Dr Renae Thomas, MD, B-BMed (nutrition and exercise physiology), MBBS (honours), first became interested in the power of lifestyle choices and optimal health before she even started school, whilst watching her father incorporate health promoting changes shortly after he was diagnosed with cancer. She continues to have a passion for nutrition, physical activity, social connections, and stress reduction, and how these influence disease prevention, and often reversal, and ongoing maintenance of health. 

Renae recently migrated from Australia to Blue Zone Loma Linda, California, and is currently a senior resident, and the lifestyle representative, in their Family and Preventive medicine residency combined program, which includes a masters in Public Health (population medicine). Renae is a published author on vegetarianism and cancer, an international speaker on nutrition and health, is creating a culinary curriculum and nutritional prescription program, has completed an internship at True North Health Centre in 2016, is a board member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine Professionals in Training division, is on the planning committee for the lifestyle track of the American College of Preventive Medicine, is a PCRM spokesperson, a McDougall Starch Solution and Dietary Therapy graduate, and a qualified yoga teacher. 

Renae’s greatest passion is empowering people to optimize their health through improving their lifestyle choices in an evidence-based fashion.