California Health & Longevity Institute (CHLI) is the only place of its kind offering a seamless integration of evidence-based medicine with qualified experts and programs designed to improve health and wellness for individuals and organizations. The Institute uses a 360-degree approach by integrating five disciplines to achieve lifestyle and well-being goals: Medical, Nutrition, Fitness, Life Balance and Spa. An on-site medical clinic fuses the latest breakthroughs in Western preventive-care medicine with complementary and alternative Eastern medical techniques, and houses a complete imaging suite, dermatology center and a medical laboratory.
California Health & Longevity Institute (CHLI) was founded in November 2006 through a partnership between David H. Murdock, WellPoint, and renowned geneticist Andrew Conrad, PhD.
Mr. Murdock, chairman and sole owner of Dole Food Company, Inc., long envisioned creating a place where individuals in search of a healthier lifestyle could engage with the best available experts in the fields of Medicine, Nutrition, Fitness, Life Balance and Spa to improve the quality and longevity of their lives. WellPoint, Inc., the largest health benefits company in terms of medical membership in the United States, recognized a need to educate their corporate clients about strategic methods of reducing healthcare costs and absenteeism while increasing productivity through proven methods that provide a return on investment. Dr. Conrad, one of the world’s foremost experts in the fields of genetics, complemented this venture with his studies about the degradation of DNA due to lifestyle factors. Together, they refined a vision to proactively provide an educational approach to improve the health and well-being of individuals and corporations’ employees which resulted in California Health & Longevity Institute.