About The Lifestyle Pill and Me!

Lifestyle medicine

Lifestyle medicine is an evidence-based approach to improving health through optimising your way of life. It can be used to prevent, treat and sometimes reverse conditions related to lifestyle factors.

Key themes of lifestyle medicine are:

  • Nutrition

  • Physical activity

  • Stress management

  • Sleep optimisation

  • Healthy relationships

  • Education of the impacts of smoking and alcohol

Key is not one single element, it’s not diet, exercise, stress management or sleep – it’s the whole thing put together.

A bit about me

Hi, I’m Dr Emma Thurston.


I qualified from Oxford University in 2015 with a distinction in Medicine (BM, BCh) and a MA in medical sciences.

I’m currently a GP trainee living in the New Forest, having completed my foundation years in sunny Dorset. I’m also undertaking a master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Edinburgh alongside being a practising doctor.

I’ve more recently been appointed the Regional Director for the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine (BSLM) for Hampshire & Dorset.

I love living in the countryside with fresh air and space, I’m a countrybumpkin at heart! I am passionate about the power of nature on our health & wellbeing. I’ve always been fascinated with nature and how the health of our species, the planet and all the other creatures which call our world home are connected. This interconnected approach to health is called Planetary health and is a new field that I am particularly interested in.

I hope you enjoy The Lifestyle Pill Platform.

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DISCLAIMER: All information and resources found on thelifestylepill.org and associated social media platforms are based on my own thoughts and opinions unless otherwise noted. The information available is aimed at inspiring you to make healthy lifestyle choices, and not to replace medical advice. I encourage you to consult your doctor about any symptoms or health concerns that you have. No information on this platform should be relied upon to make a medical diagnosis or determine treatment for a medical condition. The Lifestyle Pill is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified healthcare professional.