The Science is clear: Lifestyle is Medicine (and here’s how you can leverage it for successful outcomes)

Medicine is defined by Miriam-Webster’s Dictionary as “a substance or preparation used to treat disease” and “something that affcts wellbeing.” Traditional medicines generally are used to mitigate symptoms and may support the body’s efforts to heal short term, but they don’t actually improve or resolve disease processes. However, after decades of research, it is now…

Improve Health Outcomes. Fix Healthcare. Save Billions. Create 100,000 Jobs – A No-Brainer Strategy!

It’s been said many times: Follow the money … and I believe it also applies to our healthcare system. Let me explain why 100,000 full-time and well-trained health coaches in the US will fix the US healthcare system, save $ BILLIONS in healthcare costs, why it’s not a dream but a necessity and a reality…

Prescribing Lifestyle Medicine | Lifestyle Prescriptions®

“In a few decades, we’ll look back and realize how one new habit transformed healthcare”. Johannes R. Fisslinger, Founder Lifestyle Prescriptions® University   In 2011 I woke up one morning in a dream-like state and thought to myself “Why is nobody writing Lifestyle Prescriptions®“? Even though I’ve been training healthcare providers in Health Coaching and…

3 Gratitude Exercises Guaranteed To Make You Feel Happy [Today’s Lifestyle Prescription®]

Gratitude is one of the most powerful emotions and states of mind. Research has shown that the habit of practicing gratitude will reduce anxiety, depression, stress and increase happiness, sleep, relationships and health. And what’s really amazing is that everyone can practice gratitude (it’s free) and it does not take much time. “Do not dream…

How To Boost Your Immunity | Dr. Dean Ornish

This is a really important article I received from Dr. Dean Ornish and I feel it needs sharing. Excellent scientific references and tips to build up your immune system from a Lifestyle Medicine perspective. BOOST YOUR IMMUNITY & EMPOWER YOUR WELL-BEING! Your health, wellness & safety are important to us!  We understand that this pandemic…

The Science of Stress and the Art of Relaxation

While many of us actively investigate stress management every day for ourselves as well as our patients, have we ever understood the deeper state of why we all have so much stress? Why have we created a belief system that whatever it is we are stressed about is by far the most important thing going…

Health Coaching to be reimbursed by insurers (71400000X)

Finally, we’re seeing major progress in health coaching being integrated into health care. The National Board of Health & Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) announced that a taxonomy code for health & wellness coaches will be granted and will become effective April 1, 2021. This significant step demonstrates the importance of a health & wellness coach in…

Deciphering the Dietary Confusion: What “Healthy” Diets Have In Common

By Tamara Golden RN, HNB-BC, NBC-HWC Deciding what to eat has become a very complicated decision for anyone trying to improve their overall health and habits these days. There is much conflicting information and evidence in the field of Nutrition about what really constitutes a “healthy diet.” One dietary theory says grains are good for…

Scottish Doctors authorized to prescribe nature to patients

It’s happening … Prescribing Lifestyle Medicine and Lifestyle Prescriptions® are finding their way into doctors’ offices ( … even if they are as basic as prescribing a “walk in nature”). Just recently doctors in Shetland (Scotland) have been authorized to prescribe nature to their patients. It’s the first program in the United Kingdom (or worldwide for that…

​PRESS RELEASE: Solving the Chronic Disease Pandemic | Lifestyle Medicine Summit Oct. 27-31, 2021

LONDON, October 26, 2021 —  Everyone seems to agree that health care needs to change.     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 disease; 4 in 10 have two or more. Chronic diseases have significant health…