What is Lifestyle Medicine?
It’s the evidence-based medical specialty that uses lifestyle therapeutic approaches, such as a predominantly whole food, plant-based diet, regular physical activity, adequate sleep, stress management, avoidance of risky substance use, and other non-drug modalities, to prevent, treat, and, oftentimes, reverse non-communicable disease, sometimes referred to as degenerative chronic disease.
General Lifestyle Medicine
Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Intake Is Positively Associated with Baseline Triglyceride Concentrations, and Changes in Intake Are Inversely Associated with Changes in HDL Cholesterol over 12 Months in a Multi-Ethnic Sample of Children
A 2 year multidomain intervention of diet, exercise, cognitive training, and vascular risk monitoring versus control to prevent cognitive decline in at-risk elderly people (FINGER): a randomised controlled trial.
Lifestyle Intervention and Medical Management With vs Without Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass and Control of Hemoglobin A1c, LDL Cholesterol, and Systolic Blood Pressure at 5 Years in the Diabetes Surgery Study
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Impaired Proinsulin Conversion as Newly Identified Predictors of The Long-Term Non-Response to a Lifestyle Intervention for Diabetes Prevention: Results From The TULIP Study
Treatment Options for Type 2 Diabetes In Adolescents And Youth: A Study of the Comparative Efficacy of Metformin Alone or in Combination with Rosiglitazone or Lifestyle Intervention in Adolescents with Type 2 Diabetes
Sleep Extension Is A Feasible Lifestyle Intervention in Free-Living Adults Who are Habitually Short Sleepers: A Potential Strategy For Decreasing Intake of Free Sugars? A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study
Depression and Mental Health
Combined Treatment With Chondroitin Sulfate and Glucosamine Sulfate Shows No Superiority Over Placebo for Reduction of Joint Pain and Functional Impairment in Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis: A Six Month Multicenter, Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo Controlled Clinical Trial
Meet the Advisory Board
Dr Chester Kuma
Former head of surgery, Honiara National Referral Hospital. Director of Adventist Health in the South Pacific.
Dr Isimeli Tukana
NCD Advisor to Fiji Government
Dr Alipate Vakamocea
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. Director of Adventist Health, Fiji
Dr Geoffrey Kenilorea
NCD Advisor to Solomon Islands Government
Dr Wayne Dysinger
Chair of International Board of Lifestyle Medicine and Past president of American College of Lifestyle Medicine
Lecturer, Nutrition & Dietetics Program, Fiji National University
Mr Stephen Penman
CEO, Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine
Dr Margaret Cornelius
Diabetes Specialist, Fiji
Dr Paul Rankin
Area Manager for Australasia, Asia and Africa, Lifestyle Medicine Institute
Dr Paul Wood
General Practitioner with postgraduate training in lifestyle medicine. Director of Adventist Health in the Trans Pacific