Why Lifestyle is the BEST Medicine | Meagan L. Grega | TEDxLehighRiver

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The United States spends more per person on healthcare than any other nation in the world, yet our health outcomes are near the bottom of the list when compared to countries with similar education and economic resources. The chronic disease epidemic that has emerged over the last 50 years, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and dementia, can be attributed to the cumulative effect of lifestyle choices we make every day. 

Meagan L. Grega, MD, is the Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Kellyn Foundation (www.kellyn.org), a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice. Kellyn provides school-based healthy lifestyle education and “Garden as a Classroom”
programs; supports access to nutrient-dense produce via the Eat Real Food Mobile Market and Lehigh Valley Corner Store Initiative; engages participants in hands-on, plant-based cooking classes in community settings and offers intensive therapeutic lifestyle change interventions for individuals and families. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Bucknell University with a B.S. in Biochemistry/Cell Biology and earned her MD degree from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School.

Child/Family health in general, and the obesity epidemic in particular, are issues in which Dr. Grega has had a long-standing interest. She believes the benefits of regular exercise, adequate sleep, supportive social connections, healthy food choices and the art of balance are the keys to improving our children’s future, as well as our own. Towards that end, she is committed to
finding practical solutions that can be implemented by families and communities to strengthen each other physically, emotionally and spiritually. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx


  1. madhu kolli on May 12, 2021 at 2:46 am

    Very relevant and useful talk. The traditional Indian diet contains fresh vegitables, grains and pulses with little processing and ofcourse very little or no red meat. One may find this trait in covid19 fatalities rate per million of population which is the lowest in the world. Thanks for focussing on physical activity and harmonious relations with community and friends.

  2. Nâyî Nzn on May 12, 2021 at 2:47 am

    Excellent speech

  3. Quinn Pauly on May 12, 2021 at 2:47 am

    Excellent talk Dr. Grega! I applaud your references to the pertinent literature, and your "boots on the ground" experience and recommendations. Keep up the good fight!

  4. Jimmy Dalkiewicz on May 12, 2021 at 2:52 am


  5. Yaha on May 12, 2021 at 3:07 am

    Excellent talk and absolutely true.

  6. Riley Reeder on May 12, 2021 at 3:11 am

    hi gta 6 about to be out

  7. Amy Fretz on May 12, 2021 at 3:12 am

    Awesome, informative, and encouraging!

  8. Pedro Lahoz on May 12, 2021 at 3:13 am


  9. Anthony Garcia on May 12, 2021 at 3:15 am

    Excellent presentation.

  10. Ruben Garcia on May 12, 2021 at 3:16 am

    you’re telling me that this doctor was mind blown by the fact that how you eat is the main factor in your health, she had to dig through medical literature to figure that out. Just think about how humans evolved for a second, we didn’t evolve to eat heavily processed food

  11. Merrymel Tv on May 12, 2021 at 3:23 am

    nice one… ! keep it up… ! new friend here.. ! Thank you for sharing.. ! keep safe.. !

  12. M C on May 12, 2021 at 3:23 am

    Thank you for encouraging my lifestyle, I still need to work on finding an accepting community and self worth though, but I will keep this talk in mind when I face self doubt, thank you

  13. divakar bogapurapu on May 12, 2021 at 3:24 am

    she’s got such bad audience

  14. Pinay Fitness on May 12, 2021 at 3:25 am

    thank you so much!

  15. sahar mohsen on May 12, 2021 at 3:30 am


  16. amit gupta on May 12, 2021 at 3:32 am

    Excellent talk!

  17. Sheila Crowe, D.C. on May 12, 2021 at 3:35 am

    Excellent talk. You are a Shaman.

  18. Sheetal Kataria on May 12, 2021 at 3:39 am

    Regular exercise helps prevent or manage many health problems and concerns, including Stroke,
    Metabolic syndrome, High blood pressure, etc. Indian traditional herbs can also be beneficial for building muscles and body. Nourish-maxx from Planet ayurveda is a mixture of herbs which helps in muscle building naturally.

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