The Member's Blog
Campbell Murdoch
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The world of lifestyle medicine is one that recognises the whole individual, their community, the environment and many interacting components. The lifestyle medicine complexity presents some significant challenges. Often in healthcare, and probably i...

Sue Kenneally
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As a population we are gaining weight and the majority of people in the UK are now overweight or obese. Obesity is a complex medical condition requiring intervention from multiple sectors of society including the medical profession, pharmaceutical in...

Sophie Newton
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You may not think you are interested in gut health and the microbiome, or perhaps you have a basic understanding, but watch this video to learn about why this is one of the most exciting areas of Lifestyle Medicine and what simple changes you can mak...

Lucy Loveday
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Last week, my 6 yr old son was innocently squatting in his pyjamas on a bright red hard wooden kitchen chair (pictured above) eating his breakfast. Totally at ease in his chosen position, and remarkably skilled at placing porridge into his mouth with...

Michael Banna
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I’ve always understood Coke to be cancer in a can, and Diet Coke to be even more full of chemicals. How can the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine be advocating people drinking Diet Coke, because this just goes against everything I believe in?...

Ben Scott
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I was at a ‘wellness’ presentation the other day. It was a very well put together evening that looked at the sustainability of the NHS on the Isle of Man, given the rise in obesity and the associated health complications. At the end of the present...

Tim Smith
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Humans are not separate from nature, but part of it. As a society, we urgently need to relearn this concept, for the sake of our health. Our survival depends on the natural environment. By this I mean intact ecosystems......

Hazel Wallace
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We know vitamins and minerals are good for us, actually they are essential for us and essential for life, but does more necessarily mean better health? In the UK, use of supplementation increased in 2015-2016, with 65% of all adults having taken some...

Ben Scott
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The thinking goes that if we are going to reduce the rates of cardiovascular disease (CVD) we need to look at the things that cause CVD, at the people who are suffering from CVD and at ways of helping to reverse CVD.  The same applies for other malad...

Rob Lawson
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This is a question I have been putting to delegates at meetings around the UK at which I have had the honour of presenting on behalf of our BSLM. The numbers contributing are small but nonetheless the outcomes strike me as being representative of the...

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