The California Health & Longevity Institute was born from the vision of David H. Murdock, a man passionate about helping others lead longer, healthier lives. Partnering with two leading internal medicine specialists, Dr. Terry Schaack and Dr. Jonathan Cole, Mr. Murdock launched the California Health & Longevity Institute in 2003 with the goal of providing a proactive and integrative approach to healthy living. Operating under the belief that people deserve access to the very best science-based information, the Institute established simple, sustainable programming to help people take control and responsibility of their personal health.
In 2006, the Institute moved from Santa Monica to our state-of-the-art facility at the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, situated 40 miles north of Los Angeles, nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains. This was the perfect location to offer comprehensive health and wellness programs alongside leading luxury hospitality. Since the move, Mr. Murdock has remained heavily involved, and has broadened his focuses from advancing nutrition and life extension to finding a cure for cancer, in part to honor his late wife. Under his influence, the Institute advocates plant-based nutrition and obtainable exercise regimens as a means to prevent disease and encourage more vital lifestyles.