What Is Lifestyle Medicine?
Lifestyle medicine is a science-based approach that uses therapeutic lifestyle interventions as the primary modality to prevent, manage, & potentially reverse chronic diseases.
Through evidence-based, whole-person, prescriptive lifestyle changes help patients to achieve their optimal health.
Applying the 6 pillars of lifestyle medicine and being mindful of your food choices, managing your stress, being physically active, avoiding risky substance use, getting plenty of sleep and having a strong emotional support system in your life — are “just what the doctor ordered” to powerfully prevent, treat, and, often, even reverse chronic disease and select autoimmune conditions.
“Lifestyle Medicine Is Preventing, Managing & Potentially Reversing Chronic Medical Problems Through Positive Lifestyle Changes.” -Dr. B. Katipally
Evidence supports the use of a whole food, plant-predominant diet to prevent, treat & reverse chronic illness.
Regular, consistent physical activity is an important part of overall health & resilience.
Improving sleep quality can improve attention span, mood, & insulin resistance & can reduce hunger, sluggishness & more.
Managing stress can lessen anxiety, depression & immune dysfunction & leads to improved well-being.
Positive social connections have beneficial affects on physical, mental & emotional health.
Avoid Risky Substances
The use of tobacco & excessive alcohol consumption has been shown to increase the risk of chronic diseases & death.