Extracted from the College of Lifestyle Medicine Projects
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One of the main institutes that establish lifestyle medicine protocols for medical professionals is the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. The organization defines Lifestyle Medicine as the use of evidence-based lifestyle therapeutic approaches, such as a predominantly whole food, plant-based diet, regular physical activity, adequate sleep, stress management, meaning and connectedness, avoidance of risky substance use, and other non-drug modalities, to prevent, treat, and, oftentimes, reverse the lifestyle-related, chronic disease that's all too prevalent.
While other medical professional associations, government bodies, and stakeholder groups have their own emphasis and focus when it comes to lifestyle and dietary guidance, a common theme does emerge: Eating more unrefined, plant-based foods is an important strategy in prevention of chronic disease, management of chronic conditions, and promotion of overall health.