The New York City Mayor Eric Adams congratulated the City of Rochester for promoting lifestyle medicine in a video at the 4th Annual Community of Wellness Symposium and Gala in 2022.
Mayor Adams used his own experiences of reversing type 2 diabetes as a testimonial on the effectiveness of lifestyle medicine, particularly a whole food, plant-based diet. Chronic diseases have greatly impacted our well-being and created a tremendous financial burden to the community citizens and the national economics. A lifestyle medicine approach can achieve disease reversal, not merely disease management.
We thank to Mr. Adams for recognizing Mayor Kim Norton’s effort in supporting lifestyle medicine movement in Rochester MN.
April is the Lifestyle Wellness Awareness Month
90% of the nation’s $4.1 trillion in annual health care expenditures are for people with chronic and mental health conditions. Six in ten adjust in the US have a chronic disease and four in ten adults have two ore more. – CDC
Most of the chronic diseases are preventable or even reversable by adopting healthy lifestyle choices.
Lifestyle medicine is the evidence-based approach to effectively reduce and even reverse the most common chronic conditions, such as heart diseases, diabetes, and overweight. In fact, Minnesota is one of the first states to foster lifestyle medicine pioneers. We are so fortunate to have Mayor Kim Norton being very supportive of lifestyle medicine movement in Rochester MN.