In medicine, "lifestyle measures" is code for diet (DASH, or myplate) and exercise (20 minutes/day!) — not for sleep, for relationships, for stress management, meditation, personal growth. . . Can these things be taught in 15-minute office visits? How can we move away from the sound-bite advice and into meaningful change?
I saw a patient recently who came in for knee pain. Fairly typically, he was a fifty-ish, smiling, slightly chubby guy who thought he was pretty healthy, felt ok, and never went to the doctor. As I like to do with people like this, I evaluated his knee pain and then suggested we look at... Continue Reading →