We are experiencing a health crisis of unprecedented proportions.
1 in 2 adult Americans suffer from the burden of chronic disease. Alzheimer’s rates are predicted to triple by 2050. The rate of obesity is near or above 40% in several states. Diabetes rates have tripled since the 1950’s.
America spends trillions of dollars on healthcare but we are not seeing an improvement in the health of its citizens. In fact, since 2016, our life expectancy has declined every year while comparable high-income OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) countries have seen their life expectancies increase. It is particularly concerning because midlife (age 25-67) rates of disease and death are increasing at an alarming rate.
This isn’t to frighten you but it should shake up how you think about your health and wellness.
Did you know that proper lifestyle choices could decrease the incidence of cancer by 40% and cancer deaths by 45%? Or that recent evidence shows the best prevention for Alzheimer’s is lifestyle choices? And type 2 diabetes has been reversed through lifestyle medicine alone?
The guidelines all recommend lifestyle interventions as the front-line for prevention and treatment of just about any disease. The problem is most healthcare professionals are not adequately trained to provide critical lifestyle recommendations and advice.
Our current lifestyles are killing us – but it is my mission – my calling – to help educate people on how to improve their health and increase their overall wellness through research-backed lifestyle medicine.
Everything we do, from the food we eat, to our sleeping patterns, to the nature of our thoughts, impacts our health. Lifestyle medicine is a comprehensive approach to optimizing our habits in order to achieve our health goals. It can be used to prevent disease or as a key pillar of any treatment plan. Do you want more energy, improved mood, better digestion, reduced stress, restorative sleep, a healthy body fat percentage, or a decrease in the chance you develop a life-altering chronic disease? Lifestyle medicine is the answer to empower you to achieve your health and wellness goals!
Our process at Great Health and Wellness is different from most conventional medicine practices; we only offer services online, focusing on lifestyle medicine & community.
The essence of what we do is distilled into a simple 3 Step Process: Knowledge, Plan, Action.
Step 1 – Knowledge
The first step (Knowledge) is our 5 Pillars Lifestyle Medicine Course. This course is designed to give you all the knowledge, tools, and information necessary for a health-promoting, disease fighting wellness plan. We cover nutrition, exercise, fasting, sleep, toxin avoidance, behavior change, willpower, and more.
Step 2 – Plan
Step 2 is about learning about your individual metabolism and genetics and then optimizing nutrients through Rootine. Rootine creates a customized supplement based upon your genes and metabolism. We used to offer a similar service ourselves, but Rootine can do it for half the price with superior quality. I am a clinical advisor to the company and 100% stand by their product and quality. This gives us insight into what is happening in your body’s cells and with your own metabolism.
Step 3 – Action
Step 3 is about action. A wellness journey is not something we are meant to walk through alone. We have a created a wellness community where you can connect with other like-minded individuals who are taking control of their health and living full of purpose and joy. Converse with Dr. Harris, Strive for Great Health Podcast listeners, and others as we give tips, tricks, and information regarding lifestyle medicine and the mindset to generate health. An investment in your health always pays dividends!
Want to improve your health? Increase your overall wellness? Dr. Harris’ audiences get the latest research-backed wellness strategies that will change your life.