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What is Lifestyle Medicine?

It is night time, the family is peacefully sleeping. You are suddenly awakened by the shriek of a smoke detector alarm.

What’s your next move?

Turn off the alarm and go back to sleep?

NO, you investigate what set it off, locate the fire and put it out.

Then why do we turn off our body’s alarm signals without investigating the triggers?

For instance joint pain and arthritis are commonly treated with anti-inflammatory drugs, but doesn’t it make more sense to investigate the cause? Is your diet and lifestyle producing inflammatory chemicals that attack your tissues? Specific corrective advice and where appropriate, nutritional supplements can treat the cause, not only fixing the painful symptoms but strengthening your whole immune system.

For the most part our medical health system is reactive and spends most of its resources masking or suppressing symptoms of illness and injury. Too few resources are invested in treating the underlying causes and moving us to a place of wellbeing where we can enjoy good health and vitality.

If you are interested in this deeper approach - then Lifestyle Medicine is what you are seeking. Lifestyle Medicine is practised by highly qualified and experienced medical doctors who treat the whole person, not just their symptoms. Treatment programs are tailored to the patient’s individual needs and may incorporate:

Treatment Programs

  1. Lifestyle changes
  2. Nutritional advice
  3. Prescription-only medications
  4. Nutritional supplements
  5. Natural bio-identical HRT
  6. Counselling
  7. Enhancing self-understanding
  8. State of the art pathology and radiology for accurate and early diagnosis
  9. Education

Lifestyle Medicine is truly effective as it uses the best of both worlds – Mainstream Medicine combined with Complementary Therapies.

Initial appointments are at least 30-45 minutes to allow for a thorough investigation in areas such as diet, exercise, hormonal imbalances, liver function, immune function and emotional issues. Any prescribed treatments will be accompanied by a common sense explanation in plain English of what’s happening to your body and how it may respond to treatment.

Once you and your Lifestyle Doctor have developed and agreed upon a tailor made program you will be better prepared and far more motivated to follow through with the advice.
That’s why our success rates are so high!
Current statistics reveal that the average life expectancy is on the rise. Today you can expect to live well into your eighties or even into your nineties and beyond.

What quality of life would you like in your last twenty to thirty years?

  1. Dementia with a total loss of your mental faculties
  2. Immobilisation from a stroke
  3. Blindness from diabetes
  4. Chronic chest pain and shortness of breath from heart disease
  5. Terrible side effects from cancer chemotherapy

Unfortunately these things are becoming epidemic for baby boomers and those who will become old in the future – only holistic medicine is truly preventative medicine. I’m sure that you would prefer to live to a ripe old age whilst remaining in good health. There are proven health principles we can follow that will drastically improve our chances of this becoming a reality.

Don’t wait until it’s too late!

Lifestyle Therapies | 209 Manly Road | Manly Qld 4179 | Phone: (07) 3396 9111
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