Stark Health Centre was Australasia's first Lifestyle Medicine Centre (2004)
Stark Health Centre is part of the answer to the larger problem of chronic degenerative disease. Medically proven lifestyle education and integration can improve quality of life, performance, resistance to disease, reversal of disease and management of serious chronic health problems. Additionally as a benefit to local patients - I use "hands on" advanced Chiropractic and Applied Kinesiology as needed. With TeleMedicine, selected clients from around the world work more effectively with local resources.
WHAT IS LIFESTYLE MEDICINE
Lifestyle Medicine is evidence based science focused on prevention, management and reversal of chronic degenerative diseases; such as Obesity,
Diabetes, Irritable Bowel, Heart disease, Auto Immune disease, Osteo and
Rheumatoid Arthritis, Alzheimer's disease and some Cancers among others. Outside of genetic defects - if its not infectious, it falls under the umbrella of Chronic Degenerative Disease. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recognises Lifestyle Medicine as the answer to "non-communicable disease" and looks to the Lifestyle Medicine Global Alliance (LMGA) for medical leadership and a world wide strategy. There are about two hundred Medical Specialists who have obtained the rating of "Fellow of the American, Australasian or European Colleges or Societies". I am the first Chiropractor to obtain this FASLM.
WHERE IS IT USED AND HOW
Lifestyle Medicine is not new, it is paid for by insurance and national health in the US and Europe. Lifestyle as medicine is yielding better clinical results with chronic degenerative diseases. It saves six dollars for every one invested, in the USA. They achieve over ninety percent of patients maintaining new lifestyle and health promoting habits at one year.
Medical practice today promotes the articulate diagnosis and treatment of disease as it occurs thus remaining "symptom based" with medication and surgical intervention the expected norm. Standard medical care struggles to deal with patients who have chronic disease and it is bankrupting the modern world's economies.
I am Dr. Patterson Stark, D.C., FASLM - a U.S. trained Chiropractic Physician, Fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (FASLM) and
one of a handful of Board Certified specialists clinically practising in Australasia. A Diplomate Allied Health Care Practitioner in both Lifestyle and Anti-Ageing Medicine, my life is dedicated to the wellbeing of others.
As a cancer survivor, I bring a personal "patients perspective" to all that I do .
A HIGHLY LOGICAL CHOICE
Lifestyle Medicine as an evidence based science, is a logical and complementary choice to the Medical and Chiropractic professions.
Radically, we promote positive lifestyle behaviours:
a whole foods plant based diet,
regular specific exercise,
mind based stress reduction
positive psychology, motivation and support
You can dramatically affect pain and suffering, enhancing healing and in some
cases reverse disease when you learn to treat the cause. There is no more effective management of chronic degenerative illness than Lifestyle Medicine.
WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY
"Chronic degenerative diseases are affecting every aspect of how we live as people, societies, countries and planet." Professor Boyd Swinburn, PhD. University of Auckland has called it "The Global Syndemic of our time". (The Lancet Commission Jan. 2019)
TAKE ACTION NOW
The science is clear:
If you suffer from a chronic Degenerative Disease your lifestyle is involved in creating and reversing it - you need to learn what you can do to help yourself.
After a 2 hour consultation, physical examination and 60 blood tests a well designed program is carefully crafted to aid changing of behaviours that have supported disease or lowered performance. Essentially, helping you out of "The Pleasure Trap" of addiction to foods, poor moods and lack of movement in your life - which are proven to harm.
I BELIEVE IN THE BODY'S ABILITY TO HEAL - SO SHOULD YOU
"As doctor, coach, facilitator and teacher, I truly believe Lifestyle Medicine is the most effective road to health."
Passionate, I will educate any group interested in Lifestyle Medicine and how it can improve health. Watch the website for upcoming "Lectures and Workshops" -now is the time to get involved with your health!
Call or get in touch below to discuss how this model of personalised real-health care can benefit you, your family and community.
In Great Health,
Dr Patterson Stark, DC, FASLM
START WITH A SIMPLE CONVERSATION ABOUT YOUR HEALTH AND HAPPINESS GOALS
Lisa or Sharon will set up a time for an initial consultation - with no obligation to proceed further - my experience is that within five minutes we both know if we can work together effectively.
Stark - Truth
Mon-Fri 11am - 5.30pm (NZ time)
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4/23 Humpheys Dr.
Ferrymead, Christchurch 8081