Chosen “One of America’s 20 Superheroes of Health,” Dr. Hans Diehl is the founder of the Lifestyle Medicine Institute at Loma Linda, California. Offering more than 20 years of leadership experience in the emerging field of lifestyle medicine, his pioneering efforts with Nathan Pritikin and Denis Burkitt, MD have shown that simple lifestyle changes can prevent and reverse many of today’s diseases.
Dr. Diehl’s work as a lifestyle interventionist, researcher, educator, and speaker has found its most powerful expression in the CHIP program (Complete Health Improvement Project), a community-based, 30-day, 40-hour intensive educational lifestyle intervention, which draws together healthcare professionals, faith-communities, corporations, schools, and community infrastructures, such as restaurants and grocery chains. Clinical reports have been published in peer review journals highlighting the vast potential of an integrated medical/public health approach to many of our largely lifestyle-related diseases. More than 80,000 CHIP graduates vindicate the applicability of these CHIP lifestyle principles in their daily lives. His book Health Power (co-authored with Aileen Ludington, MD) is being published in 32 languages and has sold over 2.5 million copies.