What is Lifestyle Medicine?
It is an evidence-based approach to preventing, treating and even reversing diseases by replacing unhealthy behaviours with positive ones - such as eating a healthy Whole Foods, Plant-Based (WFPB) diet, being physically active, managing stress, not smoking, reducing alcohol consumption, improving sleep, and having a strong support system. Lifestyle Medicine (LM) is right for you, if you are struggling with chronic diseases, like:
Heart disease, whether it is a heart attack, angina, peripheral vascular disease, or sometimes even heart failure - can be improved through Lifestyle Medicine. Decades ago, Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., and their colleagues demonstrated that heart disease could actually be reversed after patients began consuming a Whole Foods, Plant-Based diet. If you are concerned about heart disease because you have a family history, it is important to know that genetics does not have to be your destiny. If you have had a serious cardiac event, or even if you have been told that nothing else can be done for you medically or surgically, Lifestyle Medicine is the answer that may well help you to feel better, and help you to BE better.