The BSLM aims to establish Lifestyle Medicine as central to health and wellbeing by promoting the prevention of avoidable lifestyle-related diseases.
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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.
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
Sitting in a small cold room with more than 50 patients waiting outside in a very deprived area of Pakistan, is probably not what most imagine to be an ideal setting for a lifestyle clinic. Yet there I was discussing healthy lifestyle habits with my 9th diabetic patient in row.
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The Diet Myth: The Real Science Behind What We Eat Lifestyle Medicine The Obesity Code: unlocking the secrets of weight loss Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression - and the Unexpected Solutions Gut: new revised and expanded edition 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos Mindset - Updated Edition: Changing The Way You think To Fulfil Your Potential