Lifestyle Medicine & Clinical Nutrition

Many cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and other disorders can be prevented or treated with simple lifestyle changes.

 

For most people, I recommend a modified Mediterranean diet with appropriate portion sizes. Some individuals might need a gluten-free, vegetarian, or even vegan diet.

 

I also recommend a regular exercise regimen tailored to your personal ability that's balanced between endurance and strength training. Cognitive-behavioral techniques can help if you have trouble changing bad habits.

 

My B.E.N.E.fit program (Behavior, Exercise, Nutrition, Everyday – fit) will help, as can my partners in the fields of nutrition, fitness and motivational behavior.

 

The ultimate goals of lifestyle change are:

  • Reducing the risk of developing life-threatening diseases including heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, COPD, Alzheimer’s disease, and others

  • Modifying or reducing symptoms from specific diseases or disorders

  • Weight loss

  • Improving laboratory test values (cholesterol/LDL, triglycerides, blood sugar)

  • Reducing dependence on medication

  • Reducing blood pressure

  • Reducing the risk of osteoporosis

  • Improving muscle tone, strength, and endurance

  • Learning positive behavior techniques

  • Developing mindful thinking strategies

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