The Whole Health Cure

"Transformation through Plant-Based Lifestyle" with Steven Lawenda, MD

Episode Summary

Steven Lawenda, MD is a board-certified Family Medicine physician in Southern California Kaiser Permanente. In 2013, Dr. Lawenda transformed his own health with plant-based nutrition and has since co-created Lifestyle Medicine programs that have transformed both the lives of patients and the way in which health care is delivered at his medical center. Dr. Lawenda recently co-authored a review of Lifestyle Medicine with several esteemed colleagues that was published in the Permanente Journal. He is a two-time recipient of the Southern California Permanente Medical Group Everyday Hero award. In this conversation Dr. Lawenda shares hist story of transitioning to whole food plant-based lifestyle and the profound difference it made in his life. He discusses food addiction, calorie density, and reversal of common chronic conditions that is possible and well-documented in research.

Episode Notes

Steven Lawenda, MD is a board-certified Family Medicine physician in Southern California Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Lawenda graduated from UC Davis School of Medicine in 2001 with Honors in Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine. He completed his Family Medicine Residency at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island / Brown University in 2004 where he was awarded Resident Teacher of the Year. In 2013, Dr. Lawenda transformed his own health with plant-based nutrition and has since co-created Lifestyle Medicine programs that have transformed both the lives of patients and the way in which health care is delivered at his medical center. Dr. Lawenda recently co-authored a review of Lifestyle Medicine with several esteemed colleagues that was published in the Permanente Journal. He is a two-time recipient of the Southern California Permanente Medical Group Everyday Hero award.

In this conversation Dr. Lawenda shares hist story of transitioning to whole food plant-based lifestyle and the profound difference it made in his life. He discusses food addiction, calorie density, and reversal of common chronic conditions that is possible and well-documented in research.