Dr. Zgourides is a proponent of modifying lifestyle to achieve overall good health. Common tools to accomplish this are a Mediterranean-style diet with a focus on plant-based nutrition, vitamin and mineral supplementation, herbal formulas and remedies, periodic fasting, physical activity, massage, fresh air, balance, social support, simple living, and sensible thinking. Dr. Zgourides has also come to appreciate the value of attaining general wellness over merely correcting disease states. The human body is wonderfully resilient and, with occasional coaxing and intervening, is often capable of healing itself. This is why Dr. Zgourides empowers his patients and readers as individuals, stresses self-care and prevention, and applies lifestyle medical and psychological approaches to a wide range of everyday problems.