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Conditions helped/prevented by lifestyle medicine

  • Angina(Ref #1)

  • High  Blood Pressure(Ref #2)              

  • Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction (Ref #4)

  • Type 2 Diabetes(Ref #10)

  • Type 1 Diabetes(Ref#11)

  • Obesity (Ref #13)

  • Osteoporosis (Ref #14)  

  • Preventing multiple Types of Cancer (Ref #15)

  • Fertility (Ref #3)

  • Painful Diabetic Neuropathy (Ref# 16)

  • Mood-Increased Happiness (Ref#5)

  • Migraine Headache (Ref# 17, 18)

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (Ref#6)

  • High Cholesterol (Ref#7)

  • Asthma (Ref#8)

  • Stroke Prevention (Ref#9)

  • Chronic Kidney Disease (Ref #12)

  • Atrial Fibrillation (Ref #19)

  • Crohn’s Disease (Ref#20)

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Ref #21)

  • Anxiety, Depression, and PTSD symptoms through movement (Ref #22)

1. Agarwal, Ulka, et al. “A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial of a Nutrition Intervention Program in a Multiethnic Adult Population in the Corporate Setting Reduces Depression and Anxiety and Improves Quality of Life: The GEICO Study.” American Journal of Health Promotion, vol. 29, no. 4, Mar. 2015, pp. 245–254, doi:10.4278/ajhp.130218-QUAN-72.

2. Shivam Joshi, MD, Leigh Ettinger, MD, MS, Scott E. Liebman, MD, MPH.  Plant-Based Diets and Hypertension.American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, First Published 24 Sep 2019.

3. Amanda McKinney, MD. A Lifestyle Perspective on Infertility and Pregnancy Outcome. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, vol. 9, 5: pp. 368-377. , First Published April 24, 2015.

4.Lindsey Cilia, MD, Anum Saeed, MD, Harsha V. Ganga, MD, Wen-Chih Wu, MD, MPH. Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction: Prevention and Management. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, vol. 13, 2: pp. 182-189. , First Published February 1, 2017.

5.Redzo Mujcic, Andrew J.Oswald. Evolution of Well-Being and Happiness After Increases in Consumption of Fruit and Vegetables.American Journal of Public Health. Aug 2016.

6. Alwarith et al. Nutrition Interventions in Rheumatoid Arthritis: The Potential Use of Plant-Based Diets. A Review. Front. Nutr., 10 September 2019. 

7. Jenkins DJA, Kendall CWC, Marchie A, et al. Effects of a Dietary Portfolio of Cholesterol-Lowering Foods vs Lovastatin on Serum Lipids and C-Reactive Protein. JAMA. 2003;290(4):502–510. doi:

8. Lindahl O, Lindwall L, Spångberg A, Stenram A, Ockerman PA . Vegan regimen with reduced medication in the treatment of bronchial asthma. J Asthma. 1985;22(1):45-55.

9.  Micha R, Peñalvo J,  Cudhea F, Imamura F,  Rehm C,  Mozaffarian D. Association Between Dietary Factors and Mortality From Heart Disease, Stroke, and Type 2 Diabetes in the United States JAMA. 2017 Mar 7; 317(9): 912–924.

10. Barnard ND, Cohen J, Jenkins DJ, Turner-McGrievy G, Gloede L, Green A, Ferdowsian H. A low-fat vegan diet and a conventional diabetes diet in the treatment of type 2 diabetes: a randomized, controlled, 74-wk clinical trial.  Am J Clin Nutr. 2009 May;89(5):1588S-1596S.

11. Nansel TR, Lipsky LM, Liu A. Greater diet quality is associated with more optimal glycemic control in a longitudinal study of youth with type 1 diabetes. Am J Clin Nutr 2016.

12. Campbell TM, Liebman SE. Plant-based dietary approach to stage 3 chronic kidney disease with hyperphosphataemia. BMJ Case Reports CP 2019;12:e232080.

13. Turner-McGrievy G, et al Comparative effectiveness of plant-based diets for weight loss: A randomized controlled trial of five different diets.   Nutrition Volume 31, Issue 2, February 2015, Pages 350-358.

14. Watson SL, Weeks BK, Weis LJ, Harding AT, Horan SA, Beck BR. High-Intensity Resistance and Impact Training Improves Bone Mineral Density and Physical Function in Postmenopausal Women With Osteopenia and Osteoporosis: The LIFTMOR Randomized Controlled Trial. J Bone Miner Res. 2018;33(2):211-220.

15. Song M, Giovannucci E. Preventable Incidence and Mortality of Carcinoma Associated With Lifestyle Factors Among White Adults in the United States. JAMA Oncol. 2016;2(9):1154–1161. 

16. Milton G. Crane & Clyde Sample (1994) Regression of Diabetic Neuropathy with Total Vegetarian (Vegan) Diet, Journal of Nutritional Medicine, 4:4, 431-439.

17. Ferrara LA, Pacioni D, Di Fronzo V, et al. Low-lipid diet reduces frequency and severity of acute migraine attacks. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2015;25(4):370–375.

18. Bunner AE, Agarwal U, Gonzales JF, Valente F, Barnard ND. Nutrition intervention for migraine: a randomized crossover trial. J Headache Pain. 2014;15(1):69.

19. Marcus, GM et al. A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Intravenous Alcohol to Assess Changes in Atrial Electrophysiology. JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2021 May;7(5):662-670. doi: 10.1016/j.jacep.2020.11.026

20. Sandefur, K et al. Crohn’s Disease Remission with a Plant-Based Diet: A Case Report. Nutrients 2019, 11(6), 1385;https//

21.D’Silva, A., MacQueen, G., Nasser, Y. et al. Yoga as a Therapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Dig Dis Sci 65, 2503–2514 (2020).

22. Park, C.L.; Slattery, J.M. Yoga as an Integrative Therapy for Mental Health Concerns: An Overview of Current Research Evidence. Psychiatry Int. 2021, 2, 386-401.

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