Comment and opinion from our authors and team.

604, 2020

Virtual group consultations: Continuity of care during COVID-19

By |April 6th, 2020|0 Comments

In response to growing enquiries about Virtual Group Consultations (Shared Medical Appointments) as a potential solution to delivering safe, effective care during the current COVID-19 crisis, we are delighted to be collaborating with the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine on their important and timely initiative; an invitation to learn about [...]

2603, 2020

In the face of COVID-19, do we need Lifestyle Medicine more than ever?

By |March 26th, 2020|0 Comments

The COVID-19 pandemic has all of us concerned – and rightly so.  COVID-19 has a case-fatality rate estimated between 2-4% (compared to <1% for seasonal influenza) and as high as 20% in those over 80 years old; those with comorbidities are especially vulnerable1,2. We must all practice adequate social distancing, proper hand [...]

1302, 2020

Ten small things you can do to reduce your risk of stress-related illness from work

By |February 13th, 2020|0 Comments

Is work making you sick? Are you tired of feeling tired, irritable or worried about how much longer you can keep on operating at this level before something “gives”? Too much stress leads to distress that can led to unhealthy behaviours such as using alcohol, cigarettes or drugs to make [...]

1912, 2019

Dr David Katz on the truth about food

By |December 19th, 2019|0 Comments

The ANZOS-ASLM-ICCR 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting, held at the International Convention Centre in Sydney 16-18 October 2019, showcased a line-up of national and international experts across obesity and related chronic disease, and brought together hundreds of researchers, academics and health professionals gather to explore topics relating to nutrition, physical [...]

1612, 2019

Brain and heart coherence

By |December 16th, 2019|0 Comments

Learning the science and application of heart coherence and brain coherence has been the most important and profound lessons in my professional and personal life thus far.  This information is very new in terms of our current evidence based medical paradigms, however, it is ancient wisdom in terms of what we [...]

2910, 2019

Proactive health screening and the opportunity for Lifestyle Medicine

By |October 29th, 2019|0 Comments

How many times in General Practice have we had this experience? Patient to Doctor “Hi. I’m just here for a full check up! Top to toe, like a warrant of fitness just to make sure nothing’s wrong!” Doctor Nods and smiles lamely while thinking, “In 15 minutes, [...]

2410, 2019

Experiences of a GP practising Lifestyle Medicine in Taupo, New Zealand

By |October 24th, 2019|0 Comments

Hello, my name is Glen Davies. I am a practising GP, and current member of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine's Board and New Zealand Chapter. After being inspired by Simon Sinek, who encourages us to be clear about our "why" - not solely focusing on "what" we do, [...]

2410, 2019

The art of articulating science: Dr David Katz and Dr Catherine Katz down under

By |October 24th, 2019|0 Comments

Love the food that loves you back! 'In conversation with Dr David Katz and Dr Catherine Katz', was a unique event held on Friday 18 October 2019 in a boutique venue overlooking the Sydney Harbour Bridge on Jones Bay Wharf in Pyrmont. The evening brought together an intimate [...]

1110, 2019

Procrastination and other bedtime stories: Building the case for getting a good night’s sleep

By |October 11th, 2019|0 Comments

It was during a casual conversation discussing sleep and the lack of because of our busy lives, family commitments etc. when I innocently asked my colleague how long it had been since she had last enjoyed a really good night’s sleep. Her answer floored me. She paused for a [...]

910, 2019

Lifestyle Medicine featured in the Australian Journal of General Practice (AJGP)

By |October 9th, 2019|0 Comments

The Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM) is excited to share that Lifestyle Medicine has been featured in the October 2019 edition of the Australian Journal of General Practice (AJGP). Readership of the AJGP includes at least 20,000 GPs, general practice registrars, international medical graduates, primary care academics, and [...]