The Whole Health Cure

"The Power of Lifestyle Medicine" with Mladen Golubić, MD, PhD

Episode Summary

Mladen Golubić, MD, PhD, is the Medical Director of the Center for Lifestyle Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute. Dr. Golubić is the author of more than 40 peer-reviewed articles, five book chapters, and numerous articles on Complementary and Alternative Medicine therapies for WebMD, and was a reviewer for several scientific journals. This is a conversation about the nature of Lifestyle Medicine, its goals, methods and benefits. We discuss the differences between lifestyle medicine, integrative medicine, functional medicine, explain the meaning of "lifestyle intervention", a concept of "teaching kitchen" and many other methods and technics that has been shown to be powerful and effective vehicles of lifestyle change benefiting long-term health and wellness.

Episode Notes

Mladen Golubić, MD, PhD, joined the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute in 2009 after completing residency training in internal medicine at Huron Hospital in East Cleveland, Ohio. He is currently the Medical Director of the Center for Lifestyle Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute.

Dr. Golubić is a graduate of the University of Zagreb School of Medicine in Croatia. He earned his doctorate at the same university after five years of post-doctoral fellowship at the Max-Planck Institute for Biology (Germany) in the field of immunogenetics. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine. His specialty interests include lifestyle therapies for cardiovascular disease and lifestyle-related types of cancer.

Dr. Golubić was a project scientist at Cleveland Clinic in the Department of Molecular Biology (1992-1995), and the Neurosurgery and Brain Tumor Institute (1995-2006). He also directed education within the Center for Integrative Medicine (2003-2006).

Dr. Golubić is the author of more than 40 peer-reviewed articles, five book chapters, and numerous articles on Complementary and Alternative Medicine therapies for WebMD, and was a reviewer for several scientific journals. Dr. Golubić modeled yoga exercises in a 1993 video and in a 1995 book for yoga trainers by the American Yoga Association.

As a principal investigator, Dr. Golubić has received grant support from various national organizations, including the National Institutes of Health, for basic science and clinical research for his group’s work on therapeutic modulation of inflammation in patients with malignant brain tumors by dietary and herbal medicine approaches.

This is a conversation about the nature of Lifestyle Medicine, its goals, methods and benefits. We discuss the differences between lifestyle medicine, integrative medicine, functional medicine, explain the meaning of "lifestyle intervention", a concept of "teaching kitchen" and many other methods and technics that has been shown to be powerful and effective vehicles of lifestyle change benefiting long-term health and wellness.

For more information please visit:

https://my.clevelandclinic.org/departments/wellness