About The Host
Dr. Colin Zhu is Board-Certified in family practice/OMT and lifestyle medicine. Originally from New Jersey, Dr. Zhu is now based in Los Angeles. He graduated from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and one of the first-class of physicians to be board-certified in Lifestyle Medicine and only one of a few chef-doctors in the world. Passionate about the intersection of medicine, food, and nutrition, Dr. Zhu is trained as a chef and a health coach at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health & Culinary Arts and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition following completion of his medical degree. To share his unique blend of medical knowledge with a wider audience, Dr. Zhu launched TheChefDoc, an online wellness and lifestyle education platform which has been featured in several publications. In addition, Dr. Zhu is an international speaker, the author of "Thrive Medicine: How To Cultivate Your Desires and Elevate Your Life,“ and is the podcast host of Thrive Bites in which he interviews the latest health and wellness experts about incorporating a plant-powered lifestyle, enhancing emotional wellness, and creating a thriving mindset! His latest venture is his signature virtual event for 2021 called The THR5 Formula where he combines inspiration, education, and practical tools on how to THRIVE!