Episode 66: Lifestyle Medicine, Prevention and Cure to Illnesses

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In this episode, Cynthia Thurlow and Kelly Donahue, PhD talked about Personalized Lifestyle Medicine, its definition, benefits and implementation.

They talked about the common misconceptions of traditional medicine, benefits of Personalized Lifestyle Medicine and its impact on an individual’s health that goes way beyond just prescribing medicine. They also touched on trending diets, nutrition and the importance of lifestyle change for illness and disease prevention.  

Cynthia and Kelly explain the essence of wellness: ”Disease doesn’t just show up one day. There are a series of behaviors that lead to it and markers that show up. Everyone can start where they are and implement one of these lifestyle medicine recommendations.”


  • Importance of patient-focused diagnosis
  • Proactive ways in prevention of illnesses
  • Diet trends and nutrition
  • Link between nutrition and lifestyle habits with chronic illnesses
  • How to introduce healthy habits to everyday life


  1. PersonalizedLifestyle Medicine: Relevance for Nutrition and Lifestyle Recommendations Article
  2. Anxiety and Depression Resources here

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About Everyday Wellness Podcast

Everyday Wellness is not just another health podcast. Your co-hosts, Cynthia Thurlow (nurse practitioner and functional nutritionist) and Dr. Kelly Donahue (clinical health psychologist and nutritional therapy consultant) have over 25 years of combined experience in medicine, psychology, and wellness. Our mission is to bring you the best, science-backed yet practical information to improve your physical and mental wellness every day. We are busy mom-preneurs and know how important your time is. We have designed this podcast to be short in time and big on impact. We interview a variety of guests in the field of health and wellness, and we discuss important issues and provide practical strategies that you can use in your real life.