WESTLAKE VILLAGE (CBSLA.com) — One of the wealthiest men in the world is also one of the healthiest.
David Murdock, 90, heads up Dole Food Company and does business in 96 countries around the world, along with running the California Health and Longevity Institute.
The health center, nestled inside his luxurious Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village, incorporates medical health, nutrition, fitness and life balance. An on-site medical clinic focuses on cutting-edge preventative medicine.
“I have some of the best doctors that possibly exist in the world today right here,” Murdock said.
The mogul said passing on his message of health living is his top priority, motivated by his wife, Gabriele’s, battle with cancer.
“My wife died of cancer. I tried to keep her alive for two years and tried to solve what it was,” he said.
Murdock is on a mission to give back by helping to try and rid cancer and other diseases by using preventive measures through proper nutrition.
“I eat the skins of almost every fruit and vegetable because everything the sun touches in the garden is what has the greatest amount of nutrients,” the Dole chairman said.
Murdock, who grew up poor and suffered from dyslexia, turned a limited education into a mind of knowledge, and has written books such as the Encyclopedia of Foods and The Dole Nutrition Handbook.