Lifestyle Medicine is an evidence-based approach to preventing, treating, even reversing diseases by replacing unhealthy behaviours with positive ones. Lifestyle Medicine takes into account the whole person, the complex interactions of physical, mental, emotional and social factors that contribute to illness.
It allows the body to protect and heal itself by promoting healthy lifestyle choices. It also provides a framework for establishing and maintaining optimal health. Finally, lifestyle medicine seeks to identify and treat the cause of the problem, rather than addressing only the symptoms.