The Doctor Of The Future: Prescribing Lifestyle As Medicine

Lessons from Healthcare including the ‘pill for every ill’ & possibilities for healthcare in the future, learning from adversity & overcoming burnout & the importance of self care…

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Eat Your Veggies: Study Finds Poor Diets Linked to One in Five Deaths

In one of the largest surveys of data on global dietary habits and longevity, researchers found that consuming vegetables, fruit, fish and whole grains was strongly associated with a longer life — and that people who skimped on such healthy foods were more likely to die before their time…

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Is There a Lack of Support for Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diets in the Medical Community?

Since the early 2000s, plant-based nutrition has increased in popularity in the general population. Kaiser Permanente significantly contributes to this development by promoting plant-based diets and by continuously incorporating plant-based nutrition on the front lines with their dietary recommendations. Despite a continuously growing body of evidence and the meticulous work of renowned experts in this field worldwide, the latest findings in this area have not found their way into US national dietetic guidelines…

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Healthy food prescriptions could save billions in healthcare costs

A new study shows subsidized fruits and vegetables could also prevent millions of cases of cardiovascular disease.

Every day, doctors write prescriptions for medications that will treat various ailments in their patients. Those prescriptions, though, come once the patient is already sick. In an effort to stop disease before it starts, some researchers are pushing for policies and programs that would let doctors prescribe healthy foods and insurers to cover them—actively helping patients shift to a health-promoting diet…

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The art of lifestyle medicine

It seems to be widely assumed that our adult lives are governed by the depressing fact that physical degeneration inevitably kicks in somewhere around our early 30’s, and then inexorably continues until our demise somewhere later in life. So you might be pleasantly surprised to discover that reality is very different…

 

Exercise Can be Considered Medicine

Exercise vs. Drugs to Treat High Blood Pressure and Reduce Fat

Exercise can lower blood pressure and reduce visceral body fat at least as effectively as many common prescription drugs, two new reviews report.

Exercise can lower blood pressure and reduce visceral body fat at least as effectively as many common prescription drugs, according to two important new reviews of relevant research about the effects of exercise on maladies…

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