Lots of people think lifestyle medicine is fringe, or alternative. I want to present how lifestyle interventions are mainstream and today is the start of a blog series on NICE guidance which covers aspects of lifestyle. NICE is evidence-based guidance, advice and information services for health, public health and social care professionals across the UK.… Continue reading Lifestyle in NICE guidance – Part 1 – Brief advice: physical activity
The lifestyle pill turns one! Looking back whilst I was making some changes to my blog, I realised it was a year today that I uploaded my first blog post! I didn't really know what to expect when I started The Lifestyle Pill. I had never blogged before. I had a vision of sharing evidence-based… Continue reading The Lifestyle Pill is One Year Old!
You might have seen a post I put up on Instagram a couple of weeks ago where I discussed some concerns I had regarding speakers and messages delivered through the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine (BSLM). Since that time I've had some really productive and engaging discussions with their Trustees/Founder. There are some very contentious… Continue reading BSLM Regional Director
🔹Vitamin D has so many functions in the body, including regulating calcium & phosphate to your keep bones, teeth and muscles healthy 👍. 🔹Vitamin D deficiency can lead to bone deformities, rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults. 🔹Where can I get vitamin D from? You can make vitamin D from sunlight (UVB) exposure. The… Continue reading Vitamin D
This blog starts off with a short book review on ‘Why We Sleep’ by Matthew Walker before moving onto my top 10 tips for improving sleep. ‘Why We Sleep’ is a critically acclaimed guide to the science behind our sleep and dreams. Matthew walker delves deep into the neurological processes which occur during sleep and… Continue reading ‘Why We Sleep’ & My 10 Top Tips For It
Night shifts are on my mind as I just finished a weekend of them and have them next week too. Everyone copes with night shifts differently, in their own way that works for them. In this blog I’m going to discuss some of the strategies I’ve come up with which helps me to get through… Continue reading How I Cope with Night Shifts
Motivational interviewing is an evidence-based approach to carrying out discussions around change. It is designed to encourage patients/clients to talk themselves into making a change. A key principle of motivational interviewing is that it accepts that ambivalence about change is a normal human experience. Techniques used in motivational interviewing stem from the notion that people… Continue reading Motivational Interviewing