Blog 2018-02-07T15:09:50+00:00

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Comment and opinion from our authors and team.

1810, 2018

Plant-based diets as therapy: Do they work, and if so, why?

By | October 18th, 2018|0 Comments

The aim of this article is to present evidence for the use of plant-based diets as therapy, so that practitioners can appreciate the value of adding plant-based dietary therapy to their Lifestyle Medicine toolkit and offering this as an alternative or adjunct to other medical treatment.   [...]

1810, 2018

The Truth About Food: New book by Dr David L. Katz

By | October 18th, 2018|0 Comments

Founder and President of the True Health Initiative, and one of the worlds’ leading authorities on Lifestyle Medicine, health promotion and the prevention of chronic disease, Dr David Katz, has recently published a new book; The Truth About Food. The Truth About Food explores what we know about diet and [...]

1010, 2018

Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine supports call to get #KidsOffNauru [Media Release]

By | October 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Over the last few days, countless peak medical organisations, including ASLM, have joined the Australian Medical Association and called for the PM to get #KidsOffNauru. Stephen Penman, ASLM's Executive Director says, "It would be near impossible to live in this country and be unaware of the abuse of human rights [...]

910, 2018

How Lifestyle Medicine addresses weight stigma: World Obesity Day 2018

By | October 9th, 2018|0 Comments

[Image courtesy of the World Obesity Federation] Launched in 2015, World Obesity Day aims to stimulate and support practical solutions to help people achieve and maintain a healthy weight, and to reverse the obesity epidemic currently facing our health system. In 2018, the campaign is focused on raising awareness [...]

110, 2018

Lifestyle Medicine strategies to enhance sleep

By | October 1st, 2018|0 Comments

Sleep has a number of health benefits, including memory and learning1. Lack of sleep impairs judgement, impacts longevity and safety, and increases the risk of a number of diseases including obesity, hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, mood disorders and impaired immune function1. A recent report found that four in 10 [...]

2609, 2018

Managing lifestyle health changes with a depressed, anxious or stressed client

By | September 26th, 2018|0 Comments

It’s not uncommon for those seeking to make health behaviour changes like losing weight, increasing activity and exercise, modifying diet or reducing alcohol consumption, to be simultaneously managing psychological health and wellbeing issues. In fact, very often, our clients have become caught in a circular pattern which threatens to [...]