article excerpt: “Behavior change is much more complicated than taking a pill. Successfully implementing Lifestyle Medicine requires re-engineering life priorities and behaviors. People have engaged in health-damaging habits over a lifetime, and health behaviors are notoriously difficult to sustain. Little by little, most people revert to their old habits. A coach, in partnership with the physician, supports people in re-engineering their lives so they can integrate self-care in a way that lasts.”
Michael Holick, Ph.D, M.D.
article excerpt: Author of The Vitamin D Solution: A 3-Step Strategy to Cure Our Most Common Health Problem, Dr. Michael Holick, PhD, MD, is widely recognized as the foremost authority on vitamin D. Professor of medicine, physiology and biophysics at Boston University Medical Center, he was first to identify the major circulating form of vitamin D in the body as 25-hydroxyvitamin D3. He later isolated and identified the active form of vitamin D as 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3. Dr. Holick considers vitamin D deficiency to be our most common health challenge, observing that vitamin D is "in a class by itself, with far-reaching effects on the body that align with the way hormones act to influence metabolic pathways, cellular functions, and the expression of myriad genes."
Richard Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS
An Interview with Wellness Pioneer, Kent W. Peterson, MD, FACPM, FACOEM, MRO
At the completion of the program participants rate the impact of the program. Here are some results.