Dr Alka Patel is a lifestyle medicine physician and health coach.
She has been a medical doctor for over 20 years and she began her professional career on a high, driven to build her career and find success. But this drive in her professional life meant Alka put her health on the backburner. The result, a collision course with burnout.
Despite working hard as a doctor to help people become healthy, Alka realised that medicine was headed in the wrong direction, she wasn’t being the doctor she wanted to be. An over-reliance on medication as a cure for every illness and a dependence on doctors to wipe away symptoms was detracting from what really mattered.
Alka firmly believes that many illnesses can be prevented and reversed with a shift in lifestyle habits. She talks with Trevor about her Lifestyle First Method ®, coping with stress and grief and how you can live your longest, healthiest and happiest life by putting your lifestyle first especially now at this difficult time.