Learn the Principles of Lifestyle Medicine!

Lifestyle Medicine for Health Coaches

Lifestyle interventions continue to be proven as effectively drug free healing modalities for the most common ailments of the 21st-century. Reducing the chronic disease burden through exercise, nutrition, sleep, stress reduction and limiting substance abuse is key for effective low cost health interventions.  This 15 hour class Lifestyle Medicine for Health Coaches curriculum covers the most up to date science on nutrition, physical activity, sleep, stress reduction, substance abuse, and reviews the how lifestyle medicine helps in the most common chronic conditions – hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, and metabolic syndrome. Join several leading integrative physician educators in this useful curriculum.

Learning Objectives

Identify 5 major risk factors (sedentary lifestyle, obesity, smoking, stress, and poor nutrition) for the most common chronic conditions (obesity, hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, arthritis, and chronic pain).

Understand evidence-based prevention for healthy weight, nutrition, physical activity, sleep, and emotional wellness, and how to reduce behavioral risk factors.

Define and understand lifestyle medicine and preventive health.

Define a whole-person perspective and how it relates to health, health promotion and disease prevention.

Inspiration from Our Students

Curriculum

  • Wellness and Lifestyle Medicine
  • Stress and Health
  • Meditation
  • Emotional Well-Being
  • Nutrition Basics
  • Nutritional interventions for Medical Conditions
  • Weight and Health
  • Heart and Vascular Health
  • Hypertension and Blood Pressure
  • Cancer and Health
  • Joint Health
  • Physical Activity and Sleep
  • Glycemic and Metabolic Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain and Substance Abuse

$195.00REGISTER

Faculty

Ruth Marlin
MD

Ruth Marlin trained as an Internal Medicine Physician at the University of Tennessee, the Mayo Clinic and the University of British Columbia. For 13 years, she worked with Dr. Dean Ornish at the Preventive Medicine Research Institute as a Lifestyle Retreat Physician; as the Medical Director of the Prostate Cancer Lifestyle and Geminal Trials and as the Director of Medical Education. Most recently, Dr. Marlin served as the Associate Director of the Northern California Melanoma Center at St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco. She is a diplomat of the American Board of Integrative Medicine. She is now a Health and Wellness Coach, having completed the Certification in Narrative Health Coaching. She lives with her husband in Berkeley, California.

Dawn
Preisendorf, MA, NC, CHWC

Dawn is a Functional Nutritionist, Health Coach and Health Educator. Dawn has studied functional nutrition and holistic health for 18 years; she has a master’s degree in nutrition and health education from John F. Kennedy University, and is a certified health and wellness coach through Wellcoaches.

Dawn is a national speaker who has taught and presented on more than 600 occasions. She also teaches weekly courses on healthy weight, prediabetes and heart health for Kaiser Permanente.

Through her private nutrition practice, Dawn frees clients from digestive distress, low energy and chronic health problems. She has helped hundreds of people get to the root causes of their health challenges and reclaim vitality. www.newdawnwellness.com

Dr. Joel Kreisberg
DC, PCC

received his doctorate from New York Chiropractic College, a Masters of Arts from Prescott College, AZ, and a Bachelors of Arts from Wesleyan University, CT. He is an Integral Master Coach ™ through Integral Coaching Canada Inc. “My commitment is to help you recognize the potential for healing in your everyday aches and pains. By listening to your body, your feelings, and the power of nature, healing can be mastered naturally and powerfully. My passion for natural healing and healthy living supports this simplicity and allows for the flourishing of body, mind and soul.”

Wendy Buffett
MD

Wendy Buffett, MD is board certified in Integrative and Family Medicine.  She worked in the community setting as a primary care physician for the past 15 years.  Her interests in medicine include helping people make the healthiest choices for themselves in a medical system that is often funded and influenced by big Pharm and the insurance industry.  She has been a long time advocate of preventative practices that use whole foods, exercise, meditation and spiritual practices as the center of what it means to be healthy.  She aims to help individuals ask better questions of themselves and their providers as they explore their own experience of health and wellness.
She graduated from Boston University School of Medicine in 1993 and completed her Family Medicine training at UCSF-SFGH program in 1997 with an extra year serving as chief resident.  She was on faculty at UCSF until 2008 when she moved to Sutter’s East Bay Physicians Medical Group in Albany.  She has recently begun a self-imposed “sabbatical” from primary care to more deeply investigate her own relationship with allopathic medicine and her work with the divine.

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