California Health & Longevity Institute
This state-of-the-art wellness center enjoys a partnership with the neighboring Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, California.
"Preventive care" is a phrase we hear a lot these days, but let's face it: the average doctor's visit is over quicker than it would take you to spell "Amoxicillin." There's rarely time for anything but the most pressing questions dealing with your current health profile, not the future. Those who truly care about "preventive care" can visit California Health & Longevity Institute located in Westlake Village, northwest of Los Angeles. The Institute promises to guide wellness-seekers to the personalized path that will ensure their long-term health, and is a leader in what's known as science-based lifestyle rejuvenation.
Founded by David H. Murdock, the owner of the Dole Food Company and a firm believer in the healing power of lifestyle choices, the Institute is housed in the luxurious and tastefully appointed Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, which has partnered with the Institute to offer combined services at its 40,000-square-foot spa. The Institute offers an extensive menu of wellness options, available in packages as well as à la carte. The cornerstone of their health package is a full-day physical that uses a detailed medical history as well as state-of-the-art technology to obtain a comprehensive picture of individual fitness. Specialized equipment and proprietary lab testing assess everything from body fat composition and pulmonary health to hormone levels and exposure to heavy metals.
Armed with all this personalized data, the patients then receive consultations from experts in fitness, nutrition and life balance. The goal is to lay out a plan for long-term health that incorporates appropriate exercise, healthy lifestyle decisions and nutritious eating tailored to individual dietary needs. Patients can even receive cooking lessons from registered dieticians in the Institute's Wellness Kitchen.
The Institute doesn't stop with the tools of conventional medicine — it also seeks to integrate effective complementary and alternative therapies into the patient's wellness regimen. Doctors can prescribe acupuncture or acupressure treatments, meditation and breathing therapy, and even hypnotherapy. Specialists in complementary medicine assist in the selection of appropriate herbal medicines and Eastern therapies to support these alternative treatments. But the healing should only begin here, as CHLI aims to equip its patients with the tools to continue improving their health long after their stay has ended.