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:
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...
Think about it.
Heart disease is the number one killer, the U.S. is last in line of developed countries for heart health, the biggest focus on attacking heart disease in our medical system is cholesterol management, while the U.S. tests more cholesterol and dispenses more prescriptions for cholesterol lowering medications.
And did you know that only ½ of people who die of heart attacks have high cholesterol?
More needs to be done, and it can start with us.
I believe the main reason why we are not winning the war on heart disease is all about lifestyle, while the approach in the United States overwhelmingly focuses on pharmacotherapy.
Fortunately, there is a ton of information at our disposal on how to have a healthy heart- from worldwide population-based studies, as well as clinical outcome-based approaches.
Dr. Ornish solved the problem in his book Reversing Heart Disease over 20 years ago.
Today, Dr. Ornish trains practitioners across the country, which is even...