There is no doubting the importance of practicing a good diet and focusing on your nutrition to improve your long term health and nutrition, but it’s rare to come across a doctor that’s sufficiently trained and will take the time to have such a conversation with their patient.

The standard practice in the United States has traditionally been to concentrate on treatment versus disease and illness prevention. Even as general medicine has evolved in its ways to intervene, most doctors prefer to treat an illness than bring up the topic of prevention, something that falls under what’s called “lifestyle medicine”.

Lifestyle medicine uses existing evidence to assist individuals and families in adopting behaviors that improve their health and quality of life, concentrating on diet and nutrition, exercise, managing stress, eliminating tobacco and the excessive use of alcohol. This type of advice can be particularly useful to people in their 40s, 50s and 60s that sometimes feel their energy and mental focus may not be quite as sharp as it used to be.

At the end of the day, proper diet and nutrition are practically the essence of good health. Optimum health means reducing the amount of body fat, boosting stamina as well as strength. Speak with your doctor and see what steps you can take to not only increase your immune system to prevent disease, but also live a much healthier lifestyle and boost your long term health.

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