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Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine Conference 2023: BETTER HEALTH FOR ALL

Doctors For Nutrition were proud sponsors of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine Conference, LM23. The event offered high-level training for health professionals in the application and implementation of Lifestyle Medicine.

Through practitioner education, awareness, advocacy, and research and development, the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine is transforming healthcare so that lifestyle modification is always considered in the prevention, treatment and management of chronic and lifestyle-related disease.

Lifestyle Medicine addresses the root causes of disease with evidence-based lifestyle behaviours, including exercise, diet, sleep, social connectivity and stress management.

Compared to many medications, it is relatively inexpensive, widely accessible, safe, and free of all but good side effects. As such, it is well placed to improve health outcomes among marginalised and disadvantaged communities.

LM23 BETTER HEALTH FOR ALL was a two-day international conference held at the Pullman Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria.

Encouraging patients to transition to a whole food plant-based diet is the way of the future.

DFN proudly hosted an exhibit at this two day event, meeting with delegates and sharing our free resources. Advisory council members Dr Juliette Roex and Dr Peter Johnston, APD joined Nina Trinquet, APD and Rebecca Stonor (DFN Social Media and Events Lead), engaging in conversations with healthcare professionals interested in prescribing nutrition.

Many engaged and interested healthcare practitioners, including nurses, health coaches, dietitians, dentists, general practitioners and specialists, were keen to learn about the benefits of whole food plant-based nutrition for disease prevention, management and reversal. They were grateful for our patient handouts, meal planner, shopping list and recipe cards, all of which could make the transition to a plant-based diet easier for their patients.

A GP from NSW agreed wholeheartedly with our vision, stating that “encouraging patients to transition to a whole food plant-based diet is the way of the future”. She currently talks about nutrition to all of her patients and understands that a healthy way of eating can prevent many of the chronic health conditions she sees on a daily basis.

Many doctors walked away excited about joining our Doctors Health Challenge and also encouraged their peers to register!

Nina Trinquet and Juliette Roex

For more information on how to get involved in lifestyle medicine, visit the ASLM membership page.

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