Lifestyle Medicine Overview
The Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute Center for Disease Reversal first opened its doors for patients in 2008 with the introduction of the Lifestyle 180® program. This program was developed based on more than 25 years of research, as well as the principle that lifestyle management can reverse a spectrum of common chronic conditions such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some early cancers. Through 2013, the Lifestyle 180® program helped over 700 participants who struggled with the effects of chronic disease.
As the role of wellness expanded, the Center for Lifestyle Medicine emerged in 2011 with an expanded scope of wellness offerings unique to Northeast Ohio. New programs and services were developed and rolled out in early 2012, with a continued commitment to blending evidence-based medicine with a group wellness experience. By 2013, the Center for Lifestyle Medicine was the first in Ohio to offer Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease – an Intensive Cardiac Rehab Program rolled out as the Cardiac Lifestyle Intervention Program (CLIP).
Staffed with wellness professionals who are experts in Lifestyle Medicine, including Nutrition, Fitness, Yoga, Stress Management and Culinary education, the Center continues to expand its outreach. Using classroom instruction which includes a comprehensive curriculum, coupled with a practical and engaging experiential component, participants are empowered to lead healthier lives. Our experts work with patients on an out-patient basis, in conjunction with Cleveland Clinic in-patient care teams, as well as with corporate clients and municipal business partners to promote and sustain an employee wellness based culture.