Become Certified to teach Organic, Living Food, Plant-Based Nutrition and train as a Hippocrates Lifestyle Medicine Coach
Healthy eating may be best achieved with a plant-based diet, which we define as a regimen that encourages whole, plant-based foods and discourages meats, dairy products, and eggs as well as all refined and processed foods. (1) Lifestyle medicine is primarily the use of optimal nutrition (a whole foods, plant-based diet) and exercise in the prevention, arrest, and reversal of chronic conditions. (2) The future of health care will involve an evolution toward a paradigm where the prevention and treatment of disease is centered, not on a pill or surgical procedure, but on another serving of fruits and vegetables. (1) Healthy eating may be best achieved with a plant-based diet. (1)
Many physicians are not stressing the importance of plant-based diets as a first-line treatment for chronic illnesses. This could be because of a lack of awareness of these diets or a lack of patient education resources. (1) This creates an opportunity for those wanting to lead by educating others with a plant-based lifestyle. Plant-based eating is a powerful tool in the toolbox. (3) Health care will only reach its full potential with the integration of traditional medical care, which relies on the application of pharmacologic and surgical intervention after the development of illness, and lifestyle medicine, the use of optimal nutrition and exercise. (2)
With the ever-increasing body of evidence in support of the health advantages of plant-based nutrition, there is a need for guidance on implementing its practice. (4) Lifestyle medicine is a new disciple that is recently emerging as a systematic approach for the prevention and management of chronic degenerative disease. Lifestyle medicine will become the future of healthcare. (5)
Lifestyle medicine bridges the gap between “standard” medical and patient-centered treatment.(3) It promotes healthy eating, which is best achieved with a plant-based diet.(1) It also includes management of various issues, like mood states, skin health, pain, and illness, without having input from several specialties.(6)
A study was conducted to test the efficacy of health coaching in reducing symptoms of cardiovascular disease. This multicenter study was conducted on 792 patients, which were divided in two groups, one was given usual care while the other was given health coaching via mail and telephone.
Results showed that patients with coaching had a massively lower amount of total cholesterol, and LDL-C, compared to usual care patients. Moreover, the group which had received health coaching lost more weight, exercised more, showed less anxiety, had better quality of life and overall shown better health outcomes.