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What was this event about?
Our Lifestyle Medicine Conference, The Future of Healthcare is Lifestyle Medicine, was about bringing this new and exciting topic into mainstream Primary Care.
We combined a fun and inspirational day of CPD with networking, exercise snacks, wholesome food and the most eminent and internationally renowned speakers in their fields. The aim was to make a difference in the tsunami of chronic disease we are now facing.
What is Lifestyle Medicine?
"Lifestyle medicine is a branch of evidence-based medicine in which comprehensive lifestyle changes (including nutrition, physical activity, stress management, social support and environmental exposures) are used to prevent, treat and reverse the progression of chronic diseases by addressing their underlying causes. LM is an adjunct form of treatment that helps to bridge the best aspects of public health and conventional clinical medicine".
The European Lifestyle Medicine Organization
Dr David Unwin
Dr David Unwin FRCGP is senior partner of the Norwood Surgery in Southport near Liverpool, UK.
For the past few years, he has been a Royal College of General Practitioners expert clinical advisor on diabetes. As a result of his interests in both better communication with patients and Type 2 diabetes, he was made Royal College of General Practice National Champion for Collaborative Care and Support Planning in Obesity & Diabetes in 2015.
In 2016 he was the proud National winner of the NHS Innovator Of The Year Award for published research into lifestyle changes; working with patients’ personal health goals as an alternative to drug therapy in type 2 diabetes –so that his GP practice spends £38,000 per year less than expected on drugs for diabetes.
He is particularly interested in the low carb-diet as an alternative to lifelong medication in type 2 diabetes and obesity. As part of this, he has also published research into improving lipid profiles, liver function, and blood pressure by reducing dietary carbohydrate, especially sugar. His work has been covered by C4 & C5 television, The New Scientist, The Times, The BMJ and most recently by BBC 1 (The Truth About Carbs).
This is a snapshot of the event!
Checkout some of the testimonials delegates sent us!
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
A brilliant day and some truly thought-provoking and inspirational speakers. I learnt a lot that will stay with me for the rest of my life, and it has also stimulated an interest in nutrition and evidence that I will continue to research. It also raised questions about the reliance of 'conventional' medicine on the use of medication. I think this conference could possibly change my clinical practice, my future work and my own lifestyle and my family's lifestyle.
Dr Louise Ainley @ The Future of Healthcare is Lifestyle Medicine Conference
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