Welcome to this weeks Functional Pharmacy Five, where I share with you some tasty tid-bits in about 5 minutes.
I kind of go of course from Pharmacy, though not Functional Pharmacy, and share with you a critical element to health and wellness, and a personal story I experienced this weekend at Yoga Teacher Training which was beyond moving.
I hope you enjoy it, and have a great week!
Be Well * Have Fun * Do Good
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...
That's a pretty heavy title, right?
Curious on your thoughts...do you feel its possible, do you think health care needs to be transformed?
And I'm not talking about how expensive it is, whose going to pay for it, and all of that stuff...I'm talking about how people are not living longer and living better for the most part- people continually become enslaved by 'modern day diseases' that were not even an issue 10, 50, or even nearly as big of a deal, 25 years ago.
People are lining up like cattle to accept a 'standard of care' model that is not for the individual, but more of a numbers game, playing the cards as they have fallen.
I just got done reading (actually listening to) Visionary Business, by Marc Allen. I read it at the same time as a colleague and fellow compatriot in the desire to transform what we know as health care.
After looking back on the book, one of the foundational elements to bestow to your practice, to your business was summed up in the epilogue, which I believe...
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...