As a Family Medicine physician practicing in Hawaii, she recognized the limitations of pharmaceutical intervention and created a dietary program based on the culinary traditions shared by all her healthiest, longest-lived patients. These elements, which she calls The Four Pillars of World Cuisine, became the basis of her first book.
In 2010, she spearheaded T.R.I.M. (Treatment to Reverse Inflammatory Metabolism), a 12-week program that uses food as medicine to treat patients with diabetes, overweight, cancer and other aspects of metabolic imbalance. Dr. Cate has discovered that the Four Pillar principle of dietary balance has filled in gaps missing from many other popular diets and enabled patients to break past weight loss and performance plateaus as well as reverse intestinal, joint, and brain inflammation. She has lectured across the country and the Pacific and been featured in the documentary film Doctored, Consumers Digest, Better Homes and Gardens, Your Health Matters (WKXL), and numerous websites, online, and traditional media radio/TV shows including DrLoRadio, Underground Wellness, The Food Rightʼs Hour and LivinLaVidaLowCarb with Jimmy Moore.
Dr. Cate has authored two books: Deep Nutrition, Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food and Food Rules, A Doctor’s Guide to Healthy Eating and she blogs regularly at DrCate.com.