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Press Release: Chronic Disease Solutions | Lifestyle Medicine Summit Oct 18-24, 2024


WASHINGTON DC, July 4, 2023 – The urgent need for healthcare reform is undeniable.

With 90% of the US’s $4.8 trillion annual healthcare expenditure directed towards individuals with chronic and mental health conditions, the burden is significant. In the US alone, 6 in 10 adults suffer from a chronic disease, and 4 in 10 have two or more. Chronic diseases impose substantial health and economic costs, but preventing or effectively managing these conditions can mitigate these expenses.

Globally, 71% of deaths are attributed to chronic, non-communicable diseases.

Chronic Disease Awareness Month October

The Chronic Disease Awareness Solutions Month™ is an annual observance and awareness campaign focused on educating the public about chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes, obesity, pain, depression, anxiety, and cancer.

Media outlets, healthcare professionals, and passionate ambassadors will host educational local and online events, and demand city mayors, governments, healthcare leaders, and presidential candidates to prioritize and invest in preventive measures and lifestyle-based medicine, ensuring universal accessibility to these resources.”

Lifestyle Medicine: A Paradigm Shift in Healthcare

Lifestyle Medicine is gaining recognition as a viable solution for managing conditions such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease, dementia, stroke, depression, anxiety, and numerous other chronic ailments.

Lifestyle Medicine is an evidence-based approach that aims to prevent, treat, and reverse chronic conditions by replacing unhealthy behaviors with positive habits, including healthy eating, physical activity, stress management, avoiding substance abuse, adequate sleep, and fostering strong support systems.

Dr. Dean Ornish, founder of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute and a pioneer in Lifestyle Medicine, states, “If drug X could do what Lifestyle Medicine has proven to do, every doctor would prescribe it.

Dr. Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC, ABOIM, Clinical Associate Professor at the University of California San Diego, adds, “Western medicine excels in treating acute conditions like heart attacks and strokes, but it falls short in empowering individuals toward optimal health through prevention and the management or elimination of chronic diseases.

Healthcare needs to evolve. If our lifestyle is contributing to chronic diseases doesn’t it make sense to use lifestyle as medicine?

The scientific evidence is compelling.

However, there is a pressing need for innovative solutions and strategies to implement and integrate Lifestyle Medicine and Health Coaching into individual practices, clinics, and hospitals.

The Lifestyle Medicine Summit: October 18-24, 2024 – Online Global Event

The Lifestyle Medicine Online Summit, scheduled for October 18-24, 2024, will be the largest global gathering of health professionals and enthusiasts dedicated to Lifestyle Medicine and Health Coaching.

This global online event aims to integrate Lifestyle Medicine and Health Coaching into mainstream healthcare, making it accessible to everyone.

Over 100,000 participants from more than 50 countries and all 7 continents will attend. They will learn from over 50 renowned experts, researchers, healthcare officials, politicians, and bestselling authors about living healthier, happier, and longer lives. The summit will also provide insights into integrating evidence-based protocols to help reduce lifestyle-related chronic diseases.

Dr. David Katz, Founding Director of the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, encapsulates the potential of Lifestyle Medicine: “Lifestyle as medicine can prevent up to 80% of chronic diseases. No other medicine can match that. It is inexpensive, potentially cost-saving, free of adverse effects, and suitable for all ages. It is, quite simply, the best medicine we’ve got.

Johannes R. Fisslinger, Founder of Lifestyle Prescriptions® University, emphasizes, “Healthcare is ready for disruption. We cannot sustain the current model. The solution lies not in more technology or better medication but in comprehensive lifestyle modifications, supported by health coaches guiding clients along the way.

Join the Movement

Chronic Disease Awareness Month™ and the Global Lifestyle Medicine Summit are about speaking up and demanding healthcare to evolve, with healthcare professionals providing lifestyle-based medicine and health coaching solutions for chronic disease patients.

Here’s how everyone can get involved:

  • Chronic Disease Patients: Ask your healthcare provider about Lifestyle Medicine and Health Coaching options of care.
  • Healthcare Providers: Reduce burnout and prepare yourself by integrating evidence-based Lifestyle Medicine into your practice, clinic, or hospital.
  • Politicians, Regulators & Healthcare Officials: Create a framework and policies that prioritize Prevention and Lifestyle-Based Medicine.
  • Media Partners: Educate your audience about the Chronic Disease Epidemic and Lifestyle-Based Medicine Solutions to prevent, reduce, and reverse Chronic Diseases.

The Global Lifestyle Medicine Summit is FREE to ATTEND.

Secure your FREE 7-DAY Live-Streaming Ticket at https://www.lifestylemedicine.ai.

The Lifestyle Medicine Summit is organized by the Lifestyle Medicine University Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, in collaboration with various organizations, NGOs, media, bloggers, event partners, and stakeholders. The mission is to make Lifestyle Medicine and Health Coaching integral to our healthcare system, helping millions live healthier, happier, and longer lives.

Media Contact:
Lifestyle Medicine University Foundation
Email: join@lifestylemedicine.io
Website: www.lifestylemedicine.ai