Dr. Blake Livingood is a chiropractor and herbalist in Cary, North Carolina. Dr. Livingood founded one of the world’s largest natural health clinics in North Carolina and now serves as the founder of Livingood Daily. He has written several books on the issue, in addition to directing the Livingood Daily movement.
Blake Livingood uses technology, such as his website, blog, and social media, to provide straightforward information to millions of people who want to better their health.
Dr. Blake Livingood is devoted to his wife, Jessica, and their three children. Nurse Livingood, as she is known online, frequently works alongside her husband to promote healthy eating and lifestyle choices. Despite his success in medicine and business, Livingood remains committed to his family and church.
In 2007, Blake Livingood nearly lost his father to cardiac and autoimmune diseases. This event inspired the doctor to pursue a career in chiropractic and alternative medicine to help his father’s health.
To handle his father’s illnesses and symptoms, Dr. Livingood knew there had to be a better approach. This quest inspired Livingood to think about diet and health. The doctor lowered his father’s medication needs while increasing his immune system and heart health through medically-driven scientific experiments.
Dr. Livingood knew he could help others after seeing what was possible. He recognized there were other paths to success. Livingood sought to help local patients but realized he could help anyone. His multi-pronged approach to healthcare and education was born.
Livingood graduated from Life University in Atlanta with a chiropractic degree. He graduated in 2009 and was licensed by the North Carolina state board to practice medicine at Triangle Health Center. Blake Livingood retired from clinical practice in 2021 to serve people across America.
Livingood then wrote his first book, and first #1 Amazon Best Seller, Livingood Daily, in 2018 to share his knowledge with people worldwide. Make Food Simple, co-authored by Livingood and his wife Jessica, offers current knowledge. Nutrition is a potential alternative to some current medical methods and Livingood seeks to educate as many people as possible through these accessible publications.
Livingood’s practice and instructional books’ popularity fueled his brand expansion. Livingood established drlivingood.com in 2018. Livingood Daily, his health and wellness firm, launched in 2019. Livingood’s websites and blogs provide nutritional and natural health knowledge to individuals who cannot reach his office or books.
In addition, Livingood uses this website to promote its Livingood Daily goods, which include joint and immune system supplements, functional food bars, and stress management. The Livingood Daily Lifestyle, a monthly challenge membership, teaches people to be their own health solutions. The website also provides advanced health training, 10 Minute Workouts, and downloadable instructions and recipes for healthy meal preparation and snacking.
This brand has elevated Livingood’s work in natural health and nutrition, with an emphasis on pain, digestion, and heart health. Livingood also keeps in touch with his fans via his YouTube channel, Dr. Livingood. Weekly films with his wife that support his purpose, practice, and products.
Livingood is a qualified Doctor of Chiropractic and Doctor of Natural Medicine.
In 2016, 2017, and 2018, Livingood was named “Best Primary Care Doctor and Chiropractor in Morrisville, NC”. Livingood Daily and Make Food Simple are both #1 bestsellers on Amazon, making Livingood a two-time Amazon Best Selling Author.
Blake Livingood was an Olympic Supporting Doctor in 2012.
Dr. Livingood no longer sees patients, but his Health Center has served nearly 25,000 people since 2010.
Where did the idea for Livingood Daily come from?
Livingood Daily was birthed out of a need. Every month in the United States over 100 Million people take a prescription drug through our sick care system. Most people wait to get a sickness, a positive test, and/or a diagnosis before they act. And most react with medication or surgery.
If all one does is to get sickness and disease and then treat and manage the sickness with drugs and surgery then all they will get is more sickness and disease. If one focused on building health and the activities of building health then they will experience real health.
Livingood Daily exists to equip 10 Million people to live well and experience real health. We do the things most doctors and nurses don’t do which is to help people get to the cause of their issues and walk with them to implement lifestyle changes to fix them.
We start with the right information through Dr. Livingood’s books, Youtube Videos, Facebook Lives, blogs, and masterclasses. Next, we coach and hold their hand to apply the info and turn it into knowledge through our live monthly challenges in private community groups. Then we help them break free from diets and programs by making these new healthy habits a lifestyle. Our supplements, advanced training, and resources support them throughout.
What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?
My day is focused on the three unique differentiators of our company. When people think of Livingood Daily and Dr. Livingood we want them to think of Care, Engagement, and Quality. These set us apart as a health movement.
We care. We work very hard as a team to be available and helpful no matter what a person is going through. We don’t want anything with an order or concern to stop them from experiencing life changes. So I spend ⅓ of my week pouring into and developing my team and our processes.
Secondly, we are engaged with our followers. We answer your questions live, respond to a Facebook post, send them a Christmas gift, kind of engaged. People want support- doctors, nurses, coaches- with them through the uncertain journey of building health. We are there with them.
Finally, we focus on quality. I spend ⅓ of my week researching, formulating, and developing info, supplements, and tools to make health simple. We want to create resources people can trust. Resources I use on myself and my kids. I really value my kids’ health so if I wouldn’t give it to them I won’t give it to my followers.
How do you bring ideas to life?
Instead of trying to make a whole cake the first time we thrive off making a cupcake first. If you have never baked before and attempted a large cake you very well may make a mess, burn it, and create something that doesn’t taste like a cake. Now you have spent lots of time and money and what’s worse is you are not confident in your idea working.
So we start with small victories or small mess-ups that teach us faster. We taste it, try it, make it better and then go for the whole cake.
What’s one trend that excites you?
The continued move away from waiting to get sick and then treating the sickness with drugs and surgeries that don’t fix the cause of the health problem to finding the cause and fixing it. More and more people are losing trust in pharmaceutical companies and for good reason. When the primary teacher of the doctor you trust with your health is big pharma then your best interest is not the only priority.
In today’s digital world people can get access to powerful health information and become their own solutions.
What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?
Speed and patience. I am very fast at the daily tasks (email, to-do lists, projects, etc) and very patient (slow) with the long-term vision and success. Most people waste so much time getting day-to-day things done. They overanalyze or over perfect when getting it done at 80-90% of best would be great and they would get four times the amount of progress.
What advice would you give your younger self?
Be patient and focus on activities that will compound over the years instead of quick fixes or short-term success. Build endurance and build for the future.
Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.
We don’t have a health care system, we have a sick care system. Drugs, testing, and doctors are not health care, they do not build health. They manage and treat disease. Health is built through healthy activities.
As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?
I move fast to get things done. Every day is a race with myself to get things done and move a needle. Notice I said race myself. Comparing yourself to others and being envious just leads to unhappiness and why do it if you are unhappy.
What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?
Be willing to do for your customer what others won’t do. Every week I personally answer hundreds of health questions to help our people on a personal level. Our support team answers thousands of social posts each month. We hire full-time coaches to monitor and help people in our private groups. I have reformulated our supplements dozens of times to keep making them better even though the process is painful. I research hours and hours every week to keep gaining more knowledge to help others.
Do the right thing long enough and people will notice.
What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?
I made mistakes hiring people or agencies thinking they would magically fix problems. Better systems fix problems and make people better and less stressed. I know we lean into creating a better system as opposed to thinking that someone with no prior knowledge of our problems will magically fix our problems.
What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?
Record a book. Don’t write one. Put together a 3-4 hour talk with your best content. Present the presentation to no one and record it. Transcribe that talk and you have yourself a book. Then hire an editor to bring it together. Record a book, don’t write it from scratch.
What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?
I spent about $100 to organize every password in our company into Last Pass to avoid ever having to organize and keep track of passwords ever again. Simple things make life more simple.
What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive?
Slack allows our whole company and agencies to communicate via text, voice, and video anywhere in the world with no email and no phone texting.
What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?
Livingood Daily because if you lose your health, you lose everything. 🙂
What is your favorite quote?
From the Bible Scripture 1 John 4:4 Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world.
- Move fast at the day-to-day tasks (email, to-dos, projects, etc) and have patience with the long-term success and vision.
- Get stuff done. Compete with yourself each day to move the needle.
- What simple problem or task can you fix for good instead of continuing to trip over it?
Steve (Stefan) Junge hails from Germany and helps with the day-to-day publishing of interviews on IdeaMensch. While he and Mario don’t share a favorite soccer club, their enthusiasm to help entrepreneurs is a shared passion.