May 23, 2019
Dr. Colin Zhu is a family medicine physician who practices primarily locums. He also trained as a chef and a health coach at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health & Culinary Arts and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition after medical school. We discuss recommendations he has for his patients looking to eat healthier and physicians looking to do this same. We talk about essential kitchen utensils and small appliances, his go-to ingredients, for simple, fast, healthy, and delicious meals. We finish by discussing his book, Thrive Medicine.
Locum tenens has taken him to Nevada, where he worked with a Native American population at a tribal-run outpatient clinic, a Veterans Affairs system in Louisiana and a county medicine department in Santa Cruz, California that runs its own homeless shelter. A fourth position found him at a community health clinic in Seattle with a diverse refugee population. Currently, he works in Los Angeles.
His traveling work has been featured in publications such as The DO, MedPage Today, and Stat News. To share his unique blend of medical knowledge with a wider audience, Dr. Zhu launched TheChefDoc website, an online wellness and lifestyle education platform which has been featured in Jarry Magazine, OWaves, and Brit + Co. Colin is also the author of "Thrive Medicine: How To Cultivate Your Desires and Elevate Your Life," released in December 2017.
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Thrive Medicine the Book: https://www.amazon.com/Thrive-Medicine-Cultivate-Desires-Elevate/dp/0999646133/
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