Evidence-Based Medicine to Address Chronic Diseases
Lifestyle Medicine Education, Research, Prevention and Treatment of Lifestyle-related Diseases
Brookfield Centre For Lifestyle Medicine provides leadership in Lifestyle Medicine Education, Research, Prevention and Treatment of lifestyle-related diseases through nutrition, physical activity, positive psychology, sleep, avoidance of use of tobacco, alcohol and drug ,and environmental manipulation for a healthy state of being.
The goals of Brookfield are to prevent lifestyle-related chronic diseases (syn: noncommunicable diseases NCDs), improve the management of people who have these diseases and aim for reversal of diseases in appropriate cases, through professional intervention, education and research, and develop guidelines, standards and policies that promote optimal patient care and health.
Brookfield Centre For Lifestyle Medicine is a non-political, scientific and medical organization.
Brookfield aims to help answer critical questions for medicine and health:
– How are lifestyle, health and disease connected?
– What are the underlying causes of lifestyle-related diseases (LRDs) such as Type 2 Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, some forms of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases?
– What are effective interventions to prevent LRDs on an individual and society level?
– What are effective interventions to treat LRDs?
Educating the public and health professionals on lifestyle-related diseases and prevention is a key goal of Brookfield. The future we face is one in which knowledge will be the most important currency.
Chronic Lifestyle-related Diseases are Largely Preventable
Lifestyle-related diseases (Cardiovascular disease, type-2-diabetes, some forms of cancer, obesity) are preventable through effective interventions that tackle shared risk factors, namely: tobacco use, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and harmful use of alcohol.
Brookfield is dedicated to evidence-based preventive and lifestyle medicine.
The American College of Lifestyle Medicine defines Lifestyle Medicine as the use of evidence-based lifestyle therapeutic approaches, such as a predominantly whole food, plant-based diet, regular physical activity, adequate sleep, stress management, avoidance of risky substance use, and other non-drug modalities, to prevent, treat, and, oftentimes, reverse the lifestyle-related, chronic disease that's all too prevalent.
Goals of Brookfield Centre For Lifestyle Medicine:
Raise awareness for Lifestyle Diseases in Africa among health care professionals and the general public. Bridging the many gaps in society, science, economics and behaviour at the root of the modern lifestyle diseases.
Provide expertise to generate health-promoting social and business changes.
Support research on the role of lifestyle factors in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases. Connect research groups in Nigeria and the rest of Africa and indeed the world..
Offer Education and Training. Incorporation of Lifestyle Medicine into university curricula and medical specialist training, with her strong international collaborators. Brookfield foresees the future recognition of Lifestyle Medicine as a clinical specialty.
Work in collaboration with the Society of Lifestyle Medicine of Nigeria and the Africa Lifestyle Medicine Association, and other Post-Graduate colleges of medical education in the region, to establish Lifestyle Medicine in all African nations.
Unite all Lifestyle Medicine physicians, professionals and practitioners, researchers, students, educators, and policymakers both within Africa and globally, as we work in collaboration with the Lifestyle Medicine Global Alliance (LMGA) and her sister organisations.