Posts: Lifestyle Medicine

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 | 2017-12-20T14:36:58+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 drastic, low calorie diet is changing the way we look at treating Type 2 diabetes1. A recent study, funded by Diabetes UK aimed to find an effective and accessible way to put type 2 diabetes into remission2. Led […]

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 […]

8 09, 2017

Dr Caroline West on Lifestyle Medicine in Australasia

By | 2017-09-08T17:06:11+00:00 September 8th, 2017|0 Comments

This brief interview was recorded in August 2016 at the Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney. Dr Caroline West shares with us some practical tips for health professionals for helping their patients to make lifestyle changes and how little steps can make a big difference.

Dr Caroline West, MBBS


6 07, 2017

Dr Joanna McMillan on Lifestyle Medicine in Australasia

By | 2017-07-12T15:05:39+00:00 July 6th, 2017|0 Comments

This brief interview was recorded in August 2016 at the Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney. Dr Joanna McMillan shares with us her approach to Lifestyle Medicine and some simple tips for healthy eating and the importance of being physically active.

Dr Joanna McMillan, BSciNutr&Diet (Hons), PhD

Joanna McMillan[…]

1 06, 2017

World No Tobacco Day

By | 2017-06-01T11:11:22+00:00 June 1st, 2017|0 Comments

May 31st is World No Tobacco Day.

The World Health Organization (WHO), mark the occasion by “highlighting the health and additional risks associated with tobacco use, and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption”(1).

This year’s theme “Tobacco – a threat to development” not only emphasises the established impact of tobacco on health, accounting for over […]

29 03, 2017

Supplements, vitamins and ASLM

By | 2017-06-01T19:39:40+00:00 March 29th, 2017|0 Comments

Lifestyle Medicine is the science of how human choices, society and environment impacts on our health. For clinicians it is how we can assist our patients to make better choices around diet, physical activity, smoking, alcohol consumption, stress and connection with others to reverse and prevent chronic disease and promote wellbeing. So where does supplementation […]