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BSLM exists to make Lifestyle Medicine part of the healthcare mainstream. We certainly don't want to exist in isolation from other approaches to medicine. So during Self Care Week let's recognise that there are a number of legitimate approaches to tackling the rising tide of chronic disease ...
When the BSLM was founded in 2016 I was aware we were putting together a coalition. While I knew there would be broad agreement on general principles, I knew also there would be argument and debate about some of the detail. When conducted respectfully and constructively that debate has been positive. Crucially, there were a set of fundamentals we agreed when we were founded. These haven’t changed. Indeed, membership of the BSLM requires not only that these fundamentals resonate with new members but that they sign up to them.
On Saturday, 10th August 2019 our second cohort of Diploma students will sit an externally invigilated MCQ exam in Edinburgh to gain an internationally-recognised Certification in Lifestyle Medicine.
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Scientists are telling us we are entering a new epoch. The last one has lasted 12,000 years, covers years of stable climate and is called the Holocene epoch. The new epoch is called the Anthropocene, the first created by mankind