Our mission is to reduce lifestyle-related death and disease in society through clinician-directed interventions with patients.
The Institute of Lifestyle Medicine (ILM) is at the forefront of a broad-based collaborative effort to transform the practice of medicine through lifestyle medicine. This critical transformation is motivated by research indicating that modifiable behaviors — especially physical inactivity and unhealthy eating — are major drivers of death, disease, and healthcare costs. While the medical profession is generally aware of this, there has yet to be a systematic and comprehensive effort to incorporate lifestyle medicine into standard practice. We accomplish this by providing professional education focusing on knowledge, skills, tools, and clinician self care and by creating resources for patients.
Prescribe the Magic Pill! _______________________________________________
Welcome to the Magic Pill — a daily dose of get-up-and-go!
Co-hosts Dr. Eddie Phillips of Harvard Medical School and Carey Goldberg of
WBUR’s CommonHealth provide a 21-day physical activity challenge that can be used
by anyone. The challenge is an especially helpful tool for healthcare professionals
when working with patients and clients. The Magic Pill Exercise Podcast received the
Edward R. Murrow Excellence in Innovation Broadcasting Award! LEARN MORE
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- Register today! Lifestyle Medicine: Tools for Promoting Healthy Change 2018. June 22 – 23, 2018, Boston. Keynote speakers include Dean Ornish, MD, Ornish Lifestyle Medicine, and Michael Greger, MD, author of "How Not to Die." Course description, registration, and details now available. #LifestyleMedTools2018
- American Board of Lifestyle Medicine (ABLM): Certification in the Field of Lifestyle Medicine. Become certified in the field of lifestyle medicine. Note that credits from ILM courses may be applied to the CME credits required to sit for the board exam in October 2018. Click here for details.
Would you like information on becoming a Supporter or an Exhibitor at ILM events? If so, contact ILMLifestyleMedicine@gmail.com
Harvard Special Reports Available Through ILM
Order resources for yourself or your patients and clients, such as Get Healthy, Get a Dog!, from Harvard Medical School and learn more about setting and reaching fitness goals! Click here to order. Read what Dogster and Dr. Beth Frates have to say about the many ways having a dog makes us healthy!
In the News
- The American Board of Lifestyle Medicine announces physicians and health professionals who have earned distinction of being first-ever to be Board-certified in the field of lifestyle medicine. November 17, 2017. Congratulations to everyone!
- A Web-Based Lifestyle Medicine Curriculum: Facilitating Education About Lifestyle Medicine, Behavioral Change, and Health Care Outcomes. JMIR Publications. Dr. Beth Frates, et al.
- American College of Preventive Medicine Adds New Elective Course. Lifestyle Medicine Core Competency Curriculum – an Introduction to Culinary Medicine.
- Culinary Coaching Added to Wikipedia. Culinary coaching is a form of health coaching which is aimed at helping people to cook more nutritious meals at home. Culinary coaching was developed and defined between 2015-2017 at the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine.
Lifestyle as Medicine: The Case for a True Health Initiative. American Journal of Health Promotion, Dr. Beth Frates, et al.
Magic Pill Exercise Podcast receives Edward R. Murrow Excellence in Innovation Broadcasting award. Congratulations, Eddie Phillips, MD!
- Program Proﬁle Lifestyle as Medicine: Institute of Lifestyle Medicine (ILM), Harvard Medical School. The Institute of Lifestyle Medicine (ILM) plays a critical role in today’s complex medical landscape; Alternative and Complementary Therapies, April 2017.
Advancing Lifestyle Medicine Education in Undergraduate Medical School Curricula Through the Lifestyle Medicine Education Collaborative (LMEd). American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. December 2016. Authors Jennifer L. Trilk, PhD, Dennis Muscato, MS, Rani Polak, MD.
Can America's Doctors Lead Us to Better Health? Medical Economics, April 2016. "It’s no longer enough to treat disease and keep symptoms at bay. Our doctors need to lead us to better health," writes Dr. Edward Phillips and Helen Durkin.
- Lifestyle Medicine Education Collaborative (LMEd). Learn more about this initiative in medical schools and join the conversation.