Physicians declare: “It’s time to save our patients.”

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BREAKING MEDICAL NEWS September 25, 2017

Physicians declare: “It’s time to save our patients.”

September 25, 2017

Physicians declare: “It’s time to save our patients.”

Avoiding meat, dairy, refined sugar, and processed foods and increasing vegetables, fruits, legumes, whole grains, and plant milks will move patients away from a state of disease and toward a state of health, according to an article published in the Permanente Journal. More than 20 clinicians authored a report that reviewed lifestyle changes that could decrease premature disability and death. They caution that health care professionals should be informing their patients of the root causes of chronic diseases, and that many diseases are not inevitable with age but rather preventable and even reversible with healthy lifestyle interventions, including dietary changes, physical activity, and stress management.

Bodai BI, Nakata TE, Wong, WT, et al. Lifestyle medicine: a brief review of its dramatic impact on health and survivalPerm J. 2018;22:17-25.

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