Season 4, Episode 11: Lifestyle Medicine – The Foundation For A Long, Healthy Life
At Diapoint, we talk a lot about Lifestyle Medicine and its importance in diabetes management and general health. But with all the sudden online focus, you might be a little skeptical about its usefulness.
In this episode, we clear up all doubts and speak with Aarti Javari-Mehta, MD: a Board Certified Internal Medicine Specialist who uses Lifestyle Medicine in her medical practice, and modern medical guidelines that recommend doctors prescribe lifestyle changes first when treating many chronic conditions.
Dr. Aarti walks us through the pillars of lifestyle medicine:
- Whole-food, plant based nutrition
- Physical activity
- Restorative sleep
- Stress management
- Avoidance of risky substances
- Positive social connections
Pam and Dr. Aarti discuss many myths and facts about these pillars. They also shed light on the latest diet trends and how to eat intuitively and mindfully. Dr. Aarti also shares some tips and information that you can implement now to improve your overall health today.
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Dr Aarti Javeri-Mehta is an Internal Medicine Specialist, Board certified Lifestyle Medicine Physician, mother of 3, co-founder of PCOS & Us and founder of Sustain Health.
A passionate Lifestyle Medicine physician, she is the global ambassador of the European Lifestyle Medicine organisation in the UAE and has delivered a series of key presentations across conferences.
Dr Aarti is passionate about personalised, empathetic and approachable patient care with high standards of quality care. She has worked with hundreds of patients globally to help improve their lifestyle and consequently improve chronic disease.
She spends time with patients to establish the root of all concerns, to diagnose, educate and subsequently derive management plans that are easy to follow and derive big results.
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Disclaimer: It should go without saying that the Diapoint podcast is not intended as or should not be used as personal medical advice. You will hear us interview medical experts and others, but please always always ask your qualified doctor, diabetes team or other expert about your health. What works for one person does not always work for another person. What you should always do when you discover any new health information is ask YOUR doctor about it. This information should empower you to have a discussion with your healthcare providers about it. Diapoint, our guests, sponsors and business partners are not here to replace that advice. Living a full, healthy life means taking the proper medical advice from your qualified physicians, diabetes team or other healthcare providers.
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Pam Durant is a diabetes thought leader, entrepreneur, healthcare expert and wellness coach. She is the Founder and Managing Director of Diapoint – The Place for People Touched By Diabetes.
Her successful healthcare management career was turned upside down when her 20-month-old son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes over a decade ago. Not only did this challenge Pam as a parent, it also challenged everything that she believed and understood about healthcare and the provider-patient relationship. As she went on to tackle the steep learning curve of diabetes to support her son to grow and thrive with this condition, she soon realized the great need for change in healthcare and in diabetes management.
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