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Living a healthy lifestyle has become increasingly popular in the last several years. People are looking after their physical, mental, and emotional health, and doing so in natural ways. Someone who has been touting the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle is board-certified gastroenterologist Dr. Jonatan Kung.

Dr. Kung has been promoting natural ways to become healthy over taking medication and prescription drugs. This is because he has found extraordinary transformations without the usual side effects. Even more importantly, he touts the benefits of prevention above all. This entrepreneur, speaker, athlete, and gastroenterologist trained in advanced interventional endoscopy is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in Manhattan. Simply put, Dr. Kung is passionate about medicine and improving the quality of life of his patients.

As someone who practices what they preach, Dr. Kung lives an active lifestyle. He is proof that you can be a busy physician and still live a versatile lifestyle. It’s possible to have a life outside of medicine. According to him, there is always time if you make time.

Dr. Kung emphasizes the key to avoiding unwanted trips to the doctor is to take preventative steps. These should include specific lifestyle choices. Once you adopt things like eating healthier, exercising more, and doing things that make you happy, you are doing a significant amount of work towards improving your physical, mental, and emotional health. One of the keys to holistic health according to him is regular exercise.

Considering that his specialty involves the digestive system, Dr. Kung knows just how harmful bad habits can be over time. Things like smoking, being sedentary for prolonged periods of time, and eating a lot of processed foods will compound and lead to life-threatening health issues. That is why he has dedicated a tremendous amount of time towards helping others live more mindfully and intentionally. For Dr. Kung, balance is key to being healthy and happy.

This doctor is becoming a growing force in the medical field of digestive diseases and gut health, fitness, fashion, and business industries. He has become somewhat of a motivational speaker, inspiring others to live healthier and lead more enriching lives. For him, it is important to do things that spark joy in you and make you feel fulfilled. Eating healthy and exercising alone are not enough. You need to take care of your mental health as well.

Dr. Kung’s passion for good health and the happiness of his patients, friends, family, and community inspires his personal growth and passion for both helping and motivating others. Today, he is an activist for living a healthy lifestyle, and is set to be an example that other Asian American men can follow. In fact, he wants to redefine what it means to be one.

Speaking about the importance of an active lifestyle, Dr. Kung says, “It’s extremely important to always make time outside of healthcare for family, friends, exercise, and travel. A balance of a proactive lifestyle, both inside and outside the hospital, keeps me healthy and motivated.”

You can follow Jonathan Kung on Instagram @jonny_kay.

LA Weekly