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Melissa Mondala, MD

Melissa Mondala is a Southern California native and a double board-certified family medicine and lifestyle medicine physician. She is the direct primary care director for the Institute of Plant-Based Medicine. Mondala obtained her medical degree from Chicago Medical School and her master’s in health care administration from Rosalind Franklin University. She completed her family medicine residency and the first Lifestyle Medicine Fellowship from Loma Linda University Health. Mondala practices prevention, treatment, and reversal of chronic diseases through healthy lifestyles. She is the co-founder of Dr. Lifestyle, a lifestyle and integrative medicine corporation. Find her on Facebook and Instagram.

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How Changing My Diet Healed My Gut and Made Me a Better Doctor

I grew up on a standard American diet. I was raised to eat lots of meat and dairy (which I thought I…

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Going Plant-Based for Your Mental Health? Here Are Some Things to Keep in Mind

Major depressive disorder is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. for 15- to 44-year-olds and is the largest contributor to…

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