Healthy is a Lifestyle
One of the most powerful tools of the integrative, holistic medical approach is the foundational practice of preventive care. In contrast, the conventional healthcare model tends to focus on costly treatments for illness and disease when they arise rather than placing its emphasis on effective prevention. The end result is a nation plagued by rampant chronic illness, where five diseases – heart disease, cancer, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and diabetes – cause the majority of U.S. deaths per year.
The good news is that despite being among the most common and expensive of all health conditions, chronic diseases such as these are also the most preventable. And it only makes sense that utilizing a pay-it-forward approach through prevention has the power to save both individuals and the nation from unnecessary medical costs and hardship.
Modifiable Factors: Taking Charge of Your Own Power of Prevention
The more science learns about these chronic health conditions, the more we understand the important role that lifestyle choices play in their onset. Modifiable factors, such as diet, nutrition, exercise, stress reduction, and others, not only promote optimal well-being but also ward off disease. Every moment of every day, people make choices that can positively or negatively impact their health. Many are unaware of the long-term impact of these decisions, but providing the knowledge and tools to effectively practice prevention empowers each individual to play a critical role in his/her own health.
At the Stram Center our focus is on the promotion of health as well as the treatment of disease. To that end, our clinicians assess individual risk factors and make appropriate interventions, in partnership with patients, for the prevention of disease and the attainment of optimal health. Ultimately, we look forward to helping you reach your own unique state of wellness and to providing you with the knowledge and tools necessary to start accessing your very own power of prevention.
The Importance of Nutrition
Through research and practice it has been found that nutrition is an essential component to preventative health. Many of the most common diseases and disorders in The United States, including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, Alzheimer’s, and osteoporosis, have been linked to poor nutrition. Embracing a healthy lifestyle, including a healthy diet will allow you to take control of your health and help you live a long and healthy life.
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Getting Started: Make An Appointment
To get started on your path to prevention, call the Stram Center for an appointment with one of our medical staff: Dr. Ronald Stram, MD, Dr. Korey DiRoma ND, Dr. Kirsten Carle, ND , Natasha Ruiz, FNP , Heidi Puc, MD, Holly Niles, MS, CNS, LDN or Jennifer Mager, ANP (518) 689-2244.