Lifestyle Medicine Fundamentals

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.
© American College of Lifestyle Medicine, 2021

Lifestyle contributes to chronic conditions including diabetes, heart disease, back pain, obesity, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, arthritis, allergies, depression, kidney disease, high cholesterol, and heart failure.

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COVID-19 and Lifestyle Influence

Lifestyle is a cycling component of communicable disease, such as COVID-19, and chronic disease in the body leading to immune dysfunction and chronic inflammation, which can be improved or treated with lifestyle change. The goal of lifestyle medicine in light of communicable disease is to reduce systemic inflammation.

(Dr. Cate Collings, MD, MS, FACC, DipABLM, President 2020-2022 in Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine)

At W H O L E S O M E W E L L N E S S, preventing the spread of infectious diseases is crucial. We follow health recommendations set forth by the state of Indiana.
 

While we are a healthcare organization, we also believe in your right to make the best decisions for your overall health and well-being. We recommend vaccinations. We recommend boosters for our vulnerable population. We recommend mask-wearing. Though, we do not force nor push any of these onto you. As we respectfully give you the right to make your own decisions, we ask that you respectfully keep your health-related opinions or comments in regards to COVID-19 to yourself.

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