Sept. 24, 2021

133: Lifestyle Medicine Is The BEST Medicine with Dr. Cate Collings & Dr. Meagan Grega

In this episode, you will learn why you need to be at the lifestyle medicine conference that is happening in November. We are joined by American College of Lifestyle Medicine Dr. Cate Collings and by Dr. Meagan Grega who tell us which topics will be covered at the Lifestyle Medicine Conference. Topics such as Women's Health, Mental Health, Pediatric Health, Sleep Hygiene as well as putting lifestyle medicine into practice are just a few of the lectures you can attend.

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About Dr. Cate Collings:
Dr. Collings is board certified in both Cardiology and Lifestyle Medicine.  She is currently director of Lifestyle Medicine at Silicon Valley Medical Development and medical director of Cardiopulmonary Wellness at El Camino Health in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Dr. Collings also is the President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, which is a medical professional society recognizing that just as lifestyle is the primary driver of our chronic disease epidemic, providing evidence-based lifestyle solutions is the most effective way to achieve high quality and value-based care.

In service to ACLM, Dr. Collings has chaired the Education Committee, bringing education to practicing physicians and into medical, residency, and fellowship curriculum, and co-authored ACLM Standards.  She also has participated in the Lifestyle Medicine in Health Systems Task Force, among other roles.

About Dr. Meagan Grega:
Meagan L. Grega, MD, is the Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Kellyn Foundation (, a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice.  Kellyn provides school-based healthy lifestyle education and “Garden as a Classroom” programs; supports access to nutrient-dense produce via the Eat Real Food Mobile Market and Lehigh Valley Corner Store Initiative; engages participants in hands-on, plant-based cooking classes in community settings and offers intensive therapeutic lifestyle change interventions for individuals and families.

She is a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine’s Speakers Bureau and frequently lectures on the topics of Lifestyle Medicine at colleges, universities, hospital Grand Rounds, medical residency programs and community forums. Mentoring residents, medical, dietician and nursing students is one of her passions.  Dr. Grega is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, a Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and is board certified in both Family Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine.  She also serves as the Conference Chair for the American College of Lifestyle Medicine 2021 Annual Meeting (LM2021).

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