Back to Global Conversations Episode 17: Canyon Ranch’s Dr. Cindy Geyer
When you want to know the right steps to take for better health, who better to turn to than the medical director of Canyon Ranch? Melissa Biggs Bradley sits down with Dr. Cindy Geyer and learns why one weight loss program doesn’t work for everyone, why a moving mindset matters more than a trip to the gym, how much sleep you really need—plus, the best foods for a healthy diet, fasting tips and more.
In our fast-paced world where nuance often gets lost in soundbites, health and wellness trends typically end up as fads, and sometimes that brings negative effects. Dr. Cindy Geyer, the medical director for the beloved destination health spa — Canyon Ranch — for the past 21 years, is one of those people. But she’s also a lot more. She’s triple board-certified in internal medicine, integrative medicine, and lifestyle medicine. And she served on the board of directors for the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and is the case series editor for the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.
This all sounds academic and impressive, and it is. But Cindy’s gift is her ability to cut through all the latest terms and trends to get to the truth about weight loss and healthy eating. From the big picture aspects, such as the way our bodies work and the way our minds trick us, to such basics as how much fiber we should be eating and how the timing of meals really does matter. Cindy’s a clinician, an educator, and a mother, and she’s truly leveraged all of her studies to develop a practical approach to health and wellness that everyone can embrace. Melissa speaks to her about her own story and how she ended up becoming such a pioneer in this field. But of course, she’s also going to share sensible advice for anybody who’s looking to tweak their routines to achieve a healthier lifestyle and lasting weight loss.