Part1: The High Price of Poor Health: Why is the healthcare system in the USA a bad return on investment?

In this episode, Claudia Ordinola chats with Dr. Laurie Marbas, a top-notch family and lifestyle medicine doc. Dr. Marbas, who’s all about using food as medicine, dives into why the U.S. healthcare system needs a serious overhaul—hint: it’s expensive and not as effective as it should be. Drawing on her background in the Air Force and as a physician, she shares cool ideas on how we can make healthcare more about prevention and overall wellness. It’s a real eye-opener on why we need to rethink how we do healthcare. And stay tuned for Part 2, where Dr. Marvas spills the beans on why a plant-based diet might just be the health kick we all need!

Laurie Marbas, MD, MBA is a double board-certified family medicine and lifestyle medicine physician, who has been utilizing food as medicine since 2012. She is currently holds 50 state medical licenses (plus DC) across the United States. She has a  concierge practice and accepting new patients at She is co-founder of The Healing Kitchen, with Brittany Jaroudi, where a chef and doctor come together in the kitchen to provide a recipe of health with a Plant based diet. As a United States Air Force veteran, she served in the Middle East and South America. She is also a wife, mom of three grown children, author, speaker, and avid runner.

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