Lifestyle Medicine is the use of evidence-based lifestyle therapeutic interventions—including a whole-food, plant-predominant eating pattern, regular physical activity, restorative sleep, stress management, avoidance of risky substances, and positive social connection—as a primary modality, delivered by clinicians trained and certified in this specialty, to prevent, treat, and often reverse chronic disease.

SALMA seeks to nationally promote Lifestyle Medicine as foundational treatment, with medication being used as a second line only when necessary, for chronic diseases of lifestyle; to collaborate with international evidence-based and physician-led lifestyle medicine organisations; to support our members in their individual medical practices to promote the principles of Lifestyle Medicine working towards eradicating the root causes of non-communicable diseases.