Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine
Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.
Health and nutrition go hand-in-hand. In order to achieve optimal health and wellness, we must address what we are putting in our bodies. First and foremost, the focus should be on clean, whole, unprocessed foods, mostly plants. Some of the longest-lived communities on the planet eat primarily plant-based. It is proven to reverse heart disease and diabetes, and to reduce the inflammation associated with autoimmune diseases and certain chronic conditions. It decreases the risk of cancer incidence and recurrence. It does not have to cost a fortune. And it can be a fantastically delicious way of eating.
Lifestyle medicine is also about how we move our body, how we sleep, and how we relax. Exercise and activity, as well as quality sleep, meditation/mindfulness, time with family and friends, and finding meaning in life, are all part of a healthy lifestyle. I am happy to guide my patients with resources and ideas. I also enjoy keeping up on the latest science on longevity and health, and follow several physicians and scientists on these subjects: longevity, circadian rhythms, fasting (intermittent and extended), nutritional pharmacology, saunas and cold therapy, and more.
For myself, I enjoy cooking, running, yoga, hiking, meditation, time with family and friends (and my dogs), and a peaceful nighttime routine. How can I help you live a more balanced life?