• Lifestyle Medicine virtual appointment

Lifestyle Medicine Appointment

$150.00

Our choices have a much larger impact on our health outcomes than we’d ever imagined.

We can use even the most basic choices (such as how much we sleep!) to have an enormous impact on our overall health.

Begin the discussion of the Lifestyle Medicine pillars of health, which include a whole plant-based diet, physical activity, restorative sleep, positive social interactions/stress management, and avoidance of risky substances.

Gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep issues and more are common concerns in pregnancy/lactation that can be addressed via lifestyle changes.

Schedule an hour to hours and a half initial visit to help you reach your breastfeeding goals.

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What is Lifestyle Medicine?

Lifestyle Medicine is an evidence-based practice that helps individuals and families improve their health and quality of life by adopting and sustaining lifestyle behaviors, such as:

  • Improving diet
  • Increasing physical activity
  • Increasing sleep
  • Practicing stress relief techniques
  • Improving social relationships
  • Eliminating tobacco and alcohol use

Poor lifestyle choices are the root cause of modern chronic diseases. But scientific evidence is clear: Adults with common chronic conditions who adhere to a healthy lifestyle experience rapid, significant improvements in their health.

What can I expect at a Lifestyle Medicine consult?

A consult is an hour-long appointment with Angela, a Registered Nurse, Lactation Consultant and  Lifestyle Medicine practitioner. I will:

• Take a detailed personal, family and medical history

• Learn more about you; your dietary, exercise and sleep habits; and your sources of stress and the way you cope with it

• Assess your health concerns and evaluate your symptoms

• Order any necessary tests, such as lab work through your physician

  • Create a lifestyle care plan for addressing your main areas concerns

Changing your lifestyle habits will be the primary way of treating and managing your chronic disease(s) or concerns. My goal is to work with you to create a personalized lifestyle self-care plan that you can implement and sustain.

All visits are done virtually.

Why should I consider a consult?

You may benefit from a Lifestyle Medicine consult if you want to learn how to make positive, healthy changes in your lifestyle. I (Angela) has had education and training in conventional medicine/nursing as well as experience working in the field of Lifestyle Medicine. I can offer support for a variety of chronic diseases.

What problems can Lifestyle Medicine treat?

Lifestyle modifications can help prevent or manage:

• Obesity

• Infertility

• Diabetes (type 2)/Gestation Diabetes

• High blood pressure

• High cholesterol

• Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

• Metabolic syndrome

• Coronary artery disease

• Cancers that are lifestyle-associated (e.g., prostate and breast)

• Osteoarthritis

• Chronic autoimmune diseases

• Chronic psychological stress

• Poor sleep or exercise habits

By making smart food choices, managing your stress in a healthy way and exercising, you take control over your health and participate in your own healing. This is super important if you are planning an upcoming pregnancy or are currently pregnant or breastfeeding.

If you are currently pregnant or breastfeeding, these visits may be covered under your lactation benefits. Otherwise, lifestyle medicine appoints are self pay appointments.

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