Posts: Lifestyle Medicine

25 06, 2019

Lifestyle Medicine Centre – First of its kind in Australia

By |2019-07-15T10:34:09+10:00June 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 Medicine […]

16 05, 2019

Motivating behaviour change – the Engine Room of Lifestyle Medicine

By |2019-05-16T12:56:41+10:00May 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 (you read that right – bacon […]

15 04, 2019

Dietary change: The need to look beyond the individual

By |2019-04-15T15:14:35+10:00April 15th, 2019|0 Comments

As practitioners of Lifestyle Medicine, we all understand the importance of dietary choices as a powerful determinant of health and wellbeing. Many of us will spend a significant amount of clinical contact time working both with individual patients and groups of patients with the goal of influencing their dietary choices. However, I […]

8 04, 2019

Saving Baby Boomer’s Brains: How elevating brain health can help them to stay sharp as they age

By |2019-07-15T10:30:57+10:00April 8th, 2019|0 Comments

Ask any baby boomer what they worry about as they age and they’ll tell you: it’s about having the physical fitness to keep doing the things they love doing, having enough money to live reasonably comfortably, and their biggest concern, retaining their memory and thinking skills.

With a rapidly ageing population and the forecast for 135 […]

4 04, 2019

Lifestyle Medicine support for bariatric patients

By |2019-04-04T10:50:36+10:00April 4th, 2019|0 Comments

Overweight and obesity continues to be one of the, if not the, greatest challenge to the Australian healthcare system. The most recent datafrom the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare notes that nearly two thirds of Australian adults are overweight or obese, with obesity rising, and one quarter of children are […]

19 03, 2019

ASLM and the Wilson Foundation partner to deliver evidence-based Lifestyle Medicine guidelines for mental health and chronic disease

By |2019-03-19T13:36:44+10:00March 19th, 2019|0 Comments

The Australasian of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM) is delighted to announce their recent partnership with the Wilson Foundation.

Mental illness is an increasing major public health concern. The General Practice: Health of the Nation Report 2018, found that mental health issues remain the most common single reason patients visit their GP and account for […]

14 03, 2019

Managing low back pain using a holistic lifestyle approach

By |2019-03-19T09:34:34+10:00March 14th, 2019|0 Comments

“I just bent down to pick up a piece of paper and my back went”

“I just felt my back twinge while I was walking and now it hurts all the time”

“It just went into spasm while I was lifting a shopping bag into the car”

“I just woke up with pain in my back”

These are all […]

8 03, 2019

If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands…

By |2019-03-12T12:17:15+10:00March 8th, 2019|0 Comments

A Chinese proverb states, “Sometimes your happiness is the cause of your smile, but sometimes your smile is the cause of your happiness.” Intriguingly, studies have actually shown that “facial feedback1” is a real phenomenon and the act of smiling does increase positive affect! What the proverb intuitively hints at is what we do with […]

28 02, 2019

Ode to Lifestyle Medicine and the people and principles that make it so

By |2019-03-06T09:30:34+10:00February 28th, 2019|1 Comment

It occurs to me I have not written as much as I should, and for that I am sorry. Fortunately for me, this is a blog and not a research paper, so I can relax a little in my style and more freely speak my natural tongue at this late hour. My two children are […]

12 02, 2019

Postgraduate courses in Lifestyle Medicine: Study online with Avondale College

By |2019-02-21T11:02:52+10:00February 12th, 2019|0 Comments

Do you want to gain a comprehensive understanding of Lifestyle Medicine, and develop the necessary skills to apply Lifestyle Medicine principles for the management and treatment of chronic diseases in clinical and community settings?

Avondale College of Higher Education is the only Australian institution that offers tertiary pathways in Lifestyle Medicine. What’s more, […]