What is Lifestyle Medicine?
It’s a new medical specialty that focuses on treating the underlying causes of health problems rather than just managing symptoms with pills and procedures, which often only mask problems and allow them to continue or worsen.
While pills and procedures are sometimes appropriate, most chronic diseases and health issues are lifestyle-related and can be prevented, stopped, and even reversed by adopting healthier habits. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention estimates that up to 80% of the health misery in the US is self-inflicted by our daily diet, physical activity, and smoking-related choices.
Adopting a healthier lifestyle is beneficial for everyone and particularly impactful for the following conditions:
- Autoimmune diseases like Rheumatoid Arthritis & Lupus
- Cardiovascular disease
- Chronic Fatigure
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Weight problems