Dr. Chad Rhoden is the Co-Founder and CEO of FlavorDoctor Foods and is an internationally published author. (“Bringing Down High Blood Pressure” 2010, MEvans)
Dr. Rhoden has had an interest in great nutrition for nearly his entire life. He has always had a natural drive to excel in whatever he pursued, such as academics, athletics (i.e. football, tennis, soccer), music, writing . . . and of course medicine, as the son of two doctors. Dr. Rhoden humbly gives credit to God for all of his achievements and believes strongly in the importance of family and friends.
Dr. Rhoden earned his medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine, as well as a Ph.D. in Exercise Science with a minor in Nutrition from the University of Mississippi. Dr. Rhoden is board certified in both Family Medicine and in General Preventive Medicine/Public Health. He is a Certified Nutrition Specialist (American College of Nutrition) and an Exercise Specialist (American College of Sports Medicine). He completed some of his training at the world renowned Cooper Aerobics Center in Dallas, TX. Dr Rhoden has been a recognized member and/or consultant for the following organizations: American College of Nutrition, Medical Fitness Association, American Medical Association, American Cancer Society, American College of Preventive Medicine, American College of Sports Medicine, American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, American Heart Association, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, American Association of Family Practice, American Society of Hypertension, NAASO-The Obesity Society, American College of Gastroenterology, National Lipid Association, Tobacco Free Mississippi, Mississippi State Medical Association, Mississippi Alliance for School Health (MASH), MAAD (Diabetes Prevention), Partnership for a Healthier Mississippi, Mississippi Department of Health Cardiovascular Disease Task Force, Mississippi Chronic Illness Coalition, Mississippi Worksite Health Promotion, and the American Cancer Soceity, Society of Hospital Medicine, among others.
Dr. Rhoden is an expert in the science of prevention and enjoys providing education to others. He has written many articles on prevention and has been the featured speaker at medical conferences and symposiums, as well as the guest speaker on numberous TV and radio programs. Although his writings are based on medical/scientific evidence, it is written for the non-healthcare person to understand easily and with common language and sometimes even some integrated humor where appropriate. Dr. Rhoden has also been responsible for a number of health educational grants designated for his expert speaking on chronic diseases that threaten the health of our nation. He has also been involved in scientific research involving chronic disease and its prevention.
As a physician in the clinic and in the hospital setting, Dr. Rhoden embraces the mission to make life better for all. As a recognized expert in his field his writing provides knowledge and insight to help improve well-being at work, home and at play. He strives to help health-conscious consumers make informed choices about health products and health services, as it has been his goal since a youth to give back and have an impact on the health of others. In practice, Dr. Rhoden takes a comprehensive approach, saying, “One’s health should be measured by one’s total well-being: physical, spiritual, psychological, social. Good health is more than just physical fitness or one’s medical status.” He follows the axiom that “It’s not how good you are, but how good you want to be,” as demonstrated by his work ethic and commitment and loyalty to his endeavors and relationships.