“Get Your Health Back” is a program in an outpatient clinical setting that can aide with positive lifestyle change while addressing common pitfalls, dispelling misinformation about foods, explaining the importance of physical activity, addressing stress, sleep, and social interactions to achieve significant health outcomes.
The program partners with individuals implementing the six pillars of lifestyle medicine effectively, in an easy going, open and non-judgmental forum. With the rising incidence of multiple chronic medical conditions, cost of medications and health care costs in general, programs like this holds the promise for the future of clinical medicine. The program setting allows clinicians and participants to interact more closely, providing more time to build a renewed trust relationship. The traditional relationship that was present years ago, between a physician and patient, has practically been lost in its entirety in current day practice settings.
Repetition as a method of learning is used in the program as this offers time to absorb many of the subtle details covered in the program. The emphasis was on “doing” and on “community building”, making it enjoyable, approachable, and novel at the same time.