Dr. Loomis has served as team internist for the St. Louis Rams football team and the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team earning himself 4 championship rings. Dr Loomis was also the tour physician for the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. Before coming to the Barnard Medical Center, he practiced internal medicine at St. Luke’s Hospital in St. Louis, where he was also the director of prevention and wellness. He was also on the clinical faculty of the department of internal medicine at Washington University School of Medicine.
Besides for being a highly accoladed doctor, Dr Loomis spends a lot of his time training for a half Ironman's and marathons - what an unbelievable plant powered athlete. Dr Loomis is also a whiz in the kitchen and word has it that he has the best hot sauce recipe out there.
We discuss the whole 'bro science' around sports nutrition and how it infiltrates it way into gyms and schools. Theres a misconception that we need more protein when we actually only need more calories and this is the mindset that needs to change.
From a doctor with high cholestrol, atrial fibreliation and pre diabetes to a plant powered athlete/doctor. Dr Loomis managed to change his method of thinking by watching Forks Over Knives. From that day on he began a plant-based lifestyle and this has helped not only change is health around but give him the tools to change his patients health. In his words, he went from practicing sickcare to healthcare
The root cause of 95% of problems that walk into his door is from the food we put into our mouths, how much exercise we get, and how we cope with stress and this is the reason he spends more than the 15/20min most physicians get allocated.
BOOKS and DOCUMENTARIES:
- Forks Over Knives
- What the Health
- The China Study by T Colin Campbell
- Caldwel Esselstyn - reversing heart disease
- How Not To Die by Michael Greger