What & Why?
Evidence-based lifestyle medicine studies the lifestyle changes which have been shown to cause lifestyle-related chronic diseases and what lifestyle changes in what prescription dose are needed to prevent, treat and even reverse these diseases. The reason the same lifestyle changes are beneficial in reversing so many chronic diseases is that they each affect and share so many common underlying biological causes, mechanisms and pathways including your genetic expression.
Your genetics are not your destiny. Research has shown that lifestyle changes turn your genes on (upregulate them) to facilitate healing or they can turn them off (downregulate them) that cause chronic inflammation, oxidative stress and other mechanisms causing disease. (Dean Ornish, MD)
The list of pathways that our lifestyle effects are
1. Chronic Emotional Stress and Depression Overstimulate the Sympathetic Nervous System. 4. Our Microbiome
2. Gene Expression 5. Angiogenesis
3. Telomeres 6. Blood Flow & Stasis