The gap between what the US spends on healthcare compared towards other western countries continues to grow, spending close to 20% of GDP today. However, although being first in cost, which includes spending the most on prescription drugs per capita, the US is unfortunately far away from being first in healthcare outcomes. With an increasing attention to looking at healthcare from a whole perspective and factor in e.g. nutrition, exercise, sleep and other lifestyle factors, Lifestyle Medicine is one of the fastest growing career fields in medicine. Lifestyle Medicine is the use of a whole food, plant-predominant dietary lifestyle, regular physical activity, restorative sleep, stress management, avoidance of risky substances and positive social connection as a primary therapeutic modality for treatment and reversal of chronic disease.

Power Hour Guests:
Mark Allison – Director of Culinary Nutrition, Cabarrus Health Alliance

Bonnie S. Coyle, MD – Public Health Director, Cabarrus Health Alliance

Andrew W. Nance, MD – Family Medicine Physician, Atrium Health

Stephen E. Robinson, MD – Cardiologist/Internal Medicine Physician, Duke Health