Three BC physicians earn board certification in lifestyle medicine

Issue: BCMJ, Vol. 60, No. 1, January, February 2018, page(s) 57 Pulsimeter

Drs Ian Gillespie, Erica O’Neal, and Werner Spangehl are among 204 physicians and 43 PhD/master’s-level health clinicians who became the first medical professionals globally to be certified as Diplomates of the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine/American College of Lifestyle Medicine and the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine.

Lifestyle medicine is defined by the American College of Lifestyle Medicine as the use of evidence-based lifestyle therapeutic approaches, such as a predominantly whole food, plant-based diet, physical activity, adequate sleep, stress management, tobacco cessation, and other nondrug modalities, to prevent, treat, and, oftentimes, reverse chronic disease.

For more information about the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine, visit https://ablm.co.

For more information about the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, visit www.LifestyleMedicine.org.

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