Dr. Melissa Mondala is a board certified Family Medicine physician and a Lifestyle & Integrative Medicine specialist who serves as Preventive Medicine Faculty member of Loma Linda University, which is located in the only Blue Zone in America. The Loma Linda community thrives with high rates of longevity and low rates of type 2 diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, heart disease, and cancers. She practices prevention, treatment, and reversal of chronic diseases through healthy lifestyles through nutrition, physical exercise, emotional wellbeing and resilience, connectivity, and tobacco cessation. She has an active presence in medical communities including, the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and social media. She is the co-founder of Dr. Lifestyle – a wellness corporation that aims to elevate lifestyle to new heights. She overcame her own health challenges of irritable bowel syndrome , acne, mood and attention issues through plantbased eating.