A society of health professionals
united to reverse chronic disease

Discover evidence-based education, practice resources and networking that support the therapeutic use of lifestyle change as the foundation of health and healthcare.

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While Lifestyle Medicine 2023 In Person is Sold Out, Don’t Miss Lifestyle Medicine 2023 Online!


39 CME/CNE/CE/CPE available.
Livestream begins October 29, 2023.
60-days to claim credits On Demand.
1-year access to recordings.

Enjoy access to the powerful in-person sessions of LM2023, as well as interactive networking opportunities, free bonus content and more.

Learn evidence-based strategies that incorporate the use of food as medicine, physical activity, sleep, social connection, and the full suite of lifestyle medicine pillars into your practice

Health care professionals are faced with high levels of frustration when addressing chronic disease.

Lifestyle medicine can address up to 80% of chronic diseases. A lifestyle medicine approach to population care has the potential to arrest the decades-long rise in the prevalence of chronic conditions and their burdensome costs. Patient and provider satisfaction often results from a lifestyle medicine approach, which strongly aligns the field with the Quintuple Aim of better health outcomes, lower cost, improved patient satisfaction, improved provider well-being, and advancement of health equity, in addition to its alignment with planetary health. Lifestyle medicine is the foundation for a redesigned, value-based and equitable healthcare delivery system, leading to whole person health.

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What is lifestyle medicine?

Lifestyle medicine is a medical specialty that uses therapeutic lifestyle interventions as a primary modality to treat chronic conditions including, but not limited to, cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, and obesity.  Lifestyle medicine certified clinicians are trained to apply evidence-based, whole-person, prescriptive lifestyle change to treat and, when used intensively, often reverse such conditions. Applying the six pillars of lifestyle medicine—a whole-food, plant-predominant eating pattern, physical activity, restorative sleep, stress management, avoidance of risky substances and positive social connections—also provides effective prevention for these conditions.

The American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) is the medical professional society for physicians and other professionals dedicated to clinical and worksite practice of lifestyle medicine as the foundation of a transformed and sustainable health care system.

6 Pillars of Lifestyle Medicine:

Nutrition Pillar


Evidence supports the use of a whole food, plant-predominant diet to prevent, treat and reverse chronic illness.

Physical Activity Pillar

Physical Activity

Regular, consistent physical activity is an important part of overall health and resiliency.

Stress Management Pillar

Stress Management

Managing negative stress can lessen anxiety, depression and immune dysfunction and leads to improved well-being.

Sleep Health Pillar

Restorative Sleep

Improving sleep quality can improve attention span, mood, insulin resistance and can reduce hunger, sluggishness and more.

Social Connection Pillar

Social Connection

Positive social connections have beneficial effects on physical, mental and emotional health.

Avoid Risky Substances Pillar

Avoidance of Risky Substances

Use of tobacco and excessive alcohol consumption have been shown to increase risk of chronic diseases and death.

Our members are health professionals who treat, reverse, and prevent chronic disease through lifestyle change.

Featured Continuing Education Offerings

We invite you to explore our ever-growing educational offerings, and the key events and conferences which keep our members at the cutting edge of lifestyle medicine and its clinical applications.

Remission of Type 2 Diabetes & Reversal of Insulin Resistance

Worldwide, Diabetes is a Leading Cause of Morbidity and Mortality Yet, there is a safe, powerful and cost effective treatment and it’s time every patient, and clinician knows

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Physician and Health Professional Well-being

This course pairs a unique perspective on personal and organization wellness with a practical approach and useful supporting materials, that can build a well-being mindset and improve work life balance for yourself and others around you.

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Articles as CME/CE/MOC – Free for members!

ACLM and AJLM are pleased to offer CME/CE and ABLM MOC for one (1) journal article in each of the six (6) bi-monthly AJLM issues. All 6 peer-reviewed articles with quizes are available for free to members and for $40 for non-members.

Lifestyle Medicine Certification

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Most physicians and health professionals receive little to no education on nutrition, physical activity, sleep, social connectivity, and the avoidance of risky substance use which are the six pillars of Lifestyle Medicine.

Certification in Lifestyle Medicine indicates that the individual has mastered the science of  preventing, treating, and reversing chronic disease in an evidence-based manner with official acknowledgement from the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine (for physicians and specialists) or the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (for professionals and practitioners).

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Livestream begins October 29

Earn 39 CME/CE credit Live or On Demand for up to 60 days.

Every Fall, ACLM hosts the premier continuing education event focused on lifestyle medicine – the therapeutic dose of proper nutrition, regular physical activity, social connection, restorative sleep, stress management, and avoidance of risky substances.

Stay Informed. Sign up for ACLM Insider News and Updates.

Insider is a periodic look into the political, industry and economic environment we face as an organization of lifestyle medicine pioneers. Delivered monthly you are offered a real opportunity to stay on trend with how lifestyle medicine is changing the foundation of health and health care in the United States and around the world.