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Why we should ask for lifestyle medicine ? | RITZ
Physicians who specialize in lifestyle medicine tend to abhor the title. It sounds like a fad diet or yet another wellness industry cult. Yet lifestyle medicine is no joke. A rapidly growing body of doctors across the world is beginning to realize how monumental a shift in attitudes among healthcare professionals could be. They've just got to work out how to do it. Lifestyle medicine is a branch of healthcare that attempts to manage illness brought about through lifestyle factors such as poor nutrition, chronic stress, or physical inactivity. We've been told often enough that if you eat badly, you can become obese, or develop high cholesterol, or even type 2 diabetes… The list goes on. Yet where things get interesting is the vast range of illnesses that lifestyle medicine can be applied to. How about inflammation, chronic pain, some varieties of mental illness, osteoporosis and even some cancers? The American College of Lifestyle Medicine claims that 80 percent of healthcare spending