Infographic: Six Pillars of Lifestyle Medicine
Chronic disease is now responsible for 70 to 80% of all health care expenditure, yet most health professionals treat chronic disease the same way they treat communicable disease: with pills and injections. While this might temporarily relieve acute symptoms, it does not address the underlying cause of the chronic disease.
Most physicians and health professionals receive little to no education on nutrition, exercise, rest or social connectivity, which are the four pillars of Lifestyle Medicine. This is akin to an automotive engineer not spending any time learning how to propel a motor vehicle in the most efficient and sustainable manner, whether that be petrol, diesel, electricity or a combination thereof.
Learn how to prevent, arrest and reverse chronic disease in a scientific, evidence based manner and receive the official seal of approval that you have studied and mastered the discipline from the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine. Or, in the meantime, use this infographic to inform your own practice and patients on the values of lifestyle medicine!