A Healthy Life Starts Here.
Lifestyle Medicine, Evidence-Based
prevention, control, and treatment of disease
WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY:
There came a time when I had to make lifestyle changes to improve my overall health. Dr. Jenn has been my guide and my teacher. I began to see a difference in my heart rate, blood pressure, but even better in my blood work. I have lost over 70 lbs. and my blood pressure medicine and insulin doses decreased by half. My goal is to be off these meds soon.
MEET DR. JENN
I am a pediatric critical care physician and lifestyle medicine specialist.
Over the years more of my patients have had complications as a result of lifestyle choices. Obesity, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes have become common.
I realized that in order to help my patients, I have to help the entire family. Empowering individuals and families to take control of their health through lifestyle change is my passion.
What Is Lifestyle Medicine?
It’s evidence-based medicine.
It allows your body to protect and heal itself.
Its focus is on six pillars of optimal lifestyle.
The concept of food as medicine. The goal is to increase the intake of nutrient dense, antioxidant rich foods and decrease or eliminate unhealthy ones with the focus on whole unprocessed predominately plant based foods.
Identifying negative stress responses and reducing them as well as developing effective coping techniques improves well-being. Stress-related diseases include impaired immune function, obesity, anxiety, and depression.
Social connection is important for resiliency. Isolation is associated with poor health.
Smoking cessation and decreasing or eliminating consumption of alcohol.
Poor sleep hygiene can be linked to hypertension, obesity, poor memory, and even early death. Identify dietary, environmental, and coping behaviors to improve sleep health.
Physical activity is vital to health. Adults should exercise a minimum of 30 minutes every day. The goal is to incorporate activity into your daily routine.
This is the beginning of your new life. Are you ready?
We will discuss your current health and disease risk factors. Together we will set goals and devise a personalized plan focusing on the pillars of lifestyle medicine. 75-minute initial consultation.
We will help you on your journey by designing a customized meal plan to help you reach your goals. This is either part of the comprehensive program or a separate service.
An intensive 3-month program that involves intensive education, biweekly appointments, and health tracking. Depending on your focus: weight loss, diabetes, management, cardiovascular health, or overall wellness, we will work together to devise a program to help you reach your goals.
Walk with a Doc
Have fun and join us for a walk. You’ll take a few minutes to learn about a current health topic from a healthcare provider, then spend the rest of the hour enjoying a healthy walk and conversation.