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​Press Release: Solving the Chronic Disease Pandemic | Lifestyle Medicine Summit

LONDON, April 13, 2021 —  Everyone seems to agree that health care needs to change and improve.
90% of the national US $3.8 trillion in annual health care spending is for people with chronic and mental health conditions. 6 in 10 adults in the US have a chronic disease4 in 10 have two or more. Chronic diseases have significant health and economic costs. Preventing chronic diseases, or managing symptoms when prevention is not possible, can reduce these costs. ¹
71% of deaths worldwide are due to chronic, non-communicable diseases.
Lifestyle Medicine is emerging as the future of chronic disease management offering solutions for diabetes, obesity, heart disease, dementia, stroke, depression, anxiety and many other chronic symptoms
What is Lifestyle Medicine?
Lifestyle Medicine is an evidence-based approach to preventing, treating and reversing chronic symptoms by replacing unhealthy behaviors with positive habits – such as eating healthfully, being physically active, managing stress, avoiding risky substance abuse, adequate sleep and having a strong support system.
Dr. Dean Ornish, founder Preventive Medicine Research Institute and considered to be the father of Lifestyle Medicine with his ground-breaking research said: “If drug X would do what we’ve shown Lifestyle Medicine can do every doctor would prescribe it”.

Dr. Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC, ABOIMClinical Associate Professor at University of California San Diego agrees:

“Although Western medicine excels in the treatment of acute conditions such as heart attack and stroke, it does not empower people toward optimal health through prevention and the management or elimination of chronic disease.” 

The science is clear. 
What is lacking are innovative solutions and strategies to implement and integrate Lifestyle Medicine in individual practices, clinics and hospitals.
The Lifestyle Medicine Summit Oct 27-31, 2021 – Online Global 
The FREE Lifestyle Medicine Online Summit Oct. 27-31, 2021 will be the largest global gathering of health professionals passionate about Lifestyle Medicine. This global online event & movement aims to make Lifestyle Medicine a vital part of Health Care.
10,000+ health professionals will be attendees from 50+ Countries and 7 Continents will learn from 30+ world’s renowned Lifestyle Medicine and Health Coaching experts how to integrate evidence-based root-cause protocols into their practices to help reduce lifestyle related chronic diseases.
David Katz MD, Founding Director, Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center sums up the potential of Lifestyle Medicine: 
Lifestyle as medicine has the potential to prevent up to 80% of chronic disease; no other medicine can match that. In addition, it is potentially inexpensive and even cost-saving; free of all but good side effects; safe and appropriate for children and octogenarians alike. It is, quite simply, the best medicine we’ve got.”

Johannes R. Fisslinger, Founder of Lifestyle Prescriptions® University firmly believes that Health care is ready for disruption. We cannot afford the current health care model anymore and everyone seems to agree that something needs to change. The solution is not more technology or better medication but using comprehensive lifestyle modifications with the help of health coaches guiding clients along the way.

To partner and support the Lifestyle Medicine Summit & Movement register at http://lifestylemedicine.io.

The Lifestyle Medicine Summit is coordinated to the Lifestyle Medicine University Foundation – a 501c3 non-profit organization – together with organizations, NGOs, media, bloggers, event partners and stakeholders with a mission to make Lifestyle Medicine a vital part of our health care system and therefore help millions live healthier, happier and longer.

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