Joseph Feuerstein, M.D., is the author of Dr. Joe’s Man Diet, a clinically proven lifestyle and eating plan to help people drop cholesterol, lose weight and reclaim their health. In his practice, he uses integrative medicine to teach patients better ways to eat, sleep, move, love, feel purpose and passion, and—most of all—thrive. He studied medicine at the University of London and business management at the University of Cambridge and served as a combat physician in two elite units of the Israeli Navy. He is the Director of Integrative Medicine at Stamford Hospital, and Associate Professor of Medicine at Columbia University. For more information, visit drfeuerstein.com.

“If you want to transform your health, you have to start with the foundation: Lifestyle. There are three pillars to a healthy lifestyle: 6 to 10 hours of uninterrupted, restful sleep; a diet rich in phytonutrients, lean proteins and healthy, fiber soluble grains; and at least 30 minutes of activity a day—a minimum of 8,000 steps for women and 10,000 steps for men. Any disease you have is going to improve if you optimize these three pillars. And if you’re not sick, building upon this foundation will lead to a healthier, happier life.”

“I pray every day. I believe in a spiritual practice—that doesn’t necessarily mean God, but a connection to a higher power—is an important part of finding your purpose. And anybody who doesn’t have a purpose as to why they are here will get sick. A spiritual connection is incredibly helpful to well-being: I do tai chi and yoga, but most importantly, I pray.”

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