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...

Lifestyle Medicine – completing the prescription (2)

Lifestyle Medicine – completing the prescription (2)

Author: Dr David Glass A prescription with a difference – the scientific considerations. Any number of patients in most clinical practices present with infections on a daily basis. These may include urinary tract infections, otitis media, bronchitis, septic wounds,...

Lifestyle Medicine – completing the prescription (1)

Lifestyle Medicine – completing the prescription (1)

Author: Dr David Glass Finding the jackpot! We read with envy of those rare, lucky people who win the lotto, or inherit a fortune from an unknown relative. When we receive that seductive e-mail from some unknown source informing us of prospective wealth, with little...

One tequila, two tequila, three tequila….no more!

One tequila, two tequila, three tequila….no more!

THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION NOW STATES THAT THERE IS NO SAFE LOWER LIMIT OF ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION Author: Dr Yakira Mishan Society’s relationship with psychoactive substances has been a long and continuously evolving one. From Coca-Cola containing cocaine to...