Posts: Lifestyle Medicine

15 06, 2018

Occupational Therapy and Lifestyle Medicine – a match made in heaven

By | 2018-07-13T14:37:41+00:00 June 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Does anyone really know what an OT does? It’s always the same response when you say to someone that you are an Occupational Therapist. That kind of vague confusion of what on earth is that! Unfortunately, it is an extremely undersold and undervalued profession that has taken a seat in the back stalls for a […]

16 04, 2018

Is New Zealand ideally placed to lead the Lifestyle Medicine revolution?

By | 2018-04-17T07:55:50+00:00 April 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Dr Glen Davies from Taupo Medical Centre certainly thinks so.

“We, in New Zealand, are bulk funded – allowing us to look after our enrolled population in the way each practice or practitioner feels best.

Specifically, Shared Medical Appointments fit more easily into the NZ model, as there is no need to persuade […]

27 03, 2018

Dietitians as advocates for Lifestyle Medicine – an opportunity not to be missed!

By | 2018-03-27T15:57:28+00:00 March 27th, 2018|0 Comments

By Shivaun Conn, Dr Kate Marsh, Dr Flavia Fayet-Moore, and Dr Cameron McDonald (Accredited Practising Dietitians and Board Members of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine)

The World Health Organisation estimates that by 2020, three quarters of all deaths will be the result of chronic diseases1. The top four modifiable risk factors for chronic diseases include […]

27 03, 2018

Dr Kate Marsh on Lifestyle Medicine in Australasia

By | 2018-04-04T11:18:35+00:00 March 27th, 2018|0 Comments

This brief interview was recorded in August 2016 at the Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney. Dr Kate Marsh, Advanced Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Credentialled Diabetes Educator, shares with us the value of Lifestyle Medicine for Type 2 Diabetes management and prevention and the importance of a plant-based diet for preventing chronic disease.

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15 02, 2018

Prof Garry Egger on Lifestyle Medicine in Australasia

By | 2018-02-16T13:10:54+00:00 February 15th, 2018|0 Comments

This brief interview was recorded in August 2016 at the Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney. Prof Garry Egger discusses obesity; metaflammation; the gap that Lifestyle Medicine fills; and skills, procedures and tools it provides clinicians with.

Prof Garry Egger AM, MPH, PhD, MAPS, FASLM

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10 01, 2018

Context, Lifestyle Medicine and mental health [Commentary]

By | 2018-01-18T17:01:03+00:00 January 10th, 2018|0 Comments

On 7th January 2017, the Guardian published this article “Is everything you know about depression wrong?

ASLM President-Elect, Dr Chris Ganora shares his commentary of the article below.

“We should all be talking more about our feelings and emotional space to de-stigmatise mental ill-health. Telling stories is a powerful way that humans have been […]

19 12, 2017

Want to keep up the momentum? 6 ways you can stay on track with Lifestyle Medicine these holidays

By | 2017-12-20T11:58:23+00:00 December 19th, 2017|0 Comments

The holiday season is well and truly upon us. Some of you will be looking forward to settling down with friends and family for a well-deserved break, while others may find yourself itching to use this quieter time to dig your teeth into more Lifestyle Medicine (and some of you will be feeling both).

If you’re […]

19 12, 2017

Remission of Type 2 Diabetes – not just possible but a practical reality

By | 2018-07-12T11:43:02+00:00 December 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Primary care-led weight management for remission of type 2 diabetes (DiRECT): an open-label, cluster-randomised trial

A very low calorie diet is changing the way we look at treating Type 2 Diabetes (T2D)1. A recent study, funded by Diabetes UK aimed to find an effective and accessible way to put T2D into remission2. Led by […]

19 12, 2017

Almost 40 per cent of cancer deaths potentially preventable in Australia

By | 2017-12-20T12:29:00+00:00 December 19th, 2017|0 Comments

If you were anywhere near a television or computer last week, chances are that you heard about the recent study published by Professor David Whiteman and colleagues at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, revealing nearly 40 per cent of cancer deaths in Australia were potentially preventable1.

By exploring eight categories of modifiable risk factors; tobacco […]

23 10, 2017

Lifestyle Medicine 101: Preventing, managing and reversing chronic disease in professional practice

By | 2017-10-23T12:23:04+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

November 18th 2017, Sydney –

The first workshop in the series kicks off with an introduction to Lifestyle Medicine, exploring the fifteen core competencies and the evidence base on which Lifestyle Medicine is founded. Determinants of chronic disease will be explored and key modalities introduced, including nutrition and physical activity science and prescription, and the fundamentals […]