#76 - 'Bout That LIFE(style) Medicine | Dr. E. Benita Varnado (Part I)Women's Health, Wisdom, and. . . WINE!
10/26/22 • 58 min
Lifestyle medicine is a medical specialty that’s been getting a lot of buzz recently and is a medical approach that uses evidence-based behavioral interventions to prevent, treat and manage chronic disease.
Lifestyle medicine is a coordinated team-based approach to healthcare that integrates six vital “pillars” of good health to treat, reverse, and prevent chronic lifestyle-related diseases. Physicians, dietitians, physical therapists, mental health professionals, and other lifestyle medicine practitioners partner with motivated individuals to make meaningful and long-lasting changes that will benefit all aspects of a client’s health for years to come.
And no... lifestyle medicine is not new. It is actually the foundation of traditional medicine. What is new is the recognition of lifestyle medicine as a well-defined practice in today’s healthcare environment.
About Dr. Varnado:
Dr. Varnado was born and raised in North Carolina and has been living out a childhood dream of taking care of women of all ages as an OB/GYN.
Dr. Varnado left her career of almost 20 years in conventional medicine (Obstetrics and Gynecology) in 2021 to address the broken healthcare system, which currently puts the most resources in treating symptoms, when it really needs to address the root cause of diseases.
Through her years of practice, she has realized that many know what it takes to be healthy but outside of a support system their efforts rarely yield the desired outcome because their environments often reinforce poor habits. Her focus now is to help others achieve optimal mental and physical health by focusing on lifestyle-based treatment, which she believes, could prevent and manage most ailments.
She is a proud graduate of Hampton University and The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. She completed her OB/GYN residency at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA, where she learned how to be an excellent surgeon and physician. Being a mother of two, having a marriage of 17 years, a supportive family, and a strong relationship with God are keys to her success.
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