What is Lifestyle Medicine?

What is Lifestyle Medicine?

WHAT IS LIFESTYLE MEDICINE?

Lifestyle Medicine is a medical speciality, offering a unique approach to ensuring healthy longevity. Based on sound scientific evidence, it integrates positive lifestyle habits into modern medicine to create good health and wellbeing. These changes in lifestyle habits can also prevent chronic disease – a 21st century epidemic – even treating and reversing some conditions. When indicated, lifestyle medicine works synergistically and in parallel with other branches of medicine.

HEALTHY LONGEVITY

HEALTHY LONGEVITY
Today we can and do live longer than ever before. But do we live better? Current evidence shows otherwise. The same 20th century advances which led to our longer lives have created a new medical epidemic of chronic disease and a reduction in well-being. Chronic fatigue, low energy, poor skin and also illnesses like heart disease, cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s impede our enjoyment and productivity. They were borne out of our changed lifestyles and they are now impacting heavily on our lives!

In the last two decades both observational studies and robust research have shown that changes in our way of life can prevent these conditions and even reverse them and their risk factors.

80% of chronic conditions can be avoided by adopting these holistic multi-disciplinary measures. Moreover, 90% of the time lifestyle modifications can even override genetic factors.

The blue zones are living evidence of healthy longevity. Originally identified by Italian epidemiologist, Gianni Pes and Belgian demographer, Michel Poulain, these five isolated geographical areas have been found to have a significantly higher than average number of centenarians – and they are healthy!! They are proof that specific healthy lifestyle habits, a clean environment and strong community can affect healthy longevity.
Lifestyle Medicine is where science meets well-being

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LIFESTYLE MEDICINE AT THE JONATHAN BRITTO CLINIC

Lifestyle Medicine
At The Jonathan Britto Clinic our evidence-based, holistic methods combine medicine with nutrition, fitness, psychology and mindfulness to ensure health, wellbeing and confidence throughout life. The challenge to the Lifestyle Medicine Physician is more than just identifying the problem and prescribing the intervention. The interventions often involve breaking life-long habits and changing deeply held attitudes and beliefs. Most difficult of all, they have to be maintained, in the face of busy lives, multiple commitments and social and environmental temptations. This is where Lifestyle Medicine at the Jonathan Britto Clinic sets itself apart from other medical specialities and wellness practices.

Our multi-disciplinary team provides intensive coaching to ensure our clients are able to effect and maintain the lifestyle changes prescribed based on rigorous medical principles.

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Consultations in Essex
Phoenix Hospital Chelmsford
Phoenix Hospital Chelmsford
West Hanningfield Road
Chelmsford
CM2 8HN
Consultations in London
Jonathan Britto Clinic
Jonathan Britto Clinic
70 Harley Street
London
W1G 7AF
Consultations in Essex
The Oaks Hospital
The Oaks Hospital
120 Mile End Road
Colchester
Essex CO4 5XR