The Missing Key to Diets that Don’t Work- Lifestyle!

So, I’m pretty psyched...we’re just about to launch the Integrative Pharmacy Specialist Certification Program through Freece.com with an introductory overview on September, 12.

In this module I share with you the 5 Primary Keys to Functional Pharmacy, and the first one, Diet…actually, lifestyle diet.

What is a lifestyle diet?

A lifestyle diet encompasses the food someone eats, along with lifestyle factors that will further impact health in either a positive or negative way.

Lifestyle factors that are commonly associated with dietary patterns include:

  • exercise, or lack thereof
  • social connection
  • alcohol consumption
  • stress management
  • sleep health

Its understandable that 80% of our body composition is attributed to the foods we eat, and it’s the lifestyle measures that complement our food choices and help keep us on track.

This is why when lifestyle is not incorporated into a diet…the diet doesn’t work.

What are your favorite elements of lifestyle...

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How Diet can Influence Sleep

It is estimated that 50-70 million US adults have a sleep or wakefulness disorder- and that means that your customers are most likely not exempt.

If you are doing any counseling on sleep issues- diet must come into the conversation.

Sleep is increasingly recognized as important to public health, with sleep disorders linked to motor vehicle crashes, industrial disasters, occupational hazards as well as influence disease states including heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension.

Difficulty sleeping is often linked to lifestyle issues, such as mismanagement of stress. A new study links another major lifestyle factor, eating, to be linked to trouble sleeping. Eating less fiber, more saturated fat and more sugar is associated with lighter, less restorative, and more disrupted sleep.

Study results are published in the January issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. This study involved 26 adults, 13 men and 13 women. All participants were of normal weight and an average age of 35...

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