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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 [...]

910, 2019

A global shortage of nutrition education in medical curricula

By |October 9th, 2019|0 Comments

A systematic review recently published in Lancet Planetary Health on nutrition in medical education has reported that “nutrition is insufficiently incorporated into medical education, regardless of country setting, or year of medical education”. The review, conducted by Dr Jennifer Crowley (University of Auckland), Dr Lauren Ball (Griffith University) and [...]

2608, 2019

Is the path to health the same path to environmental sustainability? 6 things you can do to improve both.

By |August 26th, 2019|0 Comments

Every day I read the horrors of humanity’s impact on the natural world, and more than ever such stories seem to be of increasing severity and frequency. Within me this stirs a deep conflict which is; I have dedicated my life to caring for people, but what am I [...]

1208, 2019

A question of discipline

By |August 12th, 2019|0 Comments

Throughout many of our professional spheres of practice and research, we would be very familiar with the term multidisciplinary. It is very commonly used to describe the team meetings within health facilities where doctors, nurses and allied health professionals come together to talk about common patients, or receive insights [...]

2507, 2019

Lifestyle Medicine and Low Back Pain: We all have a part to play

By |July 25th, 2019|0 Comments

Low back pain costs us; it costs Australia upwards of $1.2 billion per year and it costs our patients in time off work and overall quality of life1. It’s a big problem and the budget blow-outs and ever-increasing burden of disease associated with low back pain shows that we’re [...]

2207, 2019

Can you have too much empathy? [Commentary]

By |July 22nd, 2019|0 Comments

British Clinical Epidemiologist Dr Jeremy Howick recently wrote a very well researched essay on empathy. Published in Australian Doctor in June 2019 under the title “Empathy in Healthcare is finally making a comeback”, it was also published in The Conversation about a month earlier. He traces the generally unempathetic [...]

107, 2019

What to do when your patients are “too busy” for lifestyle interventions

By |July 1st, 2019|0 Comments

One of the greatest challenges for lifestyle practitioners is guiding our clients through successful behaviour change. But it can be hard for both sides. For a practitioner it can be tempting to jump in boots and all because we have the knowledge and understanding of all the benefits adopting [...]

2506, 2019

Lifestyle Medicine Centre – First of its kind in Australia

By |June 25th, 2019|0 Comments

As a Fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine, and a Certified Lifestyle Medicine Physician of the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine, I feel privileged to write this article introducing the first multidisciplinary Lifestyle Medicine specific centre in Australia, located in Tumbi Umbi on the NSW Central Coast. The Lifestyle [...]

2006, 2019

Announcing a strategic partnership with Wellcoaches Australia and Wellcoaches New Zealand

By |June 20th, 2019|0 Comments

The Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine is thrilled to announce a strategic partnership with Wellcoaches® Australia and Wellcoaches® New Zealand. Wellcoaches® founded the first coaching school for health and wellness professionals in the USA in 2002, in collaboration with the American College of [...]

1706, 2019

Lifestyle Medicine 2019 Awards: ASLM Fellowship and Scientific Abstracts

By |June 17th, 2019|0 Comments

We are delighted to formally announce the following individuals who comprise some of the latest cohort of dedicated Lifestyle Medicine professionals to be awarded the ASLM Fellowship. Pictured from left: Fellowship awardees at Lifestyle Medicine 2019, and Dr Sam Manger (ASLM President) Margarete Ezinwa (Family/Preventative Medicine Physician) Malcolm Mackay [...]

1605, 2019

Motivating behaviour change – the Engine Room of Lifestyle Medicine

By |May 16th, 2019|0 Comments

“Knowledge is Power” goes the saying, often attributed to the 17thcentury Philosopher and Scientist Sir Francis Bacon (who some people hold is also the author of Shakespeare’s works – another story…). To that I would add the words of the American Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Francis A Beer [...]