Meet Your Doctor
Colin Zhu, DO
Licensed to see non-Medicare patients in: CA, CT, FL, HI, MN, NJ, TX, VT, WA, and WV
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” –Maya Angelou
Overview: Dr. Colin Zhu is double board-certified in family practice/osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) and lifestyle medicine. Passionate about the intersection of medicine, food, and nutrition, Dr. Zhu trained as a chef and a health coach at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health & Culinary Arts and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition following the completion of his medical degree. He is an international speaker, podcast host, and has been featured in several publications as a health and wellness expert. Dr. Zhu currently resides in southern California.
Training Institutions: Dr. Zhu attended medical school at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. Passionate about the intersection of medicine, food, and nutrition, Dr. Zhu trained as a chef and a health coach at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health & Culinary Arts and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition following the completion of his medical degree.
Clinical Expertise: Dr. Zhu specializes in lifestyle medicine, culinary medicine, weight management, nutrition, food as medicine, cancer prevention, cardiovascular disease, physical activity, thyroid health, gut and immune health, stress management, emotional resilience, health optimization, sleep management, social connectedness, self-care management, metabolic health, diabetes optimization, and high cholesterol optimization.
My Philosophy: The WHY to all this is pretty simple. My goal is to create a ripple effect – empowering as many people as possible to live a higher state of well-being while bringing forth the most authentic, healthy version of themselves.
Interests: Cooking with family, friends, and patients, coffee with friends, running, scuba diving, Latin partner dancing, globe-trotting, and hiking.
Welcome Dr. Colin Zhu | Discussing: Spices, Air Fryers, and Cookware
In this Q&A, we welcome our newest doctor, Dr. Colin Zhu, to the team! Our Plant-based Telehealth doctors discuss whether air frying is healthy, tips for spicing-up a bland meal, and much more! Questions Answered (00:13) - Introducing Dr. Colin Zhu. (08:47)...