Lifestyle Medicine starts with the premise that humans thrive in specific circumstances. Modern life can limit many of the very things that make us healthy: clean air, moving our bodies, whole unprocessed foods, sleep and time spent with others. And while modern medicine takes measure of health parameters like blood pressure and cholesterol, these are merely symptoms of the missing components in our lives.
By putting our medical expertise and recommendations into practice at the Ranch, you are getting a comprehensive prescription in living well-–or Lifestyle Medicine. We call The Ranch a place to practice what we preach. You’ll spend your days immersed in Nature, eating a plant based diet, taking a reprieve from technology, and learning new ways to adopt healthier habits at home to achieve your best health.
Nestled on 4000 acres in Tecate, BC, Mexico. The Ranch, as it is affectionately called, was founded in 1940 by the late Dr. Edmond Szekely and philanthropist Deborah Szekely. At the time, they were considered quite radical in their approach to teaching health and wellness. Today we would call it teaching a healthy lifestyle.
Guests participating in the Lifestyle Medicine Program, begin their stay at Lifewellness Institute. This half-day comprehensive look at your health begins with curated lab work completed prior to your appointment. The day of your visit we will complete the Foundational Physical, including bone density, body fat, ultrasounds, VO2, and exercise and nutrition assessments by our team of experts. Your visit will conclude with a comprehensive review of your personalized plan with our physician. A simple breakfast, healthy snacks and lunch are available throughout the day.
The Lifestyle Medicine Program is available Monday through Friday, by appointment. Most guests will plan their Lifestyle Medicine experience on Friday, spend Friday night in San Diego, then take Ranch transportation from the San Diego International airport to Rancho La Puerta on Saturday. Lifewellness Institute is located less than 2 miles from the airport.
Contact Reservations@rancholapuerta.com or call Lifewellness Institute to book your experience in wellness!