Lifestyle Medicine

healing inflammation

17 Signs You’ve Finally Healed Your Inflammation

Healing Inflammation Inflammation has it’s own yin – yang relationship going. Inflammation can be good and healing when protecting but can also be dangerous when it destroys what should be protected. Healing inflammation is not simply turning inflammation off because we lose the necessary benefits. This is another demonstration of learning balance in Lifestyle instead …

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Health Insurance India

India’s government launches a vast health-insurance scheme

Health Insurance India India’s government has recently announced a new plan for health insurance throughout India. This Indian version of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is known as Ayushman Bharat, or Long Life India. The intent is to be a “safety-net”… not unlike American efforts in Medicaid / Medicare and the recent Medicare For All. What …

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Health in the European region: time to act on the evidence – The Lancet

European Health European health and wellbeing have seen improvements in a number of areas such as increased life expectancy and lower maternal mortality. However, they struggle overall with some lifestyle choices like tobacco and alcohol. During a trip to Iceland and Germany in June we noticed that while supermarkets carried only a fraction of a …

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Integrating Health Coaches

How to Integrate Health Coach Strategies into the Clinical Space

Integrating Health Coaches Lifestyle is widely recognized as the most critical factor in many chronic illnesses like hypertension or diabetes. In the current clinic-centric model for sick care, it is unfair to ask clinicians to treat conditions with pharmaceuticals or procedures alone. Today’s clinicians and their patients need additional help which can come from integrating …

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Dietary Lifestyle

American College of Lifestyle Medicine Announces Dietary Lifestyle Position Statement for Treatment and Potential Reversal of Disease

Dietary Lifestyle In some ways we think the announcement about dietary lifestyle from the American College of Lifestyle Medicine is visionary, promoting whole foods not only to treat but even reverse many of the chronic illnesses that reduce the quality of life for many Americans and raid personal savings as well as US Gross Domestic …

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healthcare everyday low prices

Walmart wants to bring its ‘everyday low prices’ to health care

Healthcare Everyday Low Prices If the only problem with the US healthcare system was cost then this injection of competition from Walmart and other retailers might be “just what the doctor ordered”. Unfortunately cost is only a symptom of a much larger, long-term malady… the modern Western lifestyle. With constant stress, stimuli, poor nutrition from …

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Social Determinants Impede Care

Nearly 90% Of Doctors Say Social Determinants Impede Care Of Patients

Social Determinants Impede Care Social determinants in healthcare are those things like employment, education, housing, nutrition, etc. that impact health. We have known for years that social determinants impede care. Unfortunately, to paraphrase author Charles Dudley Warner, everybody knows that social determinants impact health, but nobody does anything about it. However, that may be changing. Nearly 90% of …

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Vegan Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams Launches Plant-Based Lifestyle Medicine Program

Bellevue Hospital’s Plant-Based Lifestyle Medicine Program Bite by bite we are integrating a more holistic lifestyle medicine into our conventional sick care system. As more people realize the benefits of a plant-based diet in their health, like Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, there will be more opportunity to integrate lifestyle medicine approaches. The $400,000 investment …

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Lifestyle Medicine Provides Empowerment

Lifestyle Medicine Provides Empowerment This was an insightful interview with Dr. Parneet Pal. What was most striking was her observation that lifestyle medicine provides empowerment. This is not about “patient engagement” but empowering individuals to be active in changing behaviors that determine 80% or more of health. While clinical care certainly remains vital, near total …

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