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Lifestyle Medicine

Woman Holding basket of vegetables

Welcome to the new Lifestyle Medicine page!

We want to empower you to achieve your best health and wellness using the tools of lifestyle medicine. You’ll find resources on how to take care of yourself in mind and body, and how to eat and cook plant-strong, with support from Kaiser Permanente’s professional coaches and providers.

Address: 2241 Geary Blvd, 1st floor
Hours: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

What is Lifestyle Medicine?

Lifestyle Medicine uses evidence-based therapeutic approaches to prevent, treat, and even reverse chronic disease. It is a distinct field of medicine aimed at treating the root cause of most of our modern diseases, of which, most are caused by lifestyle. By working in partnership with your Lifestyle Medicine health care team, you’ll have more control over your health by making lifestyle changes, may be able to decrease your need for prescription medications, and best of all, feel healthier and have more energy. (Kelly, J., Shull, J., Foundations of Lifestyle Medicine: The Lifestyle Medicine Board Review Manual, 2019. pg: 15)

Key elements are:

  • Whole food, plant-based diet
  • Physical activity
  • Stress management and emotional wellness
  • Sleep
  • Smoking cessation and avoiding risky substance abuse
  • Positive psychology and connectedness

Lifestyle Medicine Resource Flyer

Plant Based Eating Resources

Plant based diet health plate
Plant based diet health plate (Spanish)
Plant based diet booklet (Spanish)
Kitchen pantry staple items
Whole food plant based eating


Plant Based Books

 

How Not to Die
by Michael Greger, M.D., FACLM
$27.93
From the physician behind the wildly popular website NutritionFacts.org, How Not to Die reveals the groundbreaking scientific evidence behind the only diet that can prevent and reverse many of the causes of disease-related death.

 

The How Not to Die Cookbook
by Michael Greger, M.D., FACLM
$27.93
From the physician behind the trusted and wildly popular website Nutritionfacts.org, and author of the New York Times bestselling book How Not to Die, comes a beautifully-designed, comprehensive cookbook complete with more than 120 recipes for delicious, life-saving, plant-based meals, snacks, and beverages.


Classes & Programs

Online strategies and support


Coaching & Counseling

Get one-on-one help for making healthy lifestyle choices.


Healthy Cooking

Learn new recipes and cooking techniques with the KPSF Director of Culinary Medicine, Dr. Linda Shiue.