Lifestyle Medicine

Lifestyle Medicine

Lifestyle Medicine involves the use of evidence-based lifestyle changes. This includes healthy eating, physical activity, good sleep, reducing stress, reducing risk, and positive social connection.

In lifestyle medicine, changes to how you live is the first and most important step. It can be easy for both experts and patients to say – but hard to do. It’s easier if and more effective if you partner with a doctor who is specially trained and certified to do this.

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Just because you have been diagnosed with a condition – or told that you are at risk for a disease – doesn’t mean that it is inevitable that it will just progress, with more complications, investigations, pills and treatments.

Lifestyle medicine can prevent, treat and often reverse conditions such as pre-diabetes, obesity, Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or symptoms due to conditions such stress or polycystic ovarian syndrome. It can reduce risk of many types of cancer and reduce your risk of stroke or heart disease.

Lifestyle Medicine is also helpful to patients who are embarking on fertility journeys.

Lifestyle Medicine is often a fundamental part of preparing for scheduled surgery to improve your outcomes and reduce complications, a process doctors call “pre-hab.”