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Frances Elliott
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As the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine's new new interim Executive Director I'd like to explore ways we can make a difference at the patient and the population level, and bridge the gap between conventional medicine and public health ......

Rob Lawson
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As Britain prepares to vote in a General Election, British Society of Lifestyle Medicine Chairman Rob Lawson pens an open letter to whoever finds themselves with the keys to 10 Downing Street on Friday, December 13th ......

Rob Lawson
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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 ta...

Rob Lawson
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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 respectfull...

Rob Lawson
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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....

Rob Lawson
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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...

Farah Ansari
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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 ...

Georgie Sowman
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I signed up for the Diploma in Lifestyle Medicine for many reasons. And there is no doubt that the course has benefited so many aspects of my practice as a GP. But the more skills I gain in treating patients using non-drug modalities...

Tim Smith
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Should you go low fat or low carb? Vegan or paleo? Ketogenic? Mediterranean? Pescatarian? The truth is it's extremely difficult to prove that there's one universal diet that's superior to all others, certainly in terms of its effects on health and pe...

Malcolm Rigler
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You can't teach an old dog new tricks, or so the old saying goes. As we grow older we may get used to listening to classical music when relaxed, or perhaps jazz. Whatever our preference, it becomes harder and harder to really enjoy music...

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