Lifestyle Medicine is another part of the NCMS Healthy NC wheel of programs. Lifestyle Medicine is a branch of medicine that addresses research, prevention, treatment, and reversal of diseases caused by lifestyle factors. According to the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, this specialty “uses evidence-based lifestyle therapeutic interventions—including a whole-food, plant-predominant eating pattern, regular physical activity, restorative sleep, stress management, avoidance of risky substances, and positive social connection—as a primary modality, delivered by clinicians trained and certified in this specialty, to prevent, treat, and often reverse chronic disease.”

Upcoming Events

Please join us for the 2022 Lifestyle Medicine Summit, to be held in conjunction with the Community Practitioner Program (CPP) Annual Meeting at the LEAD Conference. Build knowledge and awareness around Lifestyle Medicine as a branch of medicine that addresses research, prevention, treatment and reversal of diseases that are caused by lifestyle factors.

For more details, download an agenda (PDF) or review the agenda page.


More about Lifestyle Medicine

The Summer 2021 edition of the NCMS Bulletin takes a closer look at Lifestyle Medicine and improving health behaviors in North Carolina. Learn more about Lifestyle Medicine from two physicians in North Carolina who currently practice this specialty: Andrew Nance, MD, DipABLM, and Bonnie S. Coyle, MD, DipABLM.

Read the online Bulletin magazine now for more information.

Lifestyle Medicine was also the focus of two KIPL Power Hours.