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What we learned this week from Dr Wayne Dysinger during our Wisdom Walk

This week: The Whole-Person Approach: Dr. Wayne Dysinger’s Blueprint for Health

NHA Podcast - Hosted by Dr Frank Sabatino

Wisdom Walks are facilitated by Sia Hurst

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As a recognized authority on the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle, Dr. Frank Sabatino has cared for and inspired thousands of people for over 40 years. Dr. Sabatino has a PhD in cell biology and neuroendocrinology and has done extensive landmark research on calorie restriction, stress, and aging. He currently is on staff at the TrueNorth Health Foundation in Santa Rosa, CA, and serves as the Director of Health Education at the NHA.

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Dr. Wayne S. Dysinger is a distinguished figure in the field of healthcare, renowned for his commitment to empowering individuals to make informed and healthy lifestyle choices. As the founder of Lifestyle Medical, he has dedicated his career to promoting holistic care and lifestyle medicine.

Internationally recognized, Dr. Wayne Dysinger has played a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of holistic care and lifestyle medicine. His contributions extend to founding and chairing the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine, where he has served as a driving force behind the advancement of these medical principles.

With a rich academic background, Dr. Wayne S. Dysinger earned his M.D. degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 1986 and his Master of Public Health (MPH) from Loma Linda University School of Public Health in 1990. His dedication to healthcare has taken him to various locations, including Guam, Atlanta, and Dartmouth.


As we were walking and learning together yesterday during our Wisdom Walk, I managed to take a few notes and I would like to share a few of the ideas which impacted me in some way. I am paraphrasing what I heard during the interview - filtered by my own mitote of ideas and thoughts.

I took plenty of notes and learned so much from Dr Dysinger and Dr Sabatino about their own practices and how to overcome obstacles from living this lifestyle.

Dr Dysinger's was a breath of fresh air for us all last week! Here is just a bit of what I was able to take notes on whilst moving!

  • Dr Dysinger was raised as a Seventh Day Adventist in Loma Linda, CA (blue zone!)

  • Felt a strong pull towards preventative medicine early in his life

  • 80% of all health care deals with chronic diseases which can be addressed by lifestyle choices

  • Focus on diet and exercise were not 'taught' in medical school

  • Vegan foods are good TRANSITION foods but they are processed, high in salt as well as very high in fats

  • Dr Dysinger meets his patients where they are at and help guide them to where they wish to go

  • His organization is not plant exclusive but he feels that 95% of our nutrition should come from plants

  • "You are a part of the movement that is making a difference"

Dr. Wayne Dysingers Four Pillars of Lifestyle Medicine

Nutrition – The Foundation

With a focus on a predominantly plant-based diet, Lifestyle Medical emphasizes the pivotal role of nutrition. While advocating for a 95% plant-based diet, the practice recognizes individual preferences, promoting a balanced and supportive approach.

Movement – Vital for Longevity

Recognizing the importance of movement, especially for seniors, the practice provides support and guidance for incorporating physical activity into daily routines. Movement is seen as a key factor in maintaining vitality and youthfulness.

Resilience – Balancing Stress and Sleep

The third pillar, resilience, encompasses managing stress, sleep, and overall energy. Lifestyle Medical aims to equip individuals with tools to enhance their ability to cope with stress and foster restful sleep.

Connectedness – Fostering Community

Understanding the significance of social support, Lifestyle Medical actively works towards creating a sense of connectedness within the practice. Various groups, including meditation and support groups, contribute to building a supportive community.

Thank you to Dr Wayne Dysinger and Dr Sabatino for a wonderful interview together, for getting us moving whilst learning and for the joy and knowledge you both continue to share with us all - you have our gratitude.


Each week, on Wednesday, we will meet on zoom as a community for our Wisdom Walk together. This FREE weekly event is open to all 6D Living Members and there is absolutely no obligation to attend each week. We will connect for each meeting via zoom and Sia will share the audio of the podcast with everyone via her computer. We will be able to see one another in the zoom room and chat in the zoom chat.

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