Medical Insight: Lifestyle Medicine – Essentia Health

Dr. Jason Buffington introduces lifestyle medicine, which advocates therapeutic lifestyle changes, rather than medication, for the treatment of chronic diseases.

When you visit our lifestyle medicine physician, they’ll review your current health status and talk with you about chronic diseases and health concerns. You’ll leave with a personalized plan to make changes and reach your health goals.

The Six Pillars of Lifestyle Medicine include:

Nutrition (whole foods, plant-based diet)
Exercise/movement
Sleep
Tobacco cessation, moderation of alcohol, and minimize other toxin exposure
Healthy relationships
Stress management

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