician board certified in both family medicine and lifestyle medicine. Dr. Mondala is the Director of Primary Care of the newly established Institute of Plant-Based Medicine, in Newport Beach, California and alongside this, serves as family and preventive medicine faculty at Loma Linda University, serves in a lifestyle medicine specialty clinic and inpatient lifestyle medicine service. She is an engaging speaker that brings evidence based methods to combat chronic disease and uplifts potential barriers through self-empowerment and self-compassion. Her mantras are “love yourself through your lifestyle”, “I’m Plantbased without judgment”, and “personalized care is the best healthcare.” 

In this episode we cover: 

  • What inspired her to pursue medicine  
  • How she was introduced to plant-based nutrition 
  • The health improvements she experienced personally after changing her diet 
  • The five pillars of lifestyle medicine 
  • How lifestyle medicine is used in clinical practice 
  • Tackling the “low hanging fruits” of lifestyle medicine 
  • Which types of patients she helps 
  • How she prescribes exercise 
  • How much sleep people need and why quality matters 
  • Managing stress through mindfulness and perception 
  • Strategies to reduce toxin exposure 

You can connect with Dr. Mandala on Instagram: @melissamondala.md and Facebook: @melissamondala.md 

Dr. Mondala and her partner, Dr. Micah Yu have a joint website here: https://www.drlifestyle.org and her personal website is here: https://melissamondalamd.com 

Episode resources: 

Thank you for tuning in! Make sure to subscribe to The Plant Prescription Podcast so you get notified when new episodes are published. If you enjoy our material and are listening through Apple Podcasts, please leave us a review as this will help more people discover this podcast. We would love to hear from you guys on what you thought of the episode and what you'd like to hear in the future so please connect with us on Instagram. 

IG: Muzammil: @dr.plantbased, Cass: @plant_fueled

Facebook: @theplantprescription

Music credit: Scott Holmes. 

*Please appreciate that this information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, always seek the opinion of a physician or qualified healthcare provider!*