Lifestyle Medicine: A Brief Review of Its Dramatic Impact on Health and Survival. Perm J. 2018;22:17-025. doi: 10.7812/TPP/17-025

by Stephen de Bruyn

Lifestyle Medicine: A Brief Review of Its Dramatic Impact on Health and Survival.   Perm J. 2018;22:17-025. doi: 10.7812/TPP/17-025. "By ignoring the root causes of disease and neglecting to prioritize lifestyle measures for prevention, the medical community is placing people at harm. Advanced nations, influenced by a Western lifestyle, are in the midst of a health crisis, resulting largely from poor lifestyle choices. Epidemiologic, ecologic, and interventional studies ha...

Read More

Scientific studies have definitively linked a diet high in legumes with a lower risk of developing obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, or strokes

by Stephen de Bruyn

How beans can save your life! Scientific studies have definitively linked a diet high in legumes with a lower risk of developing obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, or strokes “Legumes” sounds like such a fancy word.  Let’s clarify that we’re talking about beans, folks. Beans, lentils, peas, chickpeas, it’s all good… and good for you.  Legumes are amazingly nutritious, high in protein and fiber, low in f...

Read More

“Lifestyle medicine is not complementary or alternative—it’s mainstream,”

by Stephen de Bruyn

“Lifestyle medicine is not complementary or alternative—it’s mainstream,”  “Lifestyle medicine is not complementary or alternative—it’s mainstream,” says Rob Lawson, a retired NHS GP from East Lothian now working privately, who is chair of the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine (BSLM), founded in 2016. He says people need to realise it’s not just about nutrition. “You’ve got to get to the people who need it most. They&...

Read More

Intensive lifestyle change: It works, and its more than diet and exercise (from Harvard Medical School)

by Stephen de Bruyn

Intensive lifestyle change: It works, and it’s more than diet and exercise (from Harvard Medical School) What if I could prescribe a pill that could prevent or treat high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, even depression and dementia? And what if researchers had extensively researched this pill and the result was: ample proof that it’s effective. On top of that, it’s practically free and has no bad side effects. As a matter of fact, its only side ef...

Read More

UN calls on doctors to promote lifestyle medicine first

by Stephen de Bruyn

UN calls on doctors to promote lifestyle medicine first Global action for lifestyle medicine The United Nations General Assembly held a highlevel meeting in 2011 on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases(lifestyle diseases), calling for commitment and collaboration between and within governments, the private sector, civil society, the United Nations and international organisations (33). In June 2012, the American Medical Association reached a resolution to “...

Read More

Salt problems with meat

by Stephen de Bruyn

Added salt: Humble sausage could prove a snag for your health High salt content in sausages can be a health snag. A barbecued “snag” could well be Australia’s national dish, but health groups are now urging the public to turn away from the sausage sizzle in favour of healthier items such as a vegetable or chicken skewer. New research analysing the salt content of more than 1000 processed meat products has found a sausage in bread with tomato sauce could contain 2....

Read More

8 Most Effective Exercises For Weight Loss (with videos)

by Stephen de Bruyn

The 8 Most Effective Exercises For Weight Loss (with videos) When you're working out several times a week to get fit and lose weight, you want a routine that offers maximum results in the minimum amount of time. Exercise scientists have been hard at work on this particular issue, and now years of research indicates that the following 8 exercises—done properly—are all you need to achieve the slim, taut body you're after. The American College of Sports Medi...

Read More

Friends and family can literally save your life and give you better health!

by Stephen de Bruyn

Friends and family can literally save your life and give you better health! Many types of scientific evidence show that involvement in social relationships benefits health. The most striking evidence comes from prospective studies of mortality across industrialized nations. These studies consistently show that individuals with the lowest level of involvement in social relationships are more likely to die than those with greater involvement (House, Landis, and Umberson 1988). For example,&nbs...

Read More

The link between thinking and physical health-you are what you think!

by Stephen de Bruyn

The link between thinking and physical health-you are what you think! Mental health is a pivotal mechanism that works in concert with each of the other mechanisms to shape physical health (Chapman, Perry, and Strine 2005). For instance, the emotional support provided by social ties enhances psychological well-being, which, in turn, may reduce the risk of unhealthy behaviors and poor physical health (Kiecolt-Glaser et al. 2002; Thoits 1995; Uchino 2004). Moreover, mental h...

Read More

Having friends is good for you!

by Stephen de Bruyn

Get connected! Having friends is good for you! As the Harvard Women’s Health Watch reported, “Dozens of studies have shown that people who have satisfying relationships with family, friends and their community are happier, have fewer health problems, and live longer.” In a study of 7,000 men and women in Alameda County, Calif., begun in 1965, Lisa F. Berkman and S. Leonard Syme found that “people who were disconnected from others were roughly ...

Read More

{{ item.message }}