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Lifestyle Medicine Headlines:
Becker’s Hospital Review
The program that has NYC patients ‘knocking down the doors’
Patients love NYC Health + Hospitals’ expanding lifestyle medicine program that pairs them with treatment teams to implement lifestyle changes.
Weight loss reframed
Comprehensive story on why the numbers on the scale are not all that matters in the fight against obesity.
The New York Times
Healthy snacks for planes, trains and automobiles
Grab-and-go options are likely to be processed or ultra-processed foods, says Kayli Anderson, an ACLM faculty member.
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:
Our members are health professionals who treat, reverse, and prevent chronic disease through lifestyle change.
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.
Board Certification in Lifestyle Medicine
“My training and board certification in lifestyle medicine changed my life and practice, personally and professionally. Whole food plant centered eating, culinary medicine cooking classes and long-term coaching support are the key for patients to achieve success with sustained weight loss, longevity and feeling great! Passing the board certification exam legitimized my expertise in my professional world and created fabulous opportunities to expand my career. I am grateful to be a part of the lifestyle medicine family and the ACLM! Go for it!” ~ OB-Gyn, DO, DipABLM – Georgia, USA.
Featured Continuing Education Offerings
Type 2 Diabetes Remission Certificate Course
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
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.
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.
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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.