IamA doc who studied people who live extremely long lives in places called Blue Zones. The human body is incredibly resilient which is why I specialize in chronic disease prevention and reversal. AMA!
My short bio: My name is Dr. Cono Badalamenti. I trained at UMassMed and did my residency in Loma Linda, CA- one of five Blue Zones in the world. Blue Zones are places in which people live measurably longer lives.
75% of dollars spent on healthcare are spent on the management of life shortening chronic disease. My approach is not to simply manage chronic disease, I try to reverse it. It is not possible for everyone, but with the right lifestyle choices I have helped people with diabetes, metabolic syndrome, lipid disorders, IBS, depression, chronic pain and a slew of others. I practice in Riverside, CA with Dr. Wayne Dysinger- past president of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.
I am also a strong advocate for community based health. I host group doctor visits, run a community wellness program and am piloting a technology called PeerWell.
PeerWell helps patients follow clinically validated interventions by setting them up with a group of their peers based on similarity.
I am here to answer any questions you have about going to med school, blue zones, lifestyle medicine, the issues with practicing prevention in today’s reimbursement system, chronic disease, and whatever else I can help with. AMA!
I can give general information on medical conditions here, but I can’t give specific medical advice nor can I make a diagnosis.
Update: This has been an incredible experience, but I have to close this AMA now. I will comb through the unanswered questions and cover them in a blog post. Thank you Reddit for welcoming me and asking great questions!