In the 1970s, Nathan Pritikin, an inventor with a passion for nutrition and fitness, began testing his then-revolutionary theory that heart disease could be treated with lifestyle changes. In leading media, including 60 Minutes, he was among the first worldwide to assert that diet and exercise, not drugs and surgery, should be the first line of defense against cardiovascular disease.
Three components make up the Pritikin Program: Nutrition, Exercise, and Mind-Body Health. Optimal health requires that we follow the whole program because the foods that we eat, the physical activity we do, and the emotions we feel are all intricately interconnected
The health professionals at the Pritikin Longevity Center direct a program that is internationally renowned not only as a premier educational institution in healthy living but also as a world-class research center in nutrition, lifestyle change, and disease prevention.
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