Welcome to Day 5 of Lifestyle Medicine Week!

Today we visit another Lifestyle Medicine pillar: Nutrition.

One of the most important steps you can take to improve your health is to adopt a Whole-Food Plant-Based (WFPB) diet. Our family (including 3 adult children) has been eating a plants-only diet since 1991—ever since reading the pioneering work of Dr. Dean Ornish.

People who have gone through our programs, including our 15-Day WFPB Jumpstart, often have amazingly rapid improvements in their health—including mood, weight, energy levels, cholesterol, blood sugar, and various symptoms.

Plus, living entirely on plants increases the chances that we will be leaving a healthy planet for future generations!

Eat well and prosper!

Ted D. Barnett, MD, FACLM
Partner, Borg and Ide Imaging
Board Member, American College of Lifestyle Medicine
Founder and CEO, Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Group
Founding President, Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute
Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute is proud to support the critical work of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM). ACLM recognizes six pillars of Lifestyle Medicine: the use of a whole food, plant-predominant dietary lifestyle; regular physical activity; restorative sleep; stress management; avoidance of risky substances; and positive social connection. As you can see from our Wellness Wheel, we have added 3 pillars of our own: spending time outdoors, seeking purpose, and finding joy.