Putting the focus on ‘lifestyle medicine’ is so important to public health, and we’re looking forward to working with like-minded companies to make a difference.
Chesterfield, MO (PRWEB) October 06, 2016
The American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM), the nation’s medical professional society for physicians, allied health professionals and healthcare executives dedicated to a lifestyle medicine-first approach to healthcare, today announced the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED) as a Founding Member of the Lifestyle Medicine Corporate Roundtable (CRT).
In the face of an epidemic of chronic, largely preventable disease, ACLM established the Lifestyle Medicine Corporate Roundtable, bringing together foresighted entrepreneurial, industry, medical and academic thought leaders for strategic collaboration focused on advancing the lifestyle medicine movement. The end goal: sustainable health and sustainable healthcare.
“We’re very excited to be part of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine,” said GOED Executive Director Adam Ismail. “We believe in the emphasis on prevention, incorporating lifestyle interventions like diet and exercise and important nutrients like EPA and DHA omega-3s. Putting the focus on ‘lifestyle medicine’ is so important to public health and we’re looking forward to working with like-minded companies to make a difference."
Recognizing the new addition of GOED into the ACLM roundtable, ACLM President Dr. David Katz said, "The native human diet had much more omega-3 fat, and considerably less omega-6 than the typical modern diet; and a vast, diverse scientific literature suggests many health benefits from restoring that native balance. GOED's efforts are in the service of that objective and we are delighted to welcome them as a Roundtable Founding Member and contributor to the Lifestyle Medicine conversation."
ACLM’s Corporate Roundtable is comprised of lifestyle medicine thought leaders representing healthcare delivery system stakeholders, as well as providers of products and services that are committed to the cause of lifestyle medicine. The roundtable provides a platform for engagement with ACLM leadership and partners in charting strategy around key lifestyle medicine initiatives, including a campaign to call out the urgent need for reimbursement of intensive therapeutic lifestyle medicine interventions, as well as a campaign to heighten awareness about lifestyle medicine being a vital solution in addressing global health and healthcare sustainability.
GOED, the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s, is a trade association representing 200 companies worldwide active in the EPA and DHA omega-3 industry. GOED’s membership includes all segments of the omega-3 supply chain from fishing and seafood companies, to refiners, supplement manufacturers, food and beverage marketers and pharmaceutical companies. GOED's members agree to adhere to product quality and ethical standards that are as strict or more strict than any set of regulations in the world. GOED focuses specifically on addressing the insufficient consumption of EPA and DHA in the human diet by promoting global consumption of EPA and DHA and protecting the consumer by making sure our members produce quality products.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF LIFESTYLE MEDICINE
ACLM is the professional medical association for those dedicated to the advancement and clinical practice of Lifestyle Medicine as the foundation of a transformed and sustainable healthcare system. More than a professional association, ACLM is a galvanizing force for change. ACLM addresses the need for quality education and certification, supporting its members in their individual practices and in their collective desire to domestically and globally promote Lifestyle Medicine as the first treatment option, as opposed to a first option of treating symptoms and consequences with expensive, ever increasing quantities of pills and procedures. ACLM members are united in their desire to identify and eradicate the cause of disease. Join today at LifestyleMedicine.org or learn more about the Lifestyle Medicine 2016 conference and the 2nd Annual Healthcare Transformation Summit at LifestyleMedicine2016.org.