Welcome to the podcast introduction and why I created Thrive Bites! Please enjoy it and thrive!!! 

Colin, first and foremost, is a student of life, always willing to learn and take on more. Colin takes in all the life experiences he can possibly muster for his personal and professional growth, and to share with his audiences. Colin has studied Osteopathic Medicine in West Virginia and is Board-Certified in Family Practice and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment. Also, he is among the first class of physicians in the world to be Board-Certified in Lifestyle Medicine. In addition, he studied health-supportive and plant-based culinary arts at the Natural Gourmet Institute and health coaching at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, both of which are located in Manhattan, New York. 

Colin currently works as a traveling physician and his traveling work has been featured in publications such as Med Page Today, Stat News, and The DO Magazine. Colin is also the founder of TheChefDoc, an online wellness and lifestyle education platform which has been featured in Jarry Magazine and Self Magazine and Brit + Co. Colin is also the author of "Thrive Medicine: How To Cultivate Your Desires and Elevate Your Life," Colin’s interests outside of medicine include triathlons, scuba diving, and globetrotting. 

*Interview views are opinions of the individual. This podcast is not a source of medical advice*