Food as Medicine
The Healing Potential of Food
Food as medicine, is the prioritization of diet and nutrition (what we eat) as an important part of treating and preventing some chronic diseases. The fact that diet, healthy or otherwise, can impact an individual’s health is well-documented and acknowledged. Improvements in diet quality, like adding nutrient dense, fiber-rich foods, may reduce disease symptoms and improve quality of life. For lifestyle medicine clinicians, this is a crucial part of their therapeutic approach.
ACLM supports the use of evidence-based food as medicine interventions by health care professionals in clinical settings. We offer training in the form of CME/CE online courses and live events as well as downloadable kits, tools, and resources that help clinicians actively apply all six pillars of lifestyle medicine.