Blog Posts

In the face of COVID-19, do we need Lifestyle Medicine more than ever?

The COVID-19 pandemic has all of us concerned – and rightly so.  COVID-19 has a case-fatality rate estimated between 2-4% (compared to <1% for seasonal influenza) and as high as 20% in those over 80 years old; those with comorbidities are especially…

Is the path to health the same path to environmental sustainability? 6 things you can do to improve both

Every day I read the horrors of humanity’s impact on the natural world, and more than ever such stories seem to be of increasing severity and frequency. Within me this stirs a deep conflict which is; I have dedicated my life to caring for people, but what am I professionally and personally doing to care for the very thing that sustains us all? Read on…

Ode to Lifestyle Medicine and the people and principles that make it so

It occurs to me I have not written as much as I should, and for that I am sorry. Fortunately for me, this is a blog and not a research paper, so I can relax a little in my style and more freely speak my natural tongue at this late hour. My two children are finally asleep and now I sit…

Articles written by Dr. Sam

Lifestyle Interventions for Mental Health

A recently published article in the Australian Journal of General Practice. Dr. Sam provides a concise update regarding the evidence-based clinical lifestyle interventions in the management of both mental illnesses and the physical chronic diseases highly prevalent in people with mental illness.