My name is Jules Cormier, MD. I'm married to my best friend Melissa, I have two beautiful daughters, Zara and Kassi, and a dog, Fluffy. I'm from a small coastal fishing village of a couple thousand people on the east coast of Canada. The village of Cap-Pele, on the south east coast of New Brunswick, is a beach lovers' paradise.
I grew up there with my twin sister Julie, older brother Luc, and mother Rita. My father hasn't been in the picture since I was very young. This probably explains why my mom instilled us with a sense of independence, mental fortitude, patience and determination.
These qualities were very useful for me. I worked hard during my high school years and earned the Governor General's Medal of Academic Excellence while playing high school badminton and being the student council president. I then completed my premed training in Moncton, NB, and then went on to earn my Ph.D in medicine, at the Universite de Sherbrooke medical school, where I graduated in 2005. I chose family medicine as my specialty, since forming lifelong relationships with my patients was a priority of mine.
In 2007, I was offered a spot at Dieppe's Unite de Medecine Familiale, a group and teaching practice where interns and medical students do their training. I also teach part-time at our local medical school, where I've taught everything from endocrinology, lifestyle medicine, and medical interviewing skills to skin surgery techniques.
Now, I focus most of my attention on my own practice, which includes a skin surgery clinic, and on spreading the word about plantbased diets to other medical professionals. In my spare time, and when the kids are sleeping, I like to workout and read the latest medical research about evidence-based nutrition. My passion is learning about how plant-based diets can fuel athletic performance.
The story explaining why I decided to transition to a plant-based diet is a very unlikely and interesting one and I talk all about it here. I thought I was dying and fear of death is great source of motivation for change.
My mission is to create awareness about the power of your daily lifestyle choices in adding years to your life and life to your years.
Check out my website plantbaseddrjules.com and look for the “How To” section in the menu. There, you’ll find tips and tricks that helped me on my journey towards a plant-predominant diet. Everything there is completely free, no catches!
Look for me on the socials, @plantbased_dr_jules on Instagram and go like my Facebook Page, Plant-based Dr. Jules. If you’re looking for some fitness motivation and are curious to see what a plant-based athlete can accomplish, follow me, @maritimeninja, on my fitness account on Instagram or check out my fitness group on Facebook, called Maritime Ninja Warrior. I'm a two-time world championship qualified athlete and you can follow my fitness journey there! You can even access the resources section by becoming a member. It's free and there, you can download free resources like my plant-based recipe eBook!
You also check out my YouTube channel here for more tips and tricks on how to embark on a plant-based journey!
Thanks so much for reading!
Plant-Based Dr. Jules 💚🌱