Chronic disease is now responsible for 70 to 80% of all health care expenditure, yet most health professionals treat chronic disease the same way they treat communicable disease: with pills and injections. While this might temporarily relieve acute symptoms, it does not address the underlying cause of the chronic disease.
The International Board of Lifestyle Medicine (IBLM) sets and maintains standards for assessment and credentialing of physicians and PhD/Masters level health professionals in Lifestyle Medicine globally. Certification as an IBLM diplomate signifies specialized knowledge in the practice of lifestyle medicine and distinguishes a health professional as having achieved competency in lifestyle medicine. The IBLM certification is co-issued with recognized continental and country lifestyle medicine associations and societies. We are committed to a) high benchmarks that gender irrefutable respect from other scientifically based organisations; b) global standards that are acceptable across international laws and cultures; c) models that are financially viable in the short and long term and d) innovating aggressively so that lifestyle medicine can meet its promise of being a very real part of the solution to the massive NCD epidemic that is overwhelming our planet.
PLAN TO CERTIFY
Determine if you meet minimum requirements, learn about certification, begin your journey to certify as a lifestyle medicine physician or lifestyle medicine professional.
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