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Plant-Based Nutrition

Promoting Health and Preventing Chronic Disease through Diet

One of the most exciting areas of lifestyle medicine to emerge in recent years is the focus on plant-based nutrition. This movement reflects a growing body of evidence that a whole-foods, plant-based diet can help a person:

  • Improve overall health
  • Prevent and reverse chronic diseases like coronary artery disease, hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes, obesity, certain cancers, sleep apnea, and arthritis
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Live a longer and healthier life

The good news is that as a cutting-edge health system, Erlanger is home to a growing number of plant-based providers who direct medical services and community programs with this focus. These practitioners are not only trained to help you chart a course to better health through a plant-based diet – they have also experienced the benefits of this lifestyle first hand. Importantly, they can help you strike the right balance between diet and other major factors influencing health like exercise, stress management and sleep habits.

Providers with a Focus on Plant-Based Nutrition

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