Supplement to the January edition of Journal of Family Medicine is a unique series of practice reviews and summaries introducing the field of lifestyle medicine and the framework for its implementation to family physicians.
The American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) – with generous support from the Ardmore Institute of Health – sponsored the 22-article supplement, “A Family Physician’s Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine”, which has been peer-edited and reviewed Journal of Family Medicine.
The series includes 58 authors and describes the six pillars of lifestyle medicine, its evidence-based use in the treatment of chronic disease, its implementation in clinical practice, and its future as a growing medical specialty. fastest today. Since the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine and the ACLM launched the first certification exams in 2017, the total number of certified diplomats has grown to 4,174 in the United States.
“There is a growing demand for lifestyle medicine interventions among patients who want help to make lasting behavioral changes that allow them to take control of their health and live their healthiest and most healthy lives. the most comprehensive,” said ACLM President Dr. Cate Collings, MD, MS, FACC. , DipABLM. “This new supplement for the Journal of Family Medicine is the most comprehensive and scientifically backed resource for family physicians who wish to successfully integrate lifestyle medicine into their practice as the foundation of the care they provide.
The supplement begins with “Advocating for Lifestyle Medicine” before introducing the six pillars, namely nutrition, physical activity, restful sleep, avoidance of risky substances, positive social connections and stress management. The following articles discuss the use of lifestyle medicine in the treatment of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and autoimmune diseases. The practice information included covers the use of shared medical appointments, reimbursement, health coaching for behavior change, medication deprescribing, and a nutritional counseling approach. Other articles present topics such as lifestyle medicine interventions to address the impact of negative childhood experiences and the social determinants of health.
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