N.E.A.T IN OBESITY MANAGEMENT

N.E.A.T IN OBESITY MANAGEMENT

Author: Amanda Oakes-Cornellissen     Physical inactivity (PI) and a sedentary lifestyle are contributing factors to the obesity epidemic.  Health professionals have traditionally counselled clients on the importance of including moderate- to vigorous-physical...

Lessons learned from ACLM 2023

Lessons learned from ACLM 2023

Author: Dr Yakira Mishan This week I had the opportunity to attend the American College of Lifestyle Medicine’s 19th annual conference in person. It was a truly inspiring few days filled with 2,000 likeminded people, incredible speakers and delicious whole-food plant...

BSLM conference 2023 report

Author: Dr Megan Michaux The BSLM conference theme for 2023 was “People, Places, Planet”. It emphasized the importance of lifestyle medicine as a plan of action going forward to promote health for individuals, communities, and the environment. I was very grateful for...

Reversing Diabetes with Diet

Author: Dr Roxanne Becker Introduction Though it may seem like just a first-world problem, type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a huge burden in the South African healthcare system. According to South African data published in 2022, of over 6000 individuals screened, 67% were...

Plant-Based Diets & The Environment

Plant-Based Diets & The Environment

Author: Dr Eden Lurie There are many reasons that people turn to a vegan lifestyle, with the most recurring themes being centred around switching to a healthier diet, moral and ethical justice for all species and to lessen the environmental impact of our daily carbon...

Lifestyle Medicine – completing the prescription (3)

Lifestyle Medicine – completing the prescription (3)

Author: Dr David Glass A multipronged intervention on the “silent killer”. What do you think is the most prevalent non-communicable disease in South Africa? It was reported in 2016 to affect nearly 48% of the adult population, and is more common in males. (1) I am not...