RLMI News and Events

Dr. Milton Mills to speak on The Impact of Racial Bias on the Health Profiles of Communities of Color

As part of the Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Lecture Series, Dr. Milton Mills, an esteemed physician who has worked with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine to redress racial inequities in dietary recommendations, will speak on The Impact of Historical Racial Bias on the Health Profiles of Communities of Color, on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 7:00 PM. Click here to register.

Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute is Committed to Fighting Systemic Racism

Rochester Lifestyle Medicine is dedicated to addressing the root causes of disease. Structural inequities and racism increase the risk of chronic illness, and social determinants of health have contributed to poor outcomes in communities of color. As medical providers and as human beings, we want to eradicate racism and the damage it causes. Our goal is to make lifestyle medicine and sustainable healthcare options available to all.

Dr. Michael Greger, creator of Nutritionfacts.org, to speak on weight loss at RLMI (virtually)

As part of the Lifestyle as Medicine Lecture Series, Dr. Michael Greger a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized professional speaker on a number of important public health issues will be RLMI’s guest speaker on Thursday, September 24, starting at 5:30 PM, on the Groundbreaking Science on Healthy, Permanent Weight Loss. Dr. Greger will conduct a live Q&A from 7:00 – 7:30 PM, all via Zoom. Click to register.

Dr. Neal Barnard to speak at RLMI (virtually)

As part of the Lifestyle as Medicine Lecture Series, Dr. Neal Barnard, renowned expert on health and nutrition, author of 90 scientific publications and 20 books for medical and lay readers, and founding president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and Barnard Medical Center, will be speaking on “The Body in Balance: The New Science on Food, Hormones and Health” on Thursday September 17 at 7:00 PM, via Zoom. Click to register.

Lifestyle Medicine Week 2020: Summary

Welcome to the last day of Lifestyle Medicine Week 2020!

The mission of Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute is to establish Lifestyle Medicine, especially the adoption of Whole-Food Plant-Based (WFPB) nutrition, as the foundation for health and the healthcare system.

As you can see from this graphic, Lifestyle Medicine is critical for preventing the most common and costly chronic conditions afflicting our citizens. Learn more about Lifestyle Medicine Week.

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.

Stay well and have fun!

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

Lifestyle Medicine Week: Get Moving!

Welcome to Day 7 of Lifestyle Medicine Week!

Today we visit another Lifestyle Medicine pillar: Physical Activity.

Your body will do what it asks it to do. For optimal health, ask it to “Eat more fruits and vegetables and go outside and run around!” Exercise, especially outdoors, will add more years to your life and more life to your years.

Some days you may be stuck at work or not be able to formally exercise for another reason, but try to get out of breath everyday!
If you can, find some stairs and try walking or running up and down as fast as you can for 5 minutes. Do that a few times a day—it can really make a difference!

Keep moving!

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.