Lifestyle Medicine

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Lifestyle Medicine is the use of evidence-based lifestyle therapeutic intervention—including a whole-food, plant-predominant eating pattern, regular physical activity, restorative sleep, stress management, avoidance of risky substances and positive social connection—as a primary modality, delivered by clinicians trained and certified in this specialty, to prevent, treat and often reverse chronic disease.

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Lifestyle medicine is PREVENTION

According to the World Health Organization, 80% of heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes and 40% of cancer could be prevented, primarily with improvements to diet and lifestyle.

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Lifestyle Medicine is TREATMENT

Diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, obesity, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease [NAFLD], and depression are just some of the conditions that can be treated with therapeutic lifestyle change



You can have control over your health. The choices you make in each of these areas determines your health, well-being and longevity. Select the colored links below for more information:

  Healthy Eating

  Physical Activity

  Manage Stress



  Avoidance of Harmful Substances

6 pillars of lifestyle medicine

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January 19, 2023

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